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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

WWII auxiliary patrol and anti-submarine vessels

more than 1000 BRT:

Name Launched // Comm. Builder Tonnage, BRT Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, Fuel, t Armament Fate
Ban Hong Liong (ex-Van Hoorn) 16/4/1908 // 1940 Nederlandsche, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1671 82.3(pp)x12.3x 9 1VTE   returned 1943
Bhadravati (RIN) 5/7/1932 // 1939 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 1449 70.3(pp)x11.8x 12 1VTE   returned 1945
Edendale 15/7/1897 // 1943 Wm. Richardson, Aberdeen 1659 84.9(pp)x11.2x 12 1VTE   returned 1946
Giang Bee 1908 // 9/1939 Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1646 82.4(pp)x12.3x 9 1VTE   scuttled 2/1942
Goodwin (ex-AA, ex-ABV) 4/1917 // 1941 Caledon, Dundee 1570 82.4(pp)x11.3x 12.5 1VTE 1 - 76/40 convoy rescue ship 6/1943
Haideri (RIM) (ex-Julianpark) 1920 // 9/1939 Bremer Vulcan, Germany 1510 72.2(pp)x10.3x 9 1VTE   wrecked 2/4/1943
Helvig 1936 // 1/1945 Helsingør Waerft, Norway 2252 99.6(pp)x14.0x 14 1diesel 1 - 76/40, 6 - 20/70 returned 4/1946
Holdfast (ex-London) 25/2/1921 // 8/1939 Hawthorns, Leith 1500 76.3(pp)x10.8x 12 1VTE   cable ship 11/1942
Irrawadi (RIM) 16/9/1913 // 9/1939 Ailsa, Troon 1243 68.6(pp)x10.4x 11 1VTE   returned 1945
Kalavati (RIM) 14/9/1928 // 10/1939 Bow McLachlan, Paisley 1408 70.3(pp)x11.8x 12 1VTE   store carrier 1944
Kedah 16/7/1927 // 12/1939 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 2499 96.6(pp)x15.4x 19 2turbines   accommodation ship 1943
Kelantan 9/3/1921 // 12/1941 Caledon, Dundee 1282 70.2(pp)x11.3x   2VTE   depot ship 1944
Kudat 12/2/1914 // 12/1941 Caledon, Dundee 1725 67.2(pp)x11.3x 12 2VTE   sunk 30/12/1941
Lormont (ex-Woodcock) 5/4/1927 // 9/1939 Greenock DY 1561 73.6(pp)x12.3x 14 1VTE 2 - 76/40 collision 7/12/1940
Mata Hari 3/3/1915 // 9/1939 C. Rennoldson, South Shields 1020 67.1(pp)x10.7x 9 1VTE   sunk 28/2/1942
Matthew Flinders (RAN) 1917 // 1941 Morts Dock, Balmain 1180 73.4x11.3x   2VTE   returned 1946
Netravati (RIM) 23/1/1909 // 1939 Greenock, Grangemouth 1540 75.2(pp)x11.0x 13 1VTE   returned 1945
Pangkor (1944- RIM) 1929 // 9/1939 Taikoo, Hong Kong 1208 70.7(pp)x13.0x 9 2VTE   returned 5/1946
Parvati (RIM) 13/9/1927 // 1939 Grangemouth DY 1548 76.2(pp)x11.6x 13.5 1VTE   lost 30/4/1941
Pomerol 12/6/1930 // 9/1940 Henderson, Glasgow 1166 72.3(pp)x10.4x 11 1VTE   to MWT 6/1941
St. Magnus 20/5/1924 // 8/1939 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 1311 73.3(pp)x11.0x 13 1VTE   returned 8/1940
St. Sunniva 2/4/1931 // 8/1939 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 1368 77.1(pp)x10.7x   1VTE   accommodation ship 9/1940
Sauternes 1922 // 8/1940 Seine Maritime, Le Trait, France 1049 65.8(pp)x9.3x 10 1VTE   lost 17/12/1941
Siangwo 1926 // 1940 Whampoa, Kowloon 2595 83.8(pp)x14.1x 11 2VTE   lost 13/2/1942
Sonavati (RIM) 26/11/1935 // 1939 Harland & Wolff, Govan 1638 77.8(pp)x12.9x 14 1diesel   returned 1946
Sophie Marie (RIM) 1/1923 // 1939 Unterweser, Lehe, Germany 1138 69.0(pp)x10.5x 10 1VTE   sunk 19/3/1942
Tung Wo 1914 // 1940 Shanghai Dock, China 1337 71.6(pp)x12.2x 9 2VTE   sunk 13/12/1941
Victoria-Marie (RIM) (ex-Africana) 1926 //1939 Martinolich, Lussinpiccolo, Italy 1432 72.1(pp)x11.6x 11 1VTE   returned 1943
Vyner Brooke 10/11/1927 // 1941 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith 1670 73.4(pp)x12.6x 12 2VTE   sunk 14/2/1942
Wyrallah, 2/1942 - Wilcania  (RAN) 18/8/1934 // 9/1940 Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark 1049 66.0(pp)x11.2x 10.5 1diesel   returned 1/1947

less than 1000 BRT:

Albert Faroult (1938, 225, 1941 - 1944), Alma (1944 - 1945), Awanui (RNZN) (1907, 170, 1941 - 1944), Badora (RIN) (1914, 279, 1939 - 1944), Bingera (RAN) (1935, 922, 12/1939 - 1946), B. O. Davies (1932, 173, 1940 - 1946), Brenda (1906, 123, 1940 - 1945), Cartier (RCN) (1910, 850, 3 - 76/45, 1914 - 1919, 1942 - 1945), Castle Harbour (1929, 730, 1940 - 16/10/1942), Chandbali (RIN) (1919, 362, 1939 - 1943), Chandravati (RIN) (1933, 556, 1939 - 1940), Charles Livingstone (1921, 434, 7/1940 - 12/1941), Consul (paddle, 1896, 257, 11/1939 - 1/1941, 4/1944 - 11/1944), Danube III (1924, 234, 8/1939 - 13/10/1940), Danube V (1935, 241, 8/1939 - 1941), Danube VI (1935, 241, 8/1939 - 4/1945), Dipavati (RIN) (1936, 840, 9/1939 - 1945), Douglas Alexander (, , 1940 - 1941), Empress (paddle, 1879, 173, 8/1939 - 1/1941, 3/1944 - 11/1944), Explorer (6/1940 - 4/1946), Exwey (paddle, 1888, 315, 8/1939 - 1944), Flying Breeze (1913, 387, 8/1939 - 9/1940), Foremost 22 (1924, 211, 8/1939 - 6/1940), French (RCN) (1920, 133, 9/1939 - 9/1946), Freshwater (paddle, 1927, 264, 1941 - 1944), Galatea, 1941 - Pygmalion (1906, 569, 8/1940 - 1946), Georges Le Verdier (1930, 308, 11/1940 - 6/1944), Gerard (RAN) (1921, 194, 1 - 76/40, 4/1941 - 7/1947), Harbinger (paddle, 1905, 241, 6/1940 - 1941), Hashemi (RIN) (1918, 634, 12/1939 - 1943), Hauiti (RNZN) (1911, 148, 1941 - 1944), Heilhorn (1908, 192, 8/1940 - 6/1946), Henriette Moller (1926, 478, 9/1941 - 1942), Heros (RAN) (1919, 382, 1940 - 7/1941), Hiravati (RIN) (1930, 580, 9/1939 - 1946), Isle of May (1896, 119, 1940 - 1944), Jamnagar (RIN) (1924, 576, 1941 - 1943), Janie Seddon (RNZN) (1901, 126, 5/1941 - 1944), Kampar (1915, 971, 9/1939 - 13/12/1941), Kenia (1927, 200, 1 MG, 8/1939 - 1940), Kernot (1930, 451, 11/1940 - 6/1945), Keverne (1908, 119, 8/1939 - 1942), King Bay (RAN) (1938, 237, 1940 - 1946), Kuala (1911, 954, 12/1939 - 14/2/1942), Kutubtari (RIN) (1915, 237, 1939 - 6/1946), Kybra (RAN) (1926, 858, 1 - 102/40, 7/1940 - 1946), Lady Craddock (RIN) (9/1939 - 16/10/1942), Lady Slater (1934, 273, 12/1939 - 30/7/1940), Larut (1927, 894, 12/1941 - 22/1/1942), Laurier (RCN) (1937, 201, 4/1940 - 11/1945), Liavati (RIN) (1911, 293, 1939 - 1945), Lipis (1927, 914, 11/1939 - 13/2/1942), Listrac (1907, 778, 8/1940 - 11/10/1940), Li Wo (1938, 707, 6/1940 - 14/2/1942), Loch Aline (1904, 192, 12/1939 - 11/1945), Loodswezen (1931, 134, 8/1940 - 2/1945), Lyttelton (RNZN) (1907, 292, 1942 - 1945), Macdonald (RCN) (, 210, 10/1939 - 1945), Macsin (RCN) (1919, 293, 1940 - 1946), Minna (1939, 390, 8/1940 - 1946), Mulan (1931, 249, 8/1940 - 1941), Murray Stewart (RCN) (1918, 234, 1/1940 - 1/1946), Napia (1914, 155, 12/1939 - 20/12/1939), Nitinat (RCN) (1939, 135, 1939 - 1945), Nivernais (1934, 390, 9/1940 - 6/1941), Noodsvaarder (1897, 179, 1940 - 1945), Norna (1909, 457, 1914 - 1919, 8/1940 - 7/1946), Nulchira (RIN) (1908, 272, 1939 - 1943), Oostcappelle (RIN) (1921, 751, 1939 - 1945), Padmavati (RIN) (1904, 252, 1939 - 1945), Pouyer Quertier (1911, 159, 1941 - 1944), Prabnavati (RIN) (1933, 566, 8/1939 - 8/12/1941), Prudence (1906, 258, 1/1941 - 1942), Quentin Roosevelt (1917, 585, 7/1940 - 1/1943), Ramdas (RIN) (1935, 406, 9/1939 - 1945), Ramier (, 685, 8/1940 - 11/1940), Rata (RNZN) (1929, 974, 11/1940 - 10/1943), Ratnagiri (RIN) (1935,590, 9/1939 - 1946), Robina (1914, 306, 1915 - 1919, 8/1939 - 1942), Roger Beck (1924, 114, 8/1939 - 3/1942), Roger-Juliette (1916, 169, 10/1940 - 11/1945), Romsey (1930, 509, 1942 - 8/1945), Rona (1938, 180, 9/1939 - 3/1946), Rukmavati (1904, 266, 1940 - 1946), St. Anne (RCN) (1919, 800, 1/1940 - 1943), St. Anthony (RIN) (1936, 452, 1939 - 1945), St. Giles (RAN) (1919, 800, 1939 - 1942), St. Silio (1936, 314, 1940 - 1946), Sandip (RIN) (1915, 285, 1939 - 1945), Sandoway (RIN) (1915, 291, 1916 - 1919, 1940 - 1943), Selama (RIN) (1914, 291, 1939 - 1943), Shu Kwang (1924, 782, 1940 - 13/2/1942), Shulamite (RCN) (1930, 122, 5/1941 - 1946), Shun On (paddle, 1916, 112, 11/1941 - ?/2/1942), Sir Bevois (1916, 338, 8/1939 - 20/3/1941), Sir E. P. Wills (1937, 162, 9/1939 - 1943), Sir Francis Drake (1908, 478, 8/1939 - 1941), Sir Richard Grenville (1931, 896, 8/1939 - 1941), Sir Walter Raleigh (1908, 478, 8/1939 - 3/1941), Sitakhoond (RIN) (1910, 280, 1939 - 1943), Skyrack (1937, 423, 6/1940 - 5/1945), Smeaton (1883, 369, 9/1939 - 1947), Sun III (1909, 197, 2 - MG, 8/1939 - 8/1945), Sun V (1915, 200, 2 - MG, 12/1939 - 4/1946), Sun VIII (1919, 196, 10/1939 - 4/1946), Tien Kwang (1925, 781, 10/1939 - ?/2/1942), Tuirangi (RNZN) (1908, 114, 1942 - 1945), Victor (1898, 153, 11/1939 - 1942), Victoria (paddle, 1884, 229, 8/1939 - 1/1941), Vigilant, 4/1944 - Sleuth, 3/1945 - Hawk (RAN) (1938, 106, 1 - 47/40, 1940 - 10/1946), Vigilant (,, 1941 - 1946), Vigilant (,, 1 - 57/40, 1941 - 1943), Viti (RNZN) (1940, 700, 1941 - 1946), William Ryan (1928, 102, 1 - MG, 11/1939 - 1945), Woodbridge (1926, 102, 1943 - 1944), Yandra (RAN) (1928, 990, 1 - 102/40, 9/1940 - 1946)

Ship project history: auxiliary patrol and anti-submarine vessels.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service:  Format of date including day/month/year means loss of the vessel. Format of date containing month/year means return to owner or conversion to miscellaneous vessel.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10