Royal Navy decommissions two minehunters

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The Royal Navy Sandown-class mine countermeasures (MCM) vessels HMS Blyth and HMS Ramsey were formally retired from service in a ceremony on Wednesday, August 4.

Both vessels have served extensively during careers spanning over 20 years. During their time in service, they supported operations in the Middle East, around the UK, and in NATO duties in northern European and Mediterranean waters.

As with the Royal Navy’s other Sandown-class ships, Blyth and Ramsey are being replaced by new types of uncrewed vessels in the MCM role.

The two minehunters will undergo further work before their transfer to the Ukrainian Navy.

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