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Hello and welcome to HMS Ledbury's Website. Here you will find details about HMS Ledbury, her history, her crew and also a brief outline of her recent activities. There is also a photo gallery with pictures of the ship's company.

HMS Ledbury is the second of the Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessels to be built. The ship was launched by her Sponsor, Lady Elizabeth Berthan in December 1979 and was commissioned into Naval Service on 11th June 1981. She cost £65 Million at time of building, the most expensive cost for a class of ship per metre ever built by the Royal Navy.

The Hunt Class is unique in the Royal Navy for its dual functions of 'Sweeping' and 'Hunting' on the same platform and can be rolled from one function to the other in minutes. Read More ...

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