HMS Brocklesby (M33)

As a Mine Counter-Measures Vessel (MCMV), HMS Brocklesby’s role is simple: to detect and destroy enemy mines.

HMS Brocklesby (M33) is currently on deployment

Alongside in Portsmouth

Portsmouth

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

685 tonnes

Total displacement

60 metres

Total length 

17+ knots

Top speed

Our skills

Our skills

Made up of six officers and 39 ratings, the crew of HMS Brocklesby includes Engineers, Divers, Mine Warfare Specialists and more. Together, their roles and responsibilities include:

  • Mine detection
  • Mine clearance
  • Operating weaponry
  • Operating the Seafox unmanned underwater vehicle
  • Offshore patrols
  • Humanitarian support
  • Disaster relief

Our operations

Current operation

Operation Kipion

middle east

We have been on patrol in the Gulf since 1980, demonstrating the UK’s commitment to peace and stability.

Our base

Our base

Middle East

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HMS Brocklesby's role

HMS Brocklesby is a Hunt-class Mine Counter-Measures Vessel. As the name suggests, her primary purpose is to seek out and neutralise enemy mines using Sonar technology and a combination of highly trained Mine Clearance Divers and the Seafox unmanned underwater vehicle. Brocklesby’s glass-reinforced plastic hull – one of the largest of its kind – helps protect her from mines.

In addition to her Mine Counter-Measures activities, HMS Brocklesby has a secondary role as an offshore patrol vessel, undertaking coastal patrol duties around the UK and abroad.

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It was a pleasure to welcome our colleagues @The_Poachers_ and crew from USS DEXTROUS on board for a tour this week… https://t.co/ecU2sIWmj8