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Grimsby Class, British Sloops


Photograph of HMAS Swan, a Grimsby-class sloop

Australian War Museum. Via Wikipedia Commons


Specifications:


Tonnage 1060 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 266' by 36' by 10'
81.1m by 11.0mby 3.0m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Complement
100
Armament 3x1 4"/40 guns
4x1 3pdr guns
2 depth charge throwers
1 depth charge rack (14 depth charges)
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (2,000 shp)\
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage
347 tons
Range
5350 nautical miles (9900 km) at 15 knots
Sensors
Type 127 sonar


The Grismby class were minesweepers with some escort capability. Most of those serving in the war against Japan were Australian ships constructed in the Cockatoo shipyard at Sydney.

Australian units in the Pacific:


Swan     

Port Moresby     

Warrego     

Melbourne  

Yarra
Arrived 1941-12-9     
Sunk 1942-3-3 by Atago, Takao, and Maya off Tjitatjap

Indian units in the Pacific:


Indus     
Bombay     
Sunk 1942-4-6 by aircraft off Akyab


References

Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-22)

Royal Australian Navy (accessed 2010-4-4)

Worth (2001)



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