Trawlers of the Royal Navy

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This is an accounting of the naval trawlers, purpose built or requisitioned, operated by the Royal Navy mainly during World War I and World War II. Vessels purpose built to Admiralty specifications for RN use were known as Admiralty trawlers. All trawlers operated by RN, regardless of origin, were typically given the prefix HMT, which stood for "His Majesty's Trawler".

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First World War[edit]

Class[1] Builder Dates Built Lost Dspl
(tons)
Length
(feet)
Power
(ihp)
Speed
(kts)
Crew Armament
Mersey Cochrane 11[2] 2 438 148 600 11 20 2x3in guns
Castle Smith's Dock 145 360 18
Strath Hall Russell 311 18

Second World War[edit]

Class[3] Builder Dates Built Lost Dspl
(tons)
Length
(feet)
Power
(ihp)
Speed
(kts)
Crew Armament
*Basset 18[4] - 460 12 33 3in gun
Tree 20[5] 6 530 164 850 11.5 35 12pdr gun, 2x.5in, 2xtwin MG
Dance 20[6] 1 530 161 850 11.5 35 4in gun, 3x20mm
Shakespearian 12[7] 3 545 164 950 12 35 12pdr gun, 3x20mm
Isles 112[8] 12 545 164 850 12 40 12pdr gun, 3x20mm
Portuguese CUF (Lisbon)
Arsenal do Alfeite (Lisbon)
Mónica (Aveiro)
12[9] 550 11 30 12pdr gun
Brazilian 680 12.5 40
Castle 625 10 32
Hills 8[10] 2 750 181 970 11 35 (40?) 12pdr gun, 3x20mm
Fish 8[11] 1 670 167 700 11 35 4in gun, 3x20mm
Round Table 8[12] - 440 137 600 12 35 12pdr gun, 1x20mm, 2xMG
Military 9[13] - 750 193 1000 11 40 4in gun, 4x20mm
Requisitioned 215[14] 72 These were ships taken over by the Admiralty

Requisitioned trawlers[edit]

There were also 215 trawlers of no specific class[15] These were commercial trawlers taken over by the Admiralty. The Royal Navy classified requisitioned trawlers by manufacturer, although such classes were more diverse than traditional naval classifications. Seventy-two requisitioned trawlers were lost.

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