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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

WWII paddle auxiliary minesweepers

Thames Queen 1940

less than 1000 BRT:

Ambassador (ex-Embassy, ex-Duchess of Norfolk) (1911, 387, 1 - 76/40, 11/1939 - 1945), Brighton Belle (ex-Lady Evelyn) (1900, 396, 10/1939 - 8/5/1940), Brighton Queen (ex-Lady Moyra, ex-Gwalia) (1905, 807, 10/1939 - 1/6/1940), City of Rochester (1904, 235, 9/1939 - 19/5/1941), Devonia (1905, 520, 1 - 76/40, 10/1939 - 31/5/1940), Duchess of Cornwall (1896, 302, 1940 - 23/11/1940), Duchess of Fife (1903, 336, 11/1939 - 1/1945), Duchess of Rothesay (1894, 385, 11/1939 - 7/1942), Emperor of India (ex-Princess Royal, ex-Mahratta) (1906, 534, 1 - 76/40, 11/1939 - 11/1940), Essex Queen (ex-Walton Belle) (1897, 389, 9/1939 - 1/1940), Glen Avon (1912, 509, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 5/1942), Glen Gower, 1/1942- Glenmore (1922, 553, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 7/1942), Glen Usk (1914, 524, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 5/1942), Goatfell (ex-Caledonia) (1934, 624, 1 - 76/40, 11/1939 - 6/1941), Gracie Fields (1936, 393, 10/1939 - 29/5/1940), Helvellyn (ex-Juno) (1937, 642, 9/1939 - 20/3/1941), Jeannie Deans (1931, 635, 10/1939 - 5/1941), Kylemore (1897, 319, 9/1939 - 21/8/1940), Laguna Belle (ex-Southend Belle) (1896, 617, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 9/1942), Lorna Doone (1891, 410, 12/1939 - 5/1942), Marmion (1906, 409, 1 - 76/40, 10/1939 - 9/4/1941), Medway Queen (1924, 318, 9/1939 - 1/1944), Mercury (1934, 621, 9/1939 - 25/12/1940), Oriole (ex-Eagle III) (1910, 441, 11/1939 - 1943), Plinlimmon (ex-Cambria, ex-Cambridge) (1895, 436, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 7/1942), Princess Elizabeth (1927, 388, 9/1939 - 9/1942), Queen Empress (1912, 411, 10/1939 - 1942), Queen of Kent (ex-Atherstone) (1916, 798, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 1/1944), Queen of Thanet (ex-Melton) (1916, 792, 9/1939 - 1/1944), Rhyde (1937, 603, 1 - 102/40, 2/1940 - 7/1942), Sandown (1934, 684, 1 - 76/40, 10/1939 - 7/1942), Scawfell (ex-Jupiter) (1937, 642, 1 - 76/40, 10/1939 - 1941), Skiddaw (ex-Britannia, ex-Britain) (1896, 483, 1 - 76/40, 11/1939 - 8/1942), Snaefell (ex-Weaverley ex-Barry) (1907, 466, 1 - 76/40, 10/1939 - 5/7/1941), Southsea (1930, 825, 1 - 102/40, 2/1940 - 16/2/1941), Thames Queen (ex-Queen of Southend, ex-Yarmouth Belle) (1898, 517, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 4/1942), Waverley (1899, 537, 10/1939 - 29/5/1940), Westward Ho! (ex-Westward Queen, ex-Westhope) (1894, 438, 1 - 76/40, 9/1939 - 7/1942), Whippingham (1930, 825, 1 - 76/40, 3/1942 - 1942)

Ship project history: paddle tugs converted to minesweepers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service:  No significant events. Majority was later converted to coastal AA ships.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10