HMS Speedy (J17)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Speedy.
HMS Speedy 1944 IWM FL 3100.jpg
Speedy in April 1944
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Speedy
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: William Hamilton & Co. / J. S. White & Co.
Laid down: 1 December 1937
Launched: 23 November 1938
Commissioned: 7 April 1939
Fate: Sold 5 November 1946, scrapped 1957
Notes: Pennant = N17 / J17
General characteristics
Class and type: Halcyon-class minesweeper
Displacement: 815–835 long tons (828–848 t)
1,310–1,372 long tons (1,331–1,394 t), full load
Length: 245 ft 3 in (74.75 m)
Beam: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: Vertical triple-expansion, 2,000 ihp
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
Range: 7,200 nmi (13,330 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 80

HMS Speedy was a Halcyon-class minesweeper that saw service in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. She was built by William Hamilton & Co. at Port Glasgow, Scotland and completed at J. S. White & Co. at Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 1939. Her pennant number was N 17, later J 17.

HMS Speedy saw service in the Mediterranean Sea based at Malta as part of 14th/17th Minesweeper Flotilla.

HMS Speedy was sold into mercantile service in 1946 and renamed Speedon. She was scrapped at Aden in 1957.


  • Warships of World War II, by H. T. Lenton & J. J. Colledge, pub. Ian Allan Ltd.

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