Allied Warships

HMS Shepperton (M 83)

Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAuxiliary minelayers 
PennantM 83 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched23 Oct 1934 
Commissioned4 Sep 1939 
End service 1940 

Completed as merchantile ferry Shepperton Ferry in March 1935
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. 

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