Navy

HMS Blyth: Star Naval Attraction Of Armed Forces Day

HMS Blyth has arrived in Grimsby (along with a vast array of tanks, guns and armoured vehicles) in preparation for Armed Forces Day.  Blyth...

HMS Blyth has arrived in Grimsby (along with a vast array of tanks, guns and armoured vehicles) in preparation for Armed Forces Day. 
 
Blyth is a minehunter, one of seven similar vessels that guard our ports, waterways, and seas.
 
The ship has some very specialised kit and equipment.
 
To begin with, the ship itself is built of glass reinforced plastic and not metal (so that it won't set off magnetic mines). 
 
And the ship's mine disposal system can search for and destroy mines at depths of up to 200 metres.
 
HMS Blyth will be the trophy piece of the naval show this Saturday.
 
Crowds of more than 150,000 are expected. 
 
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