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Admiralty-type drifters, wooden hull (1917-1920)

Blue Sky 1918

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Afterglow 3863   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 10/1918 sold 1921, minesweeper 1941-1944
Airpocket, 8/1919- Ambitious 3866   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 9/1918 sold 10/1920
Anticyclone 3865   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 12/1918 sold 9/1931
Astral 3864   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 8/1918 sold 10/1921
Atmosphere 3862   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 7/1918 sold 8/1921
Avalanche 3861   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 7/1918 sold 1926
Backwash 3869   Colby, Lowestoft   1917 7/1918 sold 8/1921
Black Frost 3871   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 9/1918 base ship Columbine 1925
Black Night 3872   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 11/1918 sold 10/1921
Blue Sky 3867   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 6/1918 foundered 12/6/1922
Bora 4111   Rose St. Foundry   --- --- cancelled 1919
Borealis 3868   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 7/1918 sold 1921
Cirrus 3873   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 9/1918 sold 1926
Cloudarch (ex-Twinkle)     Colby, Lowestoft   1919 8/1920 sold 1921
Cumulus 3874   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 9/1918 sold 10/1920
Darkness (non-standard) 3883   Fellows   1918 6/1918 base ship Columbine 11/1919
Daylight, 1920 - Tradewind     Fellows   1918 7/1918 sold 5/1921
Doldrum 4138   G. & T. Smith, Middlesbrough   1919 ---// 1/1920 completed mercantile
Equinox (ex-Afterglow)     Ailsa, Troon     --- cancelled 1918
Etesian 3885 298 Fellows   1918 10/1918 sold 11/1920
Fair Weather 3891   Forbes, Sandhaven   25/3/1918 7/1918 sold 8/1920, patrol 1/1940-12/1945
Fiery Cross 3893   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 8/1918 sold 1930
Fireball 3888   Fellows   1919 1/1920 sold 4/1920
Firelight 4154   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 11/1919 sold 2/1920
Firmament 3895   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 11/1918 sold 8/1920
Flame 3894   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 10/1918 sold 10/1920
Flat Calm (non-standard) 3890   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 6/1918 sold 1920
Fleck 4155   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 10/1919 sold 10/1919
Floodtide 4156   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1920 --- // 1920 completed mercantile
Flotsam 4157   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 10/1919 sold 10/1919
Flurry 4158   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 3/1920 sold 4/1920
Flush 4504   Wood, Newcastle   1919 3/1920 sold 4/1920
Flutter 4159   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1920 --- // 1920 completed mercantile
Fogbank 4160   Clapson   1919 3/1920 sold 10/1920
Fogbow (non-standard) 3889   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 6/1918 sold 1923
Fountain 4161 18 Clapson   1919 6/1920 sold 12/1920
Full Moon 3892   Forbes, Sandhaven   25/3/1918 7/1918 sold 1929
Glacier 3898   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 12/1918 sold 12/1919
Glare 3902   Forbes   --- --- cancelled 1919
Gleam 3896   Forbes, Sandhaven   1918 5/1919 sold 1921
Glint 3899   Forbes, Sandhaven   1919 11/1919 sold 12/1919
Gloaming 3897   Forbes, Sandhaven   1919 6/1919 stranded 4/3/1921
Greek Fire 3901   Forbes, Sandhaven   1919 ---// 6/1920 completed mercantile
Grey Sky 3900   Forbes, Sandhaven   1919 ---// 7/1920 completed mercantile
Hailstorm 3982   Richards, Lowestoft   1918 10/1918 sold 10/1920
Haze 3903   Forbes, Sandhaven   --- --- cancelled 1919
Heat Wave 3983   Richards, Lowestoft   1918 12/1918 sold 1921
Hoarfrost 3904   Forbes, Sandhaven   --- --- cancelled 1919
Hurricane 3984   Richards, Lowestoft   1919 ---// 4/1919 completed mercantile
Iceblink 3915 3 Jones Buckie   1919 2/1920 sold 5/1920
Imbat 3914 2 Jones Buckie   1918 11/1918 sold 9/1920
Iridescence (non-standard) 3913   Innes   1917 12/1917 sold 1926, examination vessel 4/1941-1943
Lop 4170   Courtney   1919 1/1920 sold 7/1920
Mackerel Sky 3928   Noble   1919 4/1919 sold 10/1920
Maelstrom 4171   Courtney   1919 3/1920 sold 6/1920
Midnight Sun (non-standard) 3930   Richards, Lowestoft   1918 5/1918 sold 1929
Milky Way 3929   Noble   1919 ---// 5/1920 completed mercantile
Mistral 3985   Richards, Lowestoft   1919 ---// 7/1919 completed mercantile
Moonlight 3996   Richards, Lowestoft   1919 --- // 1919 completed mercantile
Moonrise 3987   Richards, Lowestoft   1919 --- // 1919 completed mercantile
Nadir (non-standard) 3931   Richards, Lowestoft   1918 5/1918 sold 1921
Nightfall (non-standard) 3932   Richards, Lowestoft   4/7/1918 7/1918 sold 1921
Nimbus (non-standard) 3933   Richards, Lowestoft   1918 8/1918 sold 1921
Packice 3938   G. Smith Jr., Middlesbrough   1917 10/1918 sold 7/1920
Phase 3939   G. Smith Jr., Middlesbrough   1919 ---// 1/1920 completed mercantile, minesweeper 1944-2/1946
Rainstorm 3992   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 10/1918 sold 1920
Ray (non-standard) 3945   A. Stephens, Linthouse   1917 10/1918 sold 10/1927
Red Sky 3941   A. Stephens, Linthouse   1918 11/1918 sold 7/1920, minesweeper 11/1939-1944
Reflection 3944   Stephen, Banff   --- --- cancelled 1919
Refraction 3942   A. Stephens, Linthouse   1918 6/1919 sold 12/1919, minesweeper 11/1939-3/1945
Reverberation     Colby, Lowestoft   1918 ---// 4/1919 completed mercantile, patrol 8/1940-2/1945
Rift 3940   G. Smith Jr., Middlesbrough   7/1920 ---// 12/1920 completed mercantile
Rime 3943   A. Stephens, Linthouse   1919 12/1919 sold 12/1919, minesweeper 12/1939-11/1945
Rising Sea 3993   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 10/1918 sold 1921
Runnel 3994   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 12/1918 sold 10/1920
St. Elmo`s Light 3957   Innes   1918 11/1919 sold 12/1919
Scend 3995   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 3/1919 sold 10/1920
Scour 3996   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 1/1919 sold 11/1920
Scud     Colby, Lowestoft   1919 5/1919 sold 1920
Setweather     Colby, Lowestoft   1918 ---// 10/1919 completed mercantile
Shade     Colby, Lowestoft   1919 ---// 1/1920 completed mercantile
Shadow 3947   Stevenson & Asher   1918 11/1918 sold 10/1920
Sheet Lightning 3956   Innes   1918 10/1918 sold 10/1920
Shimmer 3997   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 3/1919 sold 1921
Shooting Star (non-standard) 3972   Colby, Lowestoft   1918 6/1918 sold 1929
Silhouette 3870 54 Colby, Lowestoft   1918 8/1918 sold 3/1931
Silt 3960 34 Herd & Mackenzie, Findochty   1918 1/1919 sold 9/1920
Sirocco, 1920- Doubletide     Colby, Lowestoft   1919 6/1920 1921
Solstice 3959 33 Herd & Mackenzie, Findochty   1918 10/1918 sold 7/1920, minesweeper 11/1939-5/1943
Space (ex-Splash) 4101   Dunston   1920 ---// 10/1920 completed mercantile
Spate 4000   Dunston   1918 ---// 7/1919 completed mercantile
Spoondrift 4102   Rose St. Foundry   --- --- cancelled 1919
Springtide 4103   Jones   --- --- cancelled 1919
Spume 4104   Stephen, Banff   --- --- cancelled 1919
Squall 4105   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 10/1918 sold 1920
Starlight 3948   Stevenson & Asher   1918 2/1919 sold 9/1920
Stormcentre 4106   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 11/1918 sold 1922
Stormwrack 3946   Stevenson & Asher   7/8/1918 8/1918 sold 1927
Sunlight 4107   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1918 1/1919 sold 11/1920
Sunrise 3949   Stevenson & Asher   1919 10/1919 sold 10/1919
Sunspot 3961 35 Herd & Mackenzie, Findochty   1919 11/1920 sold 11/1920
Surge 4108   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 ---// 5/1919 completed mercantile
Swell 4186   Routh & Waddingham   1919 6/1920 sold 12/1920
Swirl 4109   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 2/1919 sold 1921
Thaw 3953   Rose St. Foundry   1919 3/1920 sold 4/1920
Thunderbolt 3958   Innes   1919 4/1920 sold 4/1920
Tidal Range     Colby, Lowestoft   1920 4/1920 sold 1921
Tiderace 4187   Routh & Waddingham   --- --- cancelled 1919
Tiderip 4110   Chambers, Oulton Broad   1919 ---// 5/1919 completed mercantile
Tropic 3952   Rose St. Foundry   1919 3/1919 sold 1922
Twinkle   71 Colby, Lowestoft   1919 8/1920 sold 8/1921
Vapour 4139   G. & T. Smith, Middlesbrough   1920 ---// 8/1920 completed mercantile
Will O`the Wisp 3964   Kitto   1919 ---// 10/1920 completed mercantile
Zenith 3985   Kitto   --- --- cancelled 1919
CD1, 11/1924- Ebbtide (RCN)   358 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 9/1917 sold 1946
CD2 (RCN)   359 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD3 (RCN)   360 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 9/1917 sold 1921
CD4 (RCN)   361 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD5 (RCN)   362 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD6 (RCN)   363 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD7 (RCN)   364 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD8 (RCN)   365 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 12/1920
CD9 (RCN)   366 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1920
CD10 (RCN)   367 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1920
CD11 (RCN)   368 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD12 (RCN)   369 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 12/1920
CD13 (RCN)   370 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1920
CD14 (RCN)   371 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD15 (RCN)   372 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD16 (RCN)   373 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1920
CD17 (RCN)   374 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD18 (RCN)   375 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD19 (RCN)   376 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD20 (RCN)   377 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 base ship 1918
CD21 (RCN)   378 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 9/1917 sold 1920
CD22 (RCN)   379 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD23 (RCN)   380 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD24 (RCN)   381 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1920
CD25 (RCN)   382 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD26 (RCN)   383 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1924
CD27 (RCN)   384 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1921
CD28 (RCN)   385 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1920
CD29 (RCN)   386 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1920
CD30 (RCN)   387 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 9/1919
CD31 (RCN)   388 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD32 (RCN)   389 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD33 (RCN)   390 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD34 (RCN)   391 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD35 (RCN)   392 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 5/1919
CD36 (RCN)   393 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD37 (RCN)   394 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 11/1920
CD38 (RCN)   395 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD39 (RCN)   396 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD40 (RCN)   397 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD41 (RCN)   398 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD42 (RCN)   399 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD43 (RCN)   400 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD44 (RCN)   401 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD45 (RCN)   402 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 8/1919
CD46 (RCN)   403 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 loaned to USN, sold 9/1919
CD47 (RCN)   404 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 8/1919
CD48 (RCN)   405 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD49 (RCN)   406 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD50 (RCN)   407 Davie SB, Lauzon, Canada   1918 7/1918 loaned to USN, sold 9/1919
CD51 (RCN)     Sorel SY, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1921
CD52 (RCN)     Sorel SY, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD53 (RCN)     Sorel SY, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1920
CD54 (RCN)     Sorel SB, Canada   1918 9/1918 foundered 4/10/1920
CD55 (RCN)     Sorel SB, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD56 (RCN)     Sorel SB, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD57 (RCN)     Sorel SB, Canada   1918 1918 lost before 8/1920
CD58 (RCN)     Sorel SB, Canada   1918 10/1918 sold 11/1920
CD59 (RCN)     Sorel SB, Canada   1918 10/1918 sold 1920
CD60 (RCN)     Sheppard, Sorel, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD61 (RCN)     Sheppard, Sorel, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD62 (RCN)     LeClaire, Sorel, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD63 (RCN)     LeClaire, Sorel, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD64 (RCN)     LeClaire, Sorel, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD65 (RCN)     LeClaire, Sorel, Canada   1918 8/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD66 (RCN)     LeClaire, Sorel, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD67 (RCN)     LeClaire, Sorel, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD68 (RCN)     Sheppard, Sorel, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1920
CD69 (RCN)     Sheppard, Sorel, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1920
CD70 (RCN)     Sheppard, Sorel, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD71 (RCN), 1923- Eventide   27 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1926
CD72 (RCN), 1923- Floodtide   28 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1926
CD73 (RCN)   29 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1917 11/1917 sold 1920
CD74 (RCN), 1921- Seagull   30 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1921
CD75 (RCN)   31 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1917 10/1917 sold 1926
CD76 (RCN)   32 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD77 (RCN)   33 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD78 (RCN)   34 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 11/1920
CD79 (RCN)   35 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD80 (RCN)   36 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD81 (RCN)   37 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD82, 7/1919- Onyx (RCN)   38 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 foundered 21/3/1947
CD83 (RCN)   39 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD84 (RCN)   40 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD85 (RCN)   41 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 7/1918 sold 1920
CD86 (RCN)   42 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 foundered 11/10/1920
CD87 (RCN)   43 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1917 11/1917 foundered 12/10/1920
CD88 (RCN)   44 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 9/1918 foundered 25/7/1920
CD89 (RCN)   45 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD90 (RCN)   46 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD91 (RCN)   47 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD92 (RCN)   48 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 sold 1920
CD93 (RCN)   49 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 foundered 27/8/1920
CD94 (RCN)   50 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 8/1918 loaned to USN, sold 11/1920
CD95 (RCN)   51 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 9/1918 sold 1920
CD96 (RCN)   52 Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD97 (RCN)     Harbour Commissioners, Montreal, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD98 (RCN)     Harbour Commissioners, Montreal, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD99 (RCN)     Harbour Commissioners, Montreal, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920
CD100 (RCN)     Harbour Commissioners, Montreal, Canada   1918 10/1918 loaned to USN, sold 1920

 

Displacement normal, t

133

Displacement full, t

175

Length, m

28.7

Breadth, m

6.07

Draught, m

2.16

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

270

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

coal 35

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I/II or 1 x 1 - 57/42 6pdr Nordenfelt Mk I/II, sweeps

Complement

 

Ship project history: Standard Admiralty design of drifter with wooden hull. Smallest of non-standard drifters, Ray, had 88BRT, the others non-standards averaged 95BRT.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Blue Sky foundered 12/6/1922 off the Thames estuary. Gloaming stranded 4/3/1921 near the Lizard. CD54 foundered 4/10/1920 on passage to the UK. CD57 was lost at sea before August 1920. Onyx foundered 21/3/1947. CD86 and CD87 foundered respectively 11/10/1920 and 12/10/1920 on passage to the UK. CD88 foundered 25/7/1920 on passage to the UK. CD93 foundered 27/8/1920 on passage to the UK.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10