|HMS Walney (M104)|
HMS Walney docked at Liverpool in May 2006
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Name:||HMS Walney (M104)|
|Launched:||25 November 1991|
|Commissioned:||19 August 1992|
|Decommissioned:||15 October 2010|
|Class & type:||Sandown class minehunter|
2 shafts Voith-Schneider propulsors|
Paxman Valenta diesels, 1,500 shp
|Speed:||13 knots diesel, 6.5 knots electric|
|Complement:||34 (7 officers, 27 ratings)|
|Sensors and |
Type 1007 navigation radar|
Type 2093 variable-depth mine hunting sonar
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
Mine Counter-Measures Equipment:|
SeaFox mine disposal system
HMS Walney (M104) was a Sandown-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy. She was the fourth of the Sandown-class minehunters, and the second ship to carry the name, which comes from the island off Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria on the north-west coast of England.
She was launched on 25 November 1991 and commissioned on 19 August 1992. On 15 May 2006, HMS Walney and HMS Atherstone discovered a 1000 lb World War II bomb whilst conducting a survey of the River Mersey.
It was announced on December 16, 2009, that Walney would be decommissioned sometime in 2010. She was decommissioned in a ceremony on 15 October 2010 at her homeport, HMNB Clyde. Walney called in at her affiliated town of Barrow-in-Furness on her way to her final port of call, Portsmouth naval base.
- The casualty department at Furness General Hospital
- TS Quantock, Marine Society and Sea Cadet Corps in Ashton-under-Lyne
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- "MoD names ships cut from Navy". Defence Management. 26 October 2010. http://www.defencemanagement.com/news_story.asp?id=11648. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- "Base Says Farewell To Mine Hunter". Royal Navy. 26 October 2010. http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/surface-fleet/mine-countermeasure/sandown-class/hms-walney/news/base-says-farewell-to-mine-hunter. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
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