As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 |
British Navy - P. W. Minesweepers
Paddle Sweepers - 7 Of Later Group
HEXHAM Photo, Robertson, Gourock, N.B.
- BANBURY (Dec., 1917) and HARPENDEN (Feb., 1918), both by Ailsa S.B. Co.
- HEXHAM (Clyde S.B. Co., Dec., 1917).
- LANARK (Dec., 1917) and LEWES (Mar., 1918), both by Fleming & Ferguson.
- SHINCLIFFE (Dunlop, Bremner, Jan., 1918),
- WETHERBY (Murdoch & Murray, Mar., 1918).
- Paddle minesweepers, design by Admiralty, adapted from Ailsa Co. design for Atherstone, &c., (v. next page).
- Completed Jan.- June, 1918.
- Displacement, 820 tons.
- Complement. 50 - 52.
- Dimensions: 235 (p.p.), 249.75 (o.a.) x 29 ft. .25 in. (58 feet outside paddle boxes) x 6.75 - 7 feet.
- Guns: 1 - 12 pdr. (12 cwt.), 1 - 3 inch AA.
- Designed I.H.P. 1400 = 15 kts. (actually 1500 = about 14.5 kts.). Machinery: Diagonal compound. Boilers : Cylindrical return tube. Coal 156 tons.
Notes.-All built under Emergency War Programme. Suffer from same defects as Atherstone, &c. (next page). To distinguish, note that foremast is stepped through chart house ; two high ventilators abaft fore funnel ; no derricks abeam of second funnel. Commonly known as the " Improved Racecourse " type.
War Losses.- Nil. Shirley (Dunlop, Bremner) sold out for commercial service as a ferry boat, 1919.
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Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919 - Page 136
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