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HMS Wessex (1952)  (4th)
Drillship

    
This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Wessex was a drillship.

Originally HMS Erne, a sloop, built by Furness Shipbuilders, launched 05-Aug-1940, 283ft long, 37ft 6in wide and displacing 1,250 tons.

Renamed HMS Wessex 04-Jun-1952 and used as a drillship.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

Arrived at Antwerp 27-Oct-1965 for breaking up.

 

Other HMS Wessex
- 1st  HMS Wessex
- 2nd HMS Wessex
- 3rd HMS Wessex
- 4th HMS Wessex

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This page last edited - 19 March, 2013.

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