HMS Gainsborough (1918)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Builder: Joseph R Eltringham, South Shields
Launched: 12 February 1918
Fate: Sold June 1928 to Alloa Ship Breaking Co
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:
  • 1 × QF 4 inch forward
  • QF 12 pounder aft
  • 2 × twin 0.303 inch machine guns
For other ships with the same name, see HMS Gainsborough.

HMS Gainsborough was a Hunt class minesweeper of the Royal Navy ordered towards the end of the First World War. She was initially built as HMS Gorleston, but renamed after the fox hunt of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire before her launch. She was sold in June 1928.

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