HMS Kemerton (M1156)

HMS Kemerton (M1156) was a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy, launched on 27 November 1953 and named after the village of Kemerton in Worcestershire. She was put 'Operational Reserve' at Hythe from 1956 to 1962, before being sent to the Persian Gulf as part of the 9th Minesweeper Squadron. She was broken up in 1975 at Poole.

United Kingdom
Name: HMS Kemerton (M1156)
Namesake: Kemerton
Builder: Harland and Wolff[1]
Yard number: 1517[1]
Launched: 27 November 1953
Completed: 21 May 1954[1]
Fate: Scrapped, 1975
General characteristics
Class and type: Ton-class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 tons
Length: 152 ft (46 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Originally Mirrlees diesel, later Napier Deltic, producing 3,000 shp (2,200 kW) on each of two shafts
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 33


  1. McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 164. ISBN 9780752488615.

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