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HMS Shoreham (M112)
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HMS Shoreham (M112)

HMS Shoreham is a minehunter, crewed by a dedicated team of 41. From specially trained divers to remote mine disposal system experts, this courageous unit detects and destroys hidden dangers all over the globe.


HMS Shoreham is one of seven Sandown Class specialists based at the Clyde Naval Base in Farslane, Scotland. 

Currently, HMS Shoreham’s top priorities are supporting to the UK’s continuous at sea deterrent, and helping to guarantee safe passage for shipping – both in UK waters and further afield.


As a minehunter, HMS Shoreham specialises in detecting and destroying dangers under the water. Our team are adept at safely clearing the seas, using specialist skills and equipment including:

  • Guided mine disposal – Seafox, a remotely operated mine disposal system, lets the team of HMS Shoreham identify and remotely detonate underwater explosives.
  • The Seafox Mine Disposal System is the remotely operated submersible used to identify the threat of underwater explosives via fibre optic cables from the parent ship. Once a mine has been found the unit is guided to the target and will detonate a shape charge. Four independent reversible motors provide high manoeuvrability, allowing for exact placement prior to detonation.
Sandown Class


A smaller ship, HMS Shoreham is home to 41 crew members, including seven divers, who enjoy regular training to make sure their skills are always current and ready to deploy.

The courageous, highly-skilled crew work together to clear the oceans of hidden dangers. That could mean searching for – and safely removing – historic mines that remain after past conflicts, or playing a vital role in active service, detecting and destroying threats and helping to make sure larger ships enjoy safe passage.

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