HMS Whippingham (M2739)

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United Kingdom
Name: HMS Whippingham
Namesake: Whippingham
Builder: Jason Taylor
Launched: 28 August 1954
Completed: 21 June 1955
Fate: transferred to France, 1955
Name: Dahlia
Acquired: 1955
Struck: 1992
General characteristics
Class and type: Ham-class minesweeper
Notes: Pennant number(s): M2739 / IMS76

HMS Whippingham was a Ham-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy.

Their names were all chosen from villages ending in -ham. The minesweeper was named after Whippingham on the Isle of Wight.


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