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Ham Class Minesweeper

Basic Details
Name:
MV TONGHAM 
Make:
Ham Class Minesweeper 

Length:
32.61 metres
Hull Material:
Wood - Mahogany 

Price:
GBP 32,500 
Year:
1955 

Fuel:
Diesel 
Keel Type:
Shoal 

Condition:
Used 
Number:
M2735-01 

Power:
Motor 
Location:
Foundry Reach, Mistley, Essex 

MV Tongham
This Ham Class Minesweeper was designed by the British Navy to operate in the shallow waters of rivers and estuaries. This Minesweeper is the MV Tongham, formally HMS Tongham. The class consisted of 93 ships built between 1954 and 1959. Tongham was of the Pennant 27 series, and built of all wood - in this case, double plank mahogany. Tongham was launched in 1955 and completed in 1957. She was sold by the British Navy in 1980. This is a fascinating ship - the hull and decks have been restored whilst the interior is much as it was when de-commissioned. It is filled with original equipment including the enormous twin 550HP Paxman engines, both of which have been operable in recent years. The ship is still compartmentalised, and accessed from deck hatches. The below decks space is substantial, and with the opening up of bulkhead doorways, could become a spacious livaboard vessel with an impressive complement of cabins and saloons. The accomodation cabins are untouched from naval days with leather crew bunks still insitu. The Officers quarters midships are likewise intact and offer the opportunity to create a unique living space. This Ham Class Minesweeper might also be an attractive proposition to a restorer of naval ships, or for use as a film set, particularly with so much of the original equipment aboard. Tongham sits on a mud berth at Mistley on the picturesque River Stour [ Essex side]. The owner of the berth would be willing to discuss Tongham's continued mooring on this site. Reasonable offers in the region of 32500 are invited for this outstanding vessel of such historic interest and character.

Electronics
Compass:
yes
VHF(s):
yes

Other Information
Sailor/Sailor short wave radio transmitter/ receiver

Inside Equipment
Hot Water:
yes - Immersion hot water system.
Sea Water Pump:
Yes
Also:
Electric Bilge Pump, Manual Bilge Pump, Washing Machine, Oven, Marine Head, Refrigerator, Deep Freezer, Battery Charger

Other Information
Original Galley with cooker, icebox and gas refridgerator. 4 x hand basins. 2 x heads. Shower cubical with operational shower. Bosuns lock at stern of vessel. 22ft x 6ft.

Electrical Equipment
Generator:
one portable generator and two substantial fixed generators for the engines.
Also:
Shore Power Inlet, Inverter

Other Information
Tongham exhibits much of her original electrical equipment some of it housed within substantial non-ferrous casings. Switch gear, monitoring equipment and on board communications are museum relics, and much of it has been nursed back to working order by the dedicated current owner. The wind up phones between compartments will take you back to the Robert Mitcham and Kenneth Moore films of the 1950's and 1960's.

Outside Equipment/Extras
Tender:
12 ft Fibreglass dinghy with oars
Windlass:
Manual

Anchor:
1
Also:
Gangway, Radar Reflector

Other Information
1 x anchor and 30 metres chain. Additional 25 metre length of chain. Double windlass [large]. Wheelhouse. Large store under wheelhouse.

Speed
Cruising Speed:
13 kn
Max Speed:
16 kn

Dimensions
LOA:
32.61 metres [107 ft]
Max Draft:
1.07 metres

Beam:
6.71 metres [22ft]
Cabin Headroom:
2 metres

Miscellaneous
Electrical Circuit:
24volt and 240 AC and 220 DC circuits.

Other Information
4 batteries supplying the 24 volt circuits. Charged by a 240 volt DC generator

Tanks
Fuel Tanks:
3
Fuel Tank Capacity:
11000 litres (total)

Fuel Tank Material:
Steel
Fresh Water Tanks:
3

Fresh Water Tank Capacity:
1100 litres (total)
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Steel

Other Information
Fuel Tanks: Port = 900 gallons Sbd = 900 gallons Centre = 780 gallons Additional fuel tank capacity of 1000 gallons is in place. There are also 2 additional oil tanks each of 250 gallons.

Accommodation
Single Berths:
17
Cabins:
4

Bathrooms:
2
Heads:
2

Other Information
Forward cabin - 8 berths. Midships cabins [2] each of 4 berths. Galley plus 1 berth cabin. Saloon 30ft x 22ft. Original Galley with cooker, icebox and gas refridgerator.

Propulsion
Engine Make:
Paxman
Primary Engines:
2 x 650 HP

Total Power:
1300 Horsepower
Engine Model:
Paxman V12 turbo diesel

Number of Engines:
2
Drive Type:
Drive shaft to fixed screws

Other Information
Also, 1 x Foden 6 cylinder engine generator and 1 x Lister generator. The engines for this class of minesweeper were Paxman diesels. Each vessel had two 12HAXM intercooled units for main propulsion. Maximum speed was 14 knots fully laden, dropping to 9 knots when mine sweeping.

Other Details
Hull Shape:
Displacement - Deep Vee
Designer:
Royal Navy

Builder:
Appledore Shipyard

Batteries
Number of batteries:
4
Age:
2 years

Voltage:
24

Other Information
4 batteries supplying the 24 volt circuits. Charged by a 240 volt DC generator

Construction
Hull Material:
Double plank Mahogany
Deck Material:
Mahogany

Superstructure Material:
Mahogany and recent constructions, in marine ply.
Keel Configuration:
Shoal

Hull Shape:
Deep Vee with round hull towards the stern
Steering:
Wheel

Treatments:
Antifouled undersides
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information, nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A purchaser should instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyors, to investigate such details as the purchaser requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice