Town’s namesake mine cruiser docks at Shoreham Port

HMS Shoreham arrives at Shoreham Port on Wednesday, May 11. Picture by Cyril Crouch.
HMS Shoreham arrives at Shoreham Port on Wednesday, May 11. Picture by Cyril Crouch.
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HMS Shoreham docked in its namesake town last week – but onlookers almost did not see its arrival due to heavy fog.

The town and Adur District Council have long-standing affiliations with the Royal Navy’s HMS Shoreham, which is a Sandown Class mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV).

The mine cruiser was awarded the Freedom of Shoreham in February, 2011, by the council.

Some facts about HMS Shoreham:

It is a Royal Navy Sandown Class Minehunter

Pennant: M112

Displacement: 600 tonnes

Complement: 34 personnel

Length: 52.5 metres

Beam: 10.5 metres

Draught: 2.3 metres

Top speed: 13 knots

Range (nautical): 2,500 nautical miles

Launch date: 09/04/01

Commissioned date: 02/09/02

As long as: Nelson’s Column is tall

Four Royal Navy ships have previously been called ‘Shoreham’.

The original was built in Shoreham and launched in January, 1694.

For further information, visit www.royalnavy.mod.uk

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