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BASSET trawlers (1935 - 1946) 

Basset 1937

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
British-built
Basset T68 214 Robb, Leith 3/1935 28/9/1935 11/1935 sold 9/1947
Mastiff T10 247 Robb, Leith   17/2/1938 5/1938 sunk 20/11/1939
Canadian-built
Comox (RCN) J64 117 Burrard, Vancouver, Canada 2/1938 9/8/1938 11/1938 to China 1946 (Sung Ming)
Fundy (RCN) J68 88 Collingwood, Canada 1/1938 18/6/1938 9/1938 sold 1947
Gaspé (RCN) J94 8 Morton, Quebec City, Canada 1/1938 12/8/1938 10/1938 to China 1947 (Sung Li)
Nootka, 1944- Nanoose (RCN) J35 24 Canadian Yarrow, Esquimalt, Canada 2/1938 26/9/1938 12/1938 to China 1947 (Sung Ling)
Indian- and Burmese-built
Agra (RIM) T254   Hooghlie, Calcutta, India 11/1940 18/3/1942 4/1942 sold 1946
Ahmedabad (RIM) T264   Burn, Calcutta, India 6/1941 28/10/1943 4/1944 sold 1947
Allahabad (RIM)     Hooghlie, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Ambala (RIM)     Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Amritsar (RIM) T261   Garden Reach, Ranchi, India 8/1941 19/12/1941 11/1942 sold 1950
Bareilly (RIM)     Shalimar, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Barisal (ex-Sholapur) (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Baroda (RIM) T249   Shalimar, Calcutta, India 10/1940 22/10/1941 12/1942 to Pakistan 1948 (Bahawalpur)
Bannu (RIM)     Shalimar, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Bay Innaung (Burma govt.)     Irrawadi Flotilla Co, Rangoon, Burma 8/1941 --- --- destroyed on stocks 3/1942
Benares (RIM)     Hooghlie, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Berar (RIM) T256   Hooghlie, Calcutta, India 12/1940 31/7/1942 10/1942 sold 1947
Calcutta (RIM) T339   Hooghlie, Calcutta, India 1/1941 8/3/1943 8/1943 sold 1947
Cawnpore (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Chittagong (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Cochin (ex-Multan) (RIM) T315   Burn, Calcutta, India 1/1943 29/12/1943 4/1946 sold 1950
Cochrane (Burma govt.)     Irrawadi Flotilla Co., Rangoon 8/1941 --- --- destroyed on stocks 3/1942
Cuttack (RIM) T251   Burn, Calcutta, India 7/1941 16/6/1943 8/1943 sold 1946
Dacca (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 1945
Dinapore (RIM)     Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Elara (Ceylon Govt.)     Irrawadi Flotilla Co., Rangoon, Burma 12/1941 --- --- destroyed on stocks 3/1942
Gaya (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 10/1944
Gemunu (Ceylon govt.)     Irrawadi Flotilla Co., Rangoon, Burma 8/1941 --- --- destroyed on stocks 3/1942
Karachi (RIM) T262   Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India 3/1941 1/12/1941 12/1942 sold 1946
Kiamari (RIM)     Scindia, India   --- --- cancelled 1945
Kolaba (ex-Cochin) (RIM)     Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India   --- --- cancelled 3/1945
Lahore (RIM) T253   Shalimar, Calcutta, India 11/1940 20/12/1941 11/1942 sold 1946
Lucknow (RIM) T267   Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India 4/1941 3/4/1942 4/1946 sold 1946
Madura (RIM) T268   Garden Reach, Ranchi, India 6/1941 22/12/1942 5/1943 sold 1946
Mongyr (RIM)     Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India   --- --- cancelled 12/1944
Multan (ex-Cochin, ex-Kolaba) (RIM)     Scindia, India 1/1943 23/5/1944 4/1946 sold 1946
Nagpur (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   11/3/1944 --- sold incomplete
Nasik (RIM) T258   Shalimar, Calcutta, India   24/5/1944 1/1945 sold 1950
Pachmari (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 1944
Patna (RIM) T255   Hooghlie, Calcutta, India 1/1941 1/9/1942 1/1943 sold 1946
Peshawar (RIM)     Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India   2/5/1942 --- sold incomplete
Poona (RIM) T260   Garden Reach, Ranchi, India 6/1941 2/4/1942 12/1942 sold 1946
Puri (RIM)     Alcock Ashdown, Karachi, India   --- --- cancelled 1945
Quetta (ex-Jubbalpore) (RIM)     Alcock Asdown, Karachi, India   --- --- cancelled 1/1945
Rampur (ex-Barisal) (RIM) T12   Burn, Calcutta, India 7/1941 19/7/1941 10/1945 to Pakistan 1948 (Lahore)
Shillong (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India 6/1941 22/9/1942 3/1943 sold 1946
Sialkot (RIM)     Alcock Asdown, Karachi, India 2/1944 --- --- cancelled 1945
Sylhet (RIM)     Scindia, India   --- --- cancelled 12/1944
Travancore (RIM) T312   Garden Reach, Ranchi, India 11/1940 7/7/1941 1/1942 sold 1/1947
Trichinopoly (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 10/1944
Vizagapatam (RIM)     Burn, Calcutta, India   --- --- cancelled 10/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

521 - 560

Displacement full, t

725 - 775

Length, m

48.9 - 50.0

Breadth, m

8.25 - 8.43

Draught, m

3.23 - 3.40 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 cylindrical boiler

Power, h. p.

850 - 950

Max speed, kts

12.5 - 13

Fuel, t

coal 180 - 196

Mastiff: oil 129

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 4 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (4), sweeps

Indian-built ships completed 1941 - 1942: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 3 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (4), sweeps

Indian-built ships completed 1943 - 1944: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, (1 - 3) x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (25), sweeps

Sensors  

Complement

33

Indian-built: 48

Ship project history: Basset was the successful prototype of most of subsequent trawlers built at wartime for RN. Mastiff distinguished by oil-firing. Minesweeping trawlers.

Modernizations: 1942 - 1944, Basset: - 1 x 1 - 102/40; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V

1942 - 1944, all survived early ships: - 3 x 1 - 7.7/87; + (1 - 3) x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, DC stowage rose up to 25.

Naval service: Mastiff was mined 20/11/1939.

 

Basset 1937

  

 

Amritsar 1946

Comox

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10