HMS Sandringham (M2791)

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Career
Name: HMS Sandringham
Namesake: Sandringham
Builder: H. McLean, Renfrew
Launched: 16 April 1957
Completed: 11 September 1957
Fate: Sold 1986
General characteristics
Class & type: Ham-class minesweeper
Notes: Pennant number(s): M2791 / IMS91
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Sandringham.

HMS Sandringham was one of 93 ships of the Ham-class of inshore minesweepers.

Their names were all chosen from villages ending in -ham. The minesweeper was named after Sandringham in Norfolk.

She was laid up in reserve at Rosneath and converted to serve as a ferry (1972–83) for RNAD Coulport workers. She was sold to Pounds in 1986 and became the Greek ferry Sotirakis II.

References[edit]

  • Blackman, R.V.B. ed. Jane's Fighting Ships (1953)