HMS Ascot

Catalogue number
  • MOD 285
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • whole: wood, metal
Dimensions
  • whole: Height 506 mm, Length 1606 mm, Width 375 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: HMS Ascot
  • simple name: ship, Ascot Class Paddle Minesweeper, full-hull : British
Category
Vehicles, aircraft and ships

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History note

HMS Ascot was the first of the paddle-steamer minesweepers, a class of twenty-four ships named after Racecourses. Each ship was fitted to carry two seaplanes. Five were lost at sea with 9 officers and 72 men. Ascot was commissioned April 1916, and was employed in the Firth of Forth till August, 1917: then at Grimsby till May 1918, and Porstmouth till October 1918. She left Portsmouth on 7th November 1918, on the way to Granton and was torpedoed, and sank with all hands on 10th November off the Farne Islands.

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