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WARSHIPS, Part 2, Old Sloops to Assault Ships


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Based on "British Warships 1914-1919" by F J Dittmar & J J Colledge


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NAME ORDER - the INDEX

 
Warships, Auxiliary Patrol vessels, Support vessels

A.1 to Gwenllian

H.1 to Ozone

P.11 to Zylpha
     

TYPE/CLASS

Warships -
capital ships to motor launches  (Part 2 here)

Auxiliary Patrol
- hired yachts, Admiralty and hired trawlers, Fishery Reserve, whalers, Admiralty and hired steam drifters, hired motor drifters

Support and Harbour vessels - patrol vessels, tugs, salvage, boom defence & mooring vessels, blockships, fleet auxiliaries, hospital ships, troopships including RIM


NUMBER
all by Number and by Vessel Name

Pendant Numbers

Admiralty Numbers

Motor Boat Numbers

Fishing Port Registration Numbers





Notes

There are ship additions from other sources, as well as chartered oilers and colliers lost in Admiralty service from "British Vessels Lost at Sea" HMSO 1919.

See "British Naval Vessels Lost, Damaged and Attacked" for fuller details of oilers and colliers, as well as the loss of other vessels.

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Contents
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Part 2

11. Old Sloops and Gunboats (23)

Ant-class, other harbour service employed as gunboat, old sloops, Bramble 1st-class gunboats, Condor-class sloops, Espiegle-class sloops, prize sloop

12. Wartime Construction Sloops and Escorts (255)

Flower-Class (Acacia-type fleet sweeping sloops, Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloops, Arabis-type fleet sweeping sloops including French construction, Aubrietia-type convoy sloops, Anchusa-type convoy sloops); other wartime types - 24-Class fleet sweeping sloops, P-class patrol boats, PC-class patrol boats, Kil-class patrol gunboats, RIM Sloops, other vessels listed as serving as escort vessels.

13. Monitors (40)

Abercrombie, Lord Clive, Marshal Ney, improved Marshall Ney, Erebus, Humber river monitor, M coastal monitor, Gorgon coast defence classes. Also, M-designated monitors, M.1-M.37 (Summary)

14. River Gunboats (38)

Heron, Woodcock, Moorhen, Widgeon, purchased river steamer, Fly, Insect classes and types

15. Minesweepers(259)   plus many other Auxiliary Patrol and other vessels
  15.1 Pre-war torpedo gunboat conversions (14) - Sharpshooter, Alarm, Dryad classes
 

15.2 Wartime Fleet Minesweepers (231) - Flower-Class fleet sweeping sloops, Kil-Class patrol gunboats, screw minesweeper conversions, paddle minesweeper conversions, wartime Admiralty paddle construction (Ascot or Racecourse-class, proposed Sea Bird-class), ex-patrol paddle vessels, wartime Admiralty screw construction (early Hunt-class, later Hunt or Aberdare-class).

 

15.3 Other minesweepers (14) - War Department shallow-draught tunnel minesweepers (Dance-Class), other vessels listed as serving as minesweepers (motor launches, Auxiliary Patrol vessels, miscellaneous patrol vessels, tugs), vessels listed as serving as minesweeper mark vessels,

16. Minelayers (18 plus other warships and auxiliaries)

pre-war conversions (Apollo-class cruisers), wartime warship conversions, warships employed as minelayers, mercantile conversions, other vessels listed as serving as minelayers (tugs)

17. Armed Merchant Cruisers (67)
18. Commissioned Escort Ships (12)
19. Armed Boarding Steamers (35), including other vessels serving with Examination Service
20. Patrol Paddle Vessels (12)
21. Coastguard and Fishery Protection (13)
22. Q-Ships (117) (comprising 1 warship construction and 116 mercantile conversions. Also 111 warship or auxiliary conversions. Total of 575 names identified.)
 
22.1 By Names (575) – Warships and Merchant Ships, original and decoy names
22.2 By Types, Warship or Auxiliary Conversions (112) - submarine-trawler decoys, sloops (Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloop, Aubrietia-type convoy sloops, Anchusa-type convoy sloops), PC-type patrol boats, commissioned escort ship, armed boarding steamer, fleet messengers, flotilla supply ships, squadron supply ships, store carriers, miscellaneous mercantile fleet auxiliaries, yachts, Admiralty trawlers, hired trawlers, hired drifters, motor drifters, hired screw tug, salvage vessel, lighter, wartime naval construction

22.3 By Types, Mercantile Conversions (116) - cargo ships, colliers, coasters, barkentines, brigantines, schooners, sailing ships, possible trawlers, fishing smacks, motor smacks, motor ketches, motor luggers, unknown types

23. Dummy Capital Ships (14)

original merchantmen, battleships, battlecruisers, dummy capital ship numbers

24. Motor Boats (194)

ex-civilian, by name, by number

25. Motor Launches (580)

ML.1-ML.580 US Elco-built Motor Launches

26. Coastal Motor Boats (123)

CMB.1-CMB.123, also Distant Control Boats DCB.1-5

27. Assault Ships (3) used at Gallipoli and Zeebrugge

Total - 2036

 

 


 

 

11. OLD SLOOPS AND GUNBOATS

 

ANT-class, ex-Harbour Service


HMS Kite (Photo Ships)

ANT, gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 14.8.73 Laird. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 2-4.7 in. Reverted to harbour service by 1916, boom defence vessel 1916, target 10.21. Sold 2.6.26 Granton S Bkg Co.

BLAZER, gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 7.12.70 Portsmouth DY. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr. Reverted to harbour service by 1916. Sold 19.8.19 Loveridge, West Hartlepool.

BLOODHOUND, gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 22.4.71 Armstrong. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 2-6pdr. Disarmed 11.15, reverted to harbour service by 1916. Sold 28.6.21 F. Bevis.

BUSTARD, gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 7.1.71 Napier. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 1-6in, 1-4.7 in. Disarmed 10.16, reverted to harbour service. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Sold 3.23 Ward, Milford Haven.

KITE, gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 8.2.71 Napier. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 1-6in, 1-4.7 in. Disarmed 11.15, reverted to harbour service by 1916. Sold 18.5.20 Hughes Bolckow, became dredger.

MASTIFF (1), gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 4.4.71 Armstrong. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 2-4.7in, 1-12pdr. Renamed SNAPPER 1914. Reverted to harbour service by 1916. Sold 28.11.31 S Bkg Ltd, Thames.

SNAPPER (1914) - see MASTIFF, gunboat, Ant-class.

 

Other Harbour Service employed as Gunboat

EXCELLENT, old gunboat. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16.

 

Old Sloops

 

ALACRITY (1), old sloop, ex-despatch vessel. Launched 17.1.85 Palmer as SURPRISE, renamed 1914. 1650 tons, 275(oa), 250(pp)x32x14ft. Horizontal compound engines 3030ihp, 17kts. Armament: 6-6pdr. Served on China Station from 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 1919.


HMS Algerine (Dave Martin)

ALGERINE, steel screw sloop, Phoenix-class. Launched 6.8.95 Devonport DY. 1050 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x32x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Based at Esquimalt, near Vancouver 1914-19, harbour service from 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.4.19 as mercantile.

FIREBRAND (1917) - see TORCH, ex-sloop

SPHINX, old sloop, composite hull, ex-despatch vessel and coast guard service. Launched 28.11.82 Green, Blackwall. 1130 tons, 220(oa), 200(pp)x32x10ft. Paddle 1140ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-6in, 6-4 in. East Indies Station during war. CTL by fire 2.19, sold 27.7.19 at Calcutta.

SURPRISE (1) (1914) - see ALACRITY (1), old sloop, ex-despatch vessel

TORCH, ex-steel screw sloop, Alert-class. Launched 28.12.94 Sheerness DY. 960 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x32x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 8-4in, 4-3pdr. Served in Pacific, then harbour training service in New Zealand. To NZ Government 1917. Renamed FIREBRAND 8.17. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.20 in New Zealand.

HMS Torch (Photo Ships)

 

BRAMBLE-class 1st-class Gunboats

HMS Bramble (Photo Ships)

 

BRAMBLE, old 1st-class gunboat, Bramble-class. Launched 26.11.98 Potter, Liverpool. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in China and East Indies 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.1.20 at Bombay.

BRITOMART, old 1st-class gunboat, Bramble-class. Launched 28.3.99 Potter, Liverpool. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in China and East Indies 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 10.6.20 at Bombay.

DWARF, old 1st-class gunboat, Bramble-class P.8C. Launched 15.11.98 London and Glasgow. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in West and East Africa. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Cameroons 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

THISTLE (1), old 1st-class gunboat, Bramble-class. Launched 22.6.99 London and Glasgow. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in West and East Africa. Log Book Availability. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

 

CONDOR-class Sloops

HMS Rinaldo (Photo Ships)

 

MUTINE - see survey vessels.

RINALDO, old sloop, Condor-class. Launched 29.5.00 Laird. 980 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Crew: 130. Guardship in the Wash to 1915, then West and East Africa. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 21.10.21 W. Thomas, Anglesey.

ROSARIO – see submarine depot ships.

SHEARWATER, old sloop, Condor-class. Launched 10.2.00 Sheerness DY. 980 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. On patrol from Vancouver 1914, then RCN depot ship. Log Book Availability. Sold 5.22, renamed VEDAS.

VESTAL, old sloop, Condor-class. Launched 10.2.00 Sheerness DY. 980 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Gunnery tender, Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914. Sold 21.10.21 W. Thomas, Anglesey.

 

ESPIEGLE-class Sloops

HMS Cadmus (Photo Ships)

 

CADMUS, old sloop, Espiegle-class. Launched 29.4.03 Sheerness DY. 1070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Served in China and East Indies during war. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.9.21 at Hong Kong.

CLIO, old sloop, Espiegle-class. Launched 14.3.03 Sheerness DY. 1070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Served in China and East Indies during war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.11.20 at Bombay.

ESPIEGLE, old sloop, Espiegle-class. Launched 8.12.00 Sheerness DY. 1070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Served in China and East Indies during war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1914/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.9.23 at Bombay.

FANTOME – see survey ships.

MERLIN – see survey ships.

ODIN, old sloop, Espiegle-class. Launched 30.11.01 Sheerness DY. 1070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Served in China and East Indies during war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1914/17. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.11.20 at Bombay.

 

Prize Sloop

HMAS Una (Australian War Memorial)

 

UNA (RAN), sloop, ex-German survey ship KOMET captured 11.10.14. Launched 1911 Bremer Vulkan. 1438 tons, 210(pp)x31x15ft. TE1300ihp, 16kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-12pdr. Served in Pacific 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.25, renamed AIKUNA.

 


 

 

12. WARTIME CONSTRUCTION SLOOPS and ESCORTS

 

Flower-class

 

ACACIA-type Fleet Sweeping Sloops

HMS Acacia (Photo Ships)

 

ACACIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.26 (2.15), T.00 (9.15). Launched 15.4.15 Swan Hunter. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.9.22 Dornom Bros.

ANEMONE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.27 (2.15), T.01 (9.15), T.03 (1.18). Launched 13.5.15 Swan Hunter. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 6.9.22 Marple & Gillott, Saltash.

ASTER (2), fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.28 (2.15), T.02 (9.15). Launched 1.5.15 Earls. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Mined 4.7.17 in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

BLUEBELL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.29 (2.15), T.03 (9.15), T.12 (1.18). Launched 24.7.15 Scotts. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.5.30 Cashmore.

DAFFODIL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.31 (2.15), T.05 (9.15), T.27 (1.18). Launched 17.8.15 Scotts. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 22.2.35 Cashmore.

DAHLIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.37 (2.15), T.11 (9.15), T.28 (1.18). Launched 21.4.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 2.7.32 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

DAPHNE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.38 (2.15), T.12 (9.15), T.29 (1.18). Launched 19.5.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

FOXGLOVE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.41 (2.15), T.15 (9.15), T.33 (1.18). Launched 30.3.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.9.46, BU at Troon.

HOLLYHOCK, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.42 (2.15), T.16 (9.15), T.43 (1.18). Launched 1.5.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.10.30 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

HONEYSUCKLE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.43 (2.15), T.17 (9.15), T.44 (1.18). Launched 29.4.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 6.9.22 Distinn.

IRIS (2), fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.44 (2.15), T.18 (9.15), T.46 (1.18). Launched 2.6.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 26.1.20 C. W. Kellock, renamed PRINCIPE D'ASTURIAS.

JONQUIL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.46 (2.15), T.20 (9.15), T.48 (1.18). Launched 12.5.15 Connell. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 5.20 Portugal, renamed CARVALHO ARAUJO.

LABURNUM, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.47 (2.15), T.21 (9.15), T.49 (1.18). Launched 10.6.15 Connell. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Drill ship Singapore in 1935. Lost 2.42 at fall of Singapore.

LARKSPUR, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.48 (2.15), T.22 (9.15), T.50 (1.18). Launched 11.5.15 Napier & Miller. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

LAVENDER, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.49 (2.15), T.23 (9.15). Launched 12.6.15 McMillan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sunk 4.5.17 by UC.75 in Channel.

LILAC, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.65 (2.15), T.24 (9.15), T.52 (1.18). Launched 29.4.15 Greenock and Grangemouth. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 15.1222 Batson Syndicate.

LILY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.66 (2.15), T.25 (9.15), T.53 (1.18). Launched 18.6.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Depot ship 10.23. Renamed VULCAN II 10.23, ADAMANT II in 1930. Sold 25.6.30 Cashmore.

MAGNOLIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.67 (2.15), T.26 (9.15), T.58 (1.18). Launched 26.6.15 Scotts. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 2.7.32 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

MALLOW, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.68 (2.15), T.27 (9.15), T.59 (1.18). Launched 13.7.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. To RAN 7.19. Dismantled 7.32, sunk 1.8.35 as target off Sydney.

MARIGOLD (ex-IVY), fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.45 (2.15), T.19 (9.15), T.61 (1.18). Launched 27.5.15 Bow McLachlan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 26.1.20 C. W. Kellock, renamed PRINCIPE DE PIAMONTE.

MIMOSA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.95 (2.15), T.28 (9.15), T.62 (1.18). Launched 16.7.15 Bow McLachlan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 18.11.22 S. Wales Salvage Co.

PRIMROSE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.96 (2.15), T.29 (9.15), T.75 (1.18). Launched 29.6.15 Simons. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 9.4.23 Rees, Llanelly.

SUNFLOWER, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.97 (2.15), T.30 (9.15), T.82 (1.18). Launched 28.5.15 Henderson. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 27.1.21 Rangoon Port Commissioners, renamed LANBYA.

VERONICA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.98 (2.15), T.31 (9.15), T.87 (1.18). Launched 27.5.15 Dunlop Bremner. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.2.35 Cashmore.

 

AZALEA-type Fleet Sweeping Sloops


HMS Azalea (Photo Ships)

AZALEA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.32 (9.15), T.07 (1.18). Launched 10.9.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 1.2.23 J. Hornby.

BEGONIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.33 (9.15). Launched 26.8.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Decoy ship from 9.8.17, other names DOLCIS, JESSOP, Q.10. Sunk 2.10.17 in collision with U.151 off Casablanca.

CAMELLIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.34 (9.15), T.15 (1.18). Launched 25.9.15 Bow McLachlan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

CARNATION, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.36 (9.15), T.18 (1.18). Launched 6.9.15 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 14.1.22 Stanlee.

CLEMATIS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.35 (9.15), T.22 (1.18). Launched 29.7.15 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 5.2.31 Young, Sunderland.

HELIOTROPE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.37 (9.15), T.41 (1.18). Launched 10.9.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 7.1.35 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

JESSAMINE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.43 (9.15), T.47 (1.18). Launched 9.9.15 Swan Hunter. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 21.12.22 T. E. Evans, Penarth.

MYRTLE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.38 (9.15), T.65 (1.18). Launched 11.10.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean, MYRTLE later to Baltic. Mined 16.7.19 in Gulf of Finland.

NARCISSUS (2), fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.41 (9.15), T.66 (1.18). Launched 22.9.15 Napier and Miller. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 6.9.22 A. A. Bond.

PEONY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.39 (9.15), T.71 (1.18). Launched 25.8.15 McMillan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 20.8.19 T. R. Sales, resold

SNOWDROP, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.40 (9.15), T.80 (1.18). Launched 7.10.15 McMillan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

ZINNIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.42 (9.15), T.92 (1.18). Launched 12.8.15 Swan Hunter. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 19.4.20 Belgian Navy as ZINNIA.

 

ARABIS-type Fleet Sweeping Sloops

HMS Crocus (Photo Ships)

 

ALYSSUM, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.46 (1.16). Launched 5.11.15 Earle. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Mined 18.3.17 SW of Ireland.

AMARYLLIS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.69 (1.16), T.02 (1.18). Launched 9.12.15 Earle. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 30.1.23 B. Fryer.

ARABIS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.44 (1.16). Launched 6.11.15 Henderson. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sunk 10.2.16 by German TBs off Dogger Bank.

ASPHODEL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.70 (1.16), T.04 (1.18). Launched 21.12.15 Henderson. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 16.6.20 Denmark, renamed FYLLA.

BERBERIS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.60 (1.16), T.09 (1.18). Launched 3.2.16 Henderson. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 30.1.23 Stuart General Trading Co.

BUTTERCUP, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.45 (1.16), T.14 (1.18). Launched 24.10.15 Barclay Curle. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 5.2.20 Hughes & Co, renamed SEMPER PARATUS.

CAMPANULA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.48 (1.16), T.16 (1.18). Launched 25.12.15 Barclay Curle. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 6.9.22 Cove & Distinn.

CELANDINE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.72 (1.16), T.20 (1.18). Launched 19.2.16 Barclay Curle. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

CORNFLOWER, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.64 (1.16), T.24 (1.18). Launched 30.3.16 Barclay Curle. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Drill ship in 1935, sold 1940, renamed TAI HING, repurchased 9.40. Lost 19.12.41 at the fall of Hong Kong.

CROCUS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.59 (1.16), T.25 (1.18). Launched 24.12.15 Lobnitz. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.30 at Bombay.

CYCLAMEN, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.73 (1.16), T.26 (1.18). Launched 22.2.16 Lobnitz. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 2.7.32 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

DELPHINIUM, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.54 (1.16), T.30 (1.18). Launched 23.12.15 Napier & Miller. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 13.10.33 Rees, Llanelly.

GENISTA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.63 (1.16). Launched 26.2.16 Napier & Miller. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sunk 23.10.16 by U.57 in Atlantic.

GENTIAN, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.49 (1.16), T.36 (1.18). Launched 23.12.15 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean, GENTIAN later to Baltic. Mined 16.7.19 in Gulf of Finland.

GERANIUM, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.56 (1.16), T.37 (1.18). Launched 8.11.15 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. To RAN 1919. Dismantled 6.32, sunk 24.4.35 as target off Sydney.

GLADIOLUS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.50 (1.16), T.38 (1.18). Launched 25.10.15 Connell. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 10.3.20 Portugal, renamed REPUBLICA.

GODETIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.57 (1.16), T.39 (1.18). Launched 8.1.16 Connell. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Handed over 26.2.37 to Ward, Milford Haven in part payment for MAJESTIC.

HYDRANGEA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.62 (1.16), T.45 (1.18). Launched 2.3.16 Connell. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 7. 4.20 at Hong Kong, retained name.

LOBELIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.74 (1.16), T.54 (1.18). Launched 7.3.16 Simons. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 3.20 to Newfoundland Govt, retained name. Hulk 1924.

LUPIN, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.65 (1.16), T.55 (1.18). Launched 31.5.16 Simons. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 22.3.46, foundered and raised, BU 1947 Pounds, Portchester.

MARGUERITE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.51 (1.16), T.60 (1.18). Launched 23.11.15 Dunlop Bremner. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. To RAN 1919. Dismantled 9.32, sunk 1.8.35 as target.

MIGNONETTE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.75 (1.16). Launched 26.1.16 Dunlop Bremner. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Mined 17.3.17 off Galley Head. SW Ireland.

MYOSOTIS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.68 (1.16), T.64 (1.18). Launched 4.4.16 Bow McLachlan. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 30.1.23 B. Fryer.

NASTURTIUM, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.76 (1.16). Launched 21.12.15 McMillan. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Mined 27.4.16 near Malta.

NIGELLA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.52 (1.16), T.68 (1.18). Launched 10.12.15 Hamilton. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 29.11.22 Hallamshire Metal Co.

PANSY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.61 (1.16), T.69 (1.18). Launched 1.2.16 Hamilton. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 12.1.20 Calcutta Port Commissioners, retained name.

PENTSTEMON, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.53 (1.16), T.70 (1.18). Launched 5.2.16 Workman Clark. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 20.4.20, renamed LILA.

PETUNIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.66 (1.16), T.72 (1.18). Launched 3.4.16 Workman Clark. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 16.12.22 Batson Syndicate.

POPPY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.47 (1.16), T.74 (1.18). Launched 9.11.15 Swan Hunter. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 9.4.23 Rees, Llanelly.

PRIMULA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.55 (1.16). Launched 6.12.15 Swan Hunter. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sunk 1.3.16 by U.35 in the Mecilterranean.

ROSEMARY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.58 (1.16), T.77 (1.18). Launched 22.11.15 Richardson Duck. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 17.12.47, BU Ward, Milford Haven.

SNAPDRAGON, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.71 (1.16), T.79 (1.18). Launched 21.12.15 Ropner. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 4.5.34 Cashmore.

VALERIAN, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.67 (1.16), T.85 (1.18). Launched 21.2.16 C. Rennoldson. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Foundered 22.10.26 off Bermuda.

VERBENA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.77 (1.16), T.86 (1.18). Launched 9.11.15 Blyth SB. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 13.10.33 Rees, Llanelly.

WALLFLOWER, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.78 (1.16), T.89 (1.18). Launched 8.11.15 Irvine. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 28.8.31, Ward, Inverkeithing.

WISTERIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.79 (1.16), T.91 (1.18). Launched 7.12.15 Irvine. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.1.31, Ward, Inverkeithing.

French Construction

ALDEBARAN, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 1.16, built by Barclay Curle. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

ALGOL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 1.16, built by Barclay Curle. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

ALTAIR, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 1.16, built by Hamilton. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

ANTARES, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 1.16, built by Hamilton. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

BELLATRIX, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 1.16, built by Henderson. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

CASSIOPE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 9.16, built by Barclay Curle. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

REGULUS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 9.16, built by Barclay Curle. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

RIGEL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 1.16, built by Henderson. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

 

AUBRIETIA-type Convoy Sloops


HMS Heather (Photo Ships)

ANDROMEDA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.4A (1.18), T.02 (6.18). Launched 6.17 Swan Hunter. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. To French navy, renamed ANDROMEDE, later VILLE D'YS.

AUBRIETIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.06 (1.18). Launched 17.6.16 Blyth SB. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other names KAI, Q.13, WINTON, ZEBAL. Sold 25.10.22 R. H. Partridge.

GAILLARDIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.34 (1.18). Launched 19.5.17 Blyth SB. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean. Mined 22.3.18 in Northern Barrage, North Sea.

HEATHER, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.40 (1.18). Launched 16.6.16 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other names BYWATER, Q.16, SEETRUS. Sold 16.2.32 Demellweek & Redding, Plymouth.

HIBISCUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.42 (1.18). Launched 17.11.17 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name PALETTE. Sold 18.1.23 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

LYCHNIS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.56 (1.18). Launched 21.8.17 Hamilton. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names KIDNER, WILANGIL. To RIM 9.21, renamed CORNWALLIS 9.21. Sold 1946

MONTBRETIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.63 (1.18). Launched 3.9.17 Irvine. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name ROCHFORT. Sold 25.1.21 Clan Line, renamed CHIHUAHUA.

POLYANTHUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.73 (1.18). Launched 24.9.17 Lobnitz. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name DEVERILL. Sold 25.1.21 Clan Line, renamed COLIMA.

SALVIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament. Launched 16.6.16 Irvine. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st Sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd Sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other name Q.15. Sunk 20.6.17 by U.94 off SW Ireland.

TAMARISK, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.84 (1.18). Launched 2.6.16 Lobnitz. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st Sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd Sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other names COMPATRIOT, FERNRIDGE, Q.11. Sold 17.10.22 B. Fryer.

TULIP, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament. Launched 15.7.16 Richardson Duck. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st Sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd Sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other name Q.12. Sunk 30.4.17 by U.62 in Atlantic.

VIOLA (1), convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubrietia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.88 (1.18). Launched 14.7.16 Ropner. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st Sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd Sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other names CRANFORD, DAMARIS, Q.14. Sold 17.12.22 B. Fryer.

 

ANCHUSA-type Convoy Sloops


HMS Auricula (Photo Ships)

ANCHUSA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.01 (1.18). Launched 21.4.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names CASHEL, WINSTREE. Sunk 16.7.18 by U.54 off W coast of Ireland.

ARBUTUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.94 (1.18). Launched 8.9.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name SPRIGG. Sunk 16.12.17 by UB.65 in St. Georges Channel.

AURICULA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.98 (1.18). Launched 4.10.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name HEMPSEED. Sold 1.2.23 J. Homby.

BERGAMOT, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament. Launched 5.5.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sunk 13.8.17 by U.84 in Atlantic.

BRYONY convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.96 (1.18). Launched 27.10.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name COOKCROFT. Sold 3.4.38 Cashmore.

CANDYTUFT, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.17 (1.18). Launched 19.5.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name PAVITT. Torpedoed 18.11.17 by submarine and stranded near Bougie, North Africa.

CEANOTHUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.19 (1.18). Launched 2.6.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names CAIRD, LINKSMAN. To RIM 5.22, renamed ELPHINSTONE. Wrecked 29.1.25 Nicobar Islands.

CHRYSANTHEMUM, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.98 (1.18). Launched 10.11.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Target towing 5.20. To RNVR 1938, still in service, Embankment, London (1972).

CONVOLVULUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.23 (1.18). Launched 19.5.17 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names ABNEY, MANTON. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

COREOPSIS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.93 (1.18). Launched 15.9.17 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names BEARDSLEY, BIGOTT. Sold 6.9.22 Ward, Preston, BU 5.24.

COWSLIP, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.05 (1.18). Launched 19.10.17 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name BRIGAND. Sunk 25.4.18 by UB.105 off Cape Spartel.

DIANTHUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament. Launched 1.12.17 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name DHOBY. Sold 3.6.21 Mexican State Line, renamed GUERRERO.

EGLANTINE, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.31 (1.18). Launched 22.6.17 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names ALDWYCH, HICKORY. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

GARDENIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.11 (1.18). Launched 27.12.17 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 15.1.23 Richardson Westgarth.

GILIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament. Launched 15.3.18 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

HAREBELL, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.03 (6.18). Launched 10.5.18 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Arrived 12.39 Arnott Young, Dalmuir to BU.

IVY (2), convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubrietia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.21 (1.18). Launched 31.10.17 Blyth SB. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 2.20 Howard, Ipswich, resold 2.6.21 Clan Line, renamed SINALOA.

MARJORAM, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.51 (1.18). Launched 26.12.17 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. To be renamed PRESIDENT 1921, but wrecked 1.21 at Flintstone Head on passage to Haulbowline to fit out.

MISTLETOE, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.99 (1.18). Launched 17.11.17 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 25.1.21 Clan Line, renamed CHIAPAS.

PELARGONIUM, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.0A (1.18). Launched 18.3.18 Hamilton. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 25.1.21 Clan Line, OAXACA.

RHODODENDRON, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.95 (1.18). Launched 15.10.17 Irvine. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sunk 5.5.18 by U.70 in North Sea.

SAXIFRAGE, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.97 (1.18). Launched 29.1.18 Lobnitz. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. RNVR drillship 1921, renamed PRESIDENT 7.22. Still in service, Embankment, London (1972).

SILENE, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.67 (1.18). Launched 12.3.18 Simons. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 29.12.21 Stanlee.

SPIRAEA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.81 (1.18). Launched 1.11.17 Simons. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names AIRBLAST, CALEB. Sold 6.9.22 Distinn Syndicate.

SWEETBRIAR, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.83 (1.18). Launched 5.10.17 Swan Hunter. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names AYRES, BRANGWYN, Sold 7.10.27 Cashmore.

SYRINGA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.3A (1.18), T.83 (6.18). Launched 29.9.17 Workman Clark. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 31.3.20 Egypt, renamed SOLLUM.

TUBEROSE, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.2A (1.18). Launched 16.11.17 Swan Hunter. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name SCATLIFF. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

WINDFLOWER, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.1A (1.18). Launched 12.4.18 Workman Clark. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 7.10.27 Cashmore.

 


 

 

Other Wartime Types

 

24-class Fleet Sweeping Sloops


HMS Ard Patrick (Photo Ships)

ARD PATRICK, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.95 (9.18). Launched 6.6.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 12.8.20 M. Mazza, resold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

BEND OR, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.N9 (1919). Launched 24. 9.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 12.8.20 M. Mazza, resold C. A. Beard.

CICERO, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.3N (8.18), N.79 (9.19). Launched 26.7.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 1.12.21 Cashmore.

DONOVAN, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.6 (11.19). Launched 27.4.18 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

FLYING FOX, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.00 (6.18). Launched 28.3.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. To RNVR 24.3.20, still in service (1972).

GALTEE MORE, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, building by Osbourne Graham, transferred to Swan Hunter 7.6.18. Cancelled 3.12.18.

HARVESTER, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.11 (1919). Launched 2.11.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 8.22 C. A. Beard.

IROQUOIS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.N2 (10.18). Launched 24.8.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Survey vessel 1922. Log Book Availability. Handed over 28.6.37 Ward, Briton Ferry.

HMS Iroquois as survey ship (Photo Ships)

 

ISINGLASS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, N.1A (11.19). Launched 5.3.19 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 12.8.20 M. Mazza, resold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

LADAS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.99 (1919). Launched 21.9.18 Osbourne Graham. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 6.11.20, repurchased as mooring hulk. Sold 8.6.36 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

MERRY HAMPTON, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.8N (5.19). Launched 19.12.18 Blyth SB. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Survey vessel 1923, renamed HERALD 2.23. Scuttled 2.42 at Selatar, became Japanese HEIYO 10.42. Mined 14.11.44.

MINORU, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, N.A3 (8.19). Launched 6.6.19 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 25.2.20 M. Mazza, renamed HAIM MAZZA.

ORBY, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.17 (1919). Launched 22.10.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

ORMONDE, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, N.A0 (8.19). Launched 8.6.18 Blyth SB. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Survey vessel 3.24. Sold 6.8.37 Ward, Briton Ferry.

PERSIMMON, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.4 (4.19). Launched 4.3.19 Osbourne Graham. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 12.8.20 M. Mazza, sale cancelled, resold 13.10.22 Dundas Simpson to BU.

ROCKSAND, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, N.77 (9.19). Launched 10.7.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

SANFOIN, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.6N (11.18). Launched 10.6.18 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

SEFTON, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.2N (8.18), N.A1 (8.19). Launched 6.7.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 8.22 Colonel J. Lithgow.

SILVIO, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.05 (9.18). Launched 12.4.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. To RAN 12.24, survey ship 1925, renamed MORESBY 4.25, escort 1940. BU 1946 Newcastle, NSW.

SIR BEVIS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.93 (6.18). Launched 11.5.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. To RNVR 9.23, renamed IRWELL 9.23, EAGLET 1926

SIR HUGO, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.3N (5.19). Launched 20.9.18 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Depot ship 10.19. Sold 25.6.30 Cashmore.

SIR VISTO, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.13 (1919). Launched 4.12.18 Osbourne Graham. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 8.20 M. Mazza, renamed FANNY MAZZA.

SPEARMINT, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.N7 (10.18). Launched 23.9.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 29.11.22 Hallamshire Metal Co.

SUNSTAR, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, building Swan Hunter. Cancelled 3.12.18.

 

P-class Patrol Boats


HM P.21 (Jon Richards)

P.11-P.64 (P.1-P.10 were not used, as these were pendant. numbers for old warships. "Missing" numbers were changed while building and assigned to PC-class patrol boats - see also PC-class), 613 tons, 244(oa), 230(pp)x23x8ft. Turbine 3500ihp, 20kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-2pdr, 2-14in tt.

P.11, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 14.10.15 White. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.12, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 4.12.15 White. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sunk 4.11.18 in collision in Channel.

P.13, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 7.6.16 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Renumbered P.75 (8.17). Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 31.7.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

P.14, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 4.7.16 Connell. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 31.7.23 Cashmore.

P.15, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 24.1.16 Workman Clark. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.16, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 23.3.16 Workman Clark. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.17, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 21.10.15 Workman Clark. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.18, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 20.4.16 Inglis. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.19, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 21.2.16 Northumberland SB. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.20, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 3.4.16 Northumberland SB. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Richardson Westgarth, Saltash.

P.21, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 31.3.16 Russell. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.22, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 22.2.16 Caird. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 12.12.23 Keen, Bristol.

P.23, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.3.16 Bartram. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.24, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 24.11.15 Harland & Wolff Govan. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.25, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 15.1.16 Harland & Wolff, Govan. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.26, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 22.12.15 Tyne Iron SB. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes possibly removed and depth charges added. Mined 10.4.17 off Le Havre.

P.27, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 21.12.15 Eltringham. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.28, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 6.3.16 R. Thompson. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.29, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 6.12.15 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.30, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.2.16 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.31, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.2.16 Readhead. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 16.12.26 Demellweek & Redding, Plymouth.

P.32, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 20.1.16 Harkess. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.33, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 8.6.16 Napier & Miller. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee

P.34, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 22.3.16 Barclay Curle. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.35, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 29.1.17 Caird. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

P.36, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 25.10.16 Eltringham. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Richardson Westgarth, Saltash.

P.37, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 28.10.16 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

P.38, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 10.2.17 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Renamed SPEY 2.25. Sold 7.12 37 Ward, Grays

P.39, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 1.3.17 Inglis. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 6.9.22 Marple & Gillott.

P.40, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 12.7.16 White. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1937 Ward, Milford Haven.

P.41, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 23.3.17 Bartram. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 6.9.22 Granton S Bkg Co.

P.45, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 24.1.17 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

P.46, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 7.2.17 Harkess. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 28.10.25 Cashmore.

P.47, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 9.7.17 Readhead. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 28.10.25 Alloa S Bkg Co, Charlestown.

P.48, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.9.17 Readhead. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Dover S Bkg Co

P.49, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 19.4.17 R. Thompson. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

P.50, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 25.11.16 Tyne Iron SB. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.52, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 28.9.16 White. Armament was 2-4in, 1-2pdr, no tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

P.53, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 8.2.17 Barclay Curle. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

P.54, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 25.4.17 Barclay Curle. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

P.57, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 4/5.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 6.8.17 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 21.5.20 Egypt, renamed RAQIB.

P.58, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 4/5.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 9.5.18 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.59, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 4/5.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 2.11.17 White. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 16.6.38 Ward.

P.64, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 6.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 30.8.17 Inglis. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 9.4.23 Cashmore.

P.75 - see P.13, patrol boat, P-class

 

PC-class Patrol Boats


HMS PC.56 (Photo Ships)

PC.42-PC.74 ("missing" numbers were assigned to the original P-class patrol boats), 682 tons (PC.42-56)/694 tons (PC.60-74), 247(oa), 233(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 3500shp, 20kts. Armament: 1-4in, 2-12pdr.

PC.42, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 7.6.17 Caird. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CULLODEN, MALLORY. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.43, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 14.8.17 Caird. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CHARING, TREGO. Sold 20.1.23 J. Smith, Poole.

PC.44, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 25.4.17 Eltringham. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names MORTMAIN, ROLASK. Sold 9.4.23 E. Suren.

PC.51, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 25.11.16 Tyne Iron SB. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names COCKELYTE, MOPSWORTH. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa S Bkg Co.

PC.55, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 5.5.17 Barclay Curle. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names JUGGERNAUT, METHYL. Commissioned in RIM 2.2.22, renamed BALUCHI 5.22. Sold 1935.

PC.56, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 2.6.17 Barclay Curle. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names BIRDWOOD, PANACHE. Sold 31.7.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

PC.60, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 4.6.17 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names BURLINGTON, MEREDITH. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

PC.61, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 19.6.17 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CHESNEY, DOWNTON. Sold 9.4.23 E. Suren.

PC.62, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 7.6.17 Harland & Wolff, Govan. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names KINGSNAKE, MORNINGTON. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.63, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 2.10.17 Connell. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other name ORRISROOT. Sold 5.23 Cashmore.

PC.65, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 5.9.17 Eltringham. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other name MILFOIL. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa, Charlestown, BU 3.24.

PC.66, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 12.2.18 Harkess. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 31.7.23 Hughes Bolckow.

PC.67, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 7.5.17 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CHINTZ, FLASHLIGHT. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.68, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 29.6.17 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names NAKERBY, TELFORD. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.69, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 11.3.18 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. To RIM 5.8.21, renamed PATHAN 5.22. Sunk 23.6.40 by internal explosion (Italian submarine) off Bombay.

PC.70, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 12.4.18 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 3.9.26 Hughes Bolckow.

PC.71, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 18.3.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 28.10.25 Alloa, wrecked 25.11.25 off South Shields.

PC.72, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 8.6.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 28.10.25 Hayes, Porthcawl.

PC.73, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 1.8.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Renamed DART 4.25. Sold 25.2.39 Ward, Briton Ferry,

PC.74, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 4.10.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Decoy ship CHATSGROVE 9.39-10.39. Sold 19.7.48, BU Hayes, Porthcawl.

 

KIL-class Patrol Gunboats


HMS Kilbride (Photo Ships)

All names starting with "Kil" (church), completed 1918/19, 895 tons (530grt), 182(oa), 170(pp)x30x10ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 1-4in, 6 or more depth charges. Majority completed after war's end without armament. Some vessels sold into mercantile service had bow straightened and hull lengthened, increasing gross tonnage by 200grt.

KILBEGGAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4004. Launched 23.9.18 George Brown. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed LUCKER.

KILBERRY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4003. Launched 2.7.18 George Brown. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BOLAM.

KILBIRNIE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4005. Launched 16.5.19 George Brown. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HOMESTEAD, foundered 6.9.20 off the Seven Stones.

KILBRIDE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4007. Launched 21.8.18 Hall Russell. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SCOTSGAP.

KILBURN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4009. Launched 28.5.18 Hall Russell. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed TARSET.

KILCHATTAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4013. Launched 13.4.18 Cook, W & G. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BENTON.

KILCHREEST, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3814 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 8.6.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HARROGATE.

KILCHRENAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3805 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 15.1.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BOMBARDIER.

KILCHVAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4014. Launched 13.7.18 Cook, W & G. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BELSAY.

KILCLARE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3804 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.1.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed STANHOPE.

KILCLIEF, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4015. Launched 8.10.18 Cook, W & G. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed TYNEHOME.

KILCLOGHER, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4016. Launched 24.10.18 Cook, W & G. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed NORTHERNER.

KILCOCK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3810 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.4.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SPINNER.

KILDALKEY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4027. Launched 13.3.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, retained name KILDALKEY.

KILDANGAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4028. Launched 15.3.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BEBSIDE.

KILDARE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4029. Launched 10.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed MITFORD.

KILDARY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3800 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Laid down 31.7.17, launched 1.11.17 Smiths Dock, delivered 17.12.17. Served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SORCERER.

KILDAVIN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3806 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 13.2.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed LEASIDE.

KILDIMO, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3811 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.4.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SOUTHERNER.

KILDONAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4030. Launched 11.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed WATKIN.

KILDOROUGH, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3801 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 16.11.17 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed WEARMOUTH. HASHEMI in RIN, WW2.

KILDORREY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3807 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.2.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed DEMPSTER.

KILDRESS, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4031. Launched 13.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed GLYNARTHEN.

KILDWICK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4032. Launched 27.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed PENGAM.

KILDYSART, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3812 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 11.5.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed EMBLETON. INDIRA in RIN, WW2.

KILFENORA, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3802 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.12.17 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, retained name KILFENORA.

KILFINNY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4033. Launched 10.5.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed KENRHOS.

KILFREE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4034. Launched 11.5.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed PORTHMINSTER

KILFULLERT, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3808 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 15.3.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed WEARHOME.

KILGARVAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3813 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.5.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HEATHER KING.

KILGOBNET, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3803 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.12.17 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed MAXTON.

KILHAM, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3815 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 10.6.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed EASTERNER.

KILKEEL, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3809 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.3.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed FALCONER.

KILLENA, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4049. Launched 9.7.18 Smiths Dock. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed EDWIN DOUGLAS.

KILLERIG, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4050. Launched 9.7.18 Smiths Dock. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 11.20 Lindsay, Swan Hunter, retained name KILLERIG.

KILLINEY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17 double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4051. Launched 29.7.18 Smiths Dock. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed THROPTON.

KILLOUR, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4052. Launched 9.8.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed NAWORTH.

KILLOWEN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4053. Launched 6.9.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed CURLER.

KILLYBEGS, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4054. Launched 7.9.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed ALWINTON.

KILLYGORDON, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4055. Launched 10.10.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HOMEFORD.

KILMACOLM, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4056. Launched 3.10.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed NIGRETIA.

KILMACRENNAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4057. Launched 5.11.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SEGHILL.

KILMAINE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4058. Launched 5.11.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed CROFTER.

KILMALLOCK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4059. Launched 4.12.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Guerat, renamed MALLOCK.

KILMANAHAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4060. Launched 17.12.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MANAHAN.

KILMARNOCK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4061. Launched 31.3.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, retained name KILMARNOCK.

KILMARTIN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4062. Launched 31.3.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MANDRAKE.

KILMEAD, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4063. Launched 1.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MEAD. MEAD in SAN, WW2.

KILMELFORD, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4064. Launched 14.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MELFORD.

KILMERSDON, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4065. Launched 30.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MERSDON.

KILMINGTON, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4066. Launched 30.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MINGTON.

KILMORE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4067. Launched 17.7.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed NEWTONIA.

KILMUCKRIDGE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4068. Launched 28.7.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed NEWTON BAY.

KILMUN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4069. Launched 11.10.19 Smiths Dock. Completed 20.2.20 as cable vessel. Sold 16.9.46, renamed RASK. Wrecked 31.1.50.

Cancelled

Ordered from 7.17, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, all names starting with "Kil".

KILBANE, Adty No. 4001. Building Hawthorn.

KILBARCHAN, Adty No. 4002. Building Hawthorn.

KILBRACHAN, Adty No. 4006. Building Geo. Brown.

KILBRITTAIN, Adty No. 4008. Building Hall Russell.

KILBY, Adty No. 4010. Building Hall Russell.

KILCAR, Adty No. 4011. Building Hall Russell.

KILCAVAN, Adty No. 4012. Building Hall Russell. Appears in Navy List, but never completed and commissioned.

KILCOLGAN, Adty No. 4017. Building Cook W & G.

KILCOMMON, Adty No. 4018. Building Cook W & G.

KILCONNELL, Adty No. 4019. Building Cook W & G.

KILCOOLE, Adty No. 4020. Building Cook W & G.

KILCORNEY, Adty No. 4021. Building Cook W & G.

KILCOT, Adty No. 4022. Building Cook W & G.

KILCREGGAN, Adty No. 4023. Building Cook W & G.

KILCULLEN, Adty No. 4024. Building Cook W & G.

KILCURRIG, Adty No. 4025. Building Cook W & G.

KILDALE, Adty No. 4026. Building Cook W & G.

KILGLASS, Adty No. 4035. Building Cochrane.

KILGOWAN, Adty No. 4036. Building Cochrane.

KILKEE, Adty No. 4037. Building Cochrane.

KILKENNY, Adty No. 4038. Building Cochrane.

KILKENZIE, Adty No. 4039. Building Cochrane.

KILKERRIN, Adty No. 4040. Building Cochrane.

KILKHAMPTON, Adty No. 4041. Building Cochrane.

KILLADOON, Adty No. 4042. Building Cochrane.

KILLAGON, Adty No. 4043. Building Cochrane.

KILLALOO, Adty No. 4044. Building Cochrane.

KILLANE, Adty No. 4045. Building Cochrane.

KILLARNEY, Adty No. 4046. Building Cochrane.

KILLARY, Adty No. 4047. Building Cochrane.

KILLEGAR, Adty No. 4048. Building Cochrane.

 

RIM sloops

CLIVE (RIM), sloop. Launched 10.12.19 Beardmore. 2100 tons, 270(oa), 240(pp)x38x11ft. Turbine 1700shp, 14.5kts. Armament: 4-3pdr. On sale list 1947.

LAWRENCE (RIM), sloop. Launched 30.7.19 Beardmore. Known as NEW LAWRENCE until completion. 1259 tons, 248(oa), 225(pp)x34x9ft. Turbine 1900shp, 15kts. Armament: 4-12pdr. On sale list 1947.

 


 

Other Vessels Listed as Escort Vessels

 

Auxiliary Patrol Vessels

Castle-class trawlers – see ARTHUR LESSIMORE, GEORGE GREENFIELD, GIOVANNI GUINTI, JAMES BERRY, JAMES BURGESS, JAMES SIBBALD, PETER BLUMBERRY, RICHARD ROBERTS, TIMOTHY CRAWLEY, WILLIAM COBURNE, WILLIAM LEEK, WILLIAM MANNELL

Mersey-class trawlers – see JOHN PASCO, THOMAS JAGO, WILLIAM HONNOR, WILLIAM RAM

Hired trawlers (the type of service of many trawlers is not identified; some of them may have served as escort vessels) - see BONA DEA, CITY OF SELBY, COMMANDER FULLERTON, DORINDA, EURIPIDES, FRANC TIREUR, GOOD LUCK, HARLECH CASTLE, ICELAND, JOHN G. WATSON, KASTORIA, LIVINGSTONE, LOMBARD, LORD ALVERSTONE, LORD NORTHCLIFFE, LORD SELBORNE, NIGHT HAWK, NORMAN, OKINO, ONYX, QUERCIA, RECONO, RESPARKO, SEA SEARCHER, SPRINGWELL, TOKIO, URANA, VAMBERY, VOLESUS, WIMPOLE

 

Admiralty whalers (anti-submarine escorts) - see ARCTIC WHALE, BALENA, BELUGA, BOWHEAD, BLACKWHALE, BULLWHALE, CACHALOT, COWWHALE, FINWHALE, HUMPBACK, ICEWHALE, MEG, PILOTWHALE, RORQUAL, RIGHTWHALE

 

Hired drifters - see ACHIEVABLE, CITY OF GLASGOW, FEASIBLE, JOE CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN LINCOLN, LORD CHARLES BERESFORD, OCEAN CREST, OCEAN HOPE, OCEAN PILOT, REAPER.

 

Other Vessels Listed as Patrol Vessels and Hydrophone Vessels

see Miscellaneous Patrol Vessels

 

 


 

 

 

13. MONITORS

 

ABERCROMBIE-class


HMS Raglan (Photo Ships)

ABERCROMBIE, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.01 (4.15), M.00 (1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as FARRAGUT, ADMIRAL FARRAGUT 12.14, M.1 31.5.15; GENERAL ABERCROMBIE 19.6.15, ABERCROMBIE 21.6.15. Launched 15.4.15 Harland & Wolff, Belfast. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. Quad. Expansion 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (2-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 4in deck, 10in guns. Eastern Mediterranean from completion until 1918. Sold 25.6.27 Ward, Inverkeithing.

ADMIRAL FARRAGUT (1914) - see ABERCROMBIE, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

EARL ROBERTS (1915) - see ROBERTS, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

FARRAGUT (1914)- see ABERCROMBIE, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

HAVELOCK, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.02 (4.15), M.05(1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as GENERAL GRANT, M.2 31.5.15, HAVELOCK 20.6.15. Launched 29.4.15 Harland & Wolff, Belfast. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. Quad. Expansion 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (1-7.5in added 1916-17). Armour: 4in deck, 10in guns. Eastern Mediterranean from completion, Home Waters from 1916. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold to Ward 9.5.21, but retained. Finally sold 25.6.27 Ward, Preston.

GENERAL ABERCROMBIE (1915) - see ABERCROMBIE, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

GENERAL GRANT (1914)- see HAVELOCK, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

LORD RAGLAN (1915) - see RAGLAN, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

RAGLAN, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.09 (4.15), M.03 (9.15), M.14 (1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as ROBERT E. LEE, M.3 31.5.15, LORD RAGLAN 20.6.15, RAGLAN 23.6.15. Launched 29.4.15 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. TE 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (2-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 4in deck, 10in guns. Eastern Mediterranean from completion until 1918. Sunk 20.1.18 by BRESLAU & GOEBEN off Imbros. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

ROBERT E. LEE (1914) - see RAGLAN, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

ROBERTS, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.08 (4.15), M.04 (9.15), M.1A (1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as STONEWALL JACKSON, M.4 31.5.15, EARL ROBERTS 19.6.15, ROBERTS 22.6.15. Launched 15.4.15 Swan Hunter. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. TE 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (2-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 4in deck, 10in guns. Eastern Mediterranean from completion, Home Waters from 1916. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold to Ward 9.5.21, but retained. Finally sold 9.36 Ward, Preston.

STONEWALL JACKSON (1914) - see ROBERTS, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

 

LORD CLIVE-class


HMS Sir John Moore (Photo Ships)

CLIVE (c1915) - see LORD CLIVE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

CRAUFURD (c1915) - see GENERAL CRAUFURD, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

EARL OF PETERBOROUGH, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.04 (4.15), M.09 (9.15), M.01 (1.18). Name change: M.8, until 6.15. Launched 28.8.15 Harland & Wolff. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA. Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

GENERAL CRAUFURD, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.05 (4.15), M.03 (1.18). Name changes: CRAUFURD, ex-M.7, until 6.15. Launched 8.7.15 Harland & Wolff. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

GENERAL WOLFE, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.14 (4.15), M.04 (1.18). Name changes: SIR JAMES WOLFE, ex-WOLFE, ex-M.9, until 6.15. Launched 9.9.15 Palmer, Hebburn. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17; 1-18in added 1918). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

LORD CLIVE, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.03 (4.15), M.08 (9.15), M.07 (1.18). Name changes: CLIVE, ex-M.6, until 6.15. Launched 10.6.15 Harland & Wolff. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17; 4-4in added 1918 in place of 6in; 1-18in added 1918). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 10.27 McLellan.

PICTON (c1915) - see SIR THOMAS PICTON, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

PRINCE EUGENE, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.10 (4.15), M.11 (1.18). Name change: M.11, until 6.15. Launched 14.7.15 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17, plan to add 1-18in cancelled). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918, Ostend 10 May 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston.

PRINCE RUPERT, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.07 (4.15), M.12 (1.18). Name change: M.10, until 6.15. Launched 20.5.15 Hamilton. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Base ship 2.22, renamed PEMBROKE 2.22. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 5.23 Beardmore.

SIR JAMES WOLFE (c1915) - see GENERAL WOLFE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

SIR JOHN MOORE, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.11 (4.15), M.3A (1.18). Name change: M.5, until 6.15. Launched 31.5.15 Scotts. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17; 4-4in added 1918 in place of 6in). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU 1922 in Germany.

SIR THOMAS PICTON, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.06 (4.15), M.4A (1.18). Name changes: PICTON, ex-M.12, until 6.15. Launched 30.9.15 Harland & Wolff. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

WOLFE (c1915) - see GENERAL WOLFE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

 

MARSHAL NEY-class


HMS Marshall Ney (Photo Ships)

MARSHAL NEY, monitor, Marshal Ney-class, M.12 (4.15), M.08 (1.18). Laid down as M.13, launched 17.6.15 Palmer. 6670 tons, 336(oa), 340(pp)x90x10ft. Diesel 1500bhp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-15in, 2-12pdr (15in removed 1916, replaced by 1-9.2in, 4-6in; 6-6in, 2-3in AA 1917). Armour: 4in deck, 13in guns. Based at Dover 1915-18. Rearmed as a guardship. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Base ship 6.22, renamed VIVID 6.22, DRAKE 1.34, ALAUNIA II 1947. Arrived 6.10.57 Ward, Milford Haven.

MARSHAL SOULT, monitor, Marshal Ney-class, M.13 (4.15), M.09(1.18). Laid down as M.14, launched 24.8.15 Palmer. 6670 tons, 336(oa), 340(pp)x90x10ft. Diesel 1500bhp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-15in, 2-12pdr. Armour: 4in deck, 13in guns (2-6in added 1916, replaced by 8-4in 1918). Based at Dover 1915-18, often towed into action by EREBUS or TERROR. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Base ship 1940. Sold 10.7.46, BU at Troon.

 

improved MARSHALL NEY-class

M.34, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Harland & Wolff. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

M.35, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Harland & Wolff. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

M.36, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Swan Hunter. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

M.37, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Hamilton. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

 

EREBUS-class


HMS Erebus (Navy Photos)

EREBUS, monitor, Erebus-class, ordered 9.15, M.02 (1.18). Launched 19.6.16 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 8000 tons, 405(oa), 380(pp)x88x11ft. TE 6000ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-15in with barbette removed from MARSHALL NEY, 8-4 in. Armour: 6in sides, 5in deck, 13in guns. Based at Dover 1916-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability. Arrived 7.46 Ward, Inverkeithing to BU.

TERROR, monitor, Erebus-class, ordered 9.15, M.5A (1.18). Launched 18.5.16 Harland & Wolff, Belfast. 8000 tons, 405(oa), 380(pp)x88x11ft. TE 6000ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-15in, 8-4 in. Armour: 6in sides, 5in deck, 13in guns. Based at Dover 1916-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sunk 24.2.41 by A/C off Derna.

 

HUMBER-class River Monitors

HMS Humber (Photo Ships)

 

HUMBER, river monitor, Humber-class, listed by RN as gunboats, N.15 (1914), M.00 (4.15), M.06 (1.18). Launched 17.6.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian JAVARY, taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in from 1915). Dover 1914, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 17.9.20 F. Rijsdijk, became crane lighter.

MERSEY, river monitor, Humber-class, listed by RN as gunboats, P.62 (1914), M.1A (9.15), M.10 (1.18). Launched 1.10.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian MADEIRA (sometimes wrongly listed as MADURA), taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in after 1915). Dover 1914, East Africa 1915-18, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/15, single ship action with SEVERN v KONIGSBERG, 11 Jul 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe, BU 1923.

SEVERN, river monitor, Humber-class, listed by RN as gunboats, D.70 (1914), M.2A (9.15). Launched 19.8.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian SOLIMOES, taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in after 1915). Dover 1914, East Africa 1915-18, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, single ship action with MERSEY v KONIGSBERG, 11 Jul 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 1923.

 

M-class Coastal Monitors

HMS M.26 (Photo Ships)

 

M.15-type.

M.15, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 28.4.15 Gray. 540 tons, 170(pp)x3lx6ft. TE 800ihp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Sunk 11.11.17 by UC.38 off Gaza. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

M.16, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 3.5.15 Gray. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. TE 800ihp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 29.1.20, renamed TIGA.

M 17, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 12.5.15 Gray. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. TE 800ihp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.5.20, renamed TOEDJOE.

M.18, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 15.5.15 Gray. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. TE 800ihp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915. Sold 29.1.20, renamed ANAM.

M.19, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 4.5.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915. Sold 12.5.20, renamed DELAPAN.

M.20, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 11.5.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr (1-7.5in, 2-3in later). Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Sold 29.1.20, renamed LIMA.

M.21, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 27. 5.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. TE 650ihp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18, then Dover Patrol. Mined 20.10.18 off Ostend. Battle Honours Dardanelles 1915, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918.

M.22, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 10.6.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. TE 650ihp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Minelayer 1919, renamed MEDEA 12.25 training ship 1.37. Sold 12.38 Cashmore, stranded 22.1.39 off coast of Cornwall.

M.23, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 17.6.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr (1-7.5in, 2-3in later). Served in Mediterranean 1915-17, then Dover Patrol. Battle Honour Belgian Coast 1917/18. Log Book Availability. To RNVR 12.22, renamed CLAVERHOUSE 12.22. Arrived 21.4.59 S Bkg Industries, Charlestown to BU.

M.24, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 9.8.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr (1-7.5in, 2-3in later). Based at Dover 1915-18, then North Russia. Battle Honours Belgian Coast 1917, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability. Sold 29.1.20, renamed SATOE.

M.25, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 24.7.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr (1-7.5in, 2-3in later). Based at Dover 1915-18, then North Russia. Battle Honour Belgian Coast 1915/18. Log Book Availability. Scuttled 16.9.19 in Dvina River.

M.26, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 24.8.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr (1-7.5in, 2-3in later). Based at Dover 1915-18. Battle Honours Belgian Coast 1917/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 29.1.20, renamed DOEWA.

M.27, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 8.9.15 Raylton Dixon. 540 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp,12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr (1-6in, 2-3in later; finally 3-4in, 2-3 in). Based at Dover 1915-18, then White Sea Squadron, North Russia. Battle Honour Belgian Coast 1917/18. Scuttled 16.9.19 in Dvina River.

M.28, monitor, M-class, M.15-type. Launched 28.6.15 Raylton Dixon. 570 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Sunk 20.1.18 by BRESLAU and GOEBEN off Imbros.

M.29-type

M.29, monitor, M-class, M.29-type, ordered 15.3.15. Launched 22.5.15 Harland & Wolff. 535 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 2-6in from Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Minelayer 1919, renamed MEDUSA 12.25, depot ship 9.41, renamed TALBOT 9.41, MEDWAY II 1943, MEDUSA 9.44. Sold 9.9.46, BU 1947 at Dover.

M.30, monitor, M-class, M.29-type, ordered 15.3.15. Launched 23.6.15 Harland & Wolff. 535 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 2-6in from Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean from 1915. Sunk 13.5.16 by shore batteries, Gulf of Smyrna.

M.31, monitor, M-class, M.29-type, ordered 15.3.15. Launched 24.6.15 Harland & Wolff. 535 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 2-6in from Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Minelayer 1919, renamed MELPOMENE 12.25, MENELAUS 1941. BU 1948 Rees, Llanelly.

M.32, monitor, M-class, M.29-type, ordered 15.3.15 from Harland & Wolff. Subcontracted to Workman Clark, launched 22.5.15. 535 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 2-6in from Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 29.1.20, renamed AMPAT.

M.33, monitor, M-class, M.29-type, ordered 15.3.15 from Harland & Wolff. Subcontracted to Workman Clark, launched 22.5.15. 535 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 2-6in from Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Minelayer 1919, renamed MINERVA 12.25, hulk 6.43 (C.23), still in service (1972).

 

GORGON-class Coast Defence Ships


HMS Glatton (Photo ships)

GLATTON, monitor, Gorgon-class, ex-Norwegian coast defence ship BJOERGVIN, N.03 (9.15), N.50 (1.18). Launched 8.8.14 Armstrong, construction suspended 8.14, taken over 9.1.15, purchased 31.1.15, completed 7.18. 5700 tons, 310(oa), 290(pp)x55(73 over bulges)x16ft. TE 4000ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 4-6in, 2-3in AA. Armour: 7in sides, 2in deck, 8in guns. Operated off Belgian coast 1918. Sunk 16.9.18 by internal explosion at Dover.

GORGON, monitor, Gorgon-class, ex-Norwegian coast defence ship NIDAROS, P.59 (9.15), N.51 (1.18). Launched 9.6.14 Armstrong, construction suspended 8.14, taken over 9.1.15, purchased 31.1.15, completed 6.18. 5700 tons, 310(oa), 290(pp)x55(73 over bulges)x16ft. TE 4000ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 4-6in, 2-3in AA. Armour: 7in sides, 2in deck, 8in guns. Operated off Belgian coast 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1918. Sold 28.8.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

 

M-designated Monitors, M.1-M.37.

Note: "Gunboats" HUMBER, MERSEY, SEVERN, Erebus-class monitors EREBUS, TERROR, and ex-coast defence ships GLATTON and GORGON do not appear to have received M numbers.

M.1, monitor - see ABERCROMBIE, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

M.2, monitor - see HAVELOCK, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

M.3, monitor - see RAGLAN, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

M.4, monitor - see ROBERTS, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

M.5, monitor - see SIR JOHN MOORE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.6, monitor - see LORD CLIVE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.7, monitor - see GENERAL CRAUFURD, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.8, monitor - see EARL OF PETERBOROUGH, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.9, monitor - see GENERAL WOLFE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.10, monitor - see PRINCE RUPERT, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.11, monitor - see PRINCE EUGENE, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.12, monitor - see SIR THOMAS PICTON, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

M.13, monitor - see MARSHAL NEY, monitor, Marshal Ney-class.

M.14, monitor - see MARSHAL SOULT, monitor, Marshal Ney-class.

M.15-M.33 - see M-class Coastal Monitors

M.34, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Harland & Wolff. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

M.35, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Harland & Wolff. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

M.36, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Swan Hunter. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

M.37, monitor, improved Marshal Ney-class, ordered 5.15, building by Hamilton. Armed with 4-15in guns, steam driven, 10kts. Cancelled 6.15.

 


 

 

14. RIVER GUNBOATS

 

HERON-class

HMS Robin, Sandpiper or Snipe (Photo Ships)

 

NIGHTINGALE, river gunboat, Heron-class, N.N8 (11.19). Launched 27.10.97 Yarrow. 85 tons, 108(oa), 100(pp)x20x2ft. TE 240ihp, 9kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Sold 20.11.19 at Hong Kong.

ROBIN, river gunboat, Heron-class. Launched 1897 Yarrow. 85 tons, 108(oa), 100(pp)x20x2ft. TE 240ihp, 9kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Sold 9.28 at Hong Kong.

SANDPIPER, river gunboat, Heron-class. Launched 2.7.97 Yarrow. 85 tons, 108(oa), 100(pp)x20x2ft. TE 240ihp, 9kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.10.20 at Hong Kong.

SNIPE, river gunboat, Heron-class, N.N5 (11.19). Launched 1897 Yarrow. 85 tons, 108(oa), 100(pp)x20x2ft. TE 240ihp, 9kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 20.11.19 at Hong Kong.

 

WOODCOCK-type

HMS Woodcock (CyberHeritage)

 

WOODCOCK, river gunboat, close sister to WOODLARK. Built in sections 1897 Thornycroft, relaunched in China 8.4.98. 150 tons, 148(oa), 145(pp)x24x2ft. Compound 550ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 3.28 at Hong Kong.

WOODLARK, river gunboat, N.0C (11.19), close sister to WOODCOCK. Built in sections 1897 Thornycroft, relaunched in China 8.4.98. 150 tons, 148(oa), 145(pp)x24x2ft. Compound 550ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.28 at Hong Kong.

 

MOORHEN-type

HMS Moorhen, Teal or Widgeon (Photo Ships)

 

MOORHEN, river gunboat, N.6A (11.19), close sister to TEAL. Launched 13.8.01 Yarrow. 180 tons, 148(oa), 145(pp)x24x2ft. Compound 550ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.33 at Hong Kong.

TEAL, river gunboat, N.72 (11.19), close sister to MOORHEN. Launched 18.5.01 Yarrow. 180 tons, 148(oa), 145(pp)x24x2ft. Compound 550ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 10.31 at Shanghai.

 

WIDGEON

WIDGEON, river gunboat, N.71 (11.19). Launched 16.4.04 Yarrow. 195 tons, 165(oa), 160(pp)x24x2ft. Compound 550ihp, 13kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 10.31 at Shanghai.

 

Purchased River Steamer

HMS Kinsha (Photo Ships)

 

KINSHA, river gunboat. Launched 1900 Denny as river steamer PIONEER, purchased 11.1900. 616 tons, 192(oa), 180(pp)x30x6ft. Paddle 1200ihp,14kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.4.21 at Shanghai.

 

FLY-class


HMS Firefly (Photo Ships)

BLACKFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 12.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 4.16, re-erected 22.3.17 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. On loan to Air Ministry, lost 26.5.23 in collision with bridge at Baghdad.

BUTTERFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 7.15, re-erected 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1915/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

CADDISFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 12.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 4.16, re-erected after 22.3.17 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. Sold 17.2.23 Anglo-Persian Oil Co.

CRANEFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 8.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1915/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

DRAGONFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 7.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1915/17. Sold 16.2.23 at Basra.

FIREFLY (2), river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 7.15, re-erected 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign, in Turkish hands 1.12.15 to 26.2.17, recaptured. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1915 & 1917. Sunk 14.6.24 by Insurgents on the Euphrates.

GADFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 8.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1915/17. To Air Ministry at Basra 1922.

GRAYFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 8.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. To War Dept 1923.

GREENFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 9.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

HOVERFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 12.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 4.16, re-erected after 22.3.17 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. Sold 16.2.23 Basra Port Authority.

MAYFLY (2), river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 8.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

SAWFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 8.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

SEDGEFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 12.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 9.16, re-erected after 22.3.17 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

SNAKEFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 9.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

STONEFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 9.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

WATERFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 9.15, re-erected after 11.15 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Sold 17.2.23 to Anglo-Persian Oil Co at Basra.

 

INSECT-class

HMS Cicala in North Russia (Yeoman of Signals George Smith)

 

APHIS, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.96 (1.16), P.03 (1.18). Launched 15.9.15 Ailsa SB. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Mediterranean 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1947 at Singapore.

BEE, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.99 (1.16), P.07 (1.18). Launched 8.12.15 Ailsa SB. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Mediterranean 1916-17, Mesopotamia 1917-18, then China Station. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. Log Book Availability - Feb 1918 to Jan 1923, China Station. Sold 22.3.39 at Shanghai.

CICALA, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.4A (1.16), P.82 (1.18). Launched 10.12.15 Barclay Curle. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. North Sea 1916-18, then White Sea. Log Book Availability. Sunk 21.12.41 by A/C, Hong Kong.

COCKCHAFER, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.95 (1.16), P.83 (1.18). Launched 16.12.15 Barclay Curle. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. North Sea 1916-18, then White Sea. Log Book Availability. Sold 1949 at Singapore.

CRICKET (2), river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.82 (1.16), P.85 (1.18). Launched 16.12.15 Barclay Curle. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Crew: 53. North Sea 1916-18, then White Sea. Log Book Availability. Served in WW2, badly damaged by Axis aircraft off Egyptian coast, broken up 1942.

GLOWWORM, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.94 (1.16), P.93 (1.18). Launched 5.2.16 Barclay Curle. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. North Sea 1916-18, then White Sea. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.28 at Malta.

GNAT, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.97 (1.16), P.94 (1.18). Launched 3.12.15 Lobnitz. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Mesopotamia 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Log Book Availability. Torpedoed 21.10.41 in Mediterranean, laid up, BU 1945.

LADYBIRD, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.5A (1.16), P.0A (1.18). Launched 12.4.16 Lobnitz. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Mediterranean 1916-17, Mesopotamia 1917-18. Sunk 12.5.41 by A/C off Tobruk.

MANTIS, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.0A (1.16), P.5A (1.18). Launched 14.9.15 Sunderland SB. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Mesopotamia 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Log Book Availability. Sold 20.1.40 in China.

MOTH (2), river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.7A (1.16), P.8A (1.18). Launched 9.10.15 Sunderland SB. Mesopotamia 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Log Book Availability. Scuttled 21.12.41 at Hong Kong, raised by Japanese, renamed SUMA. Mined 19.3.45.

SCARAB, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.98 (1.16), P.A2 (1.18). Launched 7.10.15 Wood Skinner. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Crew: 53. Mediterranean 1916-17, Mesopotamia 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. Log Book Availability. BU 5.48 at Singapore.

TARANTULA, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.6A (1.16), P.A8 (1.18). Launched 18.12.15 Wood Skinner. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Crew: 53. Mesopotamia 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916/17. Log Book Availability. Sunk 1.5.46 as target off Ceylon.

 


 

 

15. MINESWEEPERS

 

 

15.1 TORPEDO GUNBOAT CONVERSIONS

 

SHARPSHOOTER-class


HMS Skipjack (Photo Ships)

GOSSAMER, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Sharpshooter-class, D.68 (1914), N.68 (9.16), N.52 (1.18). Launched 9.1.90 Sheerness DY. 735 tons, 230(pp)x27x8ft. TE 3600ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 20.3.20 Cornish Salvage Co, Ilfracombe.

SEAGULL (1), minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Sharpshooter-class, C.85 (1914), C.81 (1.18), C.82 (9.18). Launched 31.5.89 Chatham DY. 735 tons, 230(pp)x27x8ft. TE 3600ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sunk 30.9.18 in collision with SS CORRIB in Clyde.

SHARPSHOOTER - see NORTHAMPTON, harbour service.

SKIPJACK, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Sharpshooter-class, P.81 (1914), P.A3 (1.18). Launched 30.4.89 Chatham DY. 735 tons, 230(pp)x27x8ft. TE 3600ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 23.2.20 Hammond Lane Foundry, Dublin.

SPANKER, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Sharpshooter-class, C.86 (1914), C.82 (1.18), C.83 (9.18). Launched 27.2.89 Devonport DY. 735 tons, 230(pp)x27x8ft. TE 3600ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 20.3.20 Cornish Salvage Co, Ilfracombe.

SPEEDWELL, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Sharpshooter-class, P.89 (1914), P.A4 (1.18). Launched 15.3.89 Devonport DY. 735 tons, 230(pp)x27x8ft. TE 3600ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 20.3.20 Cornish Salvage Co, Ilfracombe.

 

ALARM-class


HMS Jason (Photo Ships)

ANTELOPE – see Harbour Service.

CIRCE, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class, D.81 (1914), N.81 (9.15), N.26 (1.18). Launched 14.6.92 Sheerness DY. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 30.7.20 H. Auten.

HEBE – see Depot Ships.

JASON, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class, N.18 (1914). Launched 14.5.92 Vickers. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Mined 7.4.17 West of Scotland.

LEDA, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class, N.28 (1914), N.69 (1.18). Launched 13.9.92 Sheerness DY. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 14.7.20 Cardiff Marine Stores, BU 1922 in Germany.

NIGER, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class. Launched 17.12.92 Vickers. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sunk 11.11.14 by 11.12 off Deal.

ONYX – see Depot Ships.

SPEEDY (1), minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class. Launched 18. 5.93 Thornycroft. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Mined 3.9.14 off the Humber.

 

DRYAD-CLASS

HMS Dryad (Photo Ships)

 

DRYAD, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class, P.90 (1914). Launched 22.11.93 Chatham DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Attached to 10th CS 1914-15, minesweeper at Lowestoft to 1.18, then harbour service 1918, renamed HAMADRYAD 1.18. Log Book Availability. Sold 24.9.20 H. Auten.

HAMADRYAD (1918) - see DRYAD, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class.

HALCYON (spelt HALYCON in text), minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class, C.82 (1914), C.76 (1.18). Launched 6.4.94 Devonport DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 6000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Sold 6.11.19 J. H. Lee.

HARRIER, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class, P.63 (1914), P.95 (1.18). Launched 20.2.94 Devonport DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Downs Boarding Flotilla to 1915, then Mediterranean. Sold 23.2.20 T. R. Sales.

HAZARD - see Depot Ships.

HUSSAR, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class. Launched 3.7.94 Devonport DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 1-4.7in, 2-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Mediterranean, Senior Officer, Minesweeping Force from 1915. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.20, resold 13.7.21 at Malta.

 

15.2 WARTIME FLEET MINESWEEPERS

 

FLOWER-class Fleet Sweeping Sloops

ACACIA-type – see ACACIA, ANEMONE, ASTER (2), BLUEBELL, DAFFODIL, DAHLIA, DAPHNE, FOXGLOVE, HOLLYHOCK, HONEYSUCKLE, IRIS (2), JONQUIL, LABURNUM, LARKSPUR, LAVENDER, LILAC, LILY, MAGNOLIA, MALLOW, MARIGOLD, MIMOSA, PRIMROSE, SUNFLOWER, VERONICA

AZALEA-type – see AZALEA, BEGONIA, CAMELLIA, CARNATION, CLEMATIS, HELIOTROPE, JESSAMINE, MYRTLE, NARCISSUS (2), PEONY, SNOWDROP, ZINNIA

ARABIS-type – see ALYSSUM, AMARYLLIS, ARABIS, ASPHODEL, BERBERIS, BUTTERCUP, CAMPANULA, CELANDINE, CORNFLOWER, CROCUS, CYCLAMEN, DELPHINIUM, GENISTA, GENTIAN, GERANIUM, GLADIOLUS, GODETIA, HYDRANGEA, LOBELIA, LUPIN, MARGUERITE, MIGNONETTE, MYOSOTIS, NASTURTIUM, NIGELLA, PANSY, PENTSTEMON, PETUNIA, POPPY, PRIMULA, ROSEMARY, SNAPDRAGON, VALERIAN, VERBENA, WALLFLOWER, WISTERIA

 

Kil-class Patrol Gunboats

At least 11 were fitted as minesweepers

 

Screw Minesweeper - Mercantile Conversions

ATALANTA II, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Fy.572 (12.15). Built 1906, 486grt. Armament 2-6pdr AA. In service 3.12.15-26.6.19.

CLACTON, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.30 (1914), T.04 (9.15). Built 1904, 820grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 7.10.14. Mediterranean from 1915. Sunk 3.8.16 by U.73 at Chai Aghizi.

FOLKESTONE, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.33 (1914), T.07 (9.15), T.32 (1.18). Built 1903, 496grt. Armament: 2-12 pdr. In service 9.10.14-31.1.20. Mediterranean from 1915.

GAZELLE, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.40 (1914), T.14 (9.15), T.35 (1.18). Built 1889, 613grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. Minelayer with 50 mines, 5.15-11.15. In service 27.10.14-10.4.20. Mediterranean from 1915. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

HYTHE, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.36 (1914), T.10 (9.15). Built 1905, 509grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 18.10.14. Mediterranean from 1915. Sunk 28.10.15 in collision with SARNIA off Cape Helles.

LYNN (ex-LYNX), screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.39 (1914), T.13 (9.15), T.57 (1.18). Built 1889, 609grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 27.10.14-5.3.20. Mediterranean from 1915.

NEWMARKET, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.32 (1914), T.06 (9.15). Built 1907, 833grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 8.10.14. Mediterranean from 1915. Sunk 16.7.17 by UC.38 in the Eastern Med.

REINDEER (3), screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.34 (1914), T.08 (9.15), T.76 (1.18). Built 1897, 1101grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 2.10.14-30.1.20. Mediterranean from 1915.


SS Reindeer in civilian service (Photo ships)

ROEBUCK II - see ROEDEAN, screw minesweeper.

ROEDEAN (ex-ROEBUCK), screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.35 (1914). Built 1897, 1094grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 2.10.14, might have been hired as ROEBUCK II. Sunk 13.1.15 at Longhope, after dragging anchor in gale and drifting on to the ram-bow of repair hulk IMPERIEUSE.

ST. SEIRIOL, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Fy.573 (12.15). Built 1914, 928grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 5.12.15. Mined 25.4.18 off the Shipwash LV.

WHITBY ABBEY, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.35 (2.15), T.09 (9.15), T.90 (1.18). Built 1908, 1188grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. Mediterranean from 1915. In service 10.2.15-23.12.19.

 

Paddle Minesweepers - Mercantile Conversions

AIGLON (ex-EAGLE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 938. Built 1898, 647grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 22.11.15-23.7.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ALBYN (ex-ALBION), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 587. Built 1893, 363grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 26.5.15-15.3.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16.

BALMORAL, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 583. Built 1900, 473grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 15.5.15-11.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

BELLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 842. Built 1892, 147grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 26.5.17-9.1.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

BICKERSTAFFE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 506. Built 1879, 213grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-1.4.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

BOURNE (ex-BOURNEMOUTH QUEEN), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 188. Built 1908, 353grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 5.2.15-5.5.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. BOURNEMOUTH QUEEN in WW2.

BRIGHTON QUEEN, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 181. Built 1897, 553grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.9.14. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 6.10.15 off Nieuport. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.


P/S Brighton Queen in civilian service (Photo Ships)

BRITAIN (ex-BRITANNIA), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 190. Built 1896, 459grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 28.1.15-13.4.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. SKIDDAW in WW2.

CALEDONIA, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 557. Built 1889, 244grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 26.4.17-18.11.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

CAMBRIDGE (ex-CAMBRIA), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 183. Built 1895, 420grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-3pdr AA. In service 4.11.14-9.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. PLINLIMMON in WW2.

CITY OF ROCHESTER, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, ex-fleet messenger (Y4.13 pendant), Adty No. 1238. Built 1904, 235grt. Armament: not listed. In service as fleet messenger 18.12.14, minesweeper 17.6.17-27.11.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

CLACTON BELLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 930. Built 1890, 458grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 16.8.15-8.11.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

CLOGHMORE (ex-GREENORE), paddle minesweeper. Built 1896, 217grt. Paddle steamer, fitting out 15.5.17, but shortly released.

DEVONIA, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 182. Built 1905, 520grt. Armament: 1-12pdr AA, 1-6pdr AA. In service 16.9.14-9.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.

DUCHESS (ex-DUCHESS OF FIFE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 533. Built 1903, 336grt. Armament: 2-6pdr. In service 26.5.19 -3.9.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 1.23 Rees, Llanelly. DUCHESS OF FIFE in WW2.

DUCHESS OF BUCCLEUCH, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 590. Built 1915, 450grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, l-6pdr AA. Purchased by Admiralty 12.7.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 1.23 E. G. Rees.

DUCHESS OF FIFE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 531. Built 1899, 443grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 23.3.16-9.12.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

DUCHESS OF HAMILTON, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 933. Built 1890, 553grt. Armament: not listed. In service 11.9.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 29.11.15 off the Longsand.

DUCHESS OF KENT, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 537. Built 1897, 399grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 20.6.16-23.9.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

DUCHESS OF MONTROSE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 585. Built 1902, 322grt. Armament: not listed. In service 15.5.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 18.3.17 off Dunkirk. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.

DUCHESS OF ROTHESAY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 935. Built 1895, 385grt. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 14.10.15-29.3.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

EAGLE III, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 534. Built 1910, 432grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.6.16-10.3.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. ORIOLE in WW2.

EARL OF DUNRAVEN, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion. Built 1888, 174grt. Paddle steamer, fitting out 15.5.17, but shortly released.

ERIN'S ISLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 571. Built 1912, 633grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 21.11.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 7.2.19 near Edinburgh LV, Nore.

FAIR MAID, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 589. Built 1915, 432grt. Armament: not listed. Purchased by Admiralty 12.7.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 9.11.16 near Cross Sand Buoy.

GLEN AVON, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 185. Built 1912, 509grt. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.11.14-5.7.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.

GLEN CROSS (ex-GLEN ROSA), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 843. Built 1893, 306grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.6.17-12.9.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

GLEN ROSA, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 839. Built 1877, 323grt. Armament: 1 gun. In service 11.5.17-20.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

GLEN USK, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 189. Built 1914, 524grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 28.1.15-5.9.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

GRENADE (ex-GRENADIER), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 536. Built 1885, 357grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.7.16-23.10.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

GREYHOUND II, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 931 (T.87). Built 1895, 542grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 1.10.15-14.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

HARLEQUIN, paddle ferry, minesweeper from 1917 - see Ferry Service Vessels.

HELPER (ex-SIR FRANCIS DRAKE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, ex-hired tug, Adty No. 1246. Built 1873, 173grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service as tug 1.4.15-10.5.15, as minesweeper 1.12.17-21.2.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

HER MAJESTY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 554. Built 1885, 235grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 23.4.17-24.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ISLE OF ARRAN, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 556. Built 1892, 313grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 30.5.17-27.3.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

JUNIOR (ex-JUNO), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 187. Built 1898, 592grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 29.1.15-27.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

JUPITER II, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 584. Built 1896, 394grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 15.5.15-29.5.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16.

KENILWORTH, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 844. Built 1898, 390grt. Armament: not listed. In service 18.6.17-2.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

KYLEMORE (ex-VULCAN), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 576. Built 1897, 319grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 23.11.15-20.2.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

LADY CLARE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 841. Built 1891, 234grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 25.5.17-24.12.18. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

LADY EVELYN (1), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 559. Built 1900, 320grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 25.4.17-6.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. BRIGHTON BELLE in WW2.

LADY ISMAY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 186. Built 1911, 495grt. Armament: not listed. In service 4.11.14. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 21.12.15 near the Galloper. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915

LADY MOYRA (ex-GWALIA), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 937. Built 1905, 519grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 21.11.15-9.7.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. BRIGHTON QUEEN in WW2.

LADY ROWENA, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 1239. Built 1891, 332grt. Armament: not listed. In service as ferry at Scapa 12.4.16, minesweeper 12.8.17-6.2.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

LONDON BELLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 530. Built 1893, 738grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 18.3.16-9.7.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, hospital carrier, 1.5.19, designated HC.2 5.19.

LORNA DOONE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 575. Built 1891, 410grt. In service for miscellaneous service 8.8.14-16.10.14, minesweeper with 1-6pdr AA, 13.12.15-30.12.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

MARCHIONESS OF BREADALBANE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 558. Built 1890, 246grt. Armament: not listed. In service 20.4.17-30.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, troop carrier from 21.1.19.

MARCHIONESS OF FIFE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 936. Built 1890, 246grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 27.10.15, purchased by Admiralty 23.10.17. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, troop carrier 24.1.19, hospital carrier 10.4.19, designated HC.6 5.19. Sold 16.1.23 Ward, Inverkeithing.

MARMION II, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 586. Built 1906, 403grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 15.5.15-27.5.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.

MARSA (ex-MARS), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 438. Built 1902, 317grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 22.9.16. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sunk 18.11.17 in collision at entrance to Harwich harbour.

MELCOMBE REGIS (ex-Lune), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 1637. Built 1892, 253grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.12.17-31.5.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, Medway ferry from 17.5.19.

MERCURY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 578. Built 1892, 378grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 21.12.15-24.1.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

MONARCHY (ex-MONARCH), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 560. Built 1888, 315grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.5.17-23.8.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served as EXWEY in WW2.

NEPAULIN (ex-NEPTUNE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 574. Built 1892, 378grt. Armament: not listed. In service 7.12.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 20.4.17 near Dyck LV.

PRINCESS BEATRICE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 555. Built 1880, 253grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 23.4.17-26.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

QUEEN EMPRESS, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 934. Built 1912, 411grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 25.10.15-30.6.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, hospital carrier 6.5.19, designated HC.4 5.19. Served in WW2.

QUEEN OF THE NORTH, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 580. Built 1895, 590grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 29.3.16. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 20.7.17 off Orford Ness.

RAVENSWOOD, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 588. Built 1891, 345grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 26.5.15-28.3.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.

REDGAUNTLET II, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 535. Built 1895, 278grt. Armament: not listed. In service 4.6.16, purchased by Admiralty 30.7.17. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 29.4.19.

ROYAL PEARL (ex-PEARL), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 504. Built 1897, 171grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-19.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ROYAL RUBY (ex-RUBY), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 503. Built 1897, 171grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-19.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ROYAL SAPPHIRE (ex-SAPPHIRE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 505. Built 1898, 223grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-31.10.18. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ST. ELVIES, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 582. Built 1896, 567grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 4.3.15-8.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ST. TRILLO (ex-RHOS TREVOR), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 837. Built 1876, 164grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 22.4.17-3.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

SLIEVE BEARNAGH, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 581. Built 1894, 383grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 24.2.15. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, purchased by Admiralty 23.10.17, hospital carrier 21.1.19, designated HC.5 5.19. Sold 16.1.23 Ward.

SNOWDON, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 577. Built 1892, 338grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 31.12.15-31.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

SOUTHEND BELLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 532. Built 1896, 570grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 2.4.16-8.11.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served as LAGUNA BELLE in WW2.

TALLA (ex-TALISMAN), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 845. Built 1896, 279grt. Armament: not listed. In service 8.6.17-10.10.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

VERDUN (1) (ex-PARIS), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 529. Built 1888, 804grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. Purchased by Admiralty 17.3.16. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Renamed VERDUN II 2.17. Sold 4.22.

WALTON BELLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 579. Built 1897, 465grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 22.12.15-19.5.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, hospital carrier 6.5.19, designated HC.3 5.19. Served as ESSEX QUEEN in WW2.

WANDERER, paddle ferry, minesweeper from 1917 - see Ferry Service Vessels.

WAVERLEY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 932. Built 1899, 449grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 21.9.15-9.7.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

WAY (ex-WAVERLEY), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 840. Built 1885, 240grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.5.17-20.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

WESTHOPE - see WESTWARD HO, paddle minesweeper.

WESTWARD HO, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 184. Built 1894, 438grt. Armament: 1-12pdr AA, 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.11.14-20.5.19, intended to be renamed WESTHOPE, but instead renamed WESTERN QUEEN 7.18. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served as WESTWARD HO in WW2.

WESTERN QUEEN - see WESTWARD HO, paddle minesweeper.

WILLIAM MUIR, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 846. Built 1879, 412grt. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.6.17-21.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

YARMOUTH BELLE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 929. Built 1898, 522grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 16.8.15-3.1.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served as THAMES QUEEN in WW2.

HMS Yarmouth Belle (Photo Ships)

 


 

Paddle Minesweepers - Wartime Admiralty Construction

 

ASCOT or RACECOURSE-class


HMS Atherstone (Photo Ships)

ASCOT, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 881, T.16 (9.18). Launched 26.1.16 Ailsa SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sunk 10.11.18 by UB.67 off the Faroes.

ATHERSTONE, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 882, T.09 (9.18). Launched 4.4.16 Ailsa SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Sold 12.8.27. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. QUEEN OF KENT in WW2.

BANBURY, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 1641, T.34 (9.18). Launched 19.12.17 Ailsa SB. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 14.9.23 Hayes, Porthcawl.

CHELMSFORD, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 883, T.21 (9.18). Launched 14.6.16 Ailsa SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 25.11.27 Hughes Bolckow.

CHELTENHAM, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 10.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 884, T.54 (9.18). Launched 12.4.16 Ardrossan SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 7.10.27 Cashmore.

CHEPSTOW, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 885, T.19 (9.18). Launched 29.2.16 Ayrshire. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 25.11.27 Hughes Bolckow.

CROXTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 886, T.20 (9.18). Launched 7.4.16 Ayrshire. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

DONCASTER, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 887, T.56 (9.18). Launched 15.6.16 Ayrshire. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

EGLINTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 888, T.02 (9.18). Launched 9.9.16 Ayrshire. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 7.22 King, Garston.

EPSOM, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 889, T.59 (9.18). Launched 4.5.16 George Brown. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

ERIDGE, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 890, T.60 (9.18). Launched 23.2.16 Clyde SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

GATWICK, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 891, T.10 (9.18). Launched 18.4.16 Dundee SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

GOODWOOD, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 10.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 892, T.22 (9.18). Launched 15.6.16 Dundee SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

HALDON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 10.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 893, T.62 (9.18). Launched 29.3.16 Dunlop Bremner. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 14.12.21 Stanlee.

HARPENDEN, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 3431, T.58 (9.18). Launched 26.2.18 Ailsa SB. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Arrived 4.28, Charlestown to BU.

HEXHAM, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 1639, T.35 (9.18). Launched 15.12.17 Clyde SB. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 14.9.23 Hayes, Porthcawl.

HURST, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 10.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 894, T.66 (9.18). Launched 6.5.16 Dunlop Bremner. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward. Inverkeithing.

KEMPTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 895. Launched 3.6.16 Ferguson. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 24.6.17 off Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917.

LANARK, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 1646, T.37 (9.18). Launched 18.12.17 Fleming & Ferguson. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 5.23 Stanlee.

LEWES, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 3433, T.85 (9.18). Launched 12.3.18 Fleming & Ferguson. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

LINGFIELD, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 896, T.24 (9.18). Launched 29.4.16 Fleming & Ferguson. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 5.23 Stanlee.

LUDLOW, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 897. Launched 1.5.16 Goole SB. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 29.12.16 off the Shipwash.

MELTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 898, T.94 (9.18). Launched 16.3.16 Hamilton. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 25.11.27. Served as QUEEN OF THANET in WW2.

NEWBURY, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 899, T.26 (9.18). Launched 3.7.16 Inglis. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

PLUMPTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 900, T.32 (9.18). Launched 20.3.16 McMillan. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined off Belgian Coast 19.10.18, beached, later BU in situ.

PONTEFRACT, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 901, T.C2 (9.18). Launched 2.5.16 Murdoch & Murray. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 6.9.22 Bond.

REDCAR, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.16, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 902. Launched 31. 7.16 Ayrshire. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 24.6.17 off Dover.

SANDOWN, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.16, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 903, T.68 (9.18). Launched 6.7.16 Dunlop Bremner. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward.

SHINCLIFFE, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 3438, T.81 (9.18). Launched 29.1.18 Dundee SB. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

SHIRLEY, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 905, T.57 (9.18). Launched 28.9.17 Dunlop Bremner. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 8.4.19 James Dredging Co, ferry.

TOTNES, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.16, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 904, T.53 (9.18). Launched 17.5.16 McMillan. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

WETHERBY, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 3428, T.41 (9.18). Launched 2.3.18 Murdoch & Murray. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 10.6.24 Alloa, Charlestown.

 

Paddle Minesweepers - proposed SEA BIRD-class

FULMAR, paddle minesweeper, Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, ordered 1918, building Ailsa SB, cancelled 10.12.18.

GADWALL, paddle minesweeper, Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, ordered 1918, building Ailsa SB, cancelled 10.12.18.

POCHARD, paddle minesweeper, Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, ordered 1918, building Ailsa SB, cancelled 10.12.18.

REDSHANK, paddle minesweeper, reportedly Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, but not ordered.

SHRIKE, paddle minesweeper, reportedly Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, but not ordered.

STORMY PETREL, paddle minesweeper, Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, ordered 1918, building Murdoch & Murray, cancelled 10.12.18.

TERN, paddle minesweeper, Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, ordered 1918, building Murdoch & Murray, cancelled 10.12.18.

 


 

ex-Patrol Paddle Vessels

(Served in Mediterranean as minesweepers postwar)

See CLEETHORPES, DUKE, DUCHESS OF NORFOLK , DUCHESS OF RICHMOND, DUCHESS OF YORK, EMPEROR OF INDIA II, MARCHIONESS OF LORNE, MINERVA II, PRINCESS MARY, QUEEN IV.

 


 

Screw Minesweepers - Wartime Admiralty Construction

 

EARLY HUNT-class


HMS Muskerry (Photo Ships)

BELVOIR, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 483, T.C0 (6.18). Launched 8.3.17 Ailsa SB. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

BICESTER, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 484, T.Cl (6.18). Launched 8.6.17 Ailsa SB. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 8.1.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

BLACKMOREVALE, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 485, T.C2 (6.18). Launched 23.3.17 Ardrossan SB. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Mined 1.5.18 off Montrose.

CATTISTOCK, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 486, T.07 (9.18). Launched 21.2.17 Clyde SB. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 22.2.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

COTSWOLD, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 487, T.C3 (6.18). Launched 28.11.16 Bow McLachlan. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

COTTESMORE, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 488, T.6C (6.18). Launched 9.2.17 Bow McLachlan. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

CROOME, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 489, T.C4 (6.18). Launched 22.5.17 Clyde SB. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

DARTMOOR, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 490, T.C5 (6.18). Launched 30.3.17 Dunlop Bremner. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 21.2.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

GARTH, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 491, T.C6 (6.18). Launched 9.5.17 Dunlop Bremner. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 21.2.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

HAMBLEDON, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 492, T.C7 (6.18). Launched 9.3.17 Fleming & Ferguson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

HEYTHROP, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 493, T.C8 (6.18). Launched 4.6.17 Fleming & Ferguson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

HOLDERNESS, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 494, T.C9 (6.18). Launched 9.11.16 Henderson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 8.24 Ward.

MEYNELL, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 495, T.7C (6.18). Launched 7.2.17 Henderson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 4.11.22 Col. J. Lithgow.

MUSKERRY, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 496, T.0C (6.18). Launched 28.11.16 Lobnitz. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 22.1.23 Rees, Llanelly.

OAKLEY, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 497, T.1C (6.18). Launched 10.1.17 Lobnitz. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

PYTCHLEY, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 498, T.2C (6.18). Launched 24.3.17 Napier & Miller. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

QUORN, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 499, T.3C (6.18). Launched 4.6.17 Napier & Miller. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 18.9.22 J. Smith.

SOUTHDOWN, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 500, T.08 (9.18). Launched 7.5.17 Simons. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 16.12.26 Granton S Bkg Co.

TEDWORTH, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 501, T.4C (6.18). Launched 20.6.17 Simons. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Diving tender 8.23. Sold 11.46, BU Ward, Hayle.

ZETLAND, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 502, T.5C (6.18). Launched c6.17 Murdoch & Murray, completed 9.17. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 18.1.23 North-East Salvage Co, W. Hartlepool.

 

LATER HUNT or ABERDARE-class


HMS Sutton (Photo Ships)

ABERDARE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3450, T.0N (11.19). Launched 29.4.18 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

ABINGDON, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3453, N.9C (11.19). Launched 11.6.18 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Bombed 5.4.42 by Italian A/C off Malta, beached at Calcara, BU 1950.

ALBURY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.9 (1.19), T.41 (11.19). Launched 21.11.18 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

ALRESFORD, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.92 (5.19), T.06 (11.19). Launched 17.1.19 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

AMBLESIDE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.00 (11.19). Launched 21.2.19 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, renamed BEAUFORT 3.19. Sold 30.6.38 Cashmore, resold 27.7.39 Rees, Llanelly.

AMERSHAM, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.01 (11.19). Launched 30.4.19 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel 1919, renamed COLLINSON 3.19. Sold 25.10.22 McLellan.

APPLEDORE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.7A (11.19). Launched 15.8.19 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 16.10.20, renamed KAMLAVATI.

BADMINTON, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3458, T.N1(10.18), T.8N (11.19). Launched 18.3.18 Ardrossan SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Inverkeithing.

BAGSHOT, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3452, T.15 (4.19), T.57 (11.19). Launched 23.5.18 Ardrossan SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Depot ship MEDWAY II 4.45 to 2.46. Sold c1949, mined 1.9.51in tow off Corfu.

BANCHORY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3451, N.C0 (11.19). Launched 15.5.18 Ayrshire. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 18.5.22 B. Zammitt, Malta.

BARNSTAPLE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class. Launched 20.3.19 Ardrossan SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee, resold, renamed LADY CYNTHIA.

BEAUFORT (1919), survey ship - see AMBLESIDE, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

BLACKBURN (ex-BURNHAM), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3460, T.N8(10.18), T.N5 (11.19). Launched 13.8.18 Bow McLachlan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 17.10.22 Fryer.

BOOTLE (ex-BUCKIE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3444, T.9C (9.18), T.8C (11.19). Launched 11.6.18 Bow McLachlan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 21.2.23 Alloa, Charlestown.

BRADFIELD, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.36 (9.19), N.8A (11.19). Launched 14.5.19 Ayrshire. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 10.20, renamed CHAMPAVATI.

BURSLEM (ex-BLAKENEY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3436, T.90 (6.18), T.68 (11.19). Launched 5.3.18 Ayrshire. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Inverkeithing.

BURY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class. Launched 17.5.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 20.1.23 J. Smith.

CAERLEON, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.8/ (1.19), T.43 (11.19). Launched 6.12.18 Bow McLachlan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 4.22 Stanlee.

CAMBERLEY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.7 (early 1919). T.7/ (11.19). Launched 28.12.18 Bow McLachlan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 7.23 C. A. Beard.

CARSTAIRS (ex-CAWSAND), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.08 (11.19). Launched 18.4.19 Bow McLachlan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Renamed DRYAD 1.24 to 8.24. Sold 26.4.35 Ward, Grays.

CATERHAM, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.80 (7.19), T.07 (11.19). Launched 6.3.19 Bow McLachlan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 26.4.35 Cachmore.

CHEAM, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.60 (11.19). Launched 2.7.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 18.3.22 Coaster Construction Co.

CLONMEL (ex-STRANRAER), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3440, T.72 (9.18), T.99 (11.19). Launched 14.5.18 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 7.22 S. D. Harrison.

COLLINSON (1919), survey ship - see AMERSHAM, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

CRAIGIE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3442, T.99 (9.18), T.A6 (11.19). Launched 29.5.18 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 18.5.22 B. Zammitt. Malta.

CROZIER (1919), survey ship - see VERWOOD, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

CUPAR (ex-ROSSLARE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3435, T.86 (9.18). Launched 27.3.18 McMillan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Mined 5.5.19 off the Tyne.

DERBY (ex-DAWLISH), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4352, T.N4(10.18), T.N0 (11.19). Launched 9.8.18 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 7.46 at Gibraltar, BU in Spain.

DORKING, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4361 T.32 (12.18), T.19 (11.19). Launched 26.9.18 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 6.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

DRYAD (1924) - see CARSTAIRS, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

DUNDALK, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.91 (4.19), T.0A (11.19). Launched 21.3.19 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sank 17.10.40 off Harwich after mine damage the day earlier.

DUNOON, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.57 (6.19), N.3A (11.19). Launched 21.3.19 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Mined 30.4.40 in the North Sea.

ELGIN (ex-TROON), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./5 (early 1919), T.39 (11.19). Launched 3.3.19 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 20.3.45, BU King, Gateshead.

FAIRFIELD, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class. Launched 30.5.19 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 3.3.20, renamed FLECHA.

FAREHAM, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3446, T.N0 (early 1919), T.C9 (11.19). Launched 7.6.18 Dunlop Bremner. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Renamed ST. ANGELO II, 1944-45. Sold 24.8.48, BU Ward, Hayle.

FAVERSHAM, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3457, T.N0(10.18), T.7N (11.19). Launched 19.7.18 Dunlop Bremner. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 25.11.27 Alloa, Charlestown.

FERMOY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.7A (7.19), N.A0 (11.19). Launched 5.2.19 Dundee SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sunk 4.5.41 by A/C at Malta DY. Later BU.

FITZROY (1919), survey ship - see PINNER, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

FLINDERS (1919), survey ship - see RADLEY, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

FORD (ex-FLEETWOOD), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4363 T.2/ (12.18), T.N7 (11.19). Launched 19.10.18 Dunlop Bremner. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 10.28 Hill, Dover, resold 8.12.28, renamed FORDE.

FORFAR (ex-FAIRBURN), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./6 (early 1919), T.6/ (11.19). Launched 20.11.18 Dundee SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

FORRES (ex-FOWEY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.1/ (early 1919), T.40 (11.19). Launched 22.11.18 Clyde SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 26.4.35 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

GADDESDON, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 1638, T.43 (9.18), T.78 (11.19). Launched 30.11.17 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 4.11.22 Col. J. Lithgow.

GAINSBOROUGH (ex-GORLESTON), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3430, T.76 (9.18), T.67 (11.19). Launched 12.2.18 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 6.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

GOOLE (ex-BRIDLINGTON), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class. Launched 12.8.19 Ayrshire. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed 4.26 as RNVR drillship, renamed IRWELL 9.26. BU 11.62 Lacmots Ltd, Liverpool.

GRETNA, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3441, T.8C (9.18), T.38 (11.19). Launched 11.4.18 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 3.10.28 Alloa, Rosyth.

HARROW, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4351, T.N5(10.18), T.N1 (11.19). Launched 30.7.18 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 1947 at Malta, BU at Genoa.

HAVANT, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./9 (early 1919), T.N2 (11.19). Launched 24.3.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 8.22 Thornycroft for Siam, renamed CHOW PHRAYA.

HUNTLEY (ex-HELMSDALE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.12 (4.19), T.56 (11.19). Launched 18.1.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sunk 31.1.41 by A/C in Eastern Mediterranean.

INSTOW (ex-IFRACOMBE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.A4 (8.19), N.A1 (11.19). Launched 15.4.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 15.11.20 A. S. Miller, renamed TILAK.

IRVINE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 1640, T.44 (early 1919), T.79 (11.19). Launched 8.12.17 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 21.2.23 J. W. Houston, Montrose.

IRWELL (2) (1926), RNVR drillship - see GOOLE, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

KELLETT (1919), survey ship - see UPPINGHAM, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

KENDAL, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3426, T.45 (9.18), T.80 (11.19). Launched 9.2.18 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 3.10.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

KINROSS, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3449, T.5N (8.18). Launched 4.7.18 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Mined 16.6.19 in the Aegean.

LEAMINGTON (ex-ALDEBURGH), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4364, T.1/ (12.18), T.N6 (11.19). Launched 26.8.18 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

LONGFORD (ex-MINEHEAD), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.61 (6.19), N.A2 (11.19). Launched 15.3.19 Harkess. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 18.1.23 Col. J. Lithgow.

LYDD (ex-LYDNEY 8.18), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./0 (1.19), T.44 (11.19). Launched 4.12.18 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

MALLAIG, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4362, T.5/ (12.18), T.N9 (11.19). Launched 10.10.18 Fleming & Ferguson. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 25.11.27 Hughes Bolckow.

MALVERN, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.16 (4.19), T.58 (11.19). Launched 19.2.19 Fleming & Ferguson. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 26.6.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

MARAZION, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.3A (6.19), N.4A (11.19). Launched 15.4.19 Fleming & Ferguson. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Log Book Availability. Sold 3.33 at Hong Kong.


HMS Marazion post-war (Photo Ships)

 

MARLOW, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4355, T.42 (12.18), T.77 (11.19). Launched 7.8.18 Harkess. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 21.4.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

MISTLEY (ex-MARYPORT), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./4 (early 1919), T.3/ (11.19). Launched 19.10.18 Harkess. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock

MONAGHAN (ex-MULLION), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.A3 (11.19). Launched 29.5.19 Harkess. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 15.11.20 A. S. Miller, renamed BOA VIAGEM.

MUNLOCHY (ex-MACDUFF), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3443, T.98 (9.18), T.A5 (11.19). Launched 12.6.18 Fleming & Ferguson. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 23.11.22 J. Smith, Poole.

NAILSEA (ex-NEWQUAY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4356, T.A7 (early 1919), T.18 (11.19). Launched 7.8.18 Inglis. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 25.11.27 Hughes Bolckow.

NEWARK (ex-NEWLYN), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3455, T.7N (early 1919), T.5N (11.19). Launched 19.6.18 Inglis. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 6.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

NORTHOLT, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4357, T.A8 (early 1919). Launched 21.6.18 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 29.2.28 Cashmore.

PANGBOURNE (ex-PADSTOW 5.18), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3432, T.79 (9.18), T.37 (11.19). Launched 26.3.18 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

PENARTH, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3437, T.91 (6.18), T./8 (early 1919). Launched 21.5.18 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Mined 4.2.19 in the North Sea.

PETERSFIELD (ex-PORTMADOC), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./8 (early 1919), T.21 (11.19). Launched 3.3.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Log Book Availability. Wrecked 11.11.31 Tung Yung Island, China.

PINNER (ex-PORTREATH), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.98 (6.19), T.03 (11.19). Launched 15.4.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, named FITZROY 3.19, minesweeper 1939. Mined 27.5.42 off Great Yarmouth.

PONTYPOOL (ex-POLPERRO), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3445. Launched 25.6.18 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 18.5.22 B. Zammitt.

PRESTATYN, (ex-PORLOCK), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4360, T.5N (11.18), T.2N (11.19). Launched 6.11.18 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 22.1.23 Rees, Llanelly.

RADLEY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.04 (11.19). Launched 26.8.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, named FLINDERS 3.19, accommodation ship 8.40. Sold 8.45, BU at Falmouth.

REPTON (ex-WICKLOW), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.65 (7.19). Launched 29.5.19 Inglis. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 10.20, renamed RUPAVATI.

ROSS (ex-RAMSEY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.0/ (8.19), N.A4 (11.19). Launched 12.6.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

RUGBY (ex-FILEY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4359, T.01 (11.18), T.47 (11.19). Launched 6.9.18 Dunlop Bremner. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 25.11.27 Hughes Bolckow.

SALFORD (ex-SHOREHAM), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.06 (7.19), N.A5 (11.19). Launched 3.4.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 10.20, renamed VEGAVATI.

SALTASH, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3456, T.9N (10.18), T.6N (11.19). Launched 25.7.18 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

SALTBURN, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4365, T.3/ (12.18), T.5/ (11.19). Launched 9.10.18 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 23.10.46, wrecked 12.46 in tow off Hartland Point, BU 1948.

SELKIRK, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./2 (early 1919), T.1/ (11.19). Launched 2.12.18 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. BU 10.48.

SHERBORNE (ex-TARBERT), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3439, T.96 (9.18), T.36 (11.19). Launched 27.6.18 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Inverkeithing.

SHREWSBURY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3429, T.48 (9.18), T.81 (11.19). Launched 12.2.18 Napier & Miller. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 25.11.27 Alloa, Charlestown.

SLIGO, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3434, T.71 (9.18), T.98 (11.19). Launched 23.3.18 Napier & Miller. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 4.11.22 Col. J. Lithgow.

STAFFORD (ex-STAITHES), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4367, T.7/ (7.19), T.42 (11.19). Launched 20.9.18 C. Rennoldson. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 6.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

STOKE (ex-SOUTHWOLD), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4353, T.N6 (10.18), T.N3 (11.19). Launched 8.7.18 C. Rennoldson. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sunk 7.5.41 by A/C at Tobruk.

SUTTON (ex-SALCOMBE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3447, T.0N (early 1919), T.C8 (11.19). Launched 8.5.18 McMillan. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 1947.

SWINDON (ex-BANTRY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.91 (7.19), N.5A (11.19). Launched 25.12.18 Ardrossan SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee, resold, renamed LADY CECILIA.

TIVERTON, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.N3 (10.18), T.9N (11.19). Launched 24.9.18 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 12.38 Ward, Grays.

TONBRIDGE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4358, T.A9 (early 1919). Launched 5.11.18 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Briton Ferry.

TRALEE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4366, T.6/ (?12.18), T.0/ (?11.19). Launched 17.12.18 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 2.7.29 A. O. Hill, Dover.

TRING (ex-TEIGNMOUTH), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3454,T.4N (8.18). Launched 23.8.18 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 7.10.27 Alloa, Rosyth.

TRURO, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.87 (4.19), T.7A (11.19). Launched 15.4.19 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Milford Haven.

UPPINGHAM, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.49 (early 1919), T.05 (11.19). Launched 31.5.19 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, named KELLETT 3.19, minesweeper 1939. Sold 20.3.45, BU Young, Sunderland.

VERWOOD (ex-VENTNOR), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.02 (11.19). Launched 12.8.19 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, named CROZIER 3.19, to SAN 1921, renamed PROTEA 10.22. Sold 10.33

WEM (ex-WALMER), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.86 (early 1919), N.A6 (11.19). Launched 12.9.19 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 22.4.21, renamed DESHALPUR.

WEXFORD, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.A7 (11.19). Launched 10.10.19 Simons. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee, resold. DOOMBA (RAN) in WW2.

WEYBOURNE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.2N (5.19), T.4N (11.19). Launched 21. 2.19 Inglis. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 4.10.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

WIDNES (ex-WITHERNSEA), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3448, T.6N (9.18), T.1N (11.19). Launched 28.6.18 Napier & Miller. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Damaged by A/C 20.5.41, beached Suda Bay, Crete. German "12.V4" then UJ.2109, sunk 17.10.43 by RN destroyers in Dodecanese.

YEOVIL, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4354, T.A6 (early 1919), T.A7 (11.19). Launched 27.8.18 Napier & Miller. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 4.10.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

Cancelled

ALTON (ex-ARBROATH), building Ailsa SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

ASHBURTON, building Ailsa SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

ATHELENEY, building Clyde SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

BALA, building Clyde SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

BATHGATE, building Clyde SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

BATTLE. Launched 1919 Dundee SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. cancelled 10.19, sold incomplete 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

BECCLES, building Dundee SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

BIDEFORD, building Ardrossan SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

BLICKLING, building Dundee SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

BLOXHAM (ex-BRIXHAM). Launched 11.9.19 Ayrshire. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. cancelled 10.19, sold incomplete 23.10.23 Col. J. Lithgow.

BOLTON (ex-BEAUMARIS), building Ardrossan SB. cancelled after 17.12.18.

CASHEL (ex-CLEY), building Bow McLachlan SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

CAVAN (ex-CLOVELLY), building Bow McLachlan SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

CLIFTON, building Bow McLachlan SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

CREDITON (ex-COLWYN), building Bow McLachlan SB. cancelled 17.12.18.

CURRAGH, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

FLINT, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

FROME, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

GRAYS, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

KEW, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

KINGUSSIE, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

KNOWLE, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

NAAS, building Eltringham. cancelled 17.12.18.

NORTHREPPS, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

OKEHAMPTON, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

OUNDLE, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

RADNOR, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

READING, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

RETFORD, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

RINGWOOD, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

RUNCORN, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

SHIFNAL, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

SMETHWICK, building Lobnitz. cancelled 17.12.18.

TAIN, building Simons. cancelled 17.12.18.

WEMBDON, building Simons. cancelled 17.12.18.

YEALMPTON, building Simons. cancelled 17.12.18.

 

15.3 OTHER MINESWEEPERS

 

War Department Shallow-Drught Tunnel Minesweepers

 

DANCE-class


HMS Sword Dance, mined in North Russia (George Smith)

COTILLION (ex-T.92), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1240 (pendant. no). Launched 4.9.17 Day Summers. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

COVERLEY (ex-ROGER DE COVERLEY), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1244 (pendant. no). Launched 19.7.17 Ferguson. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson, resold 10.26 Ward, Morecambe.

FANDANGO (ex-T.98), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 4.19, T.2N (11.6.19). Launched 1917 Lytham SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Acquired for service in North Russia. Mined 3.7.19 in the Dvina River.

GAVOTTE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 12.17, 1643 (pendant. no). Launched 1.3.18 Goole SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Returned 1920 to War Dept.

HORNPIPE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1243 (pendant. no). Launched 25.7.17 Murdoch & Murray. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

MAZURKA, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1242 (pendant. no). Launched 13.10.17 Murdoch & Murray. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

MINUET (ex-T.93), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1241 (pendant. no). Launched 18.9.17 Day Summers. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

MORRIS DANCE (ex-T.99), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 4.19, T.0N (11.6.19). Launched 1918 Lytham SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Acquired for service in North Russia. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

PIROUETTE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 12.17, 1645 (pendant. no). Launched 10.9.17 Rennie Forrest. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Returned 1920 to War Dept.

QUADRILLE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1245 (pendant. no). Launched 21.9.17 Ferguson. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

ROGER DE COVERLEY (1918) - see COVERLEY, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class

SARABANDE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 12.17, 1644 (pendant. no). Launched 12.4.18 Goole SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Returned 1920 to War Dept.

STEP DANCE (ex-ET.11), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 4.19, T.1N (11.6.19). Launched 1918 Lytham SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Acquired for service in North Russia. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

SWORD DANCE (ex-ET.10), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 4.19, T.3N (11.6.19). Launched 1918 Lytham SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Acquired for service in North Russia. Mined 24.6.19 in the Dvina River.

TARANTELLA (ex-T.95), tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 12.17, 1642 (pendant. no). Launched 22.10.17 Hamilton. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1921 mercantile.

 


 

Other Vessels Listed as Minesweepers

 

Motor Launches

U.S.-Built ML's were used for minesweeping, but the numbers are not known.

 

Auxiliary Patrol Vessels

(Many minesweepers were employed on post-war mine clearance)

Hired Yachts – see ADVENTURESS

Admiralty Trawlers, purchased – see ALNMOUTH, DAISY, DANIEL STROUD, DRIVER, ESTHER, JACKDAW, JANUS, JASPER, JAVELIN

Military-class, purchased while building – see BOMBARDIER, BRIGADIER, CARBINEER, FUSILIER, HIGHLANDER

Strath-class trawlers – see EDWARD BARKER, GEORGE BORTHWICK, GEORGE BURTON, JAMES ALDRIDGE, JAMES ARCHIBALD, JAMES BENTOLE, JOHN ABBOTT, JOHN BARRY, JOHN BRASKET, JOHN CORWARDER, JOHN JACKSON, JOSEPH ANNISON, RICHARD BENNETT, SAMUEL BAKER, THOMAS BRYAN, THOMAS GRAHAM, THOMAS HAGGERTY, WILLIAM BIGGS

Castle-class trawlers – see ALEXANDER PALMER, ANDREW SACK, ARTHUR LESSIMORE, DANIEL HARRINGTON, DENIS CASEY, EMMANUEL CAMELAIRE, FESTING GRINDALL, GEORGE CLARK, HUGH BLACK, JAMES GREEN, JAMES JOHNSON, JOHN BOMKWORTH, JOHN BURLINGHAM, JOHN CASEWELL, JOHN CHIVERS, JOHN COLLINS, JOHN GILLMAN, JOHN KIDD, JOHN POLLARD, JOHN THORLING, PETER BLUMBERRY, RICHARD ROBERTS, ROBERT DAVIDSON, SAMUEL SPENCER, THOMAS BLACKTHORN, THOMAS BUCKLEY, THOMAS CHAMBERS, THOMAS DOWDING, THOMAS GOBLE, THOMAS HANKINS, THOMAS TWINEY, VALENTINE BOWER, WILLIAM BUNCE, WILLIAM CUMMINS, WILLIAM SYMONS

Mersey-class trawlers – see ANDREW KING, ANTHONY ASLETT, CORNELIUS BUCKLEY, EDWARD WILLIAMS, GEORGE ANDREW, HENRY CRAMWELL, HENRY FORD, ISAAC CHANT, JAMES BUCHANAN, LEWIS ROATLEY, MICHAEL CLEMENTS, ROBERT BARTON, ROBERT BOOKLESS, THOMAS ATKINSON, THOMAS BAILEY, THOMAS THRESHER, WILLIAM ABRAHAMS, WILLIAM JONES, WILLIAM RIVERS, WILLIAM WESTENBURGH

Canadian-built Castle-class trawlers (RCN) - see TR.1, TR.2, TR.3, TR.4, TR.5, TR.6, TR.7, TR.8, TR.9, TR.10,

Indian trawlers – see KUMARIHAMI, LAKSHMI, LANKDYS, PARVATI, RANMENIKA, SARASVATI II

ex-prize trawlers – see CAMBRISIN, CAMPSIN, CARBOSIN, CENSIN, CHIRSIN, CHURCHSIN, CLASSIN, CLONSIN, CRAIGSIN, CROMSIN

ex-Russian trawlers – see GOLDAXE, POLEAXE, SILVERAXE, STONEAXE

Hired trawlers (the type of service of many hired trawlers is not identified; some of them may have served as minesweepers) - see A SPENCE MACDONALD, ABELARD, ABOYNE, ABRONIA, ACHILLES, ADRIAN, ADVENTURE II, AGAMEMNON, AGATE, AGATHA II, AGILE, AGNES H. HASTIE, AGNES H. WETHERLY, AGNES WICKFIELD, ALASKA, ALBATROSS, ALBATROSS, ALBERIA, ALBERTA, ALBION, ALEX HASTIE, ALEXANDRA, ALPHA, AMEER, AMETHYST, AMPLIFY, AMPULLA, AMROTH CASTLE, AMY, ANDREW MARVEL, ANGELUS, ANGERTON, ANGLE, ANN FORD MELVILLE, ANN LEWIS, ANN MELVILLE, ANNIE MELLING, ANSON, ANWOTH, ANZAC, APLEY, AQUAMARINE, ARABIAN, ARACARI, ARCTIC PRINCE, ARDENT, ARFON, ARGON, ARIADNE, ARIAN, ARIEL, ARIES, ARLEY, ARMAGEDDON, ASHLYN, ASIA, ASPASIA, ATHELSTAN, AUCKLAND, AUK, AURORA, AVON, BALFOUR, BALMEDIE, BALMORAL II, BARBADOS, BARLE, BARNSLEY, BASS ROCK, BASSANIO, BEATRICE, BEDOUIN, BELGAUM, BELLEROPHON, BELLONA, BELMONT, BEMPTON, BEN ARDNA, BEN BHRACKIE, BEN BREAC, BEN CHOURN, BEN EARN, BEN GAIRN, BEN GLAMAIR, BEN GLAS, BEN GULVAIN, BEN HEILEM, BEN HOLDEN, BEN IVER, BEN LAWERS, BEN LORA, BEN LOYAL, BEN MEIDIE, BEN STROME, BEN TORC, BEN URIE, BEN VURIE, BENGAL, BERMUDA, BERU, BERYL, BIANCA, BIRCH, BITTERN, BLANCHE, BONA DEA, BONACCORD, BONAR LAW, BOREAS, BORNEO, BOSCOBEL, BOSTONIAN, BOVIC, BRACKLYN, BRACONDENE, BRACONHEATH, BRACONLYNN, BRAES O'MAR, BRECON CASTLE, BROMELIA, BRUTUS, BUCENTAUR, BUFFALO, BURMAH, BURNLEY, BUZZARD, BY GEORGE, CAESAR, CAIRO, CALDY, CALIPH, CALLIOPE, CALVIA, CALVINIA, CAMBRIA, CAMBRIAN, CAMEO, CANCER, CANDIDATE, CANTATRICE, CAPRICORNUS, CAPTAIN POLLEN, CARBILL, CARDIFF CASTLE, CARENCY, CAREW CASTLE, CARIEDA, CARILON, CARLTON, CARMANIA II, CARYSFORT Il, CASORIA, CASSANDRA, CASSOWARY, CASTOR, CASWELL, CAULONIA, CAVE, CEDAR, CERESIA, CHALCEDONY, CHAMBERLAIN, CHANTICLEER, CHARMOUTH, CHESTER, CHIEFTAIN, CHIKARA, CHINA, CHOICE, CHRISTOPHER, CHRYSEA, CHRYSOLITE, CICERO, CITY OF CARLISLE, CITY OF EDINBURGH II, CITY OF SELBY, CLAIRE, CLEMENTINA II, CLEON, CLEON, CLEOPATRA, CLEOPATRA, CLOTILDE, CLYDE, CLYNE CASTLE, COADJUTOR, COCKATRICE, COLLEAGUE, COLLENA, COLTMAN, COMMANDANT, COMMANDER NASMITH, CONCORD, CONDOR, CONFEDERATE, CONINGSBY, CONSORT, CONTROLLER, CONWAY, CONWAY CASTLE, COOT, CORCYRA, CORIENTES, CORMORANT IV, CORNELIAN, CORONATIA, CORTINA, CORYTHAIX, COTSMUIR, COURTIER, CRAIG ISLAND, CRAIGEWAN, CRAIGMILLAR, CRAIGMORE, CRAIK, CRAMOND ISLAND, CRATHIE, CRATHIE, CROTON, CROUPIER, CROXBY, CUCKOO, CUIRASS, CULBLEAN, CYELSE, CYGNET, CYRANO, D W FITZGERALD, DAIMLER, DALE CASTLE, DANDINI, DAROGAH, DARRACQ, DAVARA, DE LA POLE, DELPHINE, DELPHINUS, DENTARIA, DERBY, DESIREE, DESTINN, DEVERON, DEWSLAND, DHOON, DIAMOND, DINAS, DINORAH, DONALDA, DONNA NOOK, DONSIDE, DORANDO, DORCAS, DOROTHY GRAY, DOVE, DOVER, DRAGON, DRUMBLADE, DRUMMER BOY, DRUMOAK, DRUMTOCHTY, DRUSILLA, DUNNET, DUNRAVEN CASTLE, DURGA, DUSTER, EAGLE, EARL ESSEX, EARL GRANARD, EARL KITCHENER, EARL LENNOX, EARL OF BUCHAN, EARL OF WARWICK, EAST COAST, EASTELLA, EASTWARD HO, ECCLESHILL, EDISON, EDITOR, EDWARD VII, EDWARDIAN, EDWINA, EIDER, EILEEN DUNCAN, ELCHO, ELECTRA, ELISE, ELITE, ELK, ELK II, ELLESMERE, ELM, ELMIRA, ELSIE, ELSWICK, ELVINA, ELY, ELYSIAN, EMERALD, EMILION, EMLEY, EMPEROR, EMPYREAN, ENDON, ENGLISH ROSE, EPWORTH, EQUATOR, ERA, ERIC STROUD, ERILLUS, ERIN, ERNA, ERNE, EROICAN, EROS, ESCALLONIA, ESKE, ESSEX, ESSEX, ETHEL, ETHEL NUTTEN, ETHELWULF, ETRURIAN, ETRUSCAN, EUSTON, EVA WALES, EVADNE, EVANGEL, EVELINE NUTTEN, EVELYN, EVERTON, EXMOUTH (also minesweeper training ship), EXYAHNE, FAIR ISLE, FAIR VIEW, FALMOUTH, FALSTAFF, FANE, FARADAY, FAVORITA, FENTONIAN, FERRIBY, FEUGH, FEZENTA, FIAT, FIFINELLA, FISHERGATE, FISHTOFT, FLANDRE, FLINT CASTLE, FLORID, FLYING WING, FORT ALBERT, FORT EDWARD, FORWARD, FORWARD HO, FOSDYKE, FOSS, FRANC TIREUR, FRASCATI, FRASER, FREESIA, FUJI, G. M., GABIR, GADRA, GALLINULE, GAMBRI, GAMECOCK, GANTON, GARDENIA, GARNET, GAROLA, GARU, GAUL, GAVINA, GELSINA, GENERAL BOTHA, GENERAL GORDON, GENERAL JOFFRE, GEORGE D. IRVIN, GEORGE H. HASTIE, GEORGE MILBURN, GEORGE SCOTT, GEORGE STROUD, GLAMIS CASTLE, GLATIAN, GLENBERVIE, GLENBOYNE, GLENESK, GLENPROSEN, GLENROY, GLORIA, GOELAND II, GONZALO, GOOD HOPE, GOOD LUCK, GOOSANDER, GOSHAWK, GOWAN, GOZO, GRACE WETHERLY, GRACKLE, GRAND DUKE, GRANTON, N. B., GRANUWEAL, GRECIAN EMPIRE, GREG NESS, GRENADA, GRENADIER, GRETA, GROSBEAK, GROUSE, GUILLEMOT, GULL, GURTH, GWENLLIAN, H. E. STROUD, HAMLET, HARLECH CASTLE, HATANO, HAWK, HELGIAN, HENE CASTLE, HEORTNESSE, HERCULES, HERCULES IV, HERMIA, HERO, HERON, HEUGH, HIBERNIA, HOLYROOD, HONJO, HORACE STROUD, HORATIO, HOUBARA, HUNGARIAN, HUNTER, HYDRA, IAGO, IBIS, ICELAND, IDA ADAMS, IDENA, ILUSTRA, IMELDA, IMPERIAL QUEEN, INAWILLIAM, INCHGARTH, INCHKEITH, INDIAN EMPIRE, IPSWICH, IRANIAN, IRAWADI, IRENE WRAY, ISABELLA FOWLIE, ISERNIA, ISLAND PRINCE, ISLE OF MAN, ISLE OF WIGHT, ITONIAN, IZAAK WALTON, JABOO II, JACAMAR, JACINTA, JACINTH, JAMES B. GRAHAM, JAMES PITCHERS, JAMES S. MELVILLE, JANE ROSS, JANUS, JAPAN, JASON, JAY, JEANIE STEWART, JERIA, JESSICA, JESSIE NUTTEN, JOHANNESBURG, JOHN C. MEIKLE, JOHN DONOVAN, JOHN E. LEWIS, JOHN G. WATSON, JOHN G. WATSON, JOHN HIGH, JOHN T. GRAHAM, JOSEPH & SARAH MILES, JULIET, JUNCO, KALMIA, KAPHREDA, KASTORIA, KATE LEWIS, KATHLEEN BURTON, KELVIN, KENNYMORE, KIDWELLY CASTLE, KILLDEER, KIMBERLEY, KINALDIE, KINELLAR, KING ARTHUR, KING EGBERT, KING EMPEROR, KING ERIK, KING FREDERICK, KING LEAR, KING RICHARD, KING'S GREY, KINGSTON, KIRKLAND, KIRKLINTON, KITE, KLONDYKE, KNOT, KODAMA, KOORAH, KOSMOS, KUDOS, KUMU, KUNISHI, KUROKI, KYMRIC, LACERTA, LADYSMITH, LANERCOST, LAPAGERIA, LAPWING, LAPWING, LARK, LAWRENNY CASTLE, LEANDER, LEITH, N. B., LENA MELLING, LEONORA, LEYLAND, LEYS, LIBRA, LIBYAN, LILY MELLING, LIMEWOLD, LINN O'DEE, LIVINGSTONE, LIZZIE, LIZZIE MELLING, LOCH ARD, LOCH ASSATER, LOCH AWE, LOCH BROOM, LOCH BUIE, LOCH DOON, LOCH ESK, LOCH EYE, LOCH HOURN, LOCH KILDONAN, LOCH LOYAL, LOCH LYON, LOCH MAREE, LOCH MORAR, LOCH WASDALE, LOIS, LOMBARD, LOON, LORD ALLENDALE, LORD ALVERSTONE, LORD ASHBY, LORD CECIL, LORD DE RAMSEY, LORD DENMAN, LORD DURHAM, LORD GEORGE, LORD GREY, LORD HARDINGE, LORD HENEAGE, LORD LANSDOWNE, LORD LISTER, LORD MERSEY, LORD MINTO, LORD NORTHCLIFFE, LORD PERCY, LORD READING, LORD RIDLEY, LORD SALISBURY, LORD SELBORNE, LORD STANHOPE, LORD WIMBORNE, LORD WOLMER, LORDSHIP, LOROONE, LOTOS, LOUIS BOTHA, LOUISE, LUCIDA, LUCKNOW, LUNEDA, LYNX, LYSANDER, MACAW, MACBETH, MACDUFF, MACFARLANE, MACKENZIE, MAFEKING, MAGNETA, MAGNOLIA, MAGPIE, MANOR, MANX HERO, MANX HERO, MANX KING, MANX PRINCE, MANX QUEEN, MARCONI, MARION, MARISTO, MARLOES, MARNE, MARTIN, MARTON, MARY, MARY WETHERLY, MASTWING, MAUN, MAX PEMBERTON, MENA, MERISIA, MERLIN, MERLIN, MERRYDALE, MERSE, MEWSLADE, MICHAEL ANGELO, MIKADO, MININGSBY, MINO, MINORU, MIRANDA, MIRIAM STEWART, MIURA, MONARCH, MOPSA, MORAVIA, MORAY, MORVEN, MORVINA, MYNA, NAIADE, NAIRANA, NANCY HAGUE, NARVAL, NAUTILUS, NEATH CASTLE, NEIL GOW, NELLIE BRADDOCK, NELLIE DODDS, NELLIE NUTTEN, NEPTUNIAN, NEREE, NEW COMET, NEWBRIDGE, NEWHAVEN N. B., NEWLAND, NIGHT HAWK, NIGHT HAWK, NOGI, NORMAN, NORSE, NORTH KING, NORTH KING, NORTH STAR, NORTHERN PRINCE, NORTHMAN, NORTHUMBRIA, NORTHWARD, NOVELLI, NUMITOR, NYLGHAU, OCEAN COMRADE, OCEAN PRINCESS, OCEAN QUEEN, OCTOROON, OKINO, OKINO, OKU, OLIVINE, ONETOS, ONTARIO, ONWARD, OPHIR, OPHIR, ORCADES, ORIANDA, ORIOLE, ORLANDO, ORMONDE, OROPESA, ORPHESIA, ORPHEUS, ORTHOS, ORVICTO, OSPRAY II, OSTA, OSTRICH, OSWALDIAN, OTHONNA, OTTILIE, OWL, OXWICH CASTLE, OYAMA, P. FANNON, PARKMORE, PARRAMATTA, PARTHIAN, PASSING, PAVLOVA, PEARL, PEARL, PEARY, PEGAS, PEGGY NUTTEN, PEKEN, PELAGOS, PELICAN I, PELICAN II, PENGUIN, PENNARD CASTLE, PERSIAN EMPIRE, PETERBOROUGH, PETREL, PETUNIA, PHOEBE, PHRONTIS, PHYLLIS BELMAN, PICTON CASTLE, PIGEON, PINTAIL, PITFOUR, PITSTRUAN, PLETHOS, PLYM, POINTER, POLAR PRINCE, POONAH, PORTSMOUTH, POWIS CASTLE, PREFECT, PREMIER, PRETORIA, PRETORIA, PRINCE LEO, PRINCE PALATINE, PRINCE VICTOR, PRINCESS BEATRICE, PRINCESS JULIANA, PRINCESS LOUISE, PRINCESS MARIE JOSE, PRINCESS MELTON, PRINCESS OLGA, PRINCESS ROYAL, PRINCESS VICTORIA, PUFFIN, QUAIL, QUEEN, QUERCIA, QUICKLY, R. H. DAVISON, R. IRVIN, RAETIA, RAGLAN CASTLE, RAINDROP, RAJAH, RALCO, RATAPIKO, RATTRAY, RAVEN, RAYMONT, RECEPTO, RECONO, RECORDO, REDCAP, REEVE, REFUNDO, REGAL, REGARDO, REINDEER, RELIANCE, REMAGIO, REMARKO, REMEXO, REMO, RENARRO, RENCO, RENZO, REPORTO, RESERCHO, RESMILO, RESOLVO, RESPARKO, RESTRIVO, RETRUDO, RETURNO, RIANO, RIBBLE, RIBBLE II, RICHMOND CASTLE, RIGOLETTO, RILETTE, RINALDO, RINTO, RISKATO, RISTANGO, RIVIERE, ROBERT HASTIE, ROBIN, ROCHE CASTLE, ROCHESTER, RODINO, RODNEY, ROMAN EMPIRE, ROMILLY, RONSO, ROSA, ROSALIND, ROSE, ROSE, ROSE OF ENGLAND, ROSSKEEN, ROTO, ROWSLEY, ROYALLIEU, ROYALO, RUBY, RUFF, RUGBY, RUTHIN CASTLE, SABREUR, SALVINI, SAMURAI, SANSON, SAPLER, SAPPHIRE, SARAH ALICE, SARBA, SARDIUS, SARGON, SARPEDON, SARRAIL, SASEBO, SATURN, SAURIAN, SAVITRI, SAXON, SAXON PRINCE, SCARBOROUGH, SCARRON, SCHIEHALLION, SCHIEHALLION, SCOMBER, SCOT, SCOUTER, SEA KING, SEA LION, SEA MONARCH, SEA RANGER, SEA SEARCHER, SEA SWEEPER, SEALARK, SEAWARD HO, SEDDON, SEMIRAMIS, SEMNOS, SENATOR, SERFIB, SESOSTRIS, SETHON, SETTSU, SHAMA, SHANDWICK, SHELDON, SHELOMI, SHIKARI, SIALKOT, SICYON, SIDMOUTH, SILANION, SILICIA, SIMERSON, SIMPSON, SIR JAMES RECKITT, SIR MARK SYKES, SISTERS MELVILLE, SLASHER, SLEBECH, SMEW, SOAR, SOLDIER PRINCE, SOLON, SOPHOS, SOPHRON, SPEEDWELL, SPIDER, SPRINGWELL, ST. AGNES NO. 1, ST. CLAIR, ST. CUTHBERT, ST. CYR, ST. ELMO, ST. GERMAIN, ST. HUBERT, ST. LEONARD, ST. LEONARD NO. 1, ST. LOUIS, ST. MAURICE, ST. VINCENT, STALKER, STALWART, STANLEY WEYMAN, STAR OF BRITAIN, STAR OF FREEDOM, STAR OF PEACE, STAR OF THE EAST, STAR OF THE EMPIRE, STAR OF THE ISLES, STAR OF THE NORTH, STAR OF THE WAVE, STAUNTON, STEWART BOYLE, STORNOWAY, STRATHAFTON, STRATHAIRLIE, STRATHALLADALE, STRATHATHOLL, STRATHAVON, STRATHBRAN, STRATHCARRON, STRATHCLOVA, STRATHCLUNIE, STRATHCOE, STRATHDEE, STRATHDEVON, STRATHELLA, STRATHELLIOT, STRATHERRICK, STRATHFINELLA, STRATHGAIRN, STRATHGELDIE, STRATHLEE, STRATHLOCHY, STRATHLOSSIE, STRATHLUI, STRATHMARTIN, STRATHMORAY, STRATHNETHY, STRATHORD, STRATHRANNOCH, STRATHRYE, STRATHSPEY, STRATHTUMMEL, STRATHURIE, STRONSAY, STRYMON, SUCCESSION, SULBY, SUNCLOUD, SUSARION, SWALLOW, SWALLOW, SWAN, SWAN, SWEEPER, SYRINGA, T. R. FERENS, TACSONIA, TAGALIE, TAIPO, TALLY HO (also minesweeper training ship), TAMURA, TANAGER, TANJORE, TARANAKI, TARTAN, TEAL, TENBY, TENBY CASTLE, TERRIER, TETTENHALL, THE BANYERS, THE NORMAN, THE ROMAN, THE TETRARCH, THERESA BOYLE, THISTLE, THISTLE, THOMAS SUTTON, THOMAS W. IRVIN, THOMAS W. IRVIN, THOMAS YOUNG, THRUSH, THURINGIA, TINA NUTTEN, TOKIO, TOKIO, TOPAZ, TORONTO, TOUCHSTONE, TOURACO, TOURMALINE, TOWHEE, TRANSVAAL, TRENT, TRIBUNE, TRINITY N. B., TRITON, TROGON, TROJAN, TRUMPETER, TYNE PRINCE, UHDEA, UNITIA, URANA, URANIA, URKA, VALE OF CLYDE, VALE OF FORTH, VALE OF FRUIN, VALE OF LENNOX, VALE OF LEVEN, VALESCA, VALMONT, VAMBERY, VARANIS, VASCO DA GAMA, VENOSTA, VENTURE, VERA, VERA GRACE, VESPER, VESTA, VICTOR, VICTORIA, VICTORIA REGINA, VICTORIAN II, VICTRIX, VIDETTE, VIDONIA, VIERNOE, VINDELICIA, VIOLA, VIOLA, VIREO, VIRGINIAN, VITALITY, VIVANTI, VOLANTE, VOLESUS, VULTURE, W. H. PODD, W. S. BURTON, WALDORF, WALLENA, WALLINGTON, WALTER S. BAILEY, WALTHAM, WALWYNS CASTLE, WAR DUKE, WAR GREY, WAR WING, WARBLER, WARLAND, WARLORD, WARSTAR, WARTER PRIORY, WASHINGTON, WEIGELIA, WEMYSS, WESTRAY, WESTWARD HO, WEYMOUTH II, WHITE EAR, WHITEFRIARS, WHOOPER, WIGAN, WILD ROSE, WILLET, WILLIAM ALLAN, WILLIAM H. HASTIE, WILLIAM MORRISON, WILLIAM PURDY, WILLONYX, WIMPOLE, WINDSOR, WISTARIA, WRENTHORPE, WYNDHAM, WYRE, XANIA, XERXES, YARMOUTH, YESSO, YOKOHAMA, YUCCA, ZENA DARE, ZONIA.

Whalers - see HELGA, FAIR MAGDA

Admiralty drifters – to be added

Hired drifters (the type of service of many hired drifters is not identified; some of them may have served as minesweepers) - see ACCEPTABLE, ACHIEVABLE, ALEX WATT, ALFRED, ALL'S WELL, ALPHA, AMBITIOUS, ANCHOR OF HOPE (1907), ARCADY, AUCHMEDDEN, BARLEY STALK, BELLE O'MORAY, BEN & LUCY, BERRIE BRAES, BETSY SLATER, BLUEBELL II, BORDER KING, BOY ALEX, BOY ARTHUR, BOY BOB, BOY CHARLEY, BRANCH, BROTHERS GEM, BROTHERS GEM, BUCKLER, BYDAND, CAMPANULA, CAPETOWN, CAROL & DOROTHY, CHARLES HAY, CHEERIO LADS, CHILDREN'S HOPE, CHRISOBEL, CITY OF EDINBURGH, CLARA WOOD, CONNAGE , CONSTANCY , CORNSTALK, CORONATA, COULARD HILL, CRAIGHAUGH, CROMORNA, CULLYKHAN, DAFFODIL, DAIRLIE, DAISY, DAISY VI, DAISY WOOD, DEVERONSIDE, DRAKE III, DUSTY MILLER, DUTIFUL, E. J. M., EASTERN DAWN, EGBERT, ELEGANT, ELGAR , EMBLEM, EMINENT, EN AVANT, EVENING PRIMROSE, EX FORTIS, EXPECTANT, EYRIE, FAITHFUL, FAMILIAR FRIEND, FANCY, FANNY MAIR, FENNEW, FISHER QUEEN, FLO JOHNSON, FORWARD IV, FRANK ARNOLD, FREEDOM, FRIENDLY GIRLS, FRONS OLIVAE, G. A. W., G. M. H., G. S. L., GIRL EILEEN, GIRL MARJORIE, GIRL WINIFRED, GLEN CORRAN, GLENURQUHART, GOLDEN DAWN, GOLDEN EFFORT, GOLDEN RAY, GOLDEN SPUR, GOWAN BRAE, GOWAN CRAIG, GREEN PASTURES, GUIDING STAR, HARVEST MOON , HERRING GULL, HERRING QUEEN, HOLLY, HOLLY, I. & J., IMPLACABLE, INCHBROOM, INDUSTRY, INTEGRITY, INVERUGIE, IRENE, ISCO, IVA, IVY GREEN, J. E. C. M., J. T. STEPHEN, JAMES & WALTER, JASPER, JEANIE ROBERTSON, JEANNIES, KATREEN, KILNBURN, LA MASCOT, LAPWING IV, LASSIE II, LEA RIG, LEADER, LETIRA, LILACINA, LILY OAK, LINDSDELL, LIVONIA, LIZZIE BIRRELL, LOCH SPYNIE, LOCHNABO, LORD CLAUD HAMILTON, LORD CROMER, LORD CURZON, LOYAL STAR, LUCANIA II, LUCY MACKAY , MAGDALEN, MAGGIE BRUCE, MAGGIE COWE, MAID OF THULE, MAJESTY, MARINER, MARITANA, MARY REID, MONARCH II, MORNING STAR IV, MORRISON, NESMAR, NETSUKIS, NEW DAWN, OCEAN ANGLER, OCEAN GLEANER, OCEANIC, OLIVE, ORION, PARAGON, PARAMOUNT, PEACE, PEACEMAKER, PHINGASK, PITBLAE, PITGAVENY, PITULLIE, PREMIER II, PRESENT HELP, PRIDE O'FIFE, PROSIT, PROTECT ME, QUEEN MOTHER, RADIANT, RATHVEN, REALIZE, RECLAIM, REDWALD, REJOICE, REMEMBRANCE, ROBIN, ROSEBUD, ROSEHEARTY, RUBY GEM, SAILOR KING, SCOTTISH CHIEF, SERENITY, SHEPHERD BOY, SILVER LINE, SILVERY DAWN , SINCERE, SLAINS CASTLE, SPERANZA, SPEY BAY, ST AETHENS, STAR OF FAITH, SUBLIME, SUBLIME, SUMMERTON, SUNNYSIDE, SUNSHINE, SUSSEX COUNTY, SWALLOW, SWIFT II, THE BOYS, THREE BOYS, THYRSUS, TRY AGAIN, TWENTY SIX, UNIFLOROUS, UNITY, VERDANT, VESPER STAR , VICTORY, WELWYN, WEST ANGLIA, WESTS, WISHFUL, WYEBURN, YOUNG HENRY, YOUNG MUN, ZEBULON

Hired motor drifters - see ABANA, AGNES IRVINE, ANNIE MATHERS, BLOSSOM, COMELY


Miscellaneous Patrol Vessels

Home Waters – see DIRK

Canadian Waters – see BALEINE

West Indies - see LADY HAY

Persian Gulf – see LEWIS PELLY

Indian Ocean - see ASHMANI, BADORA, BAHREIN, BALGAY, BAN WHATT HIN, CURLEW (4), ELEPHANTA (RIM), GALLIA, GENERAL BRACKENBURY, GUIDE (RIM), HINDU, INDRAVATI, IRRAWADY, JATTRA, KATORIA, LADY FRASER (RIM), LHASA; off Colombo (Sri Lanka), GENERAL ELLES, GOLIATH (2), LADY INCHCAPE, LADY MACKAY; off Singapore, KAIPAN, LARK (2)


Tugs

Hired paddle tugs – see EARL ROBERTS (ex-LORD ROBERTS), IRELAND


Ferry Service Vessels, described as Special Service Vessels

see HARLEQUIN (ex-STRATHMORE), WANDERER (ex-LADY MARGARET)

 


 

Vessels Listed as Minesweeper Mark Vessels 

Mersey-class trawlers – see HENRY LANCASTER, JAMES LUDFORD

ex-prize trawlers – see CLEARSIN, COALSIN, COOKSIN



 

Minesweeper Headquarters Ships

WATCHFUL, Senior Officer Minesweepers' HQ ship, Sheerness 1914-18 - see Coastguard and Fishery Protection.

 


 

 

16. MINELAYERS

 

pre-war Conversions - APOLLO-class Cruisers


HMS Intrepid (Photo Ships)

ANDROMACHE, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.22 (1914), N.03 (1.18). Launched 14.8.90 Chatham DY. 3400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 13.9.09 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines (only 1-12pdr 6.18). Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service, ended war as depot ship. BU 8.20 Castle, Plymouth.

APOLLO, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.36 (1914), N.05 (1.18). Launched 10.2.91 Chatham DY. 3400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 4.8.09 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service, ended war as depot ship. BU 8.20 Castle. Plymouth.

INTREPID, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.30 (1914), N.59 (1.18), N.21 (4.18). Launched 20.6.91 London & Glasgow. 3600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 27.9.10 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service. Sunk 23.4.18 as blockship at Zeebrugge. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability.

IPHIGENIA, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.27 (1914), N.60 (1.18). Launched 19.11.91 London & Glasgow. 3600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 8.07 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 140 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service. Sunk 23.4.18 as blockship at Zeebrugge. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability.

HMS Iphigenia as cruiser (CyberHeritage)

 

LATONA, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, P.51 (1914), N.49 (9.15), N.67 (1.18). Launched 22.5.90 Vickers. 3400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 6.08 Portsmouth DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service, ended war as depot ship. Sold 22.12.20 at Malta.

NAIAD, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, P.52 (1914), N.71 (1.18). Launched 29.9.90 Vickers. 3400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 23.8.10 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service, ended war as depot ship. Sold 9.6.22 King, Troon.

THETIS, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, P.85 (1914), P.0C (1.18). Launched 29.10.90 Thomson. 3400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 1.8.07 Portsmouth DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service. Sunk 23.4.18 as blockship at Zebruggee. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918.

 

Wartime Warship Conversions

LONDON, minelayer from 1918 – see pre-dreadnought battleship, London-class.

AMPHITRITE, minelayer from 1917 – see ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class.

ARIADNE, minelayer from 1917 – see ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class.

EURYALUS, converting to minelayer from 11.17 at Hong Kong, not complete at war's end – see cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class.

 

Warships Employed as Minelayers

(this list is probably incomplete)

Destroyer leaders, improved Marksman-class – see ABDIEL, GABRIEL, SEYMOUR.

Destroyers, Acheron-class, designated I-class – see ARIEL (2), FERRET, SANDFLY (2).

Destroyers, L-class – see LAWFORD, LEGION

Destroyers, Admiralty R-class – see TARPON, TELEMACHUS

Submarines, E-class (E.9 group) - see E.24, E.34, E.41, E.45, E.46, E.51

Submarine, L.9-class – see L.11, L.12, L.14, L.17, L.25.

Coastal Motor Boats, 55ft-class, CMB.14A-CMB.39B, CMB.62BD-CMB.99ED - at least 21 were used as minelayers in 1917.

Motor Launches, Elco-built – some are believed to have been used for minelaying.

 

Mercantile Conversions

ANGLESEY, minelayer, building by Denny, builders No. 1034. Cancelled 6.12.18, completed in 1920 as mercantile ANGLIA, 3460grt.

ANGORA, minelayer, mercantile conversion, N.40 (4.15), N.04 (1.18). Built 1911, 4298grt, 17kts. Fitted out at Blackwall. Armament: 3-4.7in, 2-6pdr AA, 320 mines. In service 27.2.15-15.11.19.

BIARRITZ, minelayer, mercantile conversion, P.48 (3.15), N.10 (1.18). Built 1915, 2495grt, 23kts. Fitted out by Denny. Armament: 2-12pdr, 180 mines. In service 8.3.15-6.5.20. Served in WW2.

GAZELLE, minelayer 5.15-11.15 - see screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion.

KINFAUNS CASTLE, taken up 13.7.18 for conversion to minelayer at Millwall, incomplete at war's end – see armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion.

OLD COLONY, minelayer, mercantile conversion, N.62 (1.18). Built 1907, 4779grt, Taken over 20.5.18, fitting out Millwall in 11.18, not completed. Sold 3.20 Walliker & Hindmarsh.

PARIS, minelayer, mercantile conversion, N.59 (1914), N.79 (1.18). Built 1913, 1774grt, 25kts. Fitted out at Blackwall. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA, 140 mines. In service 14.11.14-5.11.19.

ORVIETO, minelayer, later armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, P.53 (1.15), N.76 (1.18), MI.25 (6.18). Built 1909, 12130grt, 18kts. Fitted out as minelayer at Blackwall. Armament 4-4.7in, 1-3pdr AA, 600 mines. In service from 6.1.15, on 6 operations, laid 3000 mines. Converted to armed merchant cruiser with 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA. In service 27.5.16-19.10.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

SS Orvieto (Photo Ships)

 

PERDITA, minelayer, mercantile conversion, Y4.44 (pendant. no). Built 1910, 543grt, 10.5kts. Fitted out at Mudros 1.16. Armament:1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA, 100 mines. In service 7.8.15-21.8.19.

PRINCESS IRENE, minelayer, mercantile conversion, P.47 (1.15). Built 1914, 5934grt, 23kts. Fitted out by Denny. Armament 2-4.7in, 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr AA, 500 mines. In service 20.1.15. Destroyed 27.5.15 by internal explosion at Sheerness.

PRINCESS MARGARET, minelayer, mercantile conversion, P.46 (1.15), N.82 (1.18). Built 1914, 5934grt, 23kts. Fitted out by Denny. Armament 2-4.7in, 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr AA, 500 mines. In service 26.12.14, purchased by Admiralty 14.6.19. Sold 30.5.29 to BU.

SHEPPEY, minelayer, building by Denny, builders No. 1035. Cancelled 6.12.18, completed in 1920 as mercantile HIBERNIA, 3458grt.

WAHINE - see Fleet Messengers.


Paddle Minelayers

MEDLAR (ex-THE MERMAID), paddle minelayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1891, 194grt. Carried 10 mines, in service 19.5.18-28.3.19.

THE LADY CARMICHAEL, paddle minelayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1871, 376grt. Carried 10 mines, In service 16.5.18-14.5.19.

 


 

Other Vessels Listed as Minelayers or in Support

 

Auxiliary Patrol Vessels

 Hired trawlers - see CARMANIA II, ERNA, HERO, KATE LEWIS, KINCORTH (mine duties), KING EMPEROR, OSTA, OSTRICH, PITFOUR, RAGLAN CASTLE (minelayer experiments), RUSSELL II, SAVITRI, SCOTT, SHACKLETON, ST. MAURICE, STRATHCOE, THE NORMAN, WELBECK, ZONIA

Hired drifters - see BOY ARCHIE (minefield tender), EASTER MORN (minefield tender), JACK SALMON (mine experiments), JBURN (mine experiments), MAGNET (mining duties), PRESENTER (minefield tender), ZOE (minefield tender), SUNNY DEVON (minefield tender),

 

Tugs

Hired paddle tugs - see ALBERT VICTOR (ex-LASS O'GOWRIE), AMERICA, FLYING FISH, IRELAND, QUEEN

 


 

 

 

17. ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS

 

ALCANTARA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.94 (on coming into service). Built 1914, 15,831grt, 16kts, owned by Royal Mail Steam Packet, Belfast-registered. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 38 officers & 300 crew (bi). In service 10.3.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 29.2.16 in action with German GREIF in North Sea.

ALMANZORA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.A0 (on coming into service), MI.50 (1.18), MI.28 (4.18). Built 1914, 16,034grt, 16kts. Armament: 6-6in. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. In service 23.8.15-20.12.19. Log Book Availability.

SS Almanzora (Photo Ships)

 

ALSATIAN, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.50 (on coming into service), MI.51 (1.18), MI.29 (4.18). Built 1913, 18,481grt, 19.5kts, owned by Allan Line. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA). Crew (7.15): 67 officers & 480 crew (bi). In service 7.8.14-4.4.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Renamed EMPRESS OF FRANCE 1919.

AMBROSE, armed merchant cruiser, later depot ship, mercantile conversion, M.87 (on coming into service). Built 1903, 4,595grt, 15kts, owned by Booth Line. Crew (7.15): 33 officers & 260 crew (bi). Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr. In service 20.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Purchased by Admiralty 20.10.15, converted to depot ship. Log Book Availability.

ANDES, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.82 (on coming into service), MI.52 (1.18), MI.30 (4.18). Built 1913, 15,620grt, 16kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 40 officers & 300 crew (bi).In service 22.3.15-22.10.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Served as ATLANTIS in WW2.

AQUITANIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.56 (4.18). Built 1914, 45647grt, 24kts. Armament: 12-6in. In service 2.8.14-5.9.14, released because of heavy fuel consumption, taken up again 1.18-1919. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol.

ARLANZA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.93 (on coming into service), MI.53 (1.18), MI.31 (4.18). Built 1912, 15,044grt, 16kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 39 officers & 220 crew (bi). In service 23.3.15-1.6.20. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

ARMADALE CASTLE, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.63 (on coming into service), MI.54 (1.18), MI.32 (4.18). Built 1903, 12,973grt, 17kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 2.8.14-11.9.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

ARTOIS (1915) Log Book Availability - see DIGBY, armed merchant cruiser.

AVENGER (ex-AOTEAROA), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.75 (on coming into service). Built 1915, 15000grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-3pdr. In service 14.12.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 14.6.17 by U.69 in North Atlantic.

AVOCA (ex-AVON), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.79 (on coming into service), MI.57 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 4.18). Built 1907, 11073grt, 16kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. In service 14.1.16-29.10.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

BAYANO, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.78 (on coming into service). Built 1913, 5948grt, 14kts. Armament: 2-6 in. In service 21.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Sunk 11.3.15 by U.27 off Corsewall Point, near Stranraer.

BERRIMA (RAN), armed merchant cruiser, later store carrier, mercantile conversion. Built 1913, 11137grt, 14kts. Armament: not listed. In service 11.8.14-20.10.14, converted to store carrier.

CALGARIAN, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.54 (on coming into service), MI.58 (1.18). Built 1914, 17515grt, 20kts. Armament: 8-6 in. In service 15.9.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 1.3.18 by U.29 off Rathlin Island

CALYX (ex-CALYPSO), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.86 (on coming into service). Built 1904, 2876grt, 14kts, owned by Wilson Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-3pdr. In service 9.11.14-26.6.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Returned to mercantile service. Sunk 10.7.16 by submarine off Flamborough Head.

CARIBBEAN (ex-DUNOTTAR CASTLE), armed merchant cruiser, later accommodation ship, mercantile conversion, M.79 (on coming into service). Built 1890, 5824grt, 16kts, owned by Royal Mail Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr. In service 19.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Accommodation ship 1.6.15. Foundered 26.9.15 en route to Scapa.

CARMANIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.55 (on coming into service). Built 1905, 19524grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-4.7 in. In service 8.8.14-6.7.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Single ship action v CAP TRAFALGAR, 14 Sep 1914. Log Book Availability.

CARONIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.53 (on coming into service). Built 1905, 19687grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-4.7 in. In service 2.8.14-22.9.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

CEDRIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.74 (on coming into service). Built 1903, 21,040grt, 17kts, owned by White Star Line. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 48 officers & 330 crew (bi). In service 17.11.14-20.1.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

CELTIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.69 (on coming into service). Built 1901, 20904grt, 17kts. Armament: 8-6in. In service 27.10.14-11.1.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

CHAMPAGNE (1915) - see OROPESA, armed merchant cruiser.

CHANGUINOLA (ex-CARL SCHURZ), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.85 (on coming into service), MI.63 (1.18), MI.35 (4.18). Built 1912, 5,978grt, 15.5kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr. Crew (7.15): 27 officers & 190 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14-17.1.20. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

CITY OF LONDON, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.69 (on coming into service), MI.64 (1.18), MI.42 (9.18). Built 1907, 8917grt, 15.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA. In service 8.1.16-8.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

CLAN MACNAUGHTON, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.81 (on coming into service). Built 1911, 4985grt, 14kts, owned by Clan Line. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 19.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Mined 3.2.15 in North Atlantic.

COLUMBELLA (ex-COLUMBIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.89 (on coming into service), MI.69 (1.18), MI.36 (4.18). Built 1902, 8,292grt, 18kts, owned by Anchor Line. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 28 officers & 270 crew (bi). In service 20.11.14-6.6.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

DIGBY, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.83 (on coming into service), MI.55 (1.18), MI.33 (4.18). Built 1913, 3,966grt, 14.5kts, owned by Furness Withy. Armament: 5-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 23 officers & 280 crew (bi). In service 22.11.14-6.1.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Transferred to French flag 24.11.15-19.7.17, renamed ARTOIS.

EBRO, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.78 (on coming into service), MI.70 (1.18), MI.37 (4.18). Built 1915, 8480grt, 15kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 33 officers & 230 crew (bi). In service 23.3.15-2.10.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

EDINBURGH CASTLE (1), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.62 (on coming into service), MI.71 (1.18), MI.55 (6.18). Built 1910, 13326grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-6in. In service 4.9.14-12.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Served in WW2.

SS Edinburgh Castle (Photo Ships)

 

EMPRESS OF ASIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.65 (on coming into service, cancelled 9.15). Built 1913, 16909grt, 19.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 2.8.14-20.3.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol.

EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.57 (on coming into service). Built 1906, 14189grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 16.8.14-11.5.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

EMPRESS OF FRANCE (1919) - see ALSATIAN, armed merchant cruiser.

EMPRESS OF JAPAN, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.56 (on coming into service, cancelled 9.15). Built 1891, 5940grt, 16.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 13.8.14-27.10.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

EMPRESS OF RUSSIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.68 (on coming into service, cancelled 9.15). Built 1913, 16810grt, 19.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 24.8.14-12.2.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol.

ESKIMO, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.75 (on coming into service). Built 1910, 3,326grt, 17kts, owned by Wilson Line. Armament: 4-6in, 2-6pdr. In service 19.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Released back to mercantile service 18.7.15. Captured 26.7.16 by Germans, restored 16.1.19.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.87 (on coming into service), MI.72 (1.18), MI.38 (4.18). Built 1910, 8124grt. Armament: 8-6in, 2-3pdr. In service 20.12.15-24.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

HILARY, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.90 (on coming into service). Built 1908, 6239grt, 15kts, owned by booth Line. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 32 officers & 220 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. See LOG BOOKs. Log Book Availability. Sunk 25.5.17 by U.88 west of the Shetlands.

HILDEBRAND, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.91 (on coming into service), MI.73 (1.18), MI.39 (4.18). Built 1911, 6,991grt, 15.5kts, owned by Booth Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr (later 8-6in, 2-6pdr). Crew (7.15): 30 officers & 270 crew (bi). In service 20.11.14-15.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

HIMALAYA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.67 (on coming into service), (no pendant. assigned 1.18). Built 1892, 6,929grt, 18.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in). In service 17.8.14, purchased by Admiralty 1916. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 4.22 Stelp & Leighton to BU.

INDIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.81 (on coming into service). Built 1896, 7,940grt, 18kts. Armament: not listed. Crew (7.15): 32 officers & 270 crew (bi). In service 13.3.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 8.8.15 by U.22 off Norway.

KILDONAN CASTLE, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.74 (on coming into service), MI.34 (6.18). Built 1899, 9692grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8 - 6in). In service 25.3.16-1.1.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

KINFAUNS CASTLE, armed merchant cruiser, later troopship, mercantile conversion, M.64 (on coming into service). Built 1899, 9664grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 5.8.14-16.9.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Taken up 13.7.18 for conversion to minelayer at Millwall, incomplete at war's end.

KRONPRINZESSEN CECILIE – see KRONPRINZESSEN CECILIE, dummy battleship No. 9 AJAX, mercantile conversion.

LACONIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.70 (on coming into service). Built 1912, 18099grt, 16kts. Armament: 8-6in. In service 27.10.14-2.8.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Converted to armed storeship in mercantile service. Sunk 25.2.17 by U.50 160 miles NW of Fastnet.

SS Laconia (Photo Ships)

 

LAURENTIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.71 (on coming into service). Built 1908, 14892grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. In service 31.10.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Mined 25.1.17 off Northern Ireland.

LUSITANIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion. Built 1907, 30396grt, 25kts. Armament: not listed. In service 10.8.14, released later in 1914 because of heavy fuel consumption, returned to mercantile service. Sunk 7.5.15 by U.20 off Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland.

MACEDONIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.59 (on coming into service), MI.76 (1.18, cancelled 6.18), (no pendant. No. was assigned 4.18). Built 1904, 10512grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in.). In service 2.8.14- 17.11.18. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Log Book Availability.

MANTUA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.51 (on coming into service), MI.77 (1.18), MI.40 (4.18). Built 1908, 10,885grt, 18kts, owned by P&O Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 44 officers & 320 crew (bi). In service 5.8.14-26.12.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

MARMORA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.58 (on coming into service), MI.78 (1.18), MI.41 (4.18). Built 1903, 10509grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 3.8.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 23.7.18 by UB.64 S of Ireland.

MAURETANIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.57 (4.18). Built 1907, 31938grt, 25kts. Armament: not listed. In service 17.8.14-1914, released because of heavy fuel consumption, taken up again 1.18-1919.

MOLDAVIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.64 (on coming into service), MI.79 (1.18), MI.42 (4.18). Built 1903, 9500grt, 18.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA. In service 27.11.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 23.5.18 by UB.57 off Brighton.

MOREA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.80 (1.18), MI.43 (4.18). Built 1908, 10890grt, 18.5kts. Armament: 4-6in. In service 28.3.16-18.10.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

MOTAGUA (ex-EMIL L. BOAS), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.84 (on coming into service), MI.81 (1.18), MI.44 (4.18). Built 1912, 5,977grt, 15kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 29 officers & 200 crew (bi)In service 21.11.14-18.12.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

NALDERA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.58 (after 9.18). Built 1918, 15993grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA, 2-7.5in bomb throwers. In service 29.5.18-14.3.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol.

NARKUNDA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.48 (4.18). 16227grt. Converting at war's end, work stopped 6.12.18, delivered for mercantile service 1920.

OCEANIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion. Built 1899, 17274grt, 20kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 9.8.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Wrecked 8.9.14 on Foula, Shetlands.

OLYMPIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.26 (4.18). Built 1911, 46359grt. Taken up 1914, but released back to mercantile service. Taken up again 31.3.17, scheduled to complete 5.12.18, finally released 1919.

OPHIR, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.92 (on coming into service), MI.82 (1.18). Built 1891, 6942grt, 18kts. Armament: 6-6in. In service 26.1.15, purchased by Admiralty 26.2.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Paid off 29.7.19 and sold 8.21 to BU.

ORAMA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.61 (on coming into service). Built 1911, 12927grt, 18.5kts. Armament: 8-6in. In service 4.9.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 19.10.17 by U.62 south of Ireland.

ORBITA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.A1 (on coming into service), MI.84 (1.18), MI.59 (after 9.18). Built 1915, 15678grt, 15kts. Armament: 6-6in. In service 21.6.15-12.8.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

ORCOMA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.86 (on coming into service), MI.85 (1.18), MI.46 (4.18). Built 1908, 11,571grt, 15kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 39 officers & 280 crew (bi). In service 23.3.15-11.10.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

OROPESA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.88 (on coming into service). Built 1895, 5,364grt, 14.5kts, owned by Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr. Crew (7.15): 34 officers & 200 crew (bi). In service 22.11.14. Transferred to French flag 2.12.15-27.7.17, renamed CHAMPAGNE. New name apparently retained on return to British service. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Sunk as CHAMPAGNE 9.10.17 by U.96 off, Dundrum Bay, County Down

OROTAVA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.80 (on coming into service), MI.86 (1.18), MI.47 (4.18). Built 1889, 5,980grt, 16kts, owned by Royal Mail Line. Armament: 5-6in, 2-6pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 29 officers & 200 crew (bi). In service 19.11.14, purchased by Admiralty 31.5.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Paid off 1.1.19. Served as troopship. BU 1923.

ORVIETO, later armed merchant cruiser - see minelayers.

OSIRIS (1), hired as armed merchant cruiser, employed as fleet messenger, then depot ship, mercantile conversion, Built 1898, 1728grt, 21kts. Armament: not listed. In service as AMC 5.8.14-9.10.14, fleet messenger 10.14-4.15, then depot ship 11.4.15-10.3.20. Renamed OSIRIS II, 1916. Battle Honour as OSIRIS II (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

OTRANTO, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.60 (on coming into service), MI.87 (1.18, cancelled by 6.18), (no pendant. assigned 4.18). Built 1909, 12,128grt, 18kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in). In service 4.8.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. In collision with SS KASHMIR, driven ashore 5.10.18 off Islay.

OTWAY, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.73 (on coming into service), MI.88 (1.18). Built 1909, 12,077grt, 18.5kts, owned by Orient Line. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 45 officers & 320 crew (bi). In service 11.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 23.7.17 by UC.49 near Rona, N. Minch.

PATIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.76 (on coming into service), MI.89 (1.18), MI.48 (6.18). Built 1913, 6,103grt, 15.5kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 28 officers & 200 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 13.6.18 by UC.49 in Bristol Channel.

PATUCA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.77 (on coming into service), MI.90 (1.18), MI.49 (4.18). Built 1913, 6,103grt, 15.5kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 28 officers & 205 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14 -17.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

PRINCESS, armed merchant cruiser - see KRONPRINZESSEN CECILIE, dummy battleship No. 9 AJAX, mercantile conversion.

TEUTONIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.52 (on coming into service), MI.93 (1.18), MI.50 (4.18). Built 1889, 9,984grt, 19kts, owned by White Star Line. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 57 officers & 380 crew (bi). In service 5.9.14, purchased by Admiralty 16.8.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. BU 1922 at Emden.

VICTORIAN, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.56 (on coming into service), MI.94 (1.18), MI.51 (4.18). Built 1904, 10635grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 6-6in). Crew (7.15): 41 officers & 200 crew (bi). In service 17.8.14-31.1.20. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

SS Victorian (Photo Ships)


VIKNOR (ex-THE VIKING, ex-ATRATO), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.82 (on coming into service). Built 1888, 5,386grt, 15kts, owned by Viking Cruising Co. Armament: not listed. In service 19.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Mined 13.1.15 north of Ireland.

VIRGINIAN, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.72 (on coming into service), MI.95 (1.18), MI.52 (4.18). Built 1905, 10757grt, 18kts, owned by Allan Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr (later 6-6in, 2-6pdr). Crew (7.15): 40 officers & 220 crew (bi). In service 13.11.14-31.1.20. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Renamed DROTTNINGHOLM 1920.

 


 

18. COMMISSIONED ESCORT SHIPS

 

BAYANO, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.20 (6.18). Built 1917, 6788grt, 14kts. Armament: 4-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 3.12.17-3.19. Log Book Availability. North Atlantic convoys.

BOSTONIAN (ex-CAMBRIAN), commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A1 (7.17), MI.59 (1.18). Built 1896, 5626grt, 12kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 11.6.17. Sunk 10.10.17 by U.53 off Start Point.

CAMITO, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.21 (6.18). Built 1915, 6611grt, 14kts. Armament: 4-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 26.2.18-27.3.19. Served in WW2.

CARRIGAN HEAD - see squadron supply ships.

CORONADO, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.23 (6.18). Built 1915, 6539grt, 14kts. Armament: 4-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 30.9.17-20.3.19. Log Book Availability.

DISCOVERER, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A3 (7.17), MI.96 (1.18), MI.53 (6.18). Built 1913, 5409grt, 13kts. Armament: 4-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 16.6.17-1.3.19.

KNIGHT TEMPLAR, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A2 (7.17), MI.97 (1.18), MI.54 (6.18). Built 1905, 7175grt, 11.5kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 27.5.17-5.2.19. Log Book Availability.

SS Knight Templar (Photo Ships)

 

LEPANTO, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.45 (9.18). Built 1915, 6389grt, 10.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 8.2.18-3.5.19. Log Book Availability.

SS Lepanto as the City of Ripon from 1934 (Photo Ships)

 

MECHANICIAN, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A5 (7.17), MI.98 (1.18). Built 1900, 9044grt, 13kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 20.6.17. Sunk 20.1.18 by UB.35 off St. Catherine's Point, Channel.

NANERIC (ex-AOTEA), commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.24 (6.18). Built 1895, 5609grt, 10kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 7.12.17-11.3.19. Log Book Availability.

QUERNMORE, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A4 (7.17), MI.99 (1.18). Built 1898, 7302grt, 12.5kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 29.6.17. Sunk 31.7.17 by U.82 off Tory Is.

SACHEM, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A0 (7.17), MI.92 (1.18). Built 1893, 5354grt, 13kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 28.5.17-28.3.19.

WYNCOTE (ex-DEN OF RUTHVEN), commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.27 (6.18). Built 1907, 4937grt, 10.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 10.8.17-12.3.19.

 


 

 

19. ARMED BOARDING STEAMERS

 

ALOUETTE (ex-CALVADOS) - see fleet messengers.

AMSTERDAM, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.08 (on coming into service), MI.00 (1.18). Built 1894, 1777grt, 17kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr. In service 31.10.14-29.9.19.

ANGLIA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, P.75 (on coming into service). Built 1900, 1862grt. Armament: 3-6pdr. In service 8.8.14-24.4.15. Converted to military hospital ship. Mined 17.11.15 off Folkestone Gate.

CAESAREA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.12 (on coming into service). Built 1910, 1500grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 21.10.14-17.12.15. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Served as BRUCE in WW2.

CAMBRIA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, P.76 (on coming into service). Built 1897, 1842grt. Armament: 3-6pdr. In service 8.8.14-7.8.15. Converted to military hospital ship, renamed ARVONIA 1919.

CARRON, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.19 (on coming into service), MI.01 (1.18). Built 1909, 2351grt, 15kts. Armament: 2-4.7in. In service 22.11.14-9.10.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

CITY OF BELFAST, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.15 (on coming into service), MI.02 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1893, 994grt, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 30.10.14-3.10.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

DRAMA – see hired yachts.

DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.09 (on coming into service), MI.03 (1.18), MI.02 (6.18). Built 1897, 1200grt, 19kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 30.10.14-6.11.19, including troop carrier 3.1.19-10.5.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

DUKE OF ALBANY, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.11 (on coming into service). Built 1907, 1997grt. Armament: not listed. In service 30.10.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 25.8.16 by UB.27 east of Pentland Skerries.

DUKE OF CLARENCE, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.14 (on coming into service), MI.04 (1.18), MI.03 (6.18). Built 1892, 1635grt, 18kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr. In service 6.11.15-11.2.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

DUKE OF CORNWALL, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.10 (on coming into service), MI.05 (1.18). Built 1898, 1528grt, 1-4in, 18kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 31.10.14-14.11.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

DUNDEE, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.12 (on coming into service). Built 1911, 2709grt, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-4in. In service 11.10.15. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 3.9.17 by UC.49 in Channel. Single ship action with ACHILLES v LEOPARD, 16 Mar 1916.

FAUVETTE - see store carriers.

FIONA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.17 (on coming into service), MI.07 (1.18). Built 1905, 1611grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr. In service 28.10.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Wrecked 6.9.17 off Pentland Skerries.

GRANGEMOUTH, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.22 (on coming into service), MI.08 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1908, 1560grt, 15kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr. In service 5.1.15-1.4.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

GRIVE - see flotilla supply ships.

HAZEL, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.00 (on coming into service), MI.10 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1907, 1241grt, 18kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 11.11.14-11.5.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Renamed MONA 1919.

HEROIC, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.05 (on coming into service), MI.11 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1906, 1869grt, 18kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 18.11.14-6.7.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

KING ORRY, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.18 (on coming into service), MI.12 (1.18), MI.06 (6.18). Built 1913, 1877grt, 21kts. Armament: 2-4in. In service 29.10.14-5.6.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Served in WW2.

LAMA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1905, 2198grt, 16kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 12.7.15-17.1.18. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Log Book Availability - Sep 1915-Nov 1917, East Indies Station.

LOUVAIN (ex-DRESDEN), armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.07 (on coming into service), MI.14 (1.18). Built 1897, 1830grt, 17kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 31.10.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 20.1.18 by UC.22 in Eastern Mediterranean.

LUNKA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1905, 2193grt, 16kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 20.7.15-22.1.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Log Book Availability.

SS Lunka (Photo Ships)

 

MARCELLA - see hired yachts.

MLADA - see hired yachts.

PARTRIDGE, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.03 (on coming into service), MI.15 (1.18). Built 1906, 1461grt, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 15.11.14-12.7.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Renamed PARTRIDGE II 12.15.

PEEL CASTLE (ex-DUKE OF YORK), armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.13 (on coming into service), MI.16 (1.18), MI.07 (6.18). Built 1894, 1474grt, 17kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 28.10.14-10.5.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

PERTH, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.23 (on coming into service), MI.17 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1915, 2502grt, 14.5kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 27.8.15-18.9.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Log Book Availability.

PRINCE ABBAS, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1892, 2030grt. Armament: not listed. In service 5.6.15-29.5.16. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Returned to mercantile service, sunk 9.7.17.

RAMSEY - see THE RAMSEY, armed boarding steamer

RICHARD WELFORD, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.21 (on coming into service), MI.18 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1908, 1349grt, 14kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 5.1.15-9.8.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

ROWAN, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.01 (on coming into service), MI.19 (1.18), MI.08 (6.18). Built 1909, 1493grt, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr. In service 14.11.14-15.6.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

ROYAL SCOT, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.16 (on coming into service), MI.20 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1910, 1726grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr. In service 28.10.14-27.12.19, including troop carrier 14.1.19-10.4.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

SARNIA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.04 (on coming into service), MI.21 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1910, 1498grt, 20kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 14.11.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 12.9.18 by submarine off Alexandria.

SIMOUN – see hired yachts.

SCOTIA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1902, 1872grt. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 8.8.14-1.8.17. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

SNAEFELL, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.06 (on coming into service), MI.22 (1.18). Built 1910, 1368grt, 18kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 1-2pdr. In service 24.11.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 5.6.18 by UB.105 in Mediterranean.

STEPHEN FURNESS - see squadron supply ships.

SUVA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1906, 2229grt, 13kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 20.7.15-19.12.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Log Book Availability.

believed HMS Suva (Photo Ships)

 

TARA (ex-HIBERNIA), armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1900, 1862grt. Armament: 3-6pdr. In service 8.8.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 5.11.15 by U.35 in Mediterranean.

THE RAMSEY (ex-DUKE OF LANCASTER) also RAMSEY in Navy Lists, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.14 (on coming into service). Built 1895, 1443grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 28.10.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 8.8.15 in action with German minelayer METEOR southeast of Pentland Firth.

TITHONUS (ex-TITANIA), armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.28 (on coming into service), MI.24 (1.18). Built 1908, 3463grt, 15kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-6pdr. In service 2.16. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 28.3.18 by UB.72 in North Sea.

VIENNA - see accommodation ships.

WOODNUT (ex-WOODCOCK), armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.02 (on coming into service), MI.25 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1906, 1470grt, 16kts. Armament: 3-12pdr. In service 15.11.14-31.5.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

YORK, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.20 (on coming into service), MI.26 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1907, 1132grt, 14.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 2-12pdr. In service 3.1.15-4.4.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

 


 

Other Vessels Serving with Examination Service

 

Coastguard and Fishery Protection Vessels - see ARGUS, Berehaven 1914-18, BRENDA, mainly Scottish waters, FREYA, mainly Scottish waters, GOLDSEEKER, mainly Scottish waters, JULIA, Queenstown 1914-18, MINNA, mainly Scottish waters, NORNA, mainly Scottish waters, RINGDOVE, Queensferry 1914-15, SAFEGUARD, Queenstown 1914-18, VIGILANT (2), mainly Scottish waters.

Hired Yachts – see CLAYMORE II, ILIONA, MIRIEL, SEAHORSE II.

Hired drifters - see ADMIRE, BOY BEN, BRACODEN, BRITISH MONARCH, BROTHERS, CEDRON, CONDOR, DORIS II, FLOWER O'MORAY, GENERAL WHITE, GLENALBYN, GLENGARRY, GRATITUDE, HEATHERY BRAE, JEANIE GILCHRIST, LILYBANK, MAGGIE GAULT, MARIE, OCEAN SCOUT, PAX VOBISCUM, PENNAN, PIONEER III, POPPY , PRIDE OF FILEY , PROCEED, QUICK SET, SILVERDALE, SNOWDROP, SPHINX, SUNBEAM, SUNBEAM I, THANKFUL, WENSUM, WINSOME, WITHAM

 


 

 

 

20. PATROL PADDLE VESSELS

 

CLEETHORPES, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0109. Built 1903, 273grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 19.6.16-1920, paddle minesweeeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Alexandria.

DUKE (ex-DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE), patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0108. Built 1896, 257grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 23.5.16-31.12.20, renamed DUKE II 3.19, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19, base ship in Egypt for a short time 1919. Served in Mediterranean, based at Alexandria as patrol vessel.

DUCHESS OF NORFOLK, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0100. Built 1911, 381grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA minesweeper. In service 17.5.16-1920, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta. Served as AMBASSADOR in WW2.


P/S Duchess of Norfolk in civilian service (Photo Ships)

DUCHESS OF RICHMOND, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0101. Built 1910, 354grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA minesweeper. In service 17.5.16, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta. Mined 28.6.19 in Aegean Sea

DUCHESS OF YORK, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0103. Built 1896, 302grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 18.5.16, purchased by Admiralty 6.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta. Sold 23.6.21.

EMPEROR OF INDIA II (ex-PRINCESS ROYAL), patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0106. Built 1906, 482grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 23.5.16-1920, renamed MAHRATTA 5.18, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Alexandria. Served as EMPEROR OF INDIA in WW2.

MAHRATTA (1918) - see EMPEROR OF INDIA II (ex-PRINCESS ROYAL), patrol paddle vessel.

MAJESTIC II, patrol paddle vessel, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0107. Built 1901, 408grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 23.5.16, Served in Mediterranean, based at Alexandria. Foundered 28.7.16 near Oran.

MARCHIONESS OF LORNE, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0110. Built 1891, 295grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 19.6.16-1920, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Alexandria.

MINERVA II, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0111. Built 1893, 315grt. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 19.6.16-7.4.20, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Alexandria.

PRINCESS MARY II (1916) - see PRINCESS MARY, patrol paddle vessel.

PRINCESS MARY, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0103. Built 1911, 326grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA minesweeper. In service 17.5.16, renamed PRINCESS MARY II 5.16, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta. Sank 2.8.19 after striking submerged wreck of battleship MAJESTIC off Cape Helles.

QUEEN IV, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0104. Built 1902, 345grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA minesweeper. In service 17.5.16-25.11.20, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta.

STIRLING CASTLE, patrol paddle vessel, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0105. Built 1899, 271grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service18.5.16. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta. Sank 26.9.16 by explosion off Malta, cause unknown.

 


 

 

21. COASTGUARD AND FISHERY PROTECTION

 

ARGON (1.17) - see ARGUS, patrol and examination vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection.

ARGUS, patrol and examination vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.75 (1914). Launched 6.12.04 Bow McLachlan. 380 tons, 130(pp)x23x9ft. TE 650ihp, 11.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr. Examination service at Berehaven 1914-18. Renamed ARGON 1.17. Sold 5.2.20, renamed Peninnis.

BRENDA, examination vessel, ex-Scottish Fishery Board cruiser. Built 1898, 174grt. Listed from 8.14, served mainly in Scottish waters.

FREYA, examination vessel, ex-Scottish Fishery Board cruiser. Built 1904, 280grt. Listed from 8.14, served mainly in Scottish waters.

GOLDSEEKER, examination vessel, ex-Scottish Fishery Board cruiser. Built 1900, 205grt. Listed from 8.14, served mainly in Scottish waters.

JULIA, patrol and examination vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.80 (1914), C.77 (1.18). Built 1897 J. P. Rennoldson. Ex-yacht MARETANZA, purchased by Admiralty 1.4.01. 310 tons, 120(pp), 20x9ft. TE 655ihp, 12kts. Armament: not listed. Examination service at Queenstown 1914-18. Sold 6.11.20 M. S. Hilton.

MINNA, examination vessel, ex-Scottish Fishery Board cruiser. Built 1900, 281grt. Listed from 8.14, served mainly in Scottish waters.

NORNA, examination vessel, ex-Scottish Fishery Board cruiser. Built 1909, 457grt. Listed from 8.14, served mainly in Scottish waters.

RINGDOVE, examination ship, later salvage vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.84 (1914), X.37 (3.16), X.40 (1.18). Launched 30.4.89 Devonport DY. 805 tons, 177(oa), 165(pp)x31x11ft. TE 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 4-4in (originally 6-4 in; 1-4in 1916). Ex-1st class gunboat transferred to Coastguard 1906. Examination service Queensferry 1914-15, salvage vessel 11.15, renamed MELITA 12.15. Sold 22.1.20, renamed Telima.


HMS Ringdove (Photo Ships)

SAFEGUARD, patrol and examination vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.78 (1914), C.80 (1.18), C.81 (9.18). Launched 24.6.14 Day Summers. 875 tons, 160(pp)x29x11ft. TE 1350ihp, 15kts. Armament: 2-3pdr. Based at Queenstown 1914-18. Sold 13.2.20, renamed SAFEGUARDER.

SQUIRREL, cable ship, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.81 (1914), C.83 (1.18), C.85 (9.18). Launched 21.1.04 Workman Clark. 230 tons, 108(oa), 103(pp)x21x9ft. TE 300ihp, 10kts. Armament: 2-3pdr. Based at Devonport and Falmouth 1914-18. Sold 6.11.21 as yacht, renamed Vedra.

THRUSH, cable ship, later salvage vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.76 (1914), X.56 (3.16). Launched 22.6.89 Scotts. 805 tons, 177(oa), 165(pp)x31x11ft. TE 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 4-4in (originally 6-4 in). Ex-1st class gunboat transferred to Coastguard 1906. Cable ship, based at Berehaven 1914-16, salvage vessel 1916. Wrecked 11.4.17 near Glenarm, Antrim.

VIGILANT (2), examination vessel, ex-Scottish Fishery Board cruiser. Built 1886, 92grt. Listed from 8.14, served mainly in Scottish waters.

WATCHFUL, HQ ship, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.77 (1914), C.84 (1.18), C.86 (9.18). Launched 26.4.11 Hall Russell. 612 tons, 154(oa), 145k(pp)x25x12ft. TE 800ihp, 11.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr. Senior Officer Minesweepers' ship, Sheerness 1914-18. Sold 15.5.20 Newfoundland Government.

 


 

22. SUBMARINE DECOY or Q-SHIPS

 

22.1 BY NAMES - WARSHIP AND MERCHANT SHIPS, ORIGINAL AND DECOY NAMES

(575 names are listed)

A. H. WHITMAN - see ALBERT H. WHITMAN (ex-A. H. WHITMAN), schooner conversion.

ABNEY - see CONVOLVULUS, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

ACTON (ex-HARELDA), cargo ship conversion. Built 1901, 1288grt. In service 15.2.17-26.3.19, armed with 1-4in, 4-12pdr, also GANDY, HARELDA, Q.34, WOFFINGTON.

AIRBLAST - see SPIRAEA, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

ALASTAIR - see ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

ALBERT H. WHITMAN (ex-A. H. WHITMAN), schooner conversion. Built 1916, 94 registered tons. In service 10.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

ALBERT J. LUTZ, schooner conversion. Built 1908, 95 registered tons. In service 6.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

ALCALA - see PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), cargo ship conversion.

ALDEBARAN – see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

ALDWYCH - see EGLANTINE, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

ALMA - see VERA ELIZABETH, schooner (Granton-registered) conversion.

AMARIS - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

AMBER (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion. Other name REMO.

AMY B. SILVER, schooner conversion. Built 1912, 129grt. In service 17.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

ANCHUSA - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

ANTIC - see AUK, hired trawler, but name not included in AUK's listing.

ANTWERP – see VIENNA (originally accommodation ship), armed boarding steamers.

ARBUTUS - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

ARGO – see LOTHBURY

ARIADNE, hired trawler – decoy with submarine C.29.

ARIUS - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

ARVONIAN, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.538) conversion. Built 1905, 2794grt. In service 19.8.17-21.4.19, purchased by Admiralty 20.11.17, armed with 3-4in, 3-12pdr, 4-18in tt, also ALASTAIR, BALFAME, BENDISH, DORINDA, GIRDLER, USS SANTEE.

ASAMA – see hired trawlers.

ATHOS - see GLEN (ex-SIDNEY), auxiliary schooner conversion.

AUK – see hired trawlers.

AURICULA - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

AYRES - see SWEETBRIAR, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

BALFAME - see ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

BALHAM - see SARAH COLEBROOKE, auxiliary/motor ketch conversion.

BALLANTRAL - see GOODWIN, cargo ship conversion.

BALLISTAN - see BRADFORD CITY, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.500) conversion.

BARALONG – see squadron supply ships.

BARON ROSE (ex-SAMUEL S. THORP), auxiliary schooner conversion. Built 1881, 524grt. In service 9.4.18-14.6.19, armed with 1-4.1in, 2-12 pdr, other name SIEUX.

BARRANCA, cargo ship conversion. Built 1906, 4124grt. In service 26.4.16-30.1.18, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also ECHUNGA, Q.3.

BARYTA - see RULE (ex-OUSE), cargo ship conversion.

BAYARD, motor lugger conversion. Built 1908, 220grt. In service 25.1.17, armed with 1-13pdr, 1-3pdr, also LEDGER No. 898, Q.20, SYREN. Sunk 29.3.17 in collision in Channel.

BEARDSLEY - see COREOPSIS, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

BEGONIA – see Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloop

BELLMORE - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

BELLONA II – see hired drifters

BEN NEVIS – see AUK, hired trawler.

BENDIGO II – see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

BENDISH - see ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

BERGAMOT - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

BETSY JAMIESON – see motor drifters

BIBBY - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

BIGOTT - see COREOPSIS, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

BIRCH - see BELLONA II, hired drifter (BELLONA II is not listed in the Hired Drifter section as a Q-ship. Neither is BIRCH listed as an alternative name).

BIRD - see G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

BIRDWOOD - see PC.56, patrol boat.

BLESSING, fishing smack or large coble conversion. In service 6.16-31.3.17, carried mined nets.

BOMBALA - see WILLOW BRANCH, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1042) conversion.

BORGIA, Q-ship - see GUNNER, Admiralty trawler, Military class.

BOVERTON - see DUNRAVEN (ex-BOVERTON), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.283) conversion.

BOY ALFRED - see ETHEL & MILLIE, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.200) conversion.

BRACONDALE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. YS.1456) conversion. Built 1903, 2095grt. In service 24.5.17, armament not listed, other name CHAGFORD. Sunk 7.8.17 by submarine in Atlantic.

BRADFORD CITY, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.500) conversion. Built 1910, 3683grt. In service 16.10.15, armament not listed, also BALLISTAN, SAROS. Sunk 16.8.17 by submarine in Straits of Messina.

BRANGWYN - see SWEETBRIAR, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

BREADWINNER, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1095) conversion. Built 1907, 57grt. In service 2.17-11.11.18, armament not listed, also S.7, SEAGULL - see.

BRIG 1 (ex-EMILIA C, ex-MARGUERITE), auxiliary barkentine conversion. Built 1907, 123grt. In service 10.11.17-16.10.18, armed with 2-2pdr, 2-Lewis MG, other name EMELIAC.

BRIG 2 (ex-ROSINA FERRARA, ex-EMMA M, ex-MONGIBELLO, ex-LUIGI F.), brigantine conversion. Built 1876, 227grt. In service 8.1.18-11.11.18, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, other name ROSINA FERRARA.

BRIG 3 (ex-SANT' ANNA M.), brigantine conversion. Built 1900, 155grt. In service 18.2.18-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name S. ANNA.

BRIG 4 (ex-VERA), brigantine conversion. Built 1903, 212grt. In service 6.4.18-11.11.18, armament not listed, also MARGARET & ANNIE, VERA.

BRIG 5 (ex-SALOMEA K), brigantine conversion. Built 1914, 225grt. In service 28.5.18-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name SALOMEA K.

BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion. Built 1902, 117 registered tons. In service 8.17-12.17, armament not listed, also KOSTOULA, Q.500, QS.9.

BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion. Built 1895, 221grt. In service 7.6.17-8.1.19, armament not listed, also HELGOLAND, HORLEY, Q.17.

BRIG 11 (ex-GAELIC), barkentine conversion. Built 1898, 224grt. In service 6.11.16-5.3.19, armament not listed, also GAELIC, GOBO, Q.22.

BRIG 12 (ex-VASSILIKI), schooner conversion. In service 17.12.17-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name VASSILIKI.

BRIGAND - see COWSLIP, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

BRINE - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

BROWN MOUSE – see yachts.

BRYONY - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

BURLINGTON - see PC.60, patrol boat.

BURMAH – see COOT, hired trawler.

BYWATER - see HEATHER, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

C. B. - see TELESIA, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion.

CAIRD - see CEANOTHUS, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

CALEB - see SPIRAEA, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

CANCALAIS - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

CANDYTUFT - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

CAPULET - see RESULT, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion.

CAROLINA – see QUICKLY, hired drifter.

CARRIGAN HEAD – see commissioned escort ships.

CASHEL - see ANCHUSA, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

CASSOR - see RULE (ex-OUSE), cargo ship conversion.

CEANOTHUS - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

CENTURY - see PENHALLOW, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.301) conversion.

CHAGFORD - see BRACONDALE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. YS.1456) conversion.

CHAMPION - see COMMISSIONER, hired trawler.

CHAMPNEY - see DUNCLUTHA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1335) conversion.

CHARING - see PC.43, patrol boat.

CHARYCE - see STOCK FORCE, coaster conversion.

CHEERIO - see ENERGIC, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1195) conversion.

CHERITON - see TAY & TYNE, coaster conversion.

CHESNEY - see PC.61, patrol boat.

CHEVINGTON, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.2045) conversion. Built 1912, 3876grt. In service 10.15-27.6.16, armament not listed.

CHILDREN'S FRIEND, motor smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.174) conversion. Built 1898, 60grt. In service 7.2.17-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name S.6.

CHINTZ - see PC.67, patrol boat.

CHISWELL - see MARESFIELD, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.777) conversion.

CHROMIUM - see EILIAN, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion.

CHRYSANTHEMUM - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

CLAYMORE – see AUK, hired trawler.

COCKCROFT - see BRYONY, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

COCKELYTE - see PC.51, patrol boat.

COCKSEDGE - see HARMONIC, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.240) conversion.

COMMISSIONER – see hired trawlers.

COMMODORE - see TELESIA, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion.

COMPATRIOT - see TAMARISK, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

CONVOLVULUS - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

COOT – see hired trawlers.

CORAL - see HYDERABAD, war construction.

COREOPSIS - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

CORMORANT IV – see hired trawlers.

COWSLIP - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

CRANFORD - see VIOLA (1), Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

CRAVEN - see HYANTHES, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1349) conversion.

CULLODEN - see PC.42, patrol boat.

CULLIST – see WESTPHALIA, store carrier.

CYMRIC, schooner conversion. Built 1893, 226grt. In service 15.3.18-8.4.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, other name OLIVE.

DAG - see RESULT, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion.

DAMARIS - see VIOLA, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

DANTON - see WELLHOLME, motor ketch conversion.

DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion. Built 1902, 253grt. In service 23.2.17-9.3.20, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also BIBBY, GRABBITT, J. J. BIBBY, PEGGY, Q.29.

DAVID DAVIES, decoy or Q-ship – see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

DEFENDER (true identity not known). In service 13.6.17-11.11.18.

DERWENT – see DUNCOMBE, store carrier.

DESMOND - see SUPERIOR (ex-SUPERB), fishing smack conversion.

DEVERILL - see POLYANTHUS, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

DHOBY - see DIANTHUS, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

DIANA – see KING LEAR, hired trawler.

DIANTHUS - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

DJERISSA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.231) conversion. Built 1910, 3723grt. In service 9.12.16-18.5.18, armament not listed, also MALLINA, SOLAX, WOKING.

DOLCIS - see BEGONIA, Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloop

DONLEVON - see RAVENSTONE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.440) conversion.

DONLEVON - see also GLENFOYLE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1235) conversion.

DORA – see COOT, hired trawler.

DORANDO PIETRI, motor ketch (Lowestoft-registered LT.295) conversion. Built 1908, 54grt. In service 7.2.17-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name S.5.

DORINDA - see ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

DOROTHY - see IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion.

DOROTHY G. SNOW, schooner conversion. Built 1911, 98 registered tons. In service 4.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

DOWNTON - see PC.61, patrol boat.

DREADNOUGHT II, fishing smack conversion. In service 6.17-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name LEDGER No. 897 (hook & line fishing vessel).

DUNCLUTHA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1335) conversion. Built 1910, 3973grt. In service 23.11.16-23.6.18, armament not listed, also CHAMPNEY, STAMFORD.

DUNCOMBE – see store carriers.

DUNDREARY - see TAY & TYNE, coaster conversion.

DUNRAVEN (ex-BOVERTON), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.283) conversion. Built 1910, 3117grt. In service 25.6.17, armed with 1-4in, 4-12pdr, 2-tt, other name BOVERTON. Severely damaged 8.8.17 in lengthy gun action with UC.71 in Atlantic, foundered in tow 10.8.17 in Channel.

DUNSANY - see HARTSIDE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.235) conversion.

EARL OF POWIS – see hired tugs.

EARLY BLOSSOM, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.16) conversion. Built 1908, 57grt. In service 23.11.16-11.11.18, armament not listed, other name S.2.

ECHUNGA - see BARRANCA, cargo ship conversion.

EDITH E. CUMMINS - see FRESH HOPE (ex-FRESHHOPE, ex-EDITH S. CUMMINS), 3-mast schooner conversion.

EIDER - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

EGLANTINE - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

EILIAN, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1908, 140grt. In service 7.9.17-1.2.19, armed with 2-12pdr, 1-Lewis MG, other name CHROMIUM.

ELEUTHERA (ex-ELIZABETH), 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1892, 156grt. In service 1.5.18-12.2.19, armament not listed, other name ELIZABETH.

ELIXIR - see PROBUS, brigantine conversion.

ELIZABETH - see ELEUTHERA (ex-ELIZABETH), 3-mast schooner conversion.

ELSE - see FIRST PRIZE (ex-ELSE), 3-mast schooner conversion.

EMILIA C – see BRIG 1 (ex-EMILIA C, ex-MARGUERITE), auxiliary barkentine conversion.

EMELIAC - see BRIG 1 (ex-EMILIA C, ex-MARGUERITE), auxiliary barkentine conversion.

EMMA M – see BRIG 2 (ex-ROSINA FERRARA, ex-EMMA M, ex-MONGIBELLO, ex-LUIGI F.), brigantine conversion.

ENERGIC, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1195) conversion. Built 1912, 59grt. In service 20.1.16-11.11.18, carried mined nets, also CHEERIO, MASCOT, S.1.

ENID – see KING LEAR, hired trawler.

ETHEL & MILLIE, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.200) conversion. Built 1908, 58grt. In service 1.2.17, armed with 1-6pdr, also BOY ALFRED, LEDGER No. 929 (hook & line fishing vessel), S.3. Sunk 15.8.17 by submarine gunfire off East Anglia.

ETHELWULF II – see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

EXCEL – see motor drifters

EXTIRPATOR - see G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

FAIRFAX - see HARTSIDE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.235) conversion.

FAIRLIGHT - see HARMONIC, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.240) conversion.

FAME (2) - see REVENGE (ex-FAME), auxiliary/motor smack conversion.

FARNBOROUGH (ex-SANDYFORD), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.859) conversion, P71 (1.16). Built 1904, 3207grt. In service 22.10.15-25.2.18, purchased by Admiralty 22.10.17, armed with 5-12pdr, 2-6pdr, also LODORER, Q.5, SANDYFORD. Sold 4.19, renamed Hollypark.

FERNRIDGE - see TAMARISK, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

FIRST PRIZE (ex-ELSE), "first" German vessel captured, 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1901, 227grt. In service 6.11.16, armament not listed, also ELSE, PRIZE, Q.21. Sunk 14.8.17 by submarine in Atlantic.

FISHER LASSIE II – see motor drifters.

FIZZER – see hired drifter VIOLET (2).

FLASHLIGHT - see PC.67, patrol boat.

FOAM CREST - see G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

FORT GEORGE – see hired trawlers.

FRESH HOPE (ex-FRESHHOPE, ex-EDITH S. CUMMINS), 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1889, 648grt. In service 8.11.17-6.6.19, armed with 2-4in, 2-12pdr, also EDITH E. CUMMINS, IROQUOIS. Wrecked 10.19.

FRISWELL - see PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion.

G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion. Built 1905, 61grt. 1-3pdr. In service 8.8.15-9.15, re-acquired 22.1.16, armed with 1-13pdr, motor smack by 8.17, also BIRD, EXTIRPATOR, FOAM CREST, I'LL TRY (2), LEDGER No. 929 (hook & line fishing vessel), NELSON, S.3. Sunk 15.8.17 by submarine gunfire off East Anglia.

G. L. M. - see GEORGE L. MUIR (ex-GEORGE L. MUNRO, ex-CHOLMONDELEY), motor ketch conversion.

GAELIC - see BRIG 11 (ex-GAELIC), barkentine conversion.

GANDY - see ACTON (ex-HARELDA), cargo ship conversion.

GARDENIA - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

GENERAL – see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

GEORGE L. MUIR (ex-GEORGE L. MUNRO, ex-CHOLMONDELEY), motor ketch conversion. Built 1883, 65grt. In service 7.17-11.11.18, armament not listed, also G. L. M., GEORGE L. MUNRO, PADRE.

GEORGE L. MUNRO - see GEORGE L. MUIR (ex-GEORGE L. MUNRO, ex-CHOLMONDELEY), motor ketch conversion.

GILIA - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

GIRDLER – see AUK, hired trawler.

GIRDLER - see also ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

GLEN (ex-SIDNEY), auxiliary schooner conversion. Built 1897, 112grt. In service 27.2.17-18.12.18, armed with 1-12 pdr, 1-3pdr, also ATHOS, SIDNEY.

GLEN AFRIC – see AUK, hired trawler.

GLENDALE – see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

GLENDEVON, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1842) conversion. Built 1907, 4169grt. In service 10.15-5.7.16, armament not listed.

GLENFOYLE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1235) conversion. Built 1913, 1680grt. In service 22.4.17, armament not listed, also DONLEVON, STONECROP. Sunk 18.9.17 by submarine in Atlantic.

GLENISLA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.876) conversion. Built 1878, 1263grt. In service 14.10.15-20.3.16, armament not listed. Sunk 25.11.17 on other service.

GLENMAY - see STARMOUNT (ex-GLENMAY), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.511) conversion.

GLORY, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1027) conversion. Built 1906, 58grt. In service 2.8.15-9.15, armed with 1-3pdr.

GOBLIN (ex-MANA), motor schooner conversion. Built 1912, 91grt. In service 24.9.17-3.1.18, armament not listed, other name MANA.

GOBO - see BRIG 11 (ex-GAELIC), barkentine conversion.

GOOD HOPE (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion. In service 1.17-2.17.

GOODWIN, cargo ship conversion. Built 1917, 1928grt. In service 23.5.17-2.5.19, armed with 3-4in, also BALLANTRAL, MODERLEY, UNDERWING. Served in WW2.

GRABBITT - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

GRANMER - see LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion.

GRANTLEY, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.297) conversion. Built 1908, 1869grt. Released as unsuitable.

GRAVENY - see STARMOUNT (ex-GLENMAY), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.511) conversion.

HAREBELL - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

HARELDA - see ACTON (ex-HARELDA), cargo ship conversion.

HARMONIC, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.240) conversion. Built 1905, 2827grt. In service 8.8.16-21.4.18, armament not listed, also COCKSEDGE, FAIRLIGHT, TRICORD.

HARTSIDE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.235) conversion. Built 1909, 2740grt. In service 25.8.16-2.5.18, armament not listed, also DUNSANY, FAIRFAX, TRIOA.

HAYLING – see WESTPHALIA, store carrier.

HEATHER - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

HELEN M. COOLEN, auxiliary schooner conversion. Built 1914, 94grt. In service 13.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

HELGOLAND - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

HEMPSEED - see AURICULA, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

HESTER– see LISETTE, hired yacht.

HIBISCUS - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloops.

HICKORY - see EGLANTINE, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

HILDEBRAND - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

HILLCOLLOW - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

HOBBY HAWK - see TELESIA, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion.

HOLKAR, motor smack conversion. Built 1905, 61grt. In service 8.16-9.16, armament not listed. Sunk 6.2.18 as fishing vessel.

HOOGEZAND II – see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

HOPE – see AUK, hired trawler.

HORLEY - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

HUAYNA - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

HUNTER – see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

HURTER - see PREVALENT, fishing smack conversion.

HYANTHES, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1349) conversion. Built 1899, 3427grt. (4355grt. by 2.10.18). In service 5.12.16-9.10.18, armament not listed, also CRAVEN, LORIMER, OOMA.

HYDERABAD, war construction, P.80 (6.19), P.77 (11.19). Launched 27.8.17 Thornycroft. 624 tons (loaded)/595 tons(light), 240(pp)x38x7ft. Armament (hidden): 1-4in, 2-12pdr (tilting mounts), 4-3.5in BT, 2-18in tt, 4 depth charges; (exposed): 1-2 ½ pdr on poop, intended to carry one CMB, crew 73, also CORAL, NICOBAR, S.S.S. 966. Served as depot ship in North Russia 1919. Sold 5.20, altered to 1150grt, renamed Lemnos.


HMS Hyderabad in North Russia as depot ship (George Smith)

I'LL TRY (1), fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.379) conversion. Built 1901, 59grt. In service 21.4.16-1916, armament not listed. Sunk 27.7.18 as fishing vessel.

I'LL TRY (2) - see also G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

IANTHE, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1910, 212grt. In service 15.9.17-11.3.19, armed with 5-12pdr, 1-Lewis MG, other name MANON.

ILMA - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion. Built 1882, 189grt. In service 24.2.18, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1-7.5in bomb thrower, also DOROTHY, IMPEY, JEANETTE. Sold 15.5.19 Ledger Hill.

IMPERATOR – see hired drifter IMPREGNABLE.

IMPEY - see IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion.

IMPREGNABLE – see hired drifters (not listed in Hired Drifter section as Q-ship).

IMPREST – see hired drifter IMPREGNABLE.

INTABA - see flotilla supply ships.

INVERLYON, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.687) conversion. Built 1903, 59grt. In service 2.8.15-9.15, armed with 1-3pdr. Sunk 30.1.17 by submarine 15 miles N by W of Trevose Head while commercial fishing.

IROQUOIS - see FRESH HOPE (ex-FRESHHOPE, ex-EDITH S. CUMMINS), 3-mast schooner conversion.

ISLAND QUEEN - see PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), cargo ship conversion.

IVY (2) - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

IZAAK WALTON – see hired trawlers.

J. J. BIBBY - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

JAMES. J. BIBBY - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

JEANETTE (2) - see IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion.

JEANETTE (3) - see also MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

JESSOP - see BEGONIA, Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloop.

JUGGERNAUT - see PC.55, patrol boat.

JUGGLER - see WILLOW BRANCH, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1042) conversion.

JURASSIC – see WESTPHALIA, store carrier.

KAI - see AUBRIETIA, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

KEMES, fishing smack (Milford Haven-registered M.105) conversion. Built 1911, 57grt. In service 4.5.16-11.16, armed with 1-12pdr, other name M.105.

KENT COUNTY – see hired drifters (not listed in Hired Drifter section as Q-ship).

KENTISH KNOCK – see KENT COUNTY, hired drifter.

KIA ORA – see COOT, hired trawler.

KIB – see KING LEAR, hired trawler.

KIDNER - see LYCHNIS, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

KING LEAR – see hired trawlers.

KING STEPHEN – see hired trawlers.

KINGSNAKE - see PC.62, patrol boat.

KOSTOULA - see BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion.

LADY OLIVE (ex-TEES TRADER), coaster conversion. Built 1913, 701grt. In service 24.11.16, armed with 1-4in, 4-12pdr, other name Q.18. Sunk 19.2.17 by submarine in Channel.

LADY PATRICIA, cargo ship conversion. Built 1916, 1372grt. In service 6.2.17, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also PAXTON, Q.25, TOSCA SVERIGE. Sunk 20.5.17 by U.46 in Atlantic.

LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion. Built 1907, 1334grt. In service 16.1.17-14.5.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also GRANMER, PLADDA, Q.24. Also RESTITUO, but name not included in LAGGAN's listing.

LAMMEROO - see REMEMBRANCE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.252) conversion.

LEDGER No.13 - see IMPERATOR, hired drifter conversion.

LEDGER No.17 - see KENT COUNTY, hired drifter conversion.

LEDGER No.59 - see OCEAN FISHER, hired drifter conversion.

LEDGER No.778 - see KING STEPHEN, hired trawler conversion.

LEDGER No. 897 - see DREADNOUGHT II, fishing smack conversion.

LEDGER No. 898 - see BAYARD, motor lugger conversion.

LEDGER No. 928 - see RESULT, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion.

LEDGER No. 928 - see also TAY & TYNE, coaster conversion.

LEDGER No. 929 - see ETHEL & MILLIE, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.200) conversion.

LEDGER No. 929 - see also G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

LINKSMAN - see CEANOTHUS, Anchusa-type convoy sloop.

LISETTE – see hired yachts.

LODORER - see FARNBOROUGH (ex-Sandyford), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.859) conversion.

LORIMER - see HYANTHES, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1349) conversion.

LORNE – see AUK, hired trawler.

LORNE – see also COOT, hired trawler.

LOTHBURY – see miscellaneous Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries.

LOTHIAN (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion. In service 8.8.17-11.11.18.

LOWTYNE (ex-SLINGSBY), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1512) conversion. Built 1892, 3231grt. In service 7.6.18, armament not listed. Sunk 10.6.18 by submarine 3 ½ miles ESE of Whitby.

LUIGI F – see BRIG 2 (ex-ROSINA FERRARA, ex-EMMA M, ex-MONGIBELLO, ex-LUIGI F.), brigantine conversion.

LYCHNIS - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

LYDIA – see DUNCOMBE, store carrier.

LYON - see LYONS.

LYONS (ex-LYON) - see salvage vessels.

M.105 - see KEMES, fishing smack (Milford Haven-registered M.105) conversion.

M.135 - see STRUMBLE, fishing smack (Milford Haven-registered M.135) conversion.

M J HEDLEY – see store carriers.

MALLINA - see DJERISSA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.231) conversion.

MALLORY - see PC.42, patrol boat.

MALTA (ex-WEELSBY), hired trawler – decoy with submarine C.33.

MANA - see GOBLIN (ex-MANA), motor schooner conversion.

MANFORD - see PENSHURST, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.253) conversion.

MANON - see IANTHE, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion.

MANTON - see CONVOLVULUS, convoy sloop.

MARACAIBO - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

MARESFIELD , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.777) conversion. Built 1910, 4176grt. In service 8.3.17-15.5.18, armament not listed, also CHISWELL, SEQUAX.

MARGARET & ANNIE - see BRIG 4 (ex-VERA), brigantine conversion.

MARGARET MURRAY , auxiliary schooner conversion. Built 1885, 184grt. In service 30.4.18-18.10.19, armed with 1-4in, 3-12pdr, other name SARAH JONES.

MARGARETHA (true identity not known). In service 19.8.18-11.11.18.

MARGIT - see THORNHILL, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.260) conversion.

MARGUERITE – see BRIG 1 (ex-EMILIA C, ex-MARGUERITE), auxiliary barkentine conversion.

MARIE THERESE - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

MARJORAM - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND) , cargo ship conversion. Built 1893, 1988grt. In service 22.4.17-13.5.19, armed with 2-4in, 2-12pdr, also HILLCOLLOW, HUAYNA, SENLEY.

MARY B. MITCHELL , 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1892, 227grt. In service 25.4.16-24.3.19, armed with 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr, also AMARIS, ARIUS, BRINE, CANCALAIS, EIDER, JEANETTE, MARIE THERESE, MARY Y JOSE, MITCHELL, NEPTUN, Q.9.

MARY Y JOSE - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

MASCOT - see ENERGIC, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1195) conversion.

MASTER – see QUICKLY, hired drifter.

MAVIS (1) (ex-NYROCA) , cargo ship conversion. Built 1903, 1295grt. In service 31.1.17-27.7.18, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, other name NYROCA, Q.26.

MAYFLOWER – see WALTER S BAILEY, hired trawler

MEREDITH - see PC.60, patrol boat.

MEROPS (ex-Maracaibo) , barkentine conversion. Built 1892, 313grt. In service 2.2.17-11.2.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also BELLMORE, ILMA, MARACAIBO, Q.28, STEADY, TOOFA. Renamed BELLMORE.

MERYL - see SARAH COLEBROOKE, auxiliary ketch conversion.

METHYL - see PC.55, patrol boat.

MILFOIL - see PC.65, patrol boat.

MISTLETOE - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

MITCHELL - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

MODERLEY - see GOODWIN, cargo ship conversion.

MOERAKI - see PERUGIA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1049) conversion.

MONA – see hired yachts.

MONGIBELLO – see BRIG 2 (ex-ROSINA FERRARA, ex-EMMA M, ex-MONGIBELLO, ex-LUIGI F.), brigantine conversion.

MONTBRETIA – see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

MOPSWORTH - see PC.51, patrol boat.

MORNING STAR (2) (true identity not known). In service 17.8.16-24.10.16 and 3.2.17-31.3.17.

MORNINGTON - see PC.62, patrol boat.

MORTMAIN - see PC.44, patrol boat.

NADINE – see CORMORANT IV, hired trawler.

NAKERBY - see PC.68, patrol boat.

NELSON - see G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.


HM Q-ship Nelson (Frank Hales)

NEPTUN - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

NEW COMET – see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

NICOBAR - see HYDERABAD, war construction.

NYROCA - see MAVIS (ex-NYROCA), cargo ship conversion.

OCEAN FISHER – see hired drifters (not listed in Hired Drifter section as Q-ship),

OCEANIC II – see hired trawlers.

OLIVE - see CYMRIC, schooner conversion.

OOMA - see HYANTHES, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1349) conversion.

ORRISROOT - see PC.63, patrol boat.

OUSE - see RULE (ex-OUSE), cargo ship conversion.

PADRE - see GEORGE L. MUIR (ex-GEORGE L. MUNRO, ex-CHOLMONDELEY), motor ketch conversion.

PALETTE - see HIBISCUS, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

PAMELA - see RESOLUTE, barkentine conversion.

PANACHE - see PC.56, patrol boat.

PANGLOSS - see PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion.

PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA) , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion. Built 1907, 2914grt. In service 22.3.17, armed with 3-4in, 4-12pdr, 1-11in BT, 4-18in tt, also FRISWELL, PANGLOSS, SNAIL, VITTORIA, purchased by Admiralty 8.17, loaned to USN 10.17-4.18, sold 3.19.

PASSAWAY – see motor drifters (not listed in Motor Drifter section as Q-ship).

PAVITT - see CANDYTUFT, convoy sloop.

PAXTON - see LADY PATRICIA, cargo ship conversion.

PEGGY - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

PELARGONIUM - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

PENHALLOW , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.301) conversion. Built 1913, 4318grt. In service 10.15-23.5.17, armament not listed, other name CENTURY.

PENSHURST , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.253) conversion. Built 1906, 1191grt. In service 9.11.15, armed with 1-12pdr, 2-6pdr, 2-3pdr, also MANFORD, Q.7. Sunk 25.12.17 by U.110 off the Bristol Channel.


HM Q-ship Penshurst (Major Feeney)

PERIM , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1588) conversion. Built 1877, 1348grt. Released as unsuitable.

PERUGIA , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1049) conversion. Built 1901, 4348grt. In service 18.4.16, armament not listed, also MOERAKI, Q.1. Sunk 3.12.16 by U.63 in Gulf of Genoa.

PET , fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.560) conversion. Built 1906, 56grt. In service 2.8.15-9.15, armed with 1-3pdr.

PEVERIL , cargo ship conversion. Built 1904, 1459grt. In service 18.2.15-21.4.15 and 17.2.17, armament not listed, also PUMA, Q.36, STEPHENSON. Sunk 6.11.17 by submarine outside Straits of Gibraltar.

PINTA , auxiliary cutter conversion. Built 1893, 101grt. In service 4.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

PLADDA - see LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion.

PLANUDES - see GUNNER, Admiralty trawler, Military class.

POLYANTHUS - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

PREVALENT , fishing smack conversion. Built 1913, 42grt. In service 30.1.17-4.2.19, armed with 1-12pdr, other name HURTER.

PRIM – see WESTPHALIA, store carrier.

PRINCE CHARLES , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.402) conversion. Built 1905, 373grt. In service 8.8.15-1.16, armed with 2-6pdr, 2-3pdr. Sunk 5.3.16 in mercantile service.

PRINCESS ENA – see fleet messengers.

PRINCESS LOUISE (ex-PRINCESS MARIA JOSE), hired trawler – decoy with submarine C.27.

PRINCESS MARIA JOSE – see PRINCESS LOUISE, hired trawler.

PRINCIPAL – see hired drifters.

PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN) , cargo ship conversion. Built 1916, 803grt. In service 23.11.16-11.6.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also ALCALA, ISLAND QUEEN, Q.19, SWISHER.

PRIZE - see FIRST PRIZE (ex-ELSE), 3-mast schooner conversion.

PROBUS , brigantine conversion. Built 1865, 179grt. In service 30.8.15-11.11.18, armed with 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr, also ELIXIR, Q.30, READY, THIRZA.

PUMA - see PEVERIL, cargo ship conversion.

Q-designated decoy or Q-ships, Q.1-Q.36, Q.500, QS.9. The origin of the "Q" is uncertain, but it has been suggested it is an abbreviation for Queenstown, Ireland, where many operated from. However, this would appear to run counter to the extreme secrecy they were subject to. It is not believed the last two Q-numbers were part of the original Q organisation:

Q.1 - see PERUGIA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1049) conversion.

Q.2 - see INTABA, flotilla supply ship.

Q.3 - see BARRANCA, cargo ship conversion.

Q.4 - see CARRIGAN HEAD, commissioned escort ship.

Q.5 - see FARNBOROUGH (ex-SANDYFORD), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.859) conversion.

Q.6 - see ZYLPHA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.139) conversion.

Q.7 - see PENSHURST, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.253) conversion.

Q.8 - see VALA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.446) conversion.

Q.9 - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

Q.10 - see BEGONIA, fleet sweeping sloop

Q.11 - see TAMARISK, convoy sloop.

Q.12 - see TULIP, convoy sloop.

Q.13 - see AUBRIETIA, convoy sloop.

Q.14 - see VIOLA, convoy sloop.

Q.15 - see SALVIA, convoy sloop.

Q.16 - see HEATHER, convoy sloop.

Q.17 - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

Q.18 - see LADY OLIVE (ex-TEES TRADER), coaster conversion.

Q.19 - see PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), cargo ship conversion.

Q.20 - see BAYARD, motor lugger conversion.

Q.21 - see FIRST PRIZE (ex-ELSE), 3-mast schooner conversion.

Q.22 - see BRIG 11 (ex-GAELIC), barkentine conversion.

Q.23 - see RESULT, 3-mast schooner conversion.

Q.24 - see LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion.

Q.25 - see LADY PATRICIA, cargo ship conversion.

Q.26 - see MAVIS, cargo ship conversion.

Q.27 - see WARNER, cargo ship conversion.

Q.28 - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

Q.29 - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

Q.30 - see PROBUS, brigantine conversion.

Q.31 - see GUNNER, Admiralty trawler, Military class.

Q.32 - see QUICKLY, hired trawler.

Q.33 - see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

Q.34 - see ACTON (ex-HARELDA), cargo ship conversion

Q.35 - see RULE (ex-OUSE), cargo ship conversion.

Q.36 - see PEVERIL, cargo ship conversion.

Q.500 - see BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion.

QS.9 - see BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion.

QUICKLY – see hired drifters.

RATAPIKO, hired trawler – decoy with submarine C.23.

RAVENSTONE , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.440) conversion. Built 1905, 3049grt. In service 22.5.17-30.9.17, armament not listed, other name DONLEVON.

READY - see PROBUS, brigantine conversion.

RECORD REIGN , motor schooner conversion. Built 1897, 184grt. In service 9.10.17, 1-4in, armed with 4-12pdr. Sunk 12.12.18.

RECORDER - see COMMISSIONER, hired trawler.

REDBREAST – see fleet messengers.

REMEMBRANCE , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.252) conversion. Built 1910, 3660grt. In service 10.15, armament not listed, other name LAMMEROO. Sunk 14.8.16 by U.38 in Mediterranean.

REMEXO – see SEA KING, hired trawler.

REMO - see AMBER (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion.

RENTOUL - see RESOLUTE, barkentine conversion.

RESOLUTE (2) , barkentine conversion. Built 1869, 229grt. In service 27.3.18-14.3.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1-7.5in bomb thrower, also PAMELA, RENTOUL.

RESTITUO – see LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion, but name not included in LAGGAN's listing.

RESULT , auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1893, 122grt. In service 29.11.16-22.12.17, armed with 2-12pdr, 2-tt, also CAPULET, DAG, LEDGER No. 928, Q.23.

REVENGE (3) (ex-FAME) , auxiliary smack conversion. Built 1898, 39grt. In service 21.1.16, armament not listed, other name FAME. Sunk 19.11.16 in collision.

RHODODENDRON - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

ROBINA – see FORT GEORGE, hired trawler.

ROCHFORT - see MONTBRETIA, Aubrietia-type-convoy sloop.

ROGER – see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

ROLASK - see PC.44, patrol boat.

ROLLER - see COMMISSIONER, hired trawler.

ROSINA FERRARA - see BRIG 2 (ex-ROSINA FERRARA, ex-EMMA M, ex-MONGIBELLO, ex-LUIGI F.), brigantine conversion.

ROSSKEEN – see hired trawlers.

RULE (ex-OUSE) , cargo ship conversion. Built 1911, 1004grt. In service 19.2.17-29.5.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-14in tt, also BARYTA, CASSOR, OUSE, Q.35.

S.1 - see ENERGIC, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1195) conversion.

S.2 - see EARLY BLOSSOM, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.16) conversion.

S.3 - see ETHEL & MILLIE, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.200) conversion.

S.3 - see also G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

S.4 - see TELESIA, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion.

S.5 - see DORANDO PIETRI, motor ketch (Lowestoft-registered LT.295) conversion.

S.6 - see CHILDREN'S FRIEND, motor smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.174) conversion.

S.7 - see BREADWINNER, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1095) conversion.

S. ANNA - see BRIG 3 (ex-SANT' ANNA M), brigantine conversion.

S.S.S. 966 - see HYDERABAD, war construction.

ST. GOTHARD - see AUK, hired trawler.

SALOMEA K - see BRIG 5 (ex-SALOMEA K), brigantine conversion.

SALVIA - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

SAMUEL S. THORP – see BARON ROSE (ex-SAMUEL S. THORP), decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary schooner conversion.

SANDYFORD - see FARNBOROUGH (ex-SANDYFORD), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.859) conversion.

SANT' ANNA M. – see BRIG 3 (ex-SANT' ANNA M.), brigantine conversion.

SANTEE (USN) - see ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

SARAH COLEBROOKE , auxiliary ketch conversion. Built 1913, 158grt. In service 3.5.17-7.10.18, armed with 2-12pdr, also BALHAM, MERYL.

SARAH JONES - see MARGARET MURRAY, auxiliary schooner conversion.

SAROS - see BRADFORD CITY, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.500) conversion.

SARUSAN – see LOTHBURY, miscellaneous Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary.

SAXIFRAGE - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

SCATLIFF - see TUBEROSE, convoy sloop.

SCOTIA – see SEA KING, hired trawler, but name not included in SEA KING's listing.

SEA KING – see hired trawlers.

SEAGULL (3) - see BREADWINNER, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1095) conversion.

SEETRUS - see HEATHER, convoy sloop.

SENLEY - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

SEQUAX - see MARESFIELD, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.777) conversion.

SIDNEY - see GLEN (ex-SIDNEY), auxiliary schooner conversion.

SIEUX - see BARON ROSE (ex-SAMUEL S. THORP), auxiliary schooner conversion.

SILENE - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

SINTON – see QUICKLY, hired drifter.

SNAIL - see PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion.

SOLAX - see DJERISSA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.231) conversion.

SPEEDWELL II – see hired trawlers.

SPIKA – see AUK, hired trawler.

SPINOZA – see BROWN MOUSE, yacht.

SPIRAEA - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

SPRIGG - see ARBUTUS, convoy sloop.

SSS.966 - see HYDERABAD, war construction.

STAMFORD - see DUNCLUTHA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1335) conversion.

STARMOUNT (ex-GLENMAY) , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.511) conversion. Built 1905, 2529grt. In service 3.6.17-10.1.19, armament not listed, also GLENMAY, GRAVENY, TRING.

STEAD – see LOTHBURY, miscellaneous Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary.

STEADY - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

STEPHENSON - see PEVERIL, cargo ship conversion.

STOCK FORCE , coaster conversion. Built 1917, 732grt. In service 14.2.17, armed with 2-4in, 2-12pdr, other name CHARYCE. Damaged in action with U.98 in Channel, sank in tow 30.7.18 off Bolt Head.

STONECROP - see GLENFOYLE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1235) conversion.

STORECARRIER 80 – see WEXFORD CITY, fleet messenger, later store carrier

STORECARRIER 85 – see WIRRAL, store carrier

STORECARRIER 89 –see M J HEDLEY, store carrier

STRATHALLAN - see SUNSHINE (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion.

STRATHEARN - see WILD ROSE (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion.

STRATHENDRICK – see IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion.

STRUMBLE , fishing smack (Milford Haven-registered M.135) conversion. Built 1912, 45grt. In service 1.6.16, armed with 1-12pdr, other name M.135. Sunk 4.5.17 by U.65 off Strumble Head.

SUFFOLK COAST , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1765) conversion. Built 1917, 870grt. In service 16.8.18-7.7.19, armament not listed.

SUNSHINE (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion. In service 16.5.17-11.11.18, other name STRATHALLAN.

SUPERB - see SUPERIOR (ex-SUPERB), fishing smack conversion.

SUPERIOR (ex-SUPERB) , fishing smack conversion. Built 1896, 44grt. In service 30.1.17-10.2.19, armed with 1-12pdr, also DESMOND, SUPERB.

SURF II (1918) - see VICTORIA, coaster conversion.

SWEETBRIAR - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

SWIFT – see QUICKLY, hired drifter.

SWISHER - see PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), cargo ship conversion.

SYREN (2) - see BAYARD, motor lugger conversion.

SYRINGA - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

TAMARISK - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

TARANAKI, decoy with submarine C.24 - see hired trawlers.

TAY & TYNE , coaster conversion. Built 1909, 556grt. In service 28.6.17-11.11.18 purchased by Admiralty 26.9.17, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA, 1-3pdr, 1-14in tt, also CHERITON, DUNDREARY, LEDGER No. 928. Later store carrier (X.83), renamed INDUSTRY 1920, sold 31.10.24.

TEES TRADER – see LADY OLIVE (ex-TEES TRADER), coaster conversion.

TELESIA , fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion. Built 1911, 59grt. In service 20.1.16-17.7.17, armament not listed, also C. B., COMMODORE, HOBBY HAWK, S.4.

TELFORD - see PC.68, patrol boat.

TENBY CASTLE – see hired trawlers.

THALIA – see motor drifters.

THALES – see THALIA, motor drifter.

THIRZA - see PROBUS, brigantine conversion.

THORNHILL , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.260) conversion. Built 1911, 3848grt. In service 18.11.15-11.8.17, armament not listed, also MARGIT, WELLHOLME, WERRIBEE, WONGANELLA.

TOOFA - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

TOSCA SVERIGE - see LADY PATRICIA, cargo ship conversion.

TREGO - see PC.43, patrol boat.

TRICORD - see HARMONIC, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.240) conversion.

TRING - see STARMOUNT (ex-GLENMAY), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.511) conversion.

TRIOA - see HARTSIDE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.235) conversion.

TUBEROSE - see Anchusa-type convoy sloop

TULIP - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

UNDERWING - see GOODWIN, cargo ship conversion.

UNION (true identity not known). In service 19.9.18-11.11.18, other name UNION II.

UNION II - see UNION (true identity not known).

VALA , chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.446) conversion. Built 1894, 1016grt. In service

7.8.15, armament not listed, other name Q.8. Sunk 21.8.17 by UB.54 in Atlantic.

VANDA – see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

VASSILIKI - see BRIG 12 (ex-VASSILIKI), schooner conversion.

VERA - see BRIG 4 (ex-VERA), brigantine conversion.

VERA ELIZABETH , schooner (Granton-registered) conversion. In service 21.9.17-29.4.18, armament not listed, other name ALMA.

VEREKER - see VIOLA, 3-mast schooner conversion.

VICTORIA , coaster conversion. Built 1896, 710grt. In service 28.11.14-8.1.15, armed with 2-12pdr. Re-acquired 8.10.18-5.12.18 for other services (not listed), renamed SURF II 10.18.

VIENNA (originally accommodation ship) – see armed boarding steamers, also ANTWERP

VINETROE - see WILLOW BRANCH, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1042) conversion.

VIOLA (1) - see Aubrietia-type convoy sloop

VIOLA (2), 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1872, 168grt. In service 20.8.18-11.11.18, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, also VEREKER, VIOLETTA.

VIOLET (2) – see FIZZER.

VIOLETTA - see VIOLA, 3-mast schooner conversion.

VITTORIA - see PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion.

VOORUITGANG – see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

W S BAILEY – see WALTER S BAILEY, hired trawler.

WADSWORTH (true identity not known).

WAITOMO - see INTABA, flotilla supply ship.

WALTER S BAILEY – see hired trawlers

WARNER , cargo ship conversion. Built 1911, 1273grt. In service 17.1.17, armament not listed, other name Q.27. Sunk 13.3.17 by U.61 west of Ireland.

WEELSBY - see MALTA, hired trawler.

WELLHOLME , motor ketch conversion. Built 1916, 113grt. In service 4.9.17, armament not listed, other name DANTON. Also WONGANELLA, but name not included in WELLHOME's listing. Sunk 30.1.18 by submarine in Channel.

WELLHOLME - see also THORNHILL, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.260) conversion.

WERRIBEE - see THORNHILL, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.260) conversion.

WESTPHALIA – see store carriers.

WEXFORD COAST (later store carrier) – see fleet messengers.

WILANGIL - see LYCHNIS, convoy sloop.

WILD ROSE (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion. In service 16.5.17-11.11