HMS Bryony (1917)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Anchusa-class sloop
Name: HMS Bryony
Ordered: 21 February 1917
Builder: Armstrong Whitworth
Launched: 27 October 1917
Fate: Sold for breaking up on 3 April 1938
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,290 tons
Length: 250 ft (76 m) (p/p), 262.25 ft (79.93 m)(overall)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m) (mean)
12 ft 6 in (3.81 m) - 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m) (deep)
Propulsion: One screw,br>4-cylinder triple expansion
Two boilers
2,500 hp
Speed: 16 knots
Range: Coal: 260 tons
Complement: 93 men
Armament: Two x 4 inch guns
One or two x 12 pdrs
Four depth charge throwers
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Bryony.

HMS Bryony was an Anchusa-class sloop of the Royal Navy, built at the yards of Armstrong Whitworth and launched on 27 October 1917.

She was used to escort convoys during the First World War, and in common with other ships of her class, was disguised as a merchant vessel, known as a Q-ship. After the war she remained in service with the Royal Navy and between 7 April 1933 and January 1934, she was commanded by Bernard Warburton-Lee, later to posthumously be awarded a Victoria Cross in the Second World War.

She was decommissioned before the outbreak of the Second World War and was sold on 3 April 1938 to Cashmore, of Newport, Monmouthshire to be broken up.

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