|Armament||2 x 4" AA guns (2x1) 4 .5" AA (1x4)|
|Max speed||17 knots|
|Engines||Reciprocating engines / Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Power||1750 IHP / SHP|
|Notes on class||There were three variants of the class;
Displacement, dimensions, engines and armament was not exactly the same for each variant.
The first group had reciprocating engines, the second and third group had geared turbines.
Also check out this very fine website on this class (offsite link).
All ships of the Halcyon class
|HMS Halcyon (J 42)|
|HMS Harrier (J 71)|
|HMS Hussar (J 82)||Lost on 27 Aug 1944|
|HMS Niger (i) (J 73)||Lost on 5 Jul 1942|
|HMS Salamander (J 86)|
|HMS Skipjack (J 38)||Lost on 1 Jun 1940|
|HMS Speedwell (J 87)|
|HMS Franklin (J 84)|
|HMS Gleaner (J 83)|
|HMS Gossamer (J 63)||Lost on 24 Jun 1942|
|HMS Hazard (J 02)|
|HMS Hebe (J 24)||Lost on 22 Nov 1943|
|HMS Jason (J 99)|
|HMS Leda (J 93)||Lost on 20 Sep 1942|
|HMS Seagull (J 85)|
|HMS Sharpshooter (J 68)|
|HMS Bramble (i) (J 11)||Lost on 31 Dec 1942|
|HMS Britomart (J 22)||Lost on 27 Aug 1944|
|HMS Scott (J 79)|
|HMS Speedy (J 17)|
|HMS Sphinx (J 69)||Lost on 3 Feb 1940|
See all Minesweeper classes.
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