HMS Chilcompton (M1122)

HMS Chilcompton was a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy built by Herd & Mckenzie and launched on 23 October 1953. She had the pennant number of a minesweeper - M1122.

United Kingdom
Name: HMS Chilcompton
Builder: Herd & Mckenzie
Launched: 23 October 1953
Identification: Pennant number: M1122
Fate: Sold on 26 November 1971
General characteristics
Class and type: Ton-class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 long tons (450 t)
Length: 153 ft (46.6 m)
Beam: 28.9 ft (8.8 m)
Draught: 8.2 ft (2.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Paxman Deltic 18A-7A diesel engines at 3,000 bhp (2,200 kW)
Speed: Cruise 13 knots (24 km/h) on one engine. Max 16 knots (30 km/h) on both
Range: 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 32
Armament: 1 x Bofors 40 mm gun

Chilcompton spent the first eight years of her life in the Operational Reserve fleet at Hythe before joining the 9th MSS in the Persian Gulf in May 1962, serving there until September 1965. The ship formed part of the Fishery Protection Squadron from April 1967 to January 1969. She was sold on 26 November 1971.[1]


  1. Worth 1986, p. 88.
  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
  • Worth, Jack (1986). British Warships Since 1945: Part 4: Minesweepers. Liskeard, UK: Maritime Books. ISBN 0-907771-12-2.
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