Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Home from the Gulf

After a 6,500 mile voyage, two of the 'Sandown minehunters returned to the Clyde last night following their two-year long deployment in the Persian Gulf. HMS RAMSEY (M110 - above), seen off Kilcreggan this morning with SD OMAGH alongside, and HMS BLYTH (M111 - below) were relieved in January by GRIMSBY and PEMBROKE.

The return home of the two ships had been delayed by three months due to problems with the two relief vessels. Whilst in the Gulf, RAMSEY and BLYTH had been involved in minefield clearance operations, seabed survey work and also spent time training Iraqi naval personnel.