HMS Fermoy (J40)
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|Builder:||Dundee Shipbuilding Company|
|Launched:||3 February 1919|
|Fate:||Damaged beyond repair 30 April 1941 by air attack in Malta and broken up|
|Notes:||Pennant J40 / N40|
|Class and type:||Hunt class minesweeper (1916), Aberdare sub-class|
|Length:||231 ft (70 m)|
|Beam:||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Draught:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Yarrow-type boilers, Vertical triple-expansion engines, 2 shafts, 2,200 ihp|
|Speed:||max 16 knots|
|Range:||140 tons coal|
|Armament:||1x QF 4 inch forward
QF 12 pounder aft
2x twin 0.303 inch machine guns
By 1923 she had become the depot ship for the Submarine Periscope School at Portland.
Known Commanding Officers
- 14 April 1923 - Hugh Richard Marrack, D.S.C.
- 1 August 1924 - Alfred Gordon Hine, D.S.O.
- 17 January 1939 to 4 May 1941 - John Guy Douglas Wetherfield.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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