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Name: HMS Hurworth (M39)
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 25 September 1984
Sponsored by: Lady Anne Halifax[1], wife of Admiral Sir David Halifax KCB, KCVO, KBE
Commissioned: 2 July 1985[2]
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt class MCMV
Displacement: 750 tons
Length: 60 m
Beam: 9.8 m
Draught: 2.2 m
Propulsion: 2 shaft Napier Deltic diesel, 3,540 shp
Speed: 17 knots
Complement: 45 (6 officers & 39 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonar Type 2193
Armament: 1 × 40 mm Bofors Mark 9, replaced by 1 × 30 mm MSI DS-30B gun
Notes: Mine counter measures equipment:
SeaFox Mine Disposal System
MS 14 Magnetic loop
Sperry MSSA Acoustic generator
K8 Oropesa sweeps

HMS Hurworth (M39) is a Hunt-class mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV) of the British Royal Navy.

On 2 March 2009, she was the centrepiece of the festivities to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of a freedom charter by King John to Great Yarmouth.[3]


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