HMS Bloxham (1919)

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Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Builder: Ayrshire Dockyard Company
Launched: 11 September 1919
Fate: Sold incomplete 23 October 1923 to Lithgow, Port Glasgow
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
  • 1 × QF 4 inch forward
  • QF 12-pounder aft
  • 2 × twin 0.303 inch machine guns

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

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