HMS Powderham (M2720)
|Builder:||J. Samuel White|
|Launched:||27 November 1958|
|Completed:||22 May 1960|
|Fate:||Became survey vessel Waterwitch, 1964. Sold 1986|
|Class and type:||Ham-class minesweeper|
|Notes:||Pennant number(s): M2720 / IMS57|
In 1960 she was selected to be converted to an inshore survey vessel and was renamed HMS Waterwitch. For a while she was manned by civilian Port Auxiliary Service personnel and was named PAS Waterwitch.
In December 1998 she was operated by a voluntary, non profit making group of ex Royal Navy and Merchant Navy personnel, who with the co-operation of participating local authorities and other interested organisations offered a shipboard training facility for disadvantaged young people.
- Blackman, R.V.B. ed. Jane's Fighting Ships (1953)
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