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Mine hunter sweeps up the Thames for the sunset

PUBLISHED: 19:55 08 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:25 05 October 2010

RN NEWEST SINGLE ROLE MINEHUNTER SANDOWN CLASS
LAUNCHED 9/4/01 ENTERED SERVICE 28/11/01 5TH VESSEL TO CARRY THE NAME   3 BATTLE HONOURS FROM WWII SICILY & MEDITERRANEAN 1943 BURMA 44/5

RN NEWEST SINGLE ROLE MINEHUNTER SANDOWN CLASS LAUNCHED 9/4/01 ENTERED SERVICE 28/11/01 5TH VESSEL TO CARRY THE NAME 3 BATTLE HONOURS FROM WWII SICILY & MEDITERRANEAN 1943 BURMA 44/5

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THE magnificent view from the Isle of Dogs of a warship passing the O2 Millennium Dome is HMS Shoreham heading up the Thames on Monday morning. Britain’s latest single role minesweeper is on a three-day visit to London, moored alongside HMS President naval HQ at Tower Bridge

THE magnificent view from the Isle of Dogs of a warship passing the O2 Millennium Dome is HMS Shoreham heading up the Thames on Monday morning.

Britain's latest single role minesweeper is on a three-day visit to London, moored alongside HMS President naval HQ at Tower Bridge.

The Shoreham, one of the most sophisticated 'mine hunters' in the world, is helping with an Armed Forces Parliamentary reception taking part in the ceremonial sunset event with the First Sea Lord.

It is one of a squad of six Sandown class minesweeping 'counter measure' vessels based on the Clyde which weighs anchor on Thursday at the end of its London visit.

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