HMS Croxton

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Croxton
Namesake: Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire
Builder: Ayrshire Dockyard Co
Launched: 7 April 1916
Fate: Sold March 1922 to Ward, Inverkeithing
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) 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 Croxton 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.

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