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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Charles Astie (non-standard) 3578 688 or 838 Cochrane, Selby   25/1/1917 5/1917 sunk 26/6/1917
William Westenburgh (non-standard) 3577 687 or 837 Cochrane, Selby   25/1/1917 5/1917 sold 1921
John Appleby (non-standard) 3612   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull   30/1/1917 5/1917 sold 1923
John Arthur (non-standard) 3613   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull   10/2/1917 6/1917 sold 1922
Anthony Aslett (non-standard), 9/1920- Rother 3579 689 or 839 Cochrane, Selby   22/2/1917 6/1917 to Spain 1922 (Uad Kert)
Cornelius Buckley (non-standard) 3581 692 Cochrane, Selby   24/2/1917 5/1917 sold 1922
William Abrahams (non-standard) 3580 840 Cochrane, Selby   24/2/1917 5/1917 sold 1922
John Quilliam 3541 801 Cochrane, Selby   12/3/1917 6/1917 sold 1921
George Bligh 3542 802 Cochrane, Selby   24/3/1917 7/1917 sold 1921
John Yule 3543 803 Cochrane, Selby   24/3/1917 6/1917 sold 1921
Andrew King, 9/1920- Ouse 3545 805 Cochrane, Selby   19/4/1917 8/1917 sunk 20/2/1941
John Pasco 3544 804 Cochrane, Selby   19/4/1917 7/1917 sold 1922
Edward Williams 3547 807 Cochrane, Selby   8/5/1917 9/1917 sold 1922
Thomas Atkinson 3546 806 Cochrane, Selby   8/5/1917 8/1917 sold 1923
George Brown, 12/1919- William Dogherty 3548 808 Cochrane, Selby   10/5/1917 8/1917 sold 1922
Alexander Hills, 9/1920- Moy 3549 809 Cochrane, Selby   22/5/1917 9/1917 danlayer 1943, sold 1/1946
Charles Adair 3551 811 Cochrane, Selby   7/6/1917 10/1917 sold 1923
William Ram 3550 810 Cochrane, Selby   7/6/1917 10/1917 sold 1921
William Rivers 3552 812 Cochrane, Selby   9/6/1917 10/1917 sold 1921
Lewes Reeves 3553 813 Cochrane, Selby   23/6/1917 10/1917 sold 1922
James Adams 3555 815 Cochrane, Selby   7/7/1917 10/1917 sold 1920
Lewes Roatley 3554 814 Cochrane, Selby   7/7/1917 10/1917 sold 1922
George Andrew 3556 816 Cochrane, Selby   23/7/1917 11/1917 sold 1921
Robert Bookless 3557 817 Cochrane, Selby   23/7/1917 11/1917 sold 1921
Thomas Bailey 3558 818 Cochrane, Selby   4/8/1917 11/1917 sold 1922
Michael Clements 3561 821 Cochrane, Selby   21/8/1917 11/1917 collision 8/8/1918
Richard Bulkeley 3560 820 Cochrane, Selby   21/8/1917 11/1917 lent USA 1918 and lost 12/7/1919
Robert Barton 3559 819 Cochrane, Selby   28/8/1917 11/1917 sold 1922
Christopher Dixon 3563 823 Cochrane, Selby   4/9/1917 1/1918 to Irish Government 1922 (Christopher Dixon)
John Cormack 3562 822 Cochrane, Selby   4/9/1917 12/1917 sold 1922
James Buchanan 3565 825 Cochrane, Selby   18/9/1917 12/1917 sold 1922
Samuel Dowden 3564 824 Cochrane, Selby   18/9/1917 12/1917 sold 1922
Fraser Eaves, 9/1920- Doon 3567 827 Cochrane, Selby   2/10/1917 12/1917 sold 1946
John Ebbs 3566 826 Cochrane, Selby   2/10/1917 12/1917 sold 1920
Henry Ford, 2/1919- Boadicea II, 2/1920- Henry Ford 3569 829 Cochrane, Selby   18/10/1917 1/1918 sold 1921
John Felton 3570 830 Cochrane, Selby   1/11/1917 1/1918 sold 1920
Daniel Fearall, 9/1920- Stour, 9/1922- Pembroke, 1939- Stour 3571 831 Cochrane, Selby   2/11/1917 2/1918 base ship 9/1922-1939, sold 7/1946
George Fenwick 3568 828 Cochrane, Selby   1917 1/1918 sold 1923
George Westphall* 3575 835 Cochrane, Selby   1917 3/1918 sold 1921
John Welstead 3573 833 Cochrane, Selby   1917 2/1918 sold 1922
Charles Hammond* 3830   Cochrane, Selby   1918 3/1918 collision 2/11/1918
Henry Cramwell 3705 824 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1918 12/1918 to Spain 1922 (Xauen)
Henry Lancaster 4231 874 Cochrane, Selby   1918 4/1919 mark buoy vessel, sold 8/1921
Isaac Chant, 9/1920- Colne 3704 823 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1918 10/1918 sold 1949
James Jones, 9/1920- Cherwell 3842 849 Cochrane, Selby   1918 11/1918 boom defence vessel 1942, sold 1946
James Ludford 4232 875 Cochrane, Selby   1918 5/1919 mark buoy vessel, sunk 14/12/1939
James Wright* 3576 836 Cochrane, Selby   1918 3/1918 sold 1921
John Edmund, 9/1920- Foyle, 9/1921- Sonneblom, 6/1934- Foyle (SAN 9/1921-6/1934) 3738 224 Goole SB   1918 10/1918 to War dept. 3/1946
John Jacobs* 3833   Cochrane, Selby   1918 4/1918 sold 1922
John Jefferson* 3834 841 Cochrane, Selby   1918 4/1918 sold 1920
John Johnson* 3832   Cochrane, Selby   1918 4/1918 sold 1922
Richard Colliver* 3701 820 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1918 2/1918 sold 1922
Robert Double 3735 221 Goole SB   1918 6/1918 sold 1922
Samuel Jameson, 9/1920- Ettrick 3839 846 Cochrane, Selby   1918 10/1918 sold 1926
Thomas Cornwall* 3702 821 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1918 6/1918 collision 29/10/1918
Thomas Cruize 3706 825 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1918 1/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Thomas Jarvis, 9/1920- Exe 3840 847 Cochrane, Selby   1918 10/1918 decoy vessel, sold 1928
Thomas Johns, 9/1920- Eden, 1921- Immortelle, 1934- Eden (1921-1934- SAN) 3837 844 Cochrane, Selby   1918 9/1918 sold 1945
Thomas Thresher 3572 832 Cochrane, Selby   1918 2/1918 sold 1922
Thomas Whipple* 3574 834 Cochrane, Selby   1918 3/1918 sold 1922
William Doak* 3737 223 Goole SB   1918 9/1918 to Spain 1922 (Arcila)
William Inwood, 9/1920- Blackwater 3841 848 Cochrane, Selby   1918 10/1918 sold 1946
William Jackson* 3831   Cochrane, Selby   1918 3/1918 sold 1921
William Johnson 3843 850 Cochrane, Selby   1918 11/1918 loaned to USA 1919, sold 1921
William Jones, 9/1920- Boyne 3838 845 Cochrane, Selby   1918 9/1918 sold 1946
Jeremiah Lewes 4234 877 Cochrane, Selby   1918 3/1918 sold 1920
John Dutton* 3739 230 Ferguson, Glasgow   17/1/1918 3/1918 sold 1921
Nicholas Dean* 3740 232 Ferguson, Glasgow   11/3/1918 4/1918 sold 1921
John Dunn* 3741 231 Ferguson, Glasgow   27/3/1918 5/1918 sold 1923
Robert Drummond 3742   Ferguson, Glasgow   4/5/1918 6/1918 sold 1922
Edward Druce* 3736 222 Goole SB   7/1918 7/1918 sold 1920
Thomas Jago 3835 842 Cochrane, Selby   31/7/1918 7/1918 sold 1922
Andrew Jewer, 9/1920- Nith, 6/1922- Excellent 3844 851 Cochrane, Selby   8/1918 12/1918 gunnery tender, sold 1946
Richard Jewell 3836 843 Cochrane, Selby   6/8/1918 8/1918 sold 1922
James Caton 3703   Lobnitz, Renfrew   26/8/1918 9/1918 sold 1921
William Honnor 3796   Ferguson, Glasgow   26/8/1918 9/1918 sold 1922
John Highland 3797   Ferguson, Glasgow   23/9/1918 12/1918 sold 1920
Alexander Macbeth 4241 884 Cochrane, Selby   12/1918 7/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Benjamin Hawkins 3858 239 Goole SB   1919 2/1920 // --- completed mercantile
Daniel McPherson 4242 885 Cochrane, Selby   1919 8/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Daniel Munro 4239 882 Cochrane, Selby   1919 6/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Degara Lerosa 4237 880 Cochrane, Selby   1919 6/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James Hayes 3859 240 Goole SB   1919 6/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James Hulbert 3799 833 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1919 9/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James Long     Cochrane, Selby   1919 5/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James McDonald 4244 887 Cochrane, Selby   1919 9/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James Mansell 4238 881 Cochrane, Selby   1919 6/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James Young 4235 878 Cochrane, Selby   1919 5/1919 // --- completed mercantile
John Cottrell 4463 244 Goole SB   1919 11/1919 // --- completed mercantile
John Mann 4245 888 Cochrane, Selby   1919 9/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Jonathan Clarke 4465 246 Goole SB   1919 3/1920 // --- completed mercantile
Jonathan Collins 4464 245 Goole SB   1919 11/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Langdon MacKennon 4243 886 Cochrane, Selby   1919 10/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Lewes MacKenzie 4240 883 Cochrane, Selby   1919 6/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Nicholas Couteur 4236 879 Cochrane, Selby   1919 5/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Peter Hoffman 3798 832 Lobnitz, Renfrew   1919 5/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Robert Finlay 3857 238 Goole SB   1919 5/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Thomas Matthews 4246 889 Cochrane, Selby   1919 10/1919 // --- completed mercantile
William Chatwood 4467 248 Goole SB   1919 3/1921 // --- completed mercantile
William Forbes 3856 237 Goole SB   1919 5/1919 // --- completed mercantile
William Leech, 2/1919- Excellent 4233 876 Cochrane, Selby   1919 3/1919 sold 1922
Patrick Mitchell 4248   Cochrane, Selby   16/4/1919 10/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Thomas Maloney 4247 890 Cochrane, Selby   16/4/1919 9/1919 // --- completed mercantile
James McLaughlin 4250   Cochrane, Selby   1/5/1919 11/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Peter Magee 4249   Cochrane, Selby   1/5/1919 10/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Edward McGuire 4251   Cochrane, Selby   17/5/1919 12/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Michael McDonald 4252   Cochrane, Selby   17/5/1919 11/1919 // --- completed mercantile
Henry Marsh 4253   Cochrane, Selby   31/5/1919 1/1920 // --- completed mercantile
Simeon Moon 4254   Cochrane, Selby   31/5/1919 3/1920 // --- completed mercantile
Robert Murray 4256   Cochrane, Selby   28/6/1919 2/1920 // --- completed mercantile
Samuel Martin 4255   Cochrane, Selby   28/6/1919 3/1920 // --- completed mercantile
Robert Cahill 4468 249 Goole SB   1920 4/1921 // --- completed mercantile
William Courtney 4466 247 Goole SB   1920 2/1921 // --- completed mercantile
Alexander McDowell 4273   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Alexander Murray 4280   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Andrew McWilliams 4270   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Bernard Flynn 4285   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
David Miffon 4266   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Edward Flinn 4288   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Edward Marr 4277   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Edward Mooney 4276   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Ezekiel Johnson 4290   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Francis French 4286   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
George Martin 4257   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Detheridge 4489   Goole SB   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Dixon 4283   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Downie 4492   Goole SB   --- --- cancelled 1919
John McConnell 4271   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Marshall 4262   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Melebury 4263   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Minute 4259   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Morris 4264   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Monday 4268   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
John Murphy 4281   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Joseph Murray 4274   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Owen McManners 4258   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Pat Merrygan 4278   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Peter Jones 4289   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Richard Dorrodale 4492   Goole SB   --- --- cancelled 1919
Robert Darby 4282   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
Stephen Foley 4287   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Donalds 4490   Goole SB   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Ford 4284   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Mainland 4269   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Marshall 4267   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Morris 4261   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Morton 4275   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919
William Muck 4265   Cochrane, Selby   --- --- cancelled 1919


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

438

Displacement full, t

665

Length, m

45.1

Breadth, m

7.24

Draught, m

2.75

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 184

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

Anthony Aslett, Daniel Fearall, Edward Williams: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, 1 DCT, mechanical minesweeping gear

Charles Astie, John Appleby, John Arthur, Alexander Hills, Andrew Jewer, Charles Adair, Charles Hammond, Christopher Dixon, Edward Druce, George Brown, George Fenwick, George Westphall, James Caton, James Jones, James Wright, John Cormack, John Dunn, John Dutton, John Edmund, John Highland, John Jacobs, John Johnson, John Pasco, John Quilliam, John Welstead, John Yule, Richard Bulkeley, Richard Colliver, Robert Double, Robert Drummond, Samuel Jameson, Thomas Jarvis, Thomas Johns, Thomas Whipple, William Doak, William Honnor, William Inwood, William Jackson, William Johnson, William Ram: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk.I/II

Cornelius Buckley, William Abrahams, Andrew King, George Andrew, Henry Cramwell, Henry Ford, Isaac Chant, James Buchanan, Lewis Roatley, Michael Clements, Robert Barton, Robert Bookless, Thomas Atkinson, Thomas Bailey, Thomas Thresher, William Jones, William Rivers: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, mechanical minesweeping gear

William Westenburgh: 2 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, mechanical minesweeping gear

Fraser Eaves: 1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk I/III, 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, 1 DCT

George Bligh, James Adams, John Ebbs, John Felton, John Jefferson, Lewes Reeves, Nicholas Dean, Samuel Dowden, Thomas Cornwall: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, 1 DCT

Richard Jewell: 1 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

Thomas Jago: 1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk I/III

Electronic equipmentJohn Appleby, John Arthur, Andrew King, Charles Adair, Edward Druce, James Buchanan, John Dunn, John Ebbs, John Jefferson, John Quilliam, John Yule, Nicholas Dean, Robert Double, Samuel Dowden, William Doak: hydrophone
Complement

 



Standard scale images


<i>Alexander Hills</i> 1917
Alexander Hills 1917


Ship project history


Purpose-built standard Admiralty design. Intended for patrol, ASW and minesweeping roles. The smallest of the non-standard ships measured 248BRT with 36.8m length(pp) and 6.71m beam. William Westenburgh, the largest of the seven, had particulars identical to the standard ships. John Quilliam, delivered in June 1917, was the first of the standard completions.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Charles Astie 26/6/1917 was mined off Lough Swilly. Ouse was mined 20/2/1941 off Tobruk. Charles Hammond sunk 2/11/1918 in collision with leader Marksman off Kirkcaldy. James Ludford was mined 14/12/1939 off the Tyne. Michael Clements sunk 8/8/1918 in collision off St. Catherines Point. Richard Bulkeley was mined 12/7/1919 in the North Sea while on loan to USN. Thomas Cornwall was sunk 29/10/1918 in collision off Flamborough Head.

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