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.
|Name:||HMS Kemerton (M1156)|
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff|
|Launched:||27 November 1953|
|Completed:||21 May 1954|
|Class and type:||Ton-class minesweeper|
|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)|
- McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 164. ISBN 9780752488615.