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MMS43 motor minesweepers (1941-1943/1943-1946)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
MMS43 J543   Frank Curtis, Looe, UK   1941 9/1941 // spring 1943 to United Kingdom late 1945 (MMS43)
MMS75 J575   Frank Curtis, Par, UK   6/10/1941 11/1941 // spring 1943 fire late 1945
MMS79 J579   George Forbes, Peterhead, UK   1941 9/1941 // spring 1943 to United Kingdom late 1945 (MMS79)
MMS112 J612   John Morris, Gosport, UK   3/9/1942 3/1943 // spring 1943 to United Kingdom late 1945 (MMS112)
MMS182 J682, 5/1946- M182, 1950- M940   Walter Reekie, St. Monace, UK   2/5/1942 10/1942 // spring 1943 stricken 7/1957
MMS187 J687, 5/1946- M187, 1950- M941   Irvine, Peterhead, UK   30/4/1942 7/1942 // spring 1943 stricken late 1950s
MMS188 J688, 5/1946- M188, 1950- M942   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh, UK   5/3/1942 6/1942 // spring 1943 stricken 7/1954
MMS189 M189, 1950- M943   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh, UK   14/5/1942 8/1942 // 1946 stricken late 1950s
MMS191 J691, 5/1946- M191, 1950- M944   McDuff Eng & Spbdg, MacDuff, UK   2/5/1942 8/1942 // spring 1943 stricken 10/1955
MMS193 M193, 1950- M945   Herd & McKenzie, Buckie, UK   5/5/1942 8/1942 // 1946 stricken 1/1957
MMS226 M226, 1950- M946   Frank Curtis, Totnes, UK   1942 8/1942 // 1946 stricken 7/1954


Technical data


Displacement standard, t255
Displacement full, t295
Length, m36.4
Breadth, m7.14
Draught, m2.67 deep load
No of shafts1
Machinery

1 diesel

Power, h. p.

375 - 500

Max speed, kts

10 - 11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 24 - 26

Endurance, nm(kts)2400(9.5)
Armament

(1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62) or 2 x 2 - 12.7/62 or 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

1946: (1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62) or 2 x 2 - 12.7/62 or 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

Complement20


Standard scale images


<i>MMS79</i> 1944
MMS79 1944


Ship project history


British 105-feet Admiralty motor minesweepers of 118th minesweeping flotilla were manned by Belgian crews since spring 1943. Late 1945 flotilla was dissolved but early 1946 partly transferred to Belgium together with additional minesweepers.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.