HMS Ockham (M2714)

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History
Name: HMS Ockham
Namesake: Ockham, Surrey
Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company
Launched: 12 May 1959
Completed: 5 November 1959
Fate: Sold September 1967
General characteristics
Class and 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): M2714 / IMS51

HMS Ockham 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 Ockham in Surrey.

References[edit]

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