- HMS Bronington (M1115)
HMS "Bronington" (M1115) is a Ton-class minesweeper of the
Royal Navy, was launched on the 19 March 1953. This mahogany-hulled minesweeper is one of the last of the "wooden walls" (wooden-hulled naval vessels).
After being decommissioned from service, the ship was purchased in January 1989 by the Bronington Trust, a registered charity, whose patron
Charles, Prince of Walescommanded this vessel in 1976.
For some time, the ship was berthed in the historic
Manchester Ship Canalat Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, England. In 2002, she became part of the collection of the Warship Preservation Trustand moored at Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Since the closure of the Warship Preservation Trust, she remains in storage, alongside the Rothesay class frigateHMS "Plymouth, at Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead.
* [http://users.breathe.com/g8hxe/hms_bronington.htm About HMS "Bronington"]
* [http://homepages.enterprise.net/hyland/maps/interest/historic.html#mine HMS "Bronington" in Birkenhead (2006)]
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