UK’s Portsmouth-based minehunter, HMS Cattistock returns to service after a major life-extension upgrade.
The re-dedication ceremony marking this occasion took place in Portsmouth Naval Base yesterday, Nov. 2.
The upgrade, carried out by BAE Systems in Portsmouth, includes new engines and means that the minehunter can sail faster, stay at sea longer, and will extend the ship’s life to 2030 and beyond.
Harriet Clark, Head of Surface Ship Support Alliance at BAE Systems said:
Five Mine Counter Measure Vessels have been upgraded to date and we have already received extremely positive feedback from their Royal Navy Commanding Officers on the improved performance of their ships.
HMS Cattistock will now be conducting operational sea training off the UK coast until the end of the year.
Image: Royal Navy