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Dutch Command Ukrainian Minehunters in Scottish Waters

HNLMS Tromp (foreground) in Scottish waters [Dutch MND news release image]

Two Ukrainian minehunters sailed under Dutch command in Scottish waters during the international Exercise JOINT WARRIOR.

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News Release, The Hague, 08 November 2023: For two weeks, the Royal Netherlands Navy was in command of two Ukrainian minehunters. This took place in Scottish waters during the international Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. The British [Royal] Navy donated the ships to Ukraine.

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Editor’s Footnote: Former Royal Navy Sandown-class Mine Counter-Measures Vessels [MCMV] HMS Grimsby and HMS Shoreham were commissioned into the Ukrainian Navy as M310 Chernihiv and M311 Cherkasy in July.

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