HMS Speedy (P296)

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Name: HMS Speedy (P296)
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: 29 June 1978[1]
Builder: Boeing, Seattle
Launched: 9 July 1979
Sponsored by: Mrs Margaret Jay, at the time wife of Peter Jay, UK Ambassador to the United States
Commissioned: 1980
Homeport: HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire
Fate: Sold into mercantile service in 1986.
Notes: Pennant number: P296
General characteristics
Tonnage: 119 Tons

HMS Speedy (P296) was a Boeing Jetfoil mine countermeasure vessel of the British Royal Navy. She was procured in 1979 to provide the Royal Navy with practical experience in the operation of a hydrofoil, the ascertain technical and performance characteristics, and to oversee the capability of such a craft in the Fishery Protection Squadron.[2] She was sold into mercantile service in 1986.[3]

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