Don’t worry, HMS Hurworth is undergoing rigorous exercises facilitated by the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST).

The intensified training includes a variety of critical naval drills such as emergency towing, recovery from significant damage, warfighting and survival, and advanced gunnery.

HMS Hurworth is part of the Royal Navy’s minehunter fleet and plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of naval operations.

FOST is a specialised unit of the Royal Navy responsible for ensuring that naval ships, submarines, and their crews are trained to the highest standards of operational readiness through comprehensive drills and simulations.

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Jon
Jon (@guest_818145)
4 days ago

So what are the warfighting and gunnery capabilities of a Hunt class? I read the miniguns were recently replaced by .50 cal, so bigger but less rate of fire. Anyone know why? Is there a change to the perceived threat? I’m guessing that the 30mm is manually controlled and there’s no targetting radar.

Tommo
Tommo (@guest_818509)
3 days ago
Reply to  Jon

The difference between the mini guns and the .50 cal apart from rate of fire was accuracy Whilst serving on Hunts we used too have as Armament 2x20mm gambos 2x,Gpmgs and the 30mm with manual Aimer

AlexS
AlexS (@guest_818809)
2 days ago

I am surprised that Hunt had miniguns. 7.62 is not a calibre to hit floating mines.