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A4 armed trawlers (1917/1939-1940)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
A4 (ex-Pilote 4, ex-James Adams)     Cochrane, Selby, UK   7/7/1917 10/1917 // 10/1939 interned in Spain 6/1940, pilot vessel 1946
A5 (ex-Pilote 5, ex-John Ebbs)     Cochrane, Selby, UK   2/10/1917 12/1917 // 2/1940 interned in Spain 6/1940, pilot vessel 1946


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

438

Displacement full, t

665

Length, m

45.1

Breadth, m

7.24

Draught, m

2.75

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 184

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79

Complement

 



Standard scale images


sister-ship<i> Alexander Hills</i> 1917
sister-ship Alexander Hills 1917


Ship project history


Purpose-built standard Admiralty design (Mersey class). Intended for patrol, ASW and minesweeping roles. In 1919 two trawlers were purchased by Belgium for pilot service.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Both were interned in Spain in June, 1940, returned after war and served as pilot vessels since 1946.