HMS Thornham (M2793)

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History
Name: HMS Thornham
Namesake: Thornham
Builder: Jason Taylor
Launched: 18 March 1957
Completed: 20 June 1958
Fate: Broken up 1985
General characteristics
Class and type: Ham-class minesweeper
Notes: Pennant number: M2793

HMS Thornham 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 Thornham in Norfolk.

She was converted in 1967 at Rosyth Dockyard for use by the Aberdeen University Naval Unit.

HMS Thornham gave its ship's bell to Thornham Church in 1969, and it is rung to signal the two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday.

References[edit]

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