HMS Bangor (M109)
HMS Bangor sweeping Southampton Water in preparation for the International Fleet Review 2005.
|Namesake||Bangor, County Down|
|Launched||16 April 1999|
|Commissioned||26 July 2000|
|Status||in active service|
|Class and type||Sandown-class minehunter|
|Displacement||600 t (590 long tons; 660 short tons)|
|Length||52.5 m (172 ft 3 in)|
|Beam||10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)|
|Draught||2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Propulsion||Paxman Valenta 6RP200E diesels 1523 shp, diesel-electric drive, Voith Schneider Propellers, Schottel bow thrusters|
|Speed||13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
|Complement||34 (accommodation for up to 40)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
HMS Bangor is a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1999. Designed to hunt mines in depths of up to 200m using the Sonar 2093 Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) meaning that she can conduct mine clearance operations throughout the continental shelf. She is named after the Northern Ireland seaside town of the same name, and the second Royal Navy vessel to bear the name.
Bangor participated in the 2013 Exercise Joint Warrior. She was stationed on the River Clyde for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. For the duration of the games the general public were allowed on board for a free tour.
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"HMS Bangor". Royal Navy.