HMS Odiham (M2783)

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History
Name: HMS Odiham
Namesake: Odiham
Builder: Vosper & Company
Launched: 21 July 1955
Completed: 27 July 1956
Fate: Sold 1980
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): M2783 / IMS83

HMS Odiham 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 Odiham in Hampshire.

References[edit]

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