HMS Felmersham

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Felmersham
Namesake: Felmersham
Builder: Camper and Nicholsons
Launched: 24 September 1953
Completed: 11 May 1954
Fate: transferred to Malaysia, 5 March 1966
Naval Ensign of Malaysia (1963-1968).svg Malaysia
Name: KD Todak
Acquired: 5 March 1966
Fate: broken up, 1976
General characteristics
Class and type: Ham-class 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): M2627 / IMS29

HMS Felmersham was one of 93 ships of the Ham class of inshore minesweepers.

Their names were all chosen from villages ending in -ham. The minesweeper was named after Felmersham in Bedfordshire.

References[edit]

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