As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 |
British Navy - Twin Screw
"Hunt " Class Minesweepers - Later Type - 87 Ships
CRAIGIE. Photo, Robertson, Gourock, N.B.
- ABERDARE (April, 1918), ABINGDON (June, 1918), ALBURY (Nov., 1918), ALRESFORD (Jan., 1919), APPLEDORE (1919), LEAMINGTON (ex Aldeburgh Aug., 1918), all six by Ailsa S.B. Co.,
- BADMINTON (Mar. 1918), BAGSHOT (May, 1918), BARNSTAPLE (Mar., 1919), SWINDON (ex Bantry, 1919), all four by Ardrossan Co.,
- BANCHORY (May, 1918), BLOXHAM (ex Brixham 1919), BRADFIELD (May, 1919), BURSLEM (ex Blakeney, Mar., 1918), GOOLE (ex Bridlington 1919), all five by Ayrshire Co.,
- BLACKBURN (ex Burnham, Aug., 1918), BOOTLE (ex Buckie, June, 1919), CAERLEON (Dec., 1918), CAMBERLEY (Dec., 1918), CARSTAIRS (ex Cawsand, 1919), CATERHAM (Mar., 1919), all six by Bow, McLachlan,
- CRAIGIE (May, 1918), DERBY (ex Dawlish, Aug., 1918), FAIRFIELD (1919), * FORRES (ex Fowey, Nov., 1918), DORKING (Sept., 1918), DUNDALK (Jan., 1919), DUNOON (Mar., 1919), all seven by Clyde S.B. Co.),
- BATTLE (1919), FERMOY. (1919), FORFAR (Nov., 1918), all three by Dundee S.B. Co.,
- FAREHAM (June 1918), FEVERSHAM (July, 1918), FORD (ex Fleetwood, Oct., 1918), RUGBY (ex Filey Sept. 1918) all four by Dunlop & Bremner,
- BURY (May, 1919), CHEAM (July, 1919), GADDESDEN (Nov., 1917), GAINSBOROUGH (ex Gorleston, Feb., 1918), GRETNA (April, 1919) HARROW (July, 1918), HAVANT Nov., 1918). HUNTLEY (ex Helmsdale, Jan., 1919), INSTOW (ex Ilfracombe, April, 1919), NORTHOLT (June 1918), all ten by Jos. R. Eltringham,
- IRVINE (Dec., 1917), KENDAL (Feb., 1918), KINROSS (June, 1918), LYDD (ex Lydney Dec., 1918), all four by Fairfield Co.,
- MALLAIG (Oct., 1918), MALVERN (Feb., 1919), MARAZION (1919), MUNLOCHY (ex Macduff, June, 1918), all four by Fleming & Ferguson
- LONGFORD (ex Minehead, Mar., 1919), MARLOW (Aug., 1918), MISTLEY (ex Maryport, Oct., 1918), MONAGHAN (ex Mullion, May, 1919), all four by W. Harkness,
- NAILSEA (ex Newquay, Aug., 1918), NEWARK (ex Newlyn, June, 1918), REPTON (ex Wicklow, 1919), WEYBOURNE (Feb., 1919), all four by A. & J. Inglis,
- PANGBOURNE (ex Padstow, Mar., 1918), PETERSFIELD (ex Portmadoc Mar., 1919), PONTYPOOL (ex Polperro June, 1918), PRESTATYN (ex Porlock, Nov., 1918), ROSS (ex Ramsey, 1919), all five by Messrs: Lobnitz,
- SUTTON (ex-Salcombe, May, 1918), by Messrs. McMillan,
- SALFORD (ex Shoreham, April, 1919), SALTASH (July, 1918), SALTBURN (Oct., 1918), SELKIRK (Dec., 1918), all four by Messrs. Murdoch & Murray,
- SHREWSBURY (Feb., 1918), SLIGO (Mar., 1918), WIDNES (ex Withernsea, June, 1918), YEOVIL (Aug., 1918), all four by Messrs. Napier & Miller,
- STAFFORD (ex Staithes, Sept., 1918), STOKE (ex Southwold, July, 1918), both by Chas. Rennoldson,
- CLONMEL (ex Stranraer, May, 1918), ELGIN (ex Troon, Mar., 1919), SHERBORNE (ex Tarbert, June, 1918), TIVERTON (Sept., 1918), TONBRIDGE (Nov., 1918), TRALEE (Dec., 1918), TRING (ex Teignmouth, Aug., 1919). TRURO (April, 1919), WEM (ex Walmer, 1919), WEXFORD (1919), all ten by Messrs. Simons.
* Forres contracted for by Messrs. Dunlop Bremner, but contract and materials transferred to Clyde S.B. Co.
CAMBERLEY (Tender, Navigation School.) Photo, Robertson, Gourock, N.B.
- All Emergency War Programme. First ship delivered Feb., 1918; all deliveries not completed by Oct., 1919.
- Displacement, 800 tons.
- Dimensions: 220 (p.p.), 231 (o.a.) x 28 ft. 6 5/8 in. x 7.5 (mean), __ feet (max. draught).
- Guns: A few have 1 - 4 inch and 1 - 12 pdr. AA. or 2 - 3 pdr., but majority have only 1 - 6 or 3 pdr. Several not armed now.
- Machinery: Vertical triple expansion. 2 screws. Designed I.H.P. 2200 = 16 kts. Boilers: Yarrow. Coal: 185 tons.
- Complement, 74.
General Notes.-Much the same as original Ailsa Co. design of Twin-Screw Sweepers (Belvoir, Bicester, &c.), but slight modifications introduced in these ships by Admiralty. In 1919, several had been assigned to Special Service, e.g., Marazion, &c. (Tenders to Submarine Depot Ships). Salford, Camberley, Caterham (Tenders to Navigation School), Petersfield (Admirals Yacht and for service on South American Rivers, and so on. Six have been re-named and completed as Surveying Ships (q.v.). But on the demobilisation of the Mine Clearance Force, the majority of these ships will be laid up. Those originally named after coastal towns, watering places, fishing ports, &c. were all renamed after inland towns and villages; to obviate misunderstanding of signals and orders.
To distinguish from original " Hunt Class." Look rather bigger and heavier. Thicker funnel, foremast higher and stepped through Chart House. Searchlight on forward extension of bridge. Superstructure runs well towards mainmast and has 4 ventilators arranged in a square. Hull level, not broken between mainmast and gallows.
Losses (after Armistice).
Cupar (ex Rosslare, built by McMillan),
No War Losses.
Alton (ex Arbroath), Ashburton, both by Ailsa S.B. Co.
Bideford, Bolton (ex Beaumaris), both by Ardrossan D.D. & S.B. Co.
Atheleney, Bathgate, both by Clyde S.B. Co.
Beccles, Blickling, both by Dundee S.B. Co.
Northrepps, by Messrs. Lobnitz
Tain, Wembdon, Yealmpton, all three by Messrs. Simons.
Also the following ships (contractors not known):- Clifton, Crediton (ex Colwyn), Curragh, Frome, Kew, Kingussie, Knowle, Okehampton, Oundle, Radnor, Reading, Retford, Ringwood, Runcorn, Shifnal.
Also Fairburn, Clovelly, either cancelled or re-named; if latter, present names wanted.
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Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919 - Page 135
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