Shoreham off Bahrain in 2021
|Launched||9 April 2001|
|Commissioned||20 July 2002|
|Status||in active service|
|Class and type||Sandown-class minehunter|
|Displacement||600 t (590 long tons)|
|Length||52.5 m (172 ft 3 in)|
|Beam||10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)|
|Draught||2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Speed||13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
|Complement||34 (accommodation for up to 40)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
HMS Shoreham is a Sandown-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy. She is the fifth vessel to bear the name. From 2018 to 2021, Shoreham was deployed at HMS Jufair together with three other mine countermeasures ships as part of 9 Mine Countermeasures Squadron on Operation Kipion.
Shoreham entered refit in Rosyth in 2016 for repair work to her hull. Other work carried out included installing a new galley, fitting a new fire detection system and improving the high-pressure air system. She was handed back to the Royal Navy in January 2017.
In spring 2017, Shoreham deployed with NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1), operating around Northern Europe. During the course of this deployment Shoreham, the last of the Sandown class to be built, took part in naval exercises with the former HMS Sandown, now operated by the Estonian Navy as Admiral Cowan.
From 2018 to 2021, Shoreham served with 9 Mine Countermeasures Squadron operating from HMS Jufair in the Persian Gulf. In August 2021, Shoreham returned to the U.K having been relieved by her sister ship HMS Bangor.