HMS Shoreham (M112)
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HMS Shoreham M112

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Shoreham off Bahrain in 2021
United Kingdom
NameHMS Shoreham
BuilderVosper Thornycroft
Launched9 April 2001
Commissioned20 July 2002
HomeportHMNB Clyde
Statusin active service
BadgeHMS Shoreham badge.svg
General characteristics
Class and type Sandown-class minehunter
Displacement600 t (590 long tons)[1]
Length52.5 m (172 ft 3 in)
Beam10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)
Draught2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Speed13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement34 (accommodation for up to 40)
Sensors and
processing systems
  • Radar Type 1007 I-Band
  • Sonar Type 2093
Electronic warfare
& decoys
  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges
HMS Shoreham leads a MCM convoy in the Persian Gulf, 2012

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[2] on Operation Kipion.

Operational history


Shoreham was accepted into service on 28 November 2001 and commissioned in a ceremony in her namesake port on 20 July 2002.


In 2012, Shoreham deployed to the Persian Gulf to join the 9th Mine Countermeasures squadron based in Bahrain. She returned to Faslane on 28 August 2015 after three years away.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ "Sandown Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels - Specifications". 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "RFA Cardigan Bay's winter in the Gulf". Royal Navy. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "HMS Shoreham returns from Gulf deployment". Royal Navy. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "'Like new' Shoreham emerges from six-month revamp". Royal Navy. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Oldest and newest Sandown-class minehunters meet up in Estonia". Royal Navy. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "HMS Middleton & Shoreham Leaving Bahrain After Three Years". Seawaves Magazine. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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