HMS Ludham (M2708)

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Career
Name: HMS Ludham
Namesake: Ludham
Builder: Fairlie Yacht
Launched: 16 June 1954
Completed: 30 March 1956
Fate: Sold March 1967
General characteristics
Class & type: Ham class minesweeper
Displacement: 120 tons standard
164 tons full
Length: 106 ft 6 in (32.46 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draught: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Paxman 12YHAXM diesels, 1,100 bhp (820 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 2 officers, 13 ratings
Armament: 1 × 40 mm Bofors / 20 mm Oerlikon gun
Notes: Pennant number(s): M2708 / IMS45

HMS Ludham 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 Ludham in Norfolk.

References[edit]

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