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Name Official number Flag IMO
ATHERSTONE    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1916  04/04/1916  23/06/1916 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Minesweeper  Steel Paddle Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   298 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 810 disp 74.9m  8.8m    2,1m 
Engine builder Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
Paddle-wheel diagonal compound steam, 26½"52"x54",cyl boilers, 1500ihp giving 14.5 knots.  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Admiralty     
Other names
1928 QUEEN OF KENT - 1939 HMS QUEEN OF KENT - 1946 QUEEN OF KENT - 1949 LORNA DOONE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1928 New Medway Steam Packet Co Ltd, Rochester - reg Rochester (ON 148380)
1949 Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd, Southampton - reg Southampton 
Vessel history
Ascot-class paddle minesweeper
1927-1928 converted into a pleasure steamer.
12/9/1939 requisitioned for use as a minesweeper and commissioned as HMS QUEEN of KENT.
12/7/1946 returned to owners 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1952  Broken Up 13/03/1952 
Disposal Detail
Sailed Northam 13/3/1952 in tow tug BRAHMAN for demolition at Dover. 
 

 



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