Sandown Class

Number In Class: 15

Names: Cromer (decommissioned), Walney (decommissioned), Penzance, Pembroke, Grimsby, Bangor, Ramsey, Blyth, Shoreham, (Al Jawf, Shaqra, Al Kharj) Saudi Arabian Navy, (Admiral Cowan, Sakala, Gandi) Estonian Navy

Dates built: 1989 – 2001 Builders: Vosper Thornycroft

Based in: HM Naval Base Clyde

Principal weapon systems: Seafox Mine Disposal System

Additional Information: The Sandown Class Mine Hunter operates in the Northern Gulf, as well as in NATO operations with vessels from other nations navies. They also operate around the UK coastline, protecting it from leftover ordinance from previous conflicts.