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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Asheldham
Namesake: Asheldham
Builder: Philip
Launched: 9 September 1953
Completed: 20 September 1959
Fate: Transferred to Malaysia, 1 April 1959
Notes: Pennant number(s): M2604 / IMS04
Career (Malaysia)
Name: KD Sri Perlis
Acquired: 1 April 1959
Fate: broken up 1967[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Ham-class minesweeper
Displacement: 120 tons standard
164 tons full
Length: 106 ft 6 in (32.46 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draught: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Paxman 12YHAXM diesels, 1,100 bhp (820 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 2 officers, 13 ratings
Armament: 1 × 40 mm Bofors / 20 mm Oerlikon gun

HMS Asheldham was one of 93 ships of the Ham class of inshore minesweepers.

Their names were all chosen from villages ending in -ham. The minesweeper was named after Asheldham in Essex.

Further reading

  • Blackman, Raymond V.B., ed. Jane's Fighting Ships 1952–1953. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1953.

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