minehunter

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minehunter

(ˈmaɪnˌhʌntə)
n
(Military) a naval vessel that searches for mines by electronic means
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The model will establish a support system across the surface fleet, from the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy, the nations new aircraft carriers, to the new Type 26 frigates being built on the Clyde and through to the likes of Minehunters and Royal Marine Amphibious Ships.
At sea, as a Master Mariner, he was commanding officer on board Royal Navy minehunters and, in a service career spanning almost 30 years, has served on a wide variety of ships including aircraft carriers.
Although it is too shallow for Britain's new super-sized aircraft carriers, the base will be used by special forces and by Navy destroyers, frigates and minehunters to fight extremists in the region and launch missions against Islamic State.
The enhanced facilities at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain will provide better support for operations in the region including supporting training, equipment storage and multi-purpose accommodation for service personnel, it will also provide a permanent base for UK minehunters.
Britain's Royal Navy has maintained a temporary base in Bahrain since 1980 but the new arrangement will allow a full-time staff to work there on a permanent basis and the base will have the capacity to cope with much larger vessels than the four minehunters currently based in Mina Salman.
The UK already has four minehunters moored at Mina Salman Port in the Middle East.
The UK already has four minehunters permanently based at the Mina Salman Port, but the plans will allow for an increase in the number of warships sent to the area.
The current crew of HMS Grimsby is training ahead of a six-and-ahalf month deployment to Bahrain in the Gulf, where the navy has four minehunters in the region.
The Royal Navy specialist survey ship, HMS Echo, was used as the base for the event, which included a sail-past by six Nato minehunters.
Cmdr West, who is single and lives in Middlesex, has also captained four minehunters.
4 billion that involved PAC-3 missile defense systems (a sale that was broken up into two parts with notification of one part in 2008), Black Hawk utility helicopters, Harpoon anti-ship training missiles, follow-on technical support for the Po Sheng joint command and control project, and Osprey-class minehunters (that Congress authorized for sale in P.
During the Libyan campaign, British minehunters who had trained in the Gulf used this experience to hunt out and destroy mines laid by Colonel Gaddafi in a bid to disrupt trade and foreign intervention.