HMS Everingham (M2626)

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History
Name:HMS Everingham
Namesake:Everingham
Builder:Philip and Son, Dartmouth
Launched:4 March 1954
Completed:14 July 1954
Fate:Sold 1983
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): M2626 / IMS28

HMS Everingham 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 Everingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

References[edit]

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