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HMS Cheltenham
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Cheltenham
Namesake: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Builder: Ardrossan Dockyard
Launched: 12 April 1916
Fate: Sold for break up at Newport 7 October 1927
General characteristics
Displacement: 810 tons
Length: 235 ft (72 m)
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m) (58 ft (18 m) at the paddles)
Draught: 6.75 ft (2.06 m)
Propulsion: Designed hp 1400. Inclined compound. Cylindrical return tube.
Speed: max 15 knots
Range: 156 tons coal
Complement: 50 men
Armament: 2 x 12 pdr

HMS Cheltenham was a Racecourse class minesweeper of the Royal Navy built in 1916. The Racecourse Class (also called the Ascot Class) comprised 32 paddlewheel coastal minesweeping sloops. It was named for Cheltenham Racecourse.

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