HMS Fermoy (J40)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Builder: Dundee Shipbuilding Company
Launched: 3 February 1919
Commissioned: July 1919
Fate: Damaged beyond repair 30 April 1941 by air attack in Malta and broken up
Notes: Pennant J40 / N40
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt class minesweeper (1916), Aberdare sub-class
Displacement: 710 tons
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
Complement: 73 men
Armament: 1x QF 4 inch forward
QF 12 pounder aft
2x twin 0.303 inch machine guns

HMS Fermoy was a Hunt class minesweeper of the Royal Navy built just after World War I that saw service in World War II.

By 1923 she had become the depot ship for the Submarine Periscope School at Portland.[1]

She was bombed by Italian aircraft off Valletta, Malta on 30 April 1941 then on 4 May 1941, and was written off as constructive total loss. She was eventually raised and sold for scrap.

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