HMS Penzance (M106)

This Sandown-class minehunter is specially designed to neutralise underwater threats and clear the shipping lanes that are vital to our nation’s prosperity. Her motto is “diligent thought.”

HMS Penzance (M106) is currently on deployment

Alongside

Portsmouth

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2,500+ miles

Total range

3.4 metres

Beam (width) at widest point

53 metres

Total length

Our operations

Current operation

Alongside

Portsmouth

Alongside in her home port of Clyde Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

Our base

Our base

Faslane

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Commanding officer

Lieutenant Commander JIm Lovell

Lieutenant Commander Jim Lovell joined the Royal Nvay in 2001, he assumed command of HMS Pembroke December 2015.

HMS Penzance's role

As one of the Royal Navy’s minehunter vessels, HMS Penzance’s primary role is to neutralise underwater threats. Like all Sandown-class vessels, she is most effective in deeper waters, so she can often be found surveying shipping routes or clearing the way for military operations.

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