HMS Cattistock

HMS Cattistock

Cattistock is built from glass-reinforced plastic which makes her somewhat less noticeable to the lurking dangers in the minefield. She  was commissioned into the Navy in June 1982.

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During the first quarter of 2013, HMS Cattistock deployed to the Medierranean Sea as part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2).

HMS Cattistock joined 14 other units from NATO nations and took part in a major multinational joint exercise hosted by the Spanish Navy.

Since her return from the Mediterranean in April, the ship has been busy preparing for her next deployment.

Following on from a period of maintenance, HMS Cattistock will conduct an intense period of training in August and September under the close supervision of the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training.

This will certify her Crew as ready to deploy to the Gulf later in the year.

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Operation Maintenance and sea-trials

Ships, units and aircraft need periods of maintenance and sea-trials to ensure that they are at their best for any tasks asked of them.

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    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base

Ready to fight

When diplomacy fails, the UK has to be ready to protect its interests and its allies. What’s more, as a member of NATO and the UN, the UK also acts to support the enforcement of UN resolutions and come to the aid of our allies. This is where the Royal Navy comes in: we train to go where we’re needed – by sea, land or air – and deploy our forces with the aim of restoring peace.

Location Portsmouth

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Unit History

The First Cattistock1917

The first was a 730-ton minesweeper, launched in 1917, which served in minesweeping flotillas in the Atlantic, the North Sea and in the Baltic.

The Second Cattistock1940

The second Cattistock was a Type 1 Hunt-class destroyer, launched in 1940. During the invasion of Normandy, she screen ships bombarding German invasion barges in Dunkirk harbour.

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Commanding Officer Anthony Pimm

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Pimm joined the Royal Navy in 2002. he took command of HMS Cattistock in November 2016.

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HMS Cattistock has a nautical range of 1,500 miles