HMS Blackburn (1918)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Namesake: Blackburn, Lancashire
Builder: Bow, McLachlan and Company, Paisley, Scotland
Launched: August 1918
Fate: Sold 17 October 1922 to Fryer, Sunderland
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt class minesweeper (1916), Aberdare sub-class
Displacement: 710 tons
Length: 231 ft (70 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Yarrow-type boilers, Vertical triple-expansion engines, 2 shafts, 2,200 ihp
Speed: max 16 knots
Range: 140 tons coal
Complement: 73 men
Armament:
  • 1 × QF 4 inch forward
  • QF 12-pounder aft
  • 2 × twin 0.303 inch machine guns

HMS Blackburn was a Hunt class minesweeper of the Royal Navy from World War I. She was originally to be named Burnham, but this was changed to avoid any conflict between the vessel name and a coastal location.

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