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HMS Yaxham (M2780)

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Name  HMS Yaxham
Completed  19 March 1959
Class and type  Ham-class minesweeper
Launched  21 January 1958
Builder  J. Samuel White
Namesake  Yaxham
Fate  Used as target, 1986
Construction started  5 November 1957
Length  32 m
Notes  Pennant number(s) M2780 / IMS80

HMS Yaxham 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 Yaxham in Norfolk.

Became survey vessel HMS Woodlark, 1964. Her final years were as the Southampton University Royal Naval Unit's training vessel. This unit now has HMS Blazer (P279), a P2000 Archer class patrol vessel.


HMS Yaxham (M2780) Wikipedia

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