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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

"TREE", "DANCE", "SHAKESPEARIAN" and "ISLES" trawlers (1939 - 1945)

"TREE"

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Acacia T02 381 Ardrossan DYd 8/1939 7/3/1940 6/1940 sold 1947
Almond T14 382 Ardrossan DYd 8/1939 22/5/1940 8/1940 sunk 2/2/1941
Ash T39 1208 Cochrane, Selby 7/1939 13/11/1939 5/1940 sunk 5/6/1941
Bay T77 1209 Cochrane, Selby 8/1939 12/12/1939 6/1940 sold 1947
Birch T93   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1939 13/11/1939 4/1940 sold 1947
Blackthorn T100   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1939 29/11/1939 5/1940 sold 1947
Chestnut T110 348 Goole SB 7/1939 24/2/1940 5/1940 sunk 30/10/1940
Deodar T124 349 Goole SB 8/1939 26/3/1940 7/1940 sold 1947
Elm T105 1037 Inglis, Glasgow 7/1939 12/12/1939 3/1940 sold 1946
Fir T129 1038 Inglis, Glasgow 8/1939 27/1/1940 4/1940 sold 1947
Hazel T108 299 Robb, Leith 8/1939 27/12/1939 3/1940 sold 3/1946
Hickory T116 300 Robb, Leith 8/1939 24/2/1940 4/1940 sunk 22/10/1940
Juniper T123 344 Ferguson, Glasgow 8/1939 15/12/1939 3/1940 sunk 8/6/1940
Mangrove T112 345 Ferguson, Glasgow 8/1939 15/2/1940 4/1940 to Portugal 10/1943 - 6/1945 (P2), to Portugal 2/1946
Olive T126 752 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 9/1939 26/2/1940 5/1940 sold 1948
Pine T101 753 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 9/1939 25/3/1940 7/1940 sunk 31/1/1944
Rowan T119 1070 Smiths Dock, South Bank 6/1939 12/8/1939 12/1939 sold 1946
Walnut T103 1071 Smiths Dock, South Bank 6/1939 12/8/1939 12/1939 sold 1948
Whitethorn T127 1073 Smiths Dock, South Bank 7/1939 10/11/1939 2/1940 sold 3/1946
Wistaria T113 1072 Smiths Dock, South Bank 7/1939 10/11/1939 2/1940 sold 3/1946

"DANCE"

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cotillion T104 383 Ardrossan DYd 6/1940 21/12/1940 6/1941 sold 3/1947
Coverley T106 384 Ardrossan DYd 6/1940 27/5/1941 8/1941 sold 3/1947
Fandango T107   Cochrane, Selby 10/1939 26/3/1940 7/1940 sold 1946
Foxtrot T109   Cochrane, Selby 10/1939 23/4/1940 8/1940 sold 7/1946
Gavotte T115   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1939 7/5/1940 8/1940 to Italy 3/1946 (DR 312)
Hornpipe T120   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1939 21/5/1940 9/1940 to Italy 3/1946 (DR 316)
Mazurka T30 350 Ferguson, Glasgow 3/1940 28/11/1940 2/1941 to Belgium 3/1946
Minuet T131 351 Ferguson, Glasgow 3/1940 1/3/1941 6/1941 to Italy 2/1946 (DR 307)
Morris Dance T117 351 Goole SB 12/1939 6/8/1940 10/1940 sold 1947
Pirouette T39 352 Goole SB 12/1939 2/6/1940 8/1940 sold 7/1946
Polka T139 757 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 6/1940 29/1/1941 6/1941 sold 4/1946
Quadrille T133 758 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 6/1940 15/3/1941 7/1941 sold 6/1946
Rumba T122 1054 Inglis, Glasgow 2/1940 31/7/1940 11/1940 sold 1947
Saltarelo T128 312 Robb, Leith 1/1940 6/8/1940 10/1940 to Portugal 8/1946 (Salvador Correia)
Sarabande T125 1055 Inglis, Glasgow 3/1940 29/8/1940 1/1941 sold 3/1946
Sword Dance T132 313 Robb, Leith 3/1940 3/9/1940 1/1941 collision 5/7/1942
Tango T146 1088 Smiths Dock, South Bank 8/1940 29/11/1940 4/1941 sold 7/1946
Tarantella, 2/1943- Two Step T142 1089 Smiths Dock, South Bank 9/1940 27/1/1941 5/1941 to Italy 2/1946 (DR 308)
Valse T151 1090 Smiths Dock, South Bank 10/1940 12/3/1941 5/1941 sold 5/1946
Veleta T130 1091 Smiths Dock, South Bank 10/1940 28/3/1941 6/1941 sold 3/1946

"SHAKESPEARIAN"   

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Celia T134   Cochrane, Selby 12/1939 15/9/1940 1/1941 sold 1946
Coriolanus T140   Cochrane, Selby 5/1940 2/10/1940 2/1941 sunk 5/5/1945
Fluellen T157   Cochrane, Selby 7/1940 1/11/1940 3/1941 sold 2/1947
Hamlet T167   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 2/1940 24/7/1940 12/1940 sold 1/1947
Horatio T153   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 3/1940 8/8/1940 1/1941 sunk 7/1/1943
Juliet T136   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 5/1940 2/10/1940 3/1941 sold 1947
Laertes T137   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 5/1940 16/10/1940 4/1941 sunk 25/7/1942
Macbeth T138 355 Goole SB 3/1940 3/10/1940 1/1941 sold 1947
Ophelia T05 356 Goole SB 4/1940 3/9/1940 12/1940 sold 1946
Othello T76 759 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 2/1941 7/10/1941 12/1941 to Italy 3/1946 (DR 310)
Romeo T10 1084 Inglis, Glasgow 10/1940 20/3/1941 6/1941 sold 1946
Rosalind T135 1085 Inglis, Glasgow 10/1940 3/5/1941 10/1941 to Kenya 8/1946

"ISLES"

Killegray 1952

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ailsa Craig T377   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 7/1943 16/10/1943 12/1943 sold 4/1946
Annet T241   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1942 25/3/1943 6/1943 sold 5/1958
Anticosti (RCN till 6/1945) T274 100 Collingwood, Canada 10/1941 1/4/1942 10/1942 sold 1946
Arran T06   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 7/1940 16/11/1940 4/1941 sold 1946
Baffin (RCN till 8/1945) T275 101 Collingwood, Canada 10/1941 13/4/1942 8/1942 sold 1947
Balta T50   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1940 2/12/1940 5/1941 sold 7/1946
Bardsey T273 601 Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley 1/1943 17/7/1943 9/1943 oil tank cleaning vessel 1950
Benbecula T379   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 7/1943 28/10/1943 1/1944 sold 3/1946
Bern T294   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1941 2/5/1942 9/1942 oil tank cleaning vessel 9/1955
Biggal T404 369 Ferguson, Glasgow 2/1944 4/12/1944 4/1945 sold 1947
Bowell, 11/1942- Miscou (ex-Campenia) (RCN) T277 103 Collingwood, Canada 12/1941 1/6/1942 10/1942 sold 3/1946
Bressay T214   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 9/1941 20/1/1942 5/1942 sold 3/1946
Brora T99   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1940 18/12/1940 6/1941 wrecked 6/9/1941
Bruray T236   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 2/1942 1/6/1942 12/1942 to Portugal 10/1943 - 7/1945 (P1 Saõ Miguel), to Portugal 2/1946 (Saõ Miguel)
Bryher T350   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1942 8/4/1943 8/1943 sold 1947
Burra T158 359 Goole SB 10/1940 29/3/1941 7/1941 to Italy 1/1946 (DR 301)
Bute T168 360 Goole SB 10/1940 12/5/1941 9/1941 sold 3/1946
Cailiff (RCN till 6/1945) T276 102 Collingwood, Canada 12/1941 30/4/1942 9/1942 sold 1946
Caldy T359 175 Lewis, Aberdeen 5/1943 31/8/1943 1/1944 wreck dispersal 1946
Calvay T383   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 9/1943 29/11/1943 2/1944 sold 11/1946
Campobello T278 104 Collingwood, Canada 1/1942 19/6/1942 10/1942 wrecked 16/3/1943
Canna T161   Cochrane, Selby 7/1940 7/4/1941 4/1941 internal explosion 5/12/1942
Cava T145 568 Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley 8/1940 3/3/1941 6/1941 sold 5/1947
Coll T207 388 Ardrossan SB 7/1941 7/4/1942 9/1942 wreck dispersal 12/1945
Colsay T384   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 9/1943 15/12/1943 3/1944 sunk 2/11/1944
Copinsay T147   Cochrane, Selby 8/1940 2/12/1940 4/1941 to War Dept. 6/1946
Crowlin T380   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1943 15/11/1943 1/1944 sold 3/1946
Cumbrae T154   Cochrane, Selby 9/1940 20/12/1940 5/1941 to Italy 1/1946 (DR 302)
Damsay T208   George Brown, Greenock 8/1941 27/6/1942 9/1942 sold 8/1959
Dochet T186 12 G T Davie, Lauzon, Canada 10/1941 26/6/1942 11/1942 sold 1947
Earraid (ex-Gruna)   T297 200 Crown, Monkwearrmouth 5/1941 18/12/1941 5/1942 sold 3/1951
Eday T201   Cochrane, Selby 4/1941 26/6/1941 11/1941 to Norway 8/1944 - 10/1944 (Tromøy), sold 1/1947
Egilsay T215   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1941 7/2/1942 7/1942 to Italy 2/1946 (DR 306)
Ensay T216   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1941 5/3/1942 8/1942 to Italy 2/1946 (DR 314)
Eriskay T217 589 Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley 11/1941 28/8/1942 10/1942 to Portugal 10/1943 - 6/1944 (P8), foundered 12/11/1945
Fara T162   Cochrane, Selby 9/1940 27/1/1941 6/1941 sold 7/1946
Farne T353   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 1/1943 22/4/1943 9/1943 sold 1947
Fetlar T202   Cochrane, Selby 4/1941 10/7/1941 1/1942 sold 6/1960
Fiaray T238 384 Goole SB 2/1942 13/6/1942 9/1942 sold 1946
Filla T212 202 Crown, Monkwearrmouth 9/1941 2/4/1942 8/1942 to Italy 1/1946 (DR 305)
Flatholm T354   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 2/1943 8/5/1943 8/1943 sold 8/1960
Flint T287 17 G T Davie, Lauzon, Canada 10/1941 14/7/1942 12/1942 sold 1947
Flotta T171   Cochrane, Selby 10/1940 3/2/1941 6/1941 wrecked 6/11/1941
Foula T203   Cochrane, Selby 4/1941 28/7/1941 2/1942 to Italy 2/1946 (DR 313)
Foulness T342 170 Lewis, Aberdeen 10/1942 23/3/1943 6/1943 oil tank cleaning vessel 1957
Fuday T385   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1943 1/1/1944 3/1944 danlayer, sold 1947
Gairsay T290 389 Ardrossan SB 11/1941 28/5/1942 4/1943 sunk 3/8/1944
Ganilly T367   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 3/1943 22/5/1943 9/1943 sunk 5/7/1944
Gateshead T288 18 G T Davie, Lauzon, Canada 12/1941 1/8/1942 5/1943 sold 10/1959
Gillstone T355   Cochrane, Selby 4/1943 19/7/1943 11/1943 sold 1946
Gorregan T387 395 Ardrossan SB 5/1943 30/12/1943 6/1944 sold 10/1957
Graemsay T291 390 Ardrossan SB 12/1941 3/8/1942 6/1943 wreck dispersal 2/1946
Grain T360   Cochrane, Selby 4/1943 17/8/1943 12/1943 to Italy 3/1946 (DR 309)
Grassholm T344 171 Lewis, Aberdeen 11/1942 20/4/1943 8/1943 sold 1946
Gruinard T239 205 Crown, Monkwearrmouth 4/1942 20/11/1942 3/1943 to Portugal 10/1943 - 9/1944 (P7), sold 6/1946
Gulland T365   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 4/1943 5/8/1943 10/1943 sold 3/1946
Gweal (ex-Broreray) T246   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 3/1942 17/6/1942 11/1942 sold 1948
Hannaray T389   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1943 12/2/1944 5/1944 danlayer, sold 1947
Gilsay, 1944- Harris T386   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1943 29/1/1944 4/1944 danlayer, sold 3/1947
Hascosay T390   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1943 28/3/1944 5/1944 danlayer, sold 1947
Hayling T271   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 4/1942 17/8/1942 12/1942 to Portugal 10/1943 - 7/1945 (P3 Terceira), to Portugal 6/1946
Hellisay T391   Cochrane, Selby 11/1943 27/3/1944 7/1944 danlayer, sold 6/1947
Hermetray T392   Cochrane, Selby 11/1943 11/4/1944 8/1944 danlayer, sold 4/1947
Herschell T289 19 G T Davie, Lauzon, Canada 1/1942 9/11/1942 5/1943 sold 1946
Hildasay T173   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1940 29/4/1941 9/1941 wrecked 21/6/1945
Hoxa T16   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 9/1940 15/1/1941 6/1941 sold 7/1946
Hoy T114   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1940 1/2/1941 7/1941 sold 1946
Hunda T298 356 Ferguson, Glasgow 6/1941 4/2/1942 4/1942 sold 5/1946
Imersay T422   Cochrane, Selby 4/1944 21/8/1944 12/1944 danlayer, sold 1/1959
Inchcolm T18   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1940 3/3/1941 7/1941 sold 6/1946
Inchkeith (RNZN) T155 156 Lewis, Aberdeen 11/1940 10/7/1941 10/1941 sold 1958
Inchmarnock T166 157 Lewis, Aberdeen 2/1941 25/8/1941 11/1941 to Norway 1944 - 9/1946 (Karmøy), sold 1946
Ironbound (RCN till 6/1945) T284 21 Kingston, Canada 10/1941 14/1/1942 10/1942 sold 1946
Islay T172 1092 Smiths Dock, South Bank 11/1940 10/4/1941 6/1941 sold 10/1946
Jura T169 386 Ardrossan 1/1941 22/11/1941 6/1942 sunk 7/1/1943
Kerrera T200 577 Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley 3/1941 24/9/1941 10/1941 to Norway 1944 - 9/1946 (Oksøy), sold 1946
Killegray (RNZN) T174   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 1/1941 27/5/1941 11/1941 sold 1958
Kintyre T165 387 Ardrossan SB 4/1941 21/10/1941 4/1942 sold 5/1946
Kittern T382   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 5/1943 21/8/1943 11/1943 sold 4/1946
Lindisfarne T361   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 3/1943 17/6/1943 9/1943 wreck dispersal 3/1946
Lingay T423   Cochrane, Selby 4/1944 6/9/1944 1/1945 danlayer, sold 1947
Liscomb (RCN till 6/1945) T285 22 Kingston, Canada 7/1941 23/3/1942 9/1942 sold 1946
Longa T366   Cochrane, Selby 7/1943 15/10/1943 2/1944 sold 1946
Lundy T272   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 6/1942 29/8/1942 1/1943 tank cleaning vessel 1956
Magdalen (RCN till 6/1945) T279 3 Midland, Canada 10/1941 3/7/1942 8/1942 sold 4/1946
Manitoulin (RCN till 6/1945) T280 4 Midland, Canada 11/1941 23/4/1942 9/1942 sold 1946
Mewstone T374   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 6/1943 16/9/1943 11/1943 sold 4/1946
Minalto T362   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 4/1943 3/7/1943 10/1943 sold 1947
Mincarlo T388 396 Ardrossan SB 5/1943 28/3/1944 10/1944 to Norway 10/1944 - 9/1946 (Tromøy), sold 1946
Mousa T295 383 Goole SB 2/1942 1/6/1942 8/1942 to Italy 2/1946 (DR 311)
Mull T110   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1940 27/3/1941 8/1941 to War Dept. 4/1946
Neave T247   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 4/1942 16/71942 11/1942 wreck dispersal 3/1946
Orfasy T204 678 Hall, Aberdeen 8/1941 17/3/1942 7/1942 sunk 22/10/1943
Oronsay T375   Cochrane, Selby 8/1943 30/10/1943 3/1944 sold 1946
Orsay T450 - M450   Cochrane, Selby 9/1944 1/1/1945 5/1945 danlayer, oil tank cleaning vessel 1956
Oxna T296 1172 Inglis, Glasgow 4/1942 26/1/1943 5/1943 to War Dept. 7/1946
Pladda T144   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1940 16/4/1941 9/1941 sold 1947
Porcher (ex-Procher)   T281 5 Midland, Canada 12/1941 26/5/1942 10/1942 to War Dept. 3/1947
Prospect T282 6 Midland, Canada 3/1942 16/6/1942 11/1942 to War Dept. 8/1946
Ronaldsay T149   Cochrane, Selby 10/1940 14/2/1941 7/1941 sold 8/1946
Ronay T429 - M429   Cochrane, Selby 9/1944 15/2/1945 6/1945 danlayer, BU 4/1967
Rosevean T363   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 4/1943 17/7/1943 10/1943 sold 3/1946
Rousay T210 374 Goole SB 8/1941 20/12/1941 4/1942 sold 1948
Ruskholm T211 375 Goole SB 8/1941 4/2/1942 5/1942 to Portugal 9/1949 (Baldaque da Silva)
Rysa T164   Cochrane, Selby 11/1940 15/3/1941 8/1941 sunk 8/12/1943
St. Agnes T352 172 Lewis, Aberdeen 1/1943 19/5/1943 9/1943 sold 3/1946
St. Kilda T209 679 Hall, Aberdeen 12/1941 29/5/1942 9/1942 sold 10/1946
Sanda (RNZN) T160 362 Goole SB 12/1940 12/7/1941 11/1941 sold 1958
Sandray T424 - M424   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 6/1944 5/10/1944 12/1944 danlayer, sold 12/1960
Scalpay T237   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 2/1942 2/6/1942 10/1942 wreck dispersal 3/1946
Scaravay J425   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 6/1944 22/10/1944 1/1945 sold 11/1946
Scarba (RNZN) T175   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 3/1941 26/6/1941 11/1941 sold 1958
Shapinsay T176   Cochrane, Selby 11/1940 29/3/1941 9/1941 sold 8/1946
Sheppey (ex-Raasay)      Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1941 1/4/1942 9/1942 to War Dept. 1946
Shiant T170 363 Goole SB 2/1941 9/8/1941 11/1941 to Norway 1944 - 9/1946 (Jeløy), sold 1946
Shillay T426 - M426   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 7/1944 18/11/1944 1/1945 danlayer, BU 9/1958
Skogholm T376   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 6/1943 29/9/1943 12/1943 sold 1946
Skomer T381 173 Lewis, Aberdeen 3/1943 17/6/1943 11/1943 wreck dispersal 1946
Skye T163 - M163 323 Robb, Leith 7/1941 17/3/1942 7/1942 sold 5/1958
Sluna T177   Cochrane, Selby 12/1940 14/4/1941 10/1941 sold 7/1946
Staffa T159 324 Robb, Leith 8/1941 15/6/1942 8/1942 to Italy 1/1946 (DR 304)
Steepholm T356 174 Lewis, Aberdeen 4/1943 15/7/1943 12/1943 BU 6/1960
Stroma T150 762 Hall Russell, Aberdeen 4/1941 19/11/1941 1/1942 to Italy 3/1946 (DR 315)
Stronsay T178 1123 Inglis, Glasgow 5/1941 4/3/1942 4/1942 sunk 5/2/1943
Sursay T427 - M427   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1944 16/12/1944 2/1945 danlayer, BU 7/1967
Switha T179   Inglis, Glasgow 5/1941 3/4/1942 6/1942 wreck dispersal 9/1945
Tahay T452 - M452   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 8/1944 31/12/1944 3/1945 danlayer, sold 7/1963
Texada T283 7 Midland, Canada 4/1942 27/7/1942 11/1942 sold 3/1946
Tiree T180 364 Goole SB 4/1941 6/9/1941 1/1942 wreck dispersal 1946
Tocogay T81 - M81   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 9/1944 7/2/1945 4/1945 danlayer, BU 11/1958
Trodday T431 - M431   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1944 3/3/1945 5/1945 danlayer, sold 9/1950
Trondra T181 158 Lewis, Aberdeen 4/1941 4/10/1941 1/1942 wreck dispersal 1/1946
Ulva T248   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 4/1942 30/7/1942 12/1942 sold 4/1946
Unst T213 357 Ferguson, Glasgow 10/1941 28/5/1942 8/1942 to Italy 1/1946 (DR 303)
Vaceasay T432 - M432   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 10/1944 17/3/1945 5/1945 danlayer, sold 1967
Vallay T434 - M434   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1944 10/4/1945 6/1945 danlayer, sold 1/1959
Vatersay T378   Cochrane, Selby 8/1943 13/11/1943 4/1944 sold 3/1946
Wallasea T345 339 Robb, Leith 8/1942 22/4/1943 7/1943 sunk 6/1/1944
Westray T182 159 Lewis, Aberdeen 6/1941 4/11/1941 3/1942 sold 10/1946
Whalsay T293   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 12/1941 4/4/1942 9/1942 to Portugal 10/1943 - 6/1945 (P4), to Portugal 6/1946 (Santa Maria)
Wiay T341 - M341   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 1/1945 26/4/1945 7/1945 danlayer, sold 12/1960

controlled minelayers

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Blackbird (ex-Sheppey) T292   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1942 1/4/1943 6/1943 sold 1949
Dabchick (ex-Thorney)     Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 11/1942 9/3/1943 7/1943 to Malaysia 5/1954 (Penyu)
Stonechat (RCN)     Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 2/1944 28/8/1944 11/1944 BU 1967
Whitethroat (RCN)     Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull 5/1944 6/9/1944 12/1944 survey vessel 1960

 

Displacement standard, t

545

Displacement full, t

770

Length, m

50.0

Breadth, m

8.43

Draught, m

3.38 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 cylindrical boiler

Power, h. p.

850

Max speed, kts

12.25

Fuel, t

coal 183

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

"Tree", "Shakespearian", early "Isles": 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 x 2 - 7.7/87, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (30), mechanical minesweeping gear

"Dances": 1 x 1 - 102/44 BL Mk IX, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 x 2 - 7.7/87, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (30)

later "Isles": 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (30), mechanical minesweeping gear

Annet, Bressay, Damsay, Fiaray, Foulness, Lindisfarne: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 3 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (30), mechanical minesweeping gear

minelayers: 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, mines

danlayers: (2 - 3) x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Sensors

'Tree', 'Dance', 'Shakespearian': none

'Isles' commissioned 1941-1942: type 122 sonar

'Isles' commissioned 1942-1943: type 286PU (some) radar, type 122 sonar

'Isles' commissioned 1943-1945: type 271 (some), type 290 (some) radars, type 122 sonar

minelayers, danlayers:  type 271 (some), type 290 (some) radars

Complement

35 - 40

Ship project history: Development of Basset class. "Tree", "Shakespearian" and "Isles" classes were intended for minesweeping, "Dance" class was used in ASW role.

Modernizations: 1942 - 1943, all survived trawlers with MGs: - 1 x 2 - 12.7/62; + 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Naval service: Juniper was sunk by gunfire of German cruiser Admiral Hipper, Laertes by German submarine U201, Jura by U371, Orfasy by U68, Stronsay by Italian submarine Avorio. Horatio was sunk by German MTB S58, Pine and Wallasea by German MTBs, Colsay was sunk by German manned torpedo and Gairsay by German explosive motor boat. Chestnut, Hickory, Almond, Ash, Rysa, Ganilly and Coriolanus were mined.

 

Lundy after war in an auxiliary role

 

Blackbird 1943

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

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10