HMS Atherstone M38
|Photographer:||Chris Hunsicker [View profile]||Title:||HMS Atherstone M38||Added:||Sep 22, 2006|
||Mine Warfare Ships|
|Heading into Portsmouth harbour. 13/9/06
HMS Atherstone M38 Hunt Class Mine MCMV
Hunt Class MCMV Statistics
Displacement: 750 tonnes Length: 60 metres Beam: 10.5 metres Draught: 2.2 metres Speed: 15 knots Complement: 45 Armament: 1 x 30mm gun 2x BMarc 20mm guns 2 x General Purpose Machine Guns Sonar: Type 193M mine hunting sonar Mil cross avoidance sonar Type 2059 Pap submersible tracking sonar Sensors: Type 1007 I band
Countermeasures: RCMDS (Remote Control Mine Disposal System) Mk1 with 2 x pap Pap 104 Mk 5 remotely controlled submersibles Combined Influence Sweep - consisting of Acoustic sweep (Mk3 Towed Acoustic Generator) Magnetic sweep Mechanical sweep - Mk 8 conventional Oropesa sweeps with armed capability. SCARAB remote control floating mine towing device - this helps the safe destruction of moored mines that have been cut from their chains.
Propulsion: 2 x Ruston-Paxman deltic 9-58K diesels developing 1900hp 1 Deltic 9-59 diesel for pulse generation and auxiliary drive. 2 shafts + bow thruster.
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