HMS Cobham (M2618)

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History
Name:HMS Cobham
Namesake:Cobham
Builder:Fairlie Yacht
Launched:14 May 1953
Completed:1 July 1953
Fate:Sold and scrapped in Singapore during 1966[1]
General characteristics
Class and type:Ham class minesweeper
Type:Minesweeper
Displacement:
  • 120 long tons (122 t) standard
  • 164 long tons (167 t) full load
Length:
  • 100 ft (30 m) p/p
  • 106 ft 6 in (32.46 m) o/a
Beam:21 ft 4 in (6.50 m)
Draught:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft Paxman 12YHAXM diesels
  • 1,100 bhp (820 kW)
Speed:14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement:2 officers, 13 ratings
Armament:1 × Bofors 40 mm gun or Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
Notes:Pennant number(s): M2618 / IMS18

HMS Cobham 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 Cobham in Kent.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=22612
  2. ^ Blackman, R.V.B. ed. Jane's Fighting Ships (1953)