HMS Glentham (M2631)

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HMS Glentham
Career (UK)
Namesake: Glentham
Builder: Ardrossan Dockyard
Launched: 29 April 1957
Completed: 20 May 1958
Identification: Pennant number(s): M2631 / IMS33
Fate: Sold in Singapore for scrapping April 1966
General characteristics
Class & 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 (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 2 officers, 13 ratings
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm gun or Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

HMS Glentham 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 Glentham in Lincolnshire.

References[edit]

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