Doigs Shipyard, Grimsby
3 October 1955
Pennant number: M1199
Class & type:
2 x Paxman Deltic 18A-7A diesel engines @ 3,000 bhp (2,200 kW)
Cruise 13 knots (24 km/h) on one engine. Max 16 knots (30 km/h) on both
2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
1 x Bofors 40mm gun
HMS Belton Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 October 1955 at Doigs Shipyard, Grimsby.
Belton ran aground in the Hebrides in October 1971. She was eventually refloated and taken to Greenock in Scotland but was found to be beyond economical repair. Although she never put to sea under her own steam again, it wasn't until 25 November 1974 that she was sold for disposal. [1 ]
One of her sister ships,
HMS , has been preserved and is berthed at Bronington Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, as part of the former Warship Preservation Trust.
References [ edit ]
Worth, Jack (1986). British Warships Since 1945: Part 4: Minesweepers. Liskeard, UK: Maritime Books. ISBN 0-907771-12-2.