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Name: SPEARMNT
Type: Mineweeper
Keel:
Launched: 23/09/1918
Completed: 10/1918
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1068
Dimensions: 1320disp, 258.0 x 35.0 x 10.5(draft)ft
Engines: T4cyl (20.5, 33, 33 & 37 x 30ins), 2500ihp, 207nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 4.0ins guns; 39 x depth charges
History:
10/1918 British Royal Navy
29/11/1922 Broken up
Comments: A member of the 24 Class, named after winning horses of the Epsom Derby
They were designed to appear double ended to confuse U-Boats
29/11/1922: Sold for breaking up to Hallamshire Metal Co
NOTE: Engine details above are as for sister MINORU


Above photo courtesy of Photoship