HMS Blyth (M111)
HMS Blyth in 2006
|Launched:||4 July 2000|
|Commissioned:||28 February 2001|
|Status:||Ship in active service|
|Class and type:||Sandown-class minehunter|
|Displacement:||600 t (590 long tons; 660 short 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 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
|Complement:||34 (accommodation for up to 40)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
Along with her sister ship, Ramsey, she has been deployed to the Middle East on Operation Aintree in 2007 and 2008 to test the class capabilities in the hot climate and maintain force operational capability in the region. Crews from other Sandown-class vessels are rotated through the two ships.
- "Sandown Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels - Specifications". GlobalSecurity.org. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2014.