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Name: GAINSBOROUGH
Type: Inshore Minesweeper
Keel:
Launched: 12/02/1918
Completed: 1918
Builder: JT Eltringham & Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 334
Dimensions: 710disp - 930disp, 220.0 x 28.5 x 7.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (13.25, 21.25 & 34 x 21ins), 2200ihp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 12pdr AA guns
History:
1918 British Royal Navy
26/06/1928 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Hunt Class (Group 2) or Aberdare group
Laid down as HMS GORLESTON
26/06/1928: Sold for breaking up by Alloa Shipbreaking Co Ltd; cost 2225
07/08/1928: Arrived at Charlestown for breaking up
29/09/1928: Breaking up commenced


Above photo is courtesy of George Robinson