Chiddingfold is one of eight Hunt-class minehunters of the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCM2).
Despite being more than 30 years old, Chiddingfold has high definition sonar which can scan the seabed searching for mines.
The minesweeper is equipped with the Seafox mine disposal system and has a team of explosive ordnance disposal divers.
She was deployed to the Gulf in 2014 to protect shipping lanes and identify possible threats to shipping.
Like her sister ships of the Hunt-class, HMS Chiddingfold is a highly effective minehunter. Using high definition sonar, she scours the world’s seabeds for mines and lost explosives. Once her crew detect a danger, they get to work and destroy it safely.
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