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"AXE" trawlers (1916 / 1918)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Battleaxe (ex-T.16), 9/1920- Dee 4333 687 Smiths Dock, South Bank   19/6/1916 9/1916 // 8/1918 sold 1946
Goldaxe (ex-T.13), 9/1920- Garry 4331 684 Smiths Dock, South Bank   1/6/1916 9/1916 // 8/1918 sold 1946
Iceaxe (ex-T.17), 9/1920- Kennet 4334 688 Smiths Dock, South Bank   17/7/1916 9/1916 // 8/1918 firefloat 1945
Ironaxe (ex-T.22) 4337 693 Smiths Dock, South Bank   31/8/1916 9/1916 // 8/1918 to France 12/1918 (Comandant Vergoignan)
Poleaxe (ex-T.19) 4335   Cochrane, Selby   8/1917 9/1917 // 8/1918 sold 7/1921
Stoneaxe (ex-T.14), 9/1920- Liffey 4332 685 Smiths Dock, South Bank   1/6/1916 9/1916 // 8/1918 sold 1947
Woodaxe (ex-T.20) 4336 691 Smiths Dock, South Bank   3/8/1916 9/1916 // 8/1918 to France 12/1918 (Woodaxe)


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

520

Poleaxe: 540

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

39.6 pp 42.3 oa

Poleaxe: 41.3 pp

Breadth, m

7.16

Draught, m

3.66

Poleaxe: 3.81

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

490

Poleaxe: 500

Max speed, kts

10.5

Poleaxe: 11

Fuel, t

coal 140

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/48 10pdr Russian Mk I, mechanical minesweeping gear

Poleaxe: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

20



Standard scale images


<i>Battleaxe</i> 1918
Battleaxe 1918


Ship project history


Ex-Russian trawlers seized in White Sea.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.