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Minehunter with Manx Links Decommissioned by UK Royal Navy Before Heading to Ukraine

10th August 2021
A UK Royal Navy mine countermeasures naval vessel, HMS Ramsey named after the Isle of Man harbour of Ramsey, is seen above last week in Rosyth Dockayard, Scotland having been decommissioned. A UK Royal Navy mine countermeasures naval vessel, HMS Ramsey named after the Isle of Man harbour of Ramsey, is seen above last week in Rosyth Dockayard, Scotland having been decommissioned. Credit: HMS Ramsey-twitter

A naval minehunter with close Manx ties has been given a final farewell by the UK's Royal Navy.

HMS Ramsey (see: Manx Shipping Scene), along with HMS Blyth, was officially decommissioned during a formal service at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland (last) week.

Both Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessels, reports Manx Radio, have supported operations in the Middle East, around the UK or on NATO duties over 21 years.

HMS Ramsey's bell is to be presented to the town of Ramsey for public display.

The vessels will undergo further work before being transferred to the Ukrainian Navy.

It is almost a year ago, Afloat adds when HMS Ramsey made a call to Bangor Harbour on Belfast Lough.

On a previous occasion, Afloat reported of HMS Ramsey's visit in Dublin Port as part of a NATO flotilla exercise in 2016 along with other participating European navies.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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