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|Builder:||Ailsa Shipbuilding Company|
|Launched:||14 June 1916|
|Fate:||Sold to Hughes Bolckow, Blyth on 25 November 1927|
|Class and type:||Racecourse-class minesweeper|
|Length:||235 ft (72 m)|
|Beam:||29 ft (8.8 m) (58 ft (18 m) feet at the paddles)|
|Draught:||6.75 ft (2.06 m)|
|Propulsion:||Designed 1,400 hp (1,000 kW). Inclined compound. Cylindrical return tube.|
|Speed:||max 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Range:||156 tons coal|
|Armament:||2 x 12-pounder|
HMS Chelmsford was a Racecourse-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy built in 1916. The Racecourse class (also called the Ascot class) comprised 32 paddlewheel coastal minesweeping sloops. The ship was named after Chelmsford in Essex.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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