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HMS TEDWORTH

The nearest that I can find to the previously posted Hunt Class minesweeper

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This ship has the same doors? on the ships side. Wonder if the could have been used for minelaying?
 

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Thats an interesting thought indeed, will have a look at that and see if I can find any info!!.
 

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HMS Tedworth was an early "Hunt" class minesweeper, built by Simons in 1917. From August 1923 she was used as a diving tender (could the doors in the hull be related to that role) and was sold in 1946 for scrap.
 

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its now doors in the hull.......sure its not plates covering war damage......the two shells went in one side and out the other.....just a thought....lol

If they were doors why would they have two each side would not one side have been sufficent....?
 

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Well there is no doubt in my mind that they are doors, the Tedworth makes that very plain, your thought could be correct Ron, with your background you probably would know more on that subject than most.I have always assumed a sweep from the stern area but perhaps not. The only other thing that makes sense to me was if they were used for minelaying..and I dont know why they would be as they were mine sweepers but perhaps the doors gave good access for mines to be loaded and then dropped off the stern....but then there probably was the boiler and engine rooms aft in the way so I dunno!!!.
 

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Thanks for that Ron, so probably the doors were used for the drum and plates in sweeping, that makes sense to me anyway!!.
 

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