HMS Chelmsford

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Chelmsford
Namesake: Chelmsford, Essex
Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company
Launched: 14 June 1916
Fate: Sold to Hughes Bolckow, Blyth on 25 November 1927
General characteristics
Class and type: Racecourse-class minesweeper
Displacement: 810 tons
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
Complement: 50 men
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.

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