|Built:||1939 - 1945|
|General characteristics |
|Beam:||27 feet 8 inches|
|Draught:||11 feet i inch (mean)|
|Propulsion:||One triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp|
Tree-class trawlers were a class of anti-submarine naval trawlers which served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. They were nearly identical to the Isles-class trawlers, of which they are usually considered a subclass.
Six Tree-class trawlers were lost during the war: Almond, Ash, Chestnut, Hickory, Juniper and Pine. One, Mangrove, was transferred to Portugal in 1943.
By the end of 1946, only Olive and Walnut remained in service with the Royal Navy. Both were sold in 1948.
Ships in class
- Built by Ardrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossan, UK
- Built by Cochrane & Sons, Ltd., Selby, UK
- Built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, UK
- Built by Ferguson Brothers, Ltd., Port Glasgow, UK
- Built by Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Goole, UK
- Built by Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen, UK
- Built by A. & J. Inglis, Ltd., Glasgow, UK (part of Harland and Wolff)
- Built by Henry Robb, Ltd., Leith, UK
- Built by Smith's Dock Company, Ltd., South Bank-on-Tees, UK
- Robert Gardiner (ed. dir.), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, p. 66. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980.
- Anthony Preston (ed.), Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II, p. 78. New York: Military Press, 1989. This is largely a reprint of Jane's Fighting Ships 1946-47 with materials from some earlier editions.
- Richard Humble, Hitler's High Seas Fleet, p. 57. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971.