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|From the Royal Navy web site @ http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/surface-fleet/mine-countermeasure/hunt-class/hms-cattistock/|
"HMS Cattistock was built by Vosper Thorneycroft and was commissioned into the Royal Navy in June 1982. She is part of the Second Mine Counter Measures Squadron based at Portsmouth and her primary role is to counter the threat of sea mines. The hull and most of the superstructure are constructed from GRP that is both non-magnetic and strong enough to withstand the explosive shocks likely to be encountered in a mine environment."
Displacement: 750 tonnes
Length: 60 metres
Beam: 10.5 metres
Draught: 3.4 metres
Speed: 15 knots
Armament: 1 x 30mm gun, 2 x Miniguns, 3 x General Purpose Machine Guns.
Sonar: 2193 broad band high definition Minehunting Sonar.
Sensors: Type 1007 I band.
Countermeasures: Sea Fox Mine Disposal System.
Propulsion: 2 x Ruston-Paxman deltic 9-58K diesels developing 1900hp 1 Deltic 9-59 diesel for pulse generation and auxiliary drive. 2 shafts + bow thruster.
MMSI : 234558000