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HMS Bicester (M36)
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Career (UK)
Name: HMS Bicester
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 4 June 1985
Commissioned: 1988
Decommissioned: 2000
Identification: Pennant number: M36
Fate: Sold to Greece
Career (Greece)
Name: Europa
(Greek: Ν/ΘΗ Ευρώπη)
Operator: Hellenic Navy
Acquired: 2001
Identification: Pennant number: M62
General characteristics
Class & type: Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
Displacement: 750 tons
Length: 60 m
Beam: 9.8 m
Draught: 2.2 m
Propulsion: 2 shaft Napier Deltic diesel, 3,540 shp
Speed: 17 knots
Complement: 45 (6 officers & 39 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonar Type 2193
Armament:
  • 30mm automatic small calibre gun
  • 2 × Mk44 minigun
  • 3 × 7.62mm general purpose machine guns

Mine counter measures equipment:

  • SeaFox mine disposal system
  • Diver-placed explosive charges

HMS Bicester was a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy. She was sold to the Greek Navy in 2001 as Europa.


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