Shoreham-class sloop

HMS Fowey (F15) in May 1942
Class overview
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Hastings class
Succeeded by: Grimsby class
Built: 19301932
In commission: 19311968
Completed: 8
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,105 long tons (1,123 t)
Length: 281 ft (86 m)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 2 shafts, 2,000 shp (1,491 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (18 mph; 30 km/h)
Complement: 95

The Shoreham-class sloops were a class of eight warships of the Royal Navy built in the early 1930s.

Developed from the Bridgewater-class sloops, with a longer hull, the Shoreham-class sloops were laid down between 1929 and 1931 at Chatham and Devonport Naval Dockyards.



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