Allied Warships

HMS Hampton (M 19)

Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinelayer
ClassAuxiliary minelayers 
PennantM 19 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jul 1934 
Commissioned4 Sep 1939 
End service 1940 
History

Completed as merchantile ferry Hampton Ferry in November 1934
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 24 August 1939.
Displacement: 2839 tons.
Lenght: 347 feet
Machinery: 4 boilers, two shafts, Parsons turbines, SHP 4800 = 16.5 knots.
Armament: 1 4" AA gun, 2 .303" AA (2x1), 270 mines.

To the Ministery of War Transport (MoWT) in 1940. 

Commands listed for HMS Hampton (M 19)

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1Capt. (retired) George Herbert Freyberg, OBE, RN1 Sep 1939mid 1940

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