HMS M 38 ATHERSTONE (GBR)
(Port of Uddevalla 24/6 1998)

Hunt Class mine countermeasures vessel

Pennant number: M38
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton
Launched: March 1, 1986
Commissioned: January 17, 1987
Displacement: 685 tons
Length: 60 metres
Draught: 3.2 metres
Speed: 14 knots (max)
Complement: 44
Propulsion: Two Ruston-Paxman Deltic diesel engines developing 1,900 bhp; one Deltic diesel for pulse generation and auxiliary drive; bow thruster
Weapons: One gyro stabalised 30mm cannon; two general purpose 7.62mm machine guns
Countermeasures: Two RCMDS Mk1 submersibles with mine disposal charges; towed acoustic generator; mechanical Oropesa sweeps; magnetic influence sweep; mine clearance divers
Aircraft: Lynx helicopter