HMS Downham (M2622)

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History
Name: HMS Downham
Builder: J. Samuel White
Launched: 1 September 1955
Completed: 27 March 1956
Fate: Sold 1982
General characteristics
Class and type: Ham class minesweeper
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement:
  • 120 long tons (122 t) standard
  • 164 long tons (167 t) full load
Length:
  • 100 ft (30 m) p/p
  • 106 ft 6 in (32.46 m) o/a
Beam: 21 ft 4 in (6.50 m)
Draught: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft Paxman 12YHAXM diesels
  • 1,100 bhp (820 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement: 2 officers, 13 ratings
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm gun or Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
Notes: Pennant number(s): M2622 / IMS24

HMS Downham was one of 93 ships of the Ham-class of inshore minesweepers. Their names were all chosen from villages ending in -ham.

References[edit]

  • Blackman, R.V.B. ed. Jane's Fighting Ships (1953)