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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

MMS43 minesweepers (1941-1943/1943-1946)

MMS79 1944

Name 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

 

Displacement standard, t

255

Displacement full, t

295

Length, m

36.4

Breadth, m

7.14

Draught, m

2.67 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

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, sweeps

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, sweeps

Sensors  

Complement

20

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.

Ivan Gogin, 2016