Ship to visit Fishguard
2:59pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
The Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art Sandown Class mine hunter HMS Bangor will visit Fishguard Tuesday to Thursday.
The 52.7 metre ship will host a number of organised groups during her time in port, including local sea cadets and youngsters who have expressed an interest in joining the Royal Navy and want to find out more.
Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Toby Shaughnessy will also host a capability demonstration on Wednesday evening for invited guests.
On Thursday morning a further group of invited guests will be able to experience a mine hunting demonstration in Fishguard Bay, followed by a lunch on board.
Unfortunately, the ship is unable to open to the public on this occasion.
Normally based at HM Naval Base Clyde in Scotland, HMS Bangor is one of seven Sandown Class mine hunters – five of the class make their ‘home’ at the Scottish base, while two others are on permanent deployment in the Gulf, with the ships’ crews rotating during each deployment.