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HMS Dulverton (M35)
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Dulverton
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 1982
Commissioned: 1983
Decommissioned: 2004
Identification: Pennant number: M35
Fate: Sold to Lithuania
Career (Lithuania)
Name: Kuršis
Operator: Lithuanian Naval Force
Acquired: 2008
Commissioned: 2011
Identification: Pennant number: M51
Fate: In active service
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 Dulverton was a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1982 and converted in 1997 into a patrol vessel. The ship was declared surplus to requirement and put on the MoD list for disposal in 2004. In 2008 she was bought by Lithuania, along with Cottesmore.

Thales was awarded the prime contractorship to upgrade the vessels with a technologically-advanced minehunting system, including the hull-mounted Sonar 2193 system, propulsion, command and control systems, and mine disposal systems. The ship entered service with the Lithuanian navy in 2011 as Kuršis.

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