Shoreham

HMS Shoreham

HMS Shoreham was launched by Lady Perowne on 9 April 2001 and was formally accepted into service on 28 November 2001. She is the fifth vessel to carry the name.

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HMS Shoreham is one of four British Royal Navy minehunters currently based in the Gulf. Her role, and that of sister ship HMS Penzance and Hunts HMS Atherstone and Chiddingfold, is to safeguard the waters of the Gulf. 

HMS Shoreham is now in prolonged refit in Rosyth.


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HMS Shoreham revamp

'Like new' Shoreham emerges from six-month revamp

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Current operation NATO Mine Counter-Measures Force

The RN has always supplied an MCMV to one of the two NATO Mine Counter-Measures Squadrons. These are six-month deployments as part of the NATO Standing MCM Groups and will generally be around the coasts of Northern Europe or the Mediterranean depending upon the squadron in which the RN ship is working.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Providing security at sea

The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

Location Northern Europe

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Unit History

The First Shoreham1694

Four Royal Naval ships have previously borne the name Shoreham, from a 32-gun 'one and a half' decked ship built in 1694.

The Fourth Shoreham1929

The fourth HMS Shoreham was launched in November 1930 and completed a year later. She was initially armed with twin 4” guns, by the end of WW2 she could also boast anti-aircraft armament.

War1932

From 1932 to 1939 HMS Shoreham served in the Gulf, but on the outbreak of war her area of operation extended to the Red Sea. Serving as an anti-aircraft ship and an anti-submarine escort.

Battle Honours1943

Sicily and the Mediterranean

Operation Husky1943

In February 1943, she went to Alexandria and the Levant before joining the forces assembled for Operation Husky. She returned to the Indian Ocean in September 1943 until VJ Day.

Battle Honours1944

Burma, 1944-1945

Battle Honours1945

World War 2

Ordered Home1946

After a refit she returned to her pre-war role in the Gulf, but was ordered home in July 1946 to pay off for her disposal. She was sold in November that year and broken up in 1950.

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Fact

HMS Shoreham is as long as Nelson's Column is tall

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