Monday, 30 June 2008


The surviving member of the 'Hunt' class which was built on the Clyde by Yarrow Shipbuilders has been exercising on the river for the past few weeks. HMS MIDDLETON, which was commissioned into naval service in August 1984, recently visited Manchester, becoming the first naval ship to transit the Ship Canal for quite some time. She is currently undergoing Basic Operational Sea Training, to regain operational experience following a 3-month long docking, which included shaft refurbishment, a new Mine Disposal System, and fitting of the Warship Automatic Identification System as well as other modifications.