HMS Chilcompton (M1122)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Chilcompton
Builder: Herd & Mckenzie
Launched: 23 October 1953
Identification: Pennant number: M1122
Fate: Sold on 26 November 1971
General characteristics
Class and type: Ton-class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 tons
Length: 153 ft
Beam: 28.9 ft
Draught: 8.2 ft
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)
Complement: 32 men
Armament: 1 x Bofors 40mm gun

HMS Chilcompton was a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy built by Herd & Mckenzie and launched on 23 October 1953. She had the pennant number of a minesweeper - M1122.

Chilcompton spent the first eight years of her life in the Operational Reserve fleet at Hythe before joining the 9th MSS in the Persian Gulf in May 1962, serving there until September 1965. The ship formed part of the Fishery Protection Squadron from April 1967 to January 1969. She was sold on 26 November 1971.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Worth 1986, p. 88.