|Photographer:||Chris Hunsicker [View profile]||Title:||HMS Brecon M29||Added:||Jul 13, 2005|
||Mine Warfare Ships|
Displacement; 750 tonnes.
Dimensions: 60 x 10.5 m
Propulsion: 2 x Rushton-Paxman Deltic 9-58K diesels developing 1900hp; 1 Deltic 9-59 diesel for pulse generation and auxiliary drive; 2 shafts and a bow thrusters.
Speed: 15 kts
Armament: 1 x30mm; 2 x BMarc 20mm; 2 x General Purpose Machine Guns.
The Hunt Class are the largest warships ever constructed out of Glass Reinforced Plastic. These ships are able to both hunt and sweep mines. They can destroy buoyant mines by cutting the mooring wires with a towed wire sweep.