HMS Gaddesden (1917)

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Builder: Joseph R Eltringham, South Shields
Launched: 30 November 1917
Fate: Sold 4 November 1922
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt class minesweeper (1916), Aberdare sub-class
Displacement: 710 tons
Length: 231 ft (70 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Yarrow-type boilers, Vertical triple-expansion engines, 2 shafts, 2,200 ihp
Speed: max 16 knots
Range: 140 tons coal
Complement: 73 men

HMS Gaddesden was a Hunt class minesweeper of the Royal Navy ordered towards the end of World War I. She was commissioned in 1918 under Lieut. G. H. Hughes-Onslow for No.12 Fast Minesweeper Flotilla, on the River Clyde; she paid off in September 1919.

See also


  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.

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