Beachampton M1107

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M 1107/P 1007

M1107                                P1007

BEACHAMPTON was refitted and re-designated ‘Patrol Craft’ for duties with the 6th Patrol Craft Squadron, Hong Kong, in 1971.

Laid Down: 9TH April 1951

Built By: Goole Shipbuilding Co Ltd

Completed: 30th July 1954

Time to Build: 39 months

Commissioned: 29th July 1956 for Vernon Training Squadron based Portsmouth

Years Fully Operational: 27

Conversion: January 1959 conversion to Deltic engines. September 1971 conversion to Patrol Craft

Outline of Operational Career:

July 1956 Joined Vernon Training Squadron

31st January 1959 Paid Off for Deltic engine conversion

13th October 1960 Recommissioned for Vernon Training Squadron

January 1965 Refit. Ships company transferred to HMS Badminton

26th July 1965 Recommissioned for service in Persian Gulf

September 1965 Passage to Bahrain to join 9th MSS

1965 – 1971 Patrols, Exercises & Visits in Gulf Area

14th August 1971 Passage to Far East with HMS Yarnton

17th September 1971 Arrived Hong Kong. Conversion to Patrol Craft

June 1972 Joined 6th Hong Kong Patrol Craft Squadron

January 1985 Relieved by HMS Starling (Peacock Class)

Significant Events:

3rd March 1966 Grounded while on inshore patrol in Straits of Hormuz. Hull damage

September 1966 Bahrain to Gibraltar for refit. Returned to Bahrain February 1967

January 1969 Bahrain to Singapore for refit. Returned to Bahrain July 1969

28th September 1975 During RAS with USA tanker supplied with AVGAS not diesel

2nd August 1979 Typhoon ‘Hope’. First Lieutenant received C in C’s Commendation for exceptional seamanship during three hour berthing

Paid Off: 4th January 1985

Disposal: Sold to Acorn Shipping of London on 10th May 1985 for breaking up at Hong Kong

One Response to Beachampton M1107

  1. The link below shows people who had served on Beachampton:
    http://gwulo.com/node/7748
    I was friends with seaman Grantham D. Charlton, who was serving on Beachampton in early 1970s in Hong Kong. I still have photos of him. Would like to get in touch with him.

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