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HMS Penzance (M106)
HMS Penzance (M106).jpg
HMS Penzance near Kinlochbervie, 2009
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Penzance
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Launched: 11 March 1997
Commissioned: 14 May 1998
Homeport: HMNB Clyde
Identification: Pennant number: M106
Motto: Diligenter Pensa
"Diligent thought"
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Sandown-class minehunter
Displacement: 484 tons full
Length: 52.5 m
Beam: 10.9 m
Draught: 2.3 m
Propulsion: 2 shafts Voith-Schneider propulsors
diesel-electric drive
Paxman Valenta diesels, 1,500 shp
Speed: 13 knots diesel, 6.5 knots electric
Complement: 34 (7 officers, 27 ratings)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type 1007 navigation radar
Type 2093 variable-depth mine hunting sonar
Armament: 1 × Oerlikon 30 mm KCB gun on DS-30B mount
2 × 7.62 mm L7 GPMG machine guns
Wallop Defence Systems Barricade Mk. III countermeasure launchers
Irvin Aerospace Replica Decoy launchers
Notes: Mine counter measures equipment:
SeaFox Mine Disposal System
Clearance divers

HMS Penzance is a Sandown-class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1998. She is named after the Cornwall seaside town of Penzance, and is the fourth vessel to bear the name.

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