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Career RN Ensign
Name: HMS Bisham
Namesake: Bisham
Builder: J. Bolson, Poole
Launched: 6 March 1954
Completed: 2 July 1954
Fate: Destroyed by fire, 29 September 1956. Wreck sold 1957
General characteristics
Class and type: Ham class minesweeper
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement: 120 long tons (122 t) standard
164 long tons (167 t) full load
Length: 100 ft (30 m) p/p
106 ft 6 in (32.46 m) o/a
Beam: 21 ft 4 in (6.50 m)
Draught: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Paxman 12YHAXM diesels
1,100 bhp (820 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement: 2 officers, 13 ratings
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm gun or Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
Notes: Pennant number(s): M2607 / IMS07

HMS Bisham 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 Bisham in Berkshire.


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


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