As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 |
British Navy - T. S. Minesweepers
Twin Screw " Hunt Class " - 19 Of Earlier Group
CATTISTOCK. Photo, Robertson, Gourock, N.B.
- BELVOIR (Mar. 1917) and BICESTER (June, 1917 ), both by Ailsa S.B. Co.
- CATTISTOCK (Clyde S.B. Co., Feb., 1917),
- COTSWOLD (Nov., 1916) and COTTESMORE (Feb., 1917), both by Bow, McLachlan.
- CROOME (Clyde S.B. Co., May, 1917),
- DARTMOOR (Mar., 1917) and GARTH (May, 1917), both by Dunlop, Bremner.
- HAMBLEDON (Mar. 1917), and HEYTHROP (June, 1917), both by Fleming & Ferguson.
- HOLDERNESS (Nov.. 1916) and MEYNELL (Feb., 1917), both by D. & W. Henderson.
- MUSKERRY (Nov., 1916) and OAKLEY (Jan., 1917), both by Lobnitz.
- PYTCHLEY (Mar. 1917 ), and QUORN (June, 1917), both by Napier & Miller.
- SOUTHDOWN (1917) and TEDWORTH (June, 1917), both by Simons.
- ZETLAND (Murdoch & Murray. 1917).
- Twin Screw Minesweepers, built to design by Ailsa Co.
- Completed Mar. - Oct., 1917.
- Displacement, 750 tons. Complement, 71.
- Dimensions: 220 (p.p.), 231 (o.a.) x 28 x 7 feet (mean draught.)
- Guns : 2 - 12 pdr.. and 2 - 2 pdr., but some have temporary armament of 1 - 12 pdr. and 1 - 6 pdr.
- Designed I.H.P. 1800 = 16 kts. Machinery: 3-cylinder triple expansion. Boilers: Yarrow. Coal: 140 tons.
Notes.-All built under Emergency War Programme, and proved very successful. To distinguish from Aberdare. Abingdon, &c. note that searchlight is on tower separated from forebridges; foremast is stepped abaft chart house superstructure round funnel runs out to beam and does not extend far towards stern ; hull at stern breaks level between mainmast and gallows. Generally known as the "Hunt" Class.
War Losses: Blackmorevale (Ardrossan D.D. Co.).
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Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919 - Page 136
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