Wednesday, 12 November 2008

'Sandown' Class Minehunters

Two members of the eight-strong 'Sandown' class Single Role Minehunters based at Faslane at the north end of the Gareloch were noted exercising at the mouth of Loch Long this morning. The two ships were HMS BANGOR - M109 (left) and HMS PENZANCE - M106 (right), commissioned in 1999 and 1998 respectively. BANGOR appears to have been spruced up a little during the past year, while in July this year, PENZANCE completed a £2 million 7-month long refit at Rosyth.