HMS Quorn - M41
HMS Quorn - M41seen here leaving the Port of Tyne (North East England) at dusk on 1st October 2007 having been to Newcastle upon Tyne on a courtesy visit.
This is a Hunt class of mine counter measures vessel. Built by Vosper Thorneycroft Shipbuilders Ltd. at Woolston, Southampton and launched on 23 January 1988.
Displacement: 750 tonnes
Length: 60 metres
Beam: 10.5 metres
Draught: 2.2 metres
Speed: 15 knots
Armament: 1 x 30mm gun 2x BMarc 20mm guns 2 x General Purpose Machine Guns
Sonar: Type 193M mine hunting sonar Mil cross avoidance sonar Type 2059 Pap submersible tracking sonar
Sensors: Type 1007 I band
Countermeasures: RCMDS (Remote Control Mine Disposal System) Mk1 with 2 x pap Pap 104 Mk 5 remotely controlled submersibles Combined Influence Sweep - consisting of Acoustic sweep (Mk3 Towed Acoustic Generator) Magnetic sweep Mechanical sweep - Mk 8 conventional Oropesa sweeps with armed capability. SCARAB remote control floating mine towing device - this helps the safe destruction of moored mines that have been cut from their chains.
Propulsion: 2 x Ruston-Paxman deltic 9-58K diesels developing 1900hp 1 Deltic 9-59 diesel for pulse generation and auxiliary drive. 2 shafts + bow thruster.