HMS Grimsby’s dive team have been practising on the River Clyde.
— HMS Grimsby (@HMSGrimsby) December 1, 2021
The vessel also made an appearance whilst I was getting married yesterday, so that’s cool.
— UK Defence Journal (@UKDefJournal) December 1, 2021
HMS Grimsby’s role
HMS Grimsby is a Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV). The Royal Navy say that the vessel maintains freedom of navigation on the high seas, “vital to the UK international trade – by keeping international shipping lanes open”.
She has a crew of 38, the majority of whom have done multiple deployments to the Middle East and Europe to work alongside NATO Allies.
“Over the past five years she has had seven different crews and visited over 18 different countries, working tirelessly to maintains freedom of navigation on the high seas by keeping international shipping lanes open.”