Minehunter HMS Bangor (M 109)

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Classification

Type:
type: Minehunter

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company
Operator:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
IMO number:
4906783
MMSI:
234567000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
600 t
Length:
52.5 m
Beam (overall):
10.9 m
Draught:
2.3 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Paxman Valenta 6RP200E diesels 1523 shp
  • diesel-electric drive
  • Voith Schneider Propellers
  • Schottel bow thrusters
Speed:
13 knots

Crew

Complement:
34

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Radar Type 1007 I-Band
  • Sonar Type 2093
  • Seafox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges
Armament:
  • 1 * 30mm DS30M Mk2 gun
  • 2 * Miniguns
  • 3 * General purpose machine guns

HMS Bangor is a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1999. Designed to hunt mines in depths of up to 200m using the Sonar 2093 Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) meaning that she can conduct mine clearance operations throughout the continental shelf. She is named after the Northern Ireland seaside town of the same name, and the second Royal Navy vessel to bear the name.

Through October 2011 Bangor conducted maritime security patrols off Misrata during the NATO military intervention in Libya. Bangor participated in the 2013 Exercise Joint Warrior. She was stationed on the River Clyde for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. For the duration of the games the general public were allowed on board for a free tour.

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