HMS Orestes

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Orestes

Original Builder: Lobnitz & Company of Renfrew, Clydeside

Original Yard No: 1050

Official Number:

Vessel Type: minesweeper

GRT: 1010

Year Built: 1942

Arrival Date: 20/03/1963

Breakup Started: 28/04/1963

Date First Beached: 06/08/1963

Date Breakup Completed: 08/10/1963

Draught For’d: 8' 6"

Draught Aft: 9' 6"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Algerine-Class Minesweeper for the Royal Navy                            Pennant No. J-277

 

09-09-1941  :   Ordered

27-03-1942  :  Laid Down

25-11-1942  :  Launched

10-04-1943 :  Completed

 

Tonnages  :   1,010 tons  /  1,305 tons

 

Dimensions  :   68.6 metres   x   10.8 metres

 

Propulsion  :   Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engines

 

Vessel Speed   :   16.5 knots

 

Vessel used as a Target Ship for Seacat missiles fired fron Seacat Trials Ship 'HMS Decoy'