HMS Dulverton (M35)

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HMS Dulverton in Lithuanian service as Kuršis (M54)
History
United Kingdom
NameHMS Dulverton
OperatorRoyal Navy
BuilderVosper Thornycroft
Launched1982
Commissioned1983
Decommissioned2004
IdentificationPennant number: M35
FateSold to Lithuania
Lithuania
NameKuršis
OperatorLithuanian Naval Force
Acquired2008
Commissioned2011
IdentificationPennant number: M54
StatusIn active service
General characteristics
Class and typeHunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
Displacement750 tons
Length60 m
Beam9.8 m
Draught2.2 m
Propulsion2 shaft Napier Deltic diesel, 3,540 shp
Speed17 knots
Complement45 (6 officers & 39 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems
Sonar Type 2193
Armament
  • 40 mm BOFORS
  • 2 × Mk44 minigun
  • 3 × 7.62mm general purpose machine guns
  • Mine counter measures equipment:
  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges

HMS Dulverton was a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1982 and converted in 1997 into a patrol vessel. The ship was declared surplus to requirement and put on the MoD list for disposal in 2004. In 2008 she was bought by Lithuania, along with Cottesmore.

Thales was awarded the prime contractorship to upgrade the vessels with a technologically advanced minehunting system, including the hull-mounted Sonar 2193 system, propulsion, command and control systems, and mine disposal systems. The ship entered service with the Lithuanian navy in 2011 as Kuršis.

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