HMS Bronington (M1115)
HMS Bronington laid up at Gilbrook Basin, West Float, Birkenhead
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Launched:||19 March 1953|
|Identification:||Pennant number: M1115|
|Fate:||Preserved by the Bronington Trust and berthed at West Float, Birkenhead, England|
|Class and type:||Ton-class minesweeper|
|Propulsion:||2 x Paxman Deltic 18A-7A diesel engines @ 3,000 bhp (2,200 kW)|
|Speed:||Cruise 13 knots (24 km/h) on one engine. Max 16 knots (30 km/h) on both|
|Range:||2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Armament:||1 x Bofors 40mm gun|
After being decommissioned from service, the ship was purchased in January 1989 by the Bronington Trust, a registered charity, whose patron Charles, Prince of Wales, commanded this vessel in 1976.
For some time, the ship was berthed in the Manchester Ship Canal at Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, England. In 2002, she became part of the collection of the Warship Preservation Trust and moored at Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Since the closure of the Warship Preservation Trust, she remains in storage, formerly alongside the Rothesay-class frigate HMS Plymouth, at Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead, and latterly in the West Float of Birkenhead Docks.