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The two ships will join the UK task force based in the Gulf. Sandown Class HMS Shoreham left her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Monday, 28 May, while Hunt Class HMS Atherstone left her home of Portsmouth on Wednesday, 30 May. En route the two ships will operate together in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, giving support to a multinational task force providing security in the troubled waters. Sailing HMS Shoreham is the Faslane-based First Mine Countermeasures Squadron's Crew 4; 38 sailors who will see the vessel safely to her destination during the two-month voyage. The crew is due to fly back to the UK at the end of the year, but the ship will remain in the Gulf for around three years, alternating crews. The Commanding Officer of HMS Shoreham, Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Toby Shaughnessy, said:

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