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World War 1 at Sea - Ships of the Royal Navy, 1914-1919

 

1. By NAME - H.1 to OZONE (Part 2 of 3)  

HMS Amazon, destroyer (Photo Ships, click to enlarge)

on to Vessels by Name, Part 3, P.11 to Zylpha

 

Based on "British Warships 1914-1919" by F J Dittmar & J J Colledge

with ship additions from other sources as well as chartered oilers and colliers lost in Admiralty service




HUMBER, monitor (Photo Ships)

 

H.1-class submarines, H.1-H.10, all built 1915 Canadian Vickers, Montreal. 364/434 tons, 150(oa)x15x12ft. Diesel/electric 480/320hp, 13/11kts. Armament: 4-18in tt. All commissioned in RN.

H.1, submarine, H.1-class. Mediterranean 1915-18. Sold 7.3.21 at Malta.

H.2, submarine, H.1-class. Mediterranean 1915-18. Sold 7.3.21 at Malta.

H.3, submarine, H.1-class. Mediterranean from 1915. Mined 15.7.16 off Cattaro, Adriatic Sea.

H.4, submarine, H.1-class. Mediterranean 1915-18. Sold 30.11.21 at Malta.

H.5, submarine, H.1-class. 8th Flotilla, Yarmouth in 1918. Sunk 6.3.18 in collision, Irish Sea.

H.6, submarine, H.1-class. 8th Flotilla, Yarmouth. Stranded 8.1.16 on the Dutch coast, interned, sold 2.16 Dutch navy, O.8.

H.7, submarine, H.1-class. 8th Flotilla, Yarmouth in 1918. Sold 30.11.21 at Malta.

H.8, submarine, H.1-class. 8th Flotilla, Yarmouth in 1918. Sold 29.11.21 J. Kelly.

H.9, submarine, H.1-class. 8th Flotilla, Yarmouth in 1918. Sold 30.11.21 at Malta.

H.10, submarine, H.1-class. 8th Flotilla, Yarmouth in 1918. Sunk 19.1.18 by unknown cause, North Sea.

H.1-class submarines, H.11-H.20, all built 1915 Fore River Plant, Quincy, Mass. USA. 364/434 tons, 150(oa)x15x12ft. Diesel/electric 480/320hp, 13/11kts. Armament: 4-18in tt. All 10-US-built boats were to be armed in Canada, but delivery delayed until US declaration of war in 1917. Only H.11 and H.12 served in RN.

H.11, submarine, H.1-class. 14th Flotilla, Blyth 1918. Sold 1921 Stanlee.

H.12, submarine, H.1-class. 14th Flotilla. Blyth 1918. Sold 4.22 Stanlee.

H.13, submarine, H.1-class. Ceded to Chile 3.7.17 as H.1, GUALCOLDA.

H.14, submarine, H.1-class. CH.14 (RCN) in 6.19. Sold 1925.

H.15, submarine, H.1-class. CH.15 (RCN) in 6.19. Sold 1925.

H.16, submarine, H.1-class. Ceded to Chile 3.7.17 as H.2, TEGUALDA.

H.17, submarine, H.1-class. Ceded to Chile 3.7.17 as H.3, RUCUMILLA.

H.18, submarine, H.1-class. Ceded to Chile 3.7.17 as H.4, GUALE.

H.19, submarine, H.1-class. Ceded to Chile 3.7.17 as H.5, QUIDORA.

H.20, submarine, H.1-class. Ceded to Chile 3.7.17 as H.6, FRESIA.

H.21-class submarines, H.21-H.52, some numbers cancelled, 440/500 tons, 171(oa), 164(pp)x16x11ft. Diesel/electric 480/320 hp, 13/10.5kts. Armament: 1-3in AA, 4-21in tt.

H.21, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 20.10.17 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 13.7.26 Cashmore.

H.22, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 14.11.17 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 19.2.29 Alloa, Charlestown.

H.23, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 29.1.18 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 4.5.34 Young, Sunderland.

H.24, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 14.11.17 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 4.5.34 Young, Sunderland.

H.25, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 27.4.18 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 19.2.29 Alloa, Charlestown.

H.26, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 15.11.17 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 21.4.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

H.27, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 25.9.18 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 30.8.35 Cashmore.

H 28, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 12.3.18 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 18.8.44 BU at Troon.

H.29, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 8.6.18 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Foundered 9.8.26 at Devonport, raised, sold 7.10.27 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

H.30, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 9.5.18 Vickers. 14th, Blyth and 8th, Yarmouth Flotillas from completion. Sold 30.8.35 Cashmore.

H.31, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 16.11.18 Vickers. Sunk 24.12.41 by unknown cause, Bay of Biscay.

H.32, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 1-2.17. Launched 19.11.18 Vickers. Sold 18.10.44, BU at Troon 11.44.

H.33, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 24.8.18 Cammell Laird. Sold 1944, BU at Troon 10.44.

H.34, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 5.11,18 Cammell Laird. Sold 1945, BU at Troon 7.45.

H.35-H.40, ordered 6-7.17, building Cammell Laird, noted in fleet order 20.11.17. Cancelled.

H.41, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 26.7.18 Armstrong. Sold 12.3.20 incomplete to Young, Sunderland.

H.42, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 21.10.18 Armstrong. Sunk 23.3.22 in collision with VERSATILE off Gibraltar.

H.43, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 3.2.19 Armstrong. Sold 1944, BU at Troon 11.44.

H.44, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 17.2.19 Armstrong. Sold 1944, BU at Troon 2.45.

H.45-H.46, ordered 6-7.17, building Armstrong, noted in fleet order 20.11.17. Cancelled.

H.47, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 19.11.18 Beardmore. Sunk 9.7.29 in collision with L.12.

H.48, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 31.3.19 Beardmore. Sold 30.8.35 Rees, Llanelly.

H.49, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 15.7.19 Beardmore. Sunk 27.10.40 by German patrol vessels off the Dutch coast.

H.50, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 25.10.19 Beardmore. Sold 1945, BU at Troon 7.45.

H.51, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 15.11.18 Pembroke DY. Sold 6.6.24 W. C. Keen, Bristol, resold 17.7.24 Davo S Bkg Co.

H.52, submarine, H.21-class, ordered 6-7.17. Launched 31.3.19 Pembroke DY. Sold 9.11.27 New Era Productions.

H.53-H.54, ordered 6-7.17, building Devonport DY, noted in fleet order 20.11.17. Cancelled.

 


H.28, submarine (Navy Photos)

 



H-type, Seaplane Towing Lighters - The lighters were designed with a rounded bow and square stern to carry one H.12, F.2 or F.3 type flying boat and towed by a destroyer or similar vessel. The aircraft entered from the stern. Twelve lighters, including H.3 were fitted with 2in pine-decking in 1918, and towed by a destroyer at high speed, enabled Camel-type wheeled aircraft to take off and land.

H.1-4 (4), seaplane towing lighters. Ordered 1.17, built by Thornycroft at Woolston. Completion tests began 18.6.17, further tests from 3.9.17.

H.5-54 (50), seaplane towing lighters. Additional 50 ordered 7.17, built by Royal Engineers at Government Shipyard, Richborough, Kent. Steel construction, 24 tons displacement, 58(oa)x16x7ft. First of group completed during 5.18, 31 delivered by 11.11.18, five more completed later, 14 lighters cancelled.

For seaplane docking lighters D.1-14, see D-type, Seaplane Docking Lighters



 

H. C. HENRY, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1909, 4,219grt - lost 28.9.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

H. E. STROUD, hired trawler, Adty No 1346. Built 1915, 214grt, Aberdeen-reg A.270. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

H. F. E., hired drifter, Adty No 1479. Built 1909, 58grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.485. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

HAILSTORM, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3982, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 22.10.18, Richards. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 2.10.20, renamed GIRL LIZZIE 1923. Served as GIRL LIZZIE in WW2.

HALDON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 10.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 893, T.62 (9.18). Launched 29.3.16 Dunlop Bremner. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 14.12.21 Stanlee.

HALCYON (spelt HALYCON in text), minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class, C.82 (1914), C.76 (1.18). Launched 6.4.94 Devonport DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 6000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Sold 6.11.19 J. H. Lee.

HALCYON II (1919) (spelt HALYCON in text) see SALMON, motor boat.

HALCYON II, fishing trawler. Built 1893, 141grt, Aberdeen-reg A.514. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HALF MOON, hired drifter, Adty No 758. Built 1911, 95grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.729. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

HALIFAX, fishing trawler. Built 1897, 165grt, Grimsby-reg GY.442. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HALLAMSHIRE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,420grt - lost 19.11.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)

HALLGARTH (also C.62, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built Lytham SB. 175 tons. Purchased 3.00, believe flew blue ensign. Sold c1943.

HALO, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3908. Delivered 4.5.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1946, same name.

HALYCON (misspelling see HALCYON)

HAMADRYAD (1918) see DRYAD, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class.

HAMBLEDON, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 492, T.C7 (6.18). Launched 9.3.17 Fleming & Ferguson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

HAMLET, hired trawler, Adty No 80. Built 1906, 311grt, Hull-reg H.867. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

HAMPDEN (ex-SOUTHAMPTON), hired screw tug. Built 1910, 227grt. In service 23.8.14-14.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HAMPSHIRE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 50 (1914). Launched 4.9.03 Armstrong. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. China 1914, 6th CS and 7th CS Grand Fleet 1915-16. Mined 5.6.16 off the Orkneys.Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

HAMPSHIRE, store carrier, Y8.69. Built 1908, 833grt. in service as store carrier 25.9.16-21.4.17, collier (Y3.2351) from 10.9.18.

HANDSOME, hired drifter, Adty No 2214. Built 1907, 84grt, Buckie-reg BCK.1. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

HANDY, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class. On sale list 1914, sold Hong Kong by 1916.

HANDY, hired drifter, Adty No 1691. Built 1903, 67grt, Buckie-reg BCK.161. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel. Renamed DANDY 4.18.

HANDY, tug. Launched 2.3.15 Bow McLachlan. 386 tons, 118(oa), 110(pp)x24x5ft. Compound 700ihp, 10kts.Served in Mudros, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 6.20, renamed ANTONIO AZAMBUJA.

HANNAH JOLLIFFE, hired screw tug. Built 1900, 178grt. In service 12.8.14-20.10.19. (One of the JOLLIFFE tugs became a rescue tug 9.18, with pendant W.24.) Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HANNIBAL, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.36 (1914), P.45 (9.15), N.54 (1.19). Launched 28.4.96 Pembroke DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, later disarmed, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Log Book Availability. Sold 28.1.20 M. Yates, BU in Italy.

HAPPY DAYS, hired drifter, Adty No 1813. Built 1914, 101grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.185. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel. Served as DORIENTA in WW2.

HARD LINES, hired motor drifter. Built 1913, 18 net reg tons, Brixham-reg BM.330. In service 5.16-1920 as boom defence vessel.

HARDEN, mine carrier, Y6.3. Built 1912, 1686grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14-8.3.19; 1-12pdr added 8.18.

HARDINGE (RIM), troopship. Launched 11.8.00 Fairfield. 6520 tons, 423(pp)x51x19ft. TE 9366ihp, 19kts. Armament: 6-4.7in, 6-3pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Sold c1930.

HARDY (was to be named KELPIE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.67 (1914), H.39 (1.18). Launched 10.10.12 Thornycroft. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

HAREBELL, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.03 (6.18). Launched 10.5.18 Barclay Curle. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Arrived 12.39 Arnott Young, Dalmuir to BU.

HARELDA, decoy or Q-ship see ACTON (ex-HARELDA), cargo ship conversion.

HARLECH (1916), depot ship see CAMBRIAN, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class.

HARLECH CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1990. Built 1916, 275grt, Swansea-reg SA.42. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.16-1919 as minesweeper, then escort vessel. Served in WW2.

HARLEQUIN, paddle ferry, minesweeper from 1917.

HARLEQUIN (ex-STRATHMORE), ferry service vessel, described as special service vessel, Fishery flag No. Fy.838 as minesweeper.   Launched 11.3.97 Russell. 528 tons, 200(pp)x24x6ft. Paddle diagonal compound 1000ihp, 16kts. Purchased 3.08. Ferry service Portsmouth 1914-17, minesweeper armed with 1-3pdr Bristol Channel 5.17-18, minesweeper Sheerness1918, ferry service 5.19. Accomodation ship 9.42. Wrecked 9.42 on passage Chatham to Clyde.

HARMATTAN, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3906. Delivered 17.4.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1946, same name, renamed WELLSPRING 1948.

HARMODIUS (ex-WARRNAMBOOL), store carrier, Y8.128. Built 1892, 3513grt. in service as store carrier 9.11.14-5.1.16 and 17.6.19-24.9.19. Later renamed KUT.

HARMONIC, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.240) conversion. Built 1905, 2827grt. In service 8.8.16-21.4.18, armament not listed, other names COCKSEDGE, FAIRLIGHT, TRICORD.

HARMONY, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 51grt. In service 12.17-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

HARPERLEY, store carrier, Y8.119. Built 1906, 3990grt. In service 30.3.19-26.5.19.

HARPENDEN, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 3431, T.58 (9.18). Launched 26.2.18 Ailsa SB. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Arrived 4.28, Charlestown to BU.

HARPY, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.88 (2.15), H.19 (1.18), H.71 (6.18). Launched 27.11.09 White. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

HARRIER, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class, P.63 (1914), P.95 (1.18). Launched 20.2.94 Devonport DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Downs Boarding Flotilla to 1915, then Mediterranean. Sold 23.2.20 T. R. Sales.

HARRINGTON, hired patrol tug, T.9. Built 1903, 149grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-15.12.14, then other service.

HARRINGTON, hired screw tug. Built 1889, 367grt. In service 22.8.15-30.9.15. Lost 6.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HARROW, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4351, T.N5(10.18), T.N1 (11.19). Launched 30.7.18 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 1947 at Malta, BU at Genoa.

HARRY, hired drifter, Adty No 2730. Built 1901, 60grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.527. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.15-1919 as net vessel.

HARRY & LEONARD, hired drifter, Adty No 3072. Built 1917, 92grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.711. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.18-1919.

HARRY ROSS, hired trawler. Built 1901, 183grt, Aberdeen-reg A.453. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

HARTLEY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 1,150grt - lost 26.1.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

HARTSIDE, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.235) conversion. Built 1909, 2740grt. In service 25.8.16-2.5.18, armament not listed, other names DUNSANY, FAIRFAX, TRIOA.

HARVEST, hired motor drifter, Adty No 1674. Built 1902, 60grt, Banff-reg BF.976. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.17-1919 as light tender.

HARVEST HOPE, hired drifter, Adty No 2009. Built 1911, 91grt, Buckie-reg BCK.90. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

HARVEST MOON (ex-JOE MUDD), hired drifter, Adty No 1458. Built 1904, 72grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.853. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served in WW2.

HARVESTER, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.11 (1919). Launched 2.11.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 8.22 C. A. Beard.

HARVESTER, hired drifter, Adty No 2751. Built 1914, 95grt, Berwick-reg BK.355. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed HARVESTER II 11.17.

HASHEMI (RIN) see KILDOROUGH, Kil-class patrol gunboat.

HASTFEN, hired drifter, Adty No 1054. Built 1911, 77grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.93. Armament: 1-2.5pdr. In service 1.15-9.17 as net vessel. Mined 24.9.17 off the Longsands.

HASTINGS CASTLE, hired drifter, Adty No 1037. Built 1912, 73grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1188. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

HASTY (ex-NAPIER OF MAGDALA), tender to depot ship or training establishment,described as special service vessel. Built 1891, 144 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Named LINNET until 12.13. Sold 20.2.32 Reynolds, Torpoint.

HATANO, hired trawler, Adty No 2662. Built 1912, 255grt, Cardiff-reg CF.39. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

HATASOO, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 14. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

HAUPIRI (ex-RICHMOND), listed as miscellaneous. Built 1885, 715grt. In commissioned service 26.10.16-31.3.19.

HAVANT, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./9 (early 1919), T.N2 (11.19). Launched 24.3.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 8.22 Thornycroft for Siam, renamed CHOW PHRAYA.

HAVELOCK, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.02 (4.15), M.05(1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as GENERAL GRANT, M.2 31.5.15, HAVELOCK 20.6.15. Launched 29.4.15 Harland & Wolff, Belfast. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. Quad. Expansion 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (1-7.5in added 1916-17). Armour: 4in deck, 10in guns. Eastern Mediterranean from completion, Home Waters from 1916. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold to Ward 9.5.21, but retained. Finally sold 25.6.27 Ward, Preston.

HAWFINCH (ex-HAWTHORN). hired motor drifter. 49 net reg tons, Methil-reg ML.444. In service 6.18-1919.

HAWK, hired trawler, Adty No 690. Built 1897, 243grt, Hull-reg H.238. Armament: 2-3pdr. In service 11.14-2.17 as minesweeper. Sunk 17.2.17 by U-boat off Malta.

HAWKE, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A9 (1914). Launched 11.3.91 Chatham DY. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic. Sunk 15.10.14 by U.9 in North Sea.

HAWKINS, light cruiser, Hawkins-class, ordered 12.15, 8A (7.19). Launched 1.10.17 Chatham DY. 9,750 tons, 605(oa), 565(pp)x65x17ft. Turbine 60000shp, 30kts. Armament: 7-7.5in, 6-12pdr, 4-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1.5in deck. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.8.47, BU Arnott Young.

HAWTHORN, hired drifter, Adty No 2145. Built 1907, 93grt, Banff-reg BF. 923. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

HAWTHORN II, fishing trawler. Built 1902, 179grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1228. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HAWTHORN BUD, hired drifter. Built 1914, 81grt, Banff-reg BF.80. In service 9.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

HAWTHORNDALE, fishing vessel. Built 1909, 60grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.324. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HAYLING, decoy or Q-ship - see WESTPHALIA, store carrier.

HAZAEL, hired drifter, Adty No 2087. Built 1908, 85grt, Buckie-reg BCK.29. In service 7.15-1919 on misc. service.

HAZARD, sea-going depot ship, Dryad-class torpedo gunboat conversion, P.38 (1914), P.96 (1.18). Launched 17.2.94 Pembroke DY. 1070 tons. Converted to depot ship in 1901. Armament; 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr. Served as S/M depot ship at Dover 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914. Sunk 28.1.18 in collision with SS WESTERN AUSTRALIA in the Channel.

HAZE, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3903, building Forbes. Believed cancelled 17.12.18. May have been completed for commercial service.

HAZEL, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.00 (on coming into service), MI.10 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1907, 1241grt, 18kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 11.11.14-11.5.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Renamed MONA 1919.

HAZEL BANK, hired drifter, Adty No 72. Built 1908, 77grt, Leith-reg LH.13. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

HC.1, paddle hospital carrier see KING EDWARD, paddle hospital carrier.

HC.2, paddle hospital carrier see LONDON BELLE, paddle minesweeper.

HC.3, paddle hospital carrier see WALTON BELLE, paddle minesweeper.

HC.4, paddle hospital carrier see QUEEN EMPRESS, paddle minesweeper.

HC.5, paddle hospital carrier see SLIEVE BEARNAGH, paddle minesweeper.

HC.6, paddle hospital carrier see MARCHIONESS OF FIFE, paddle minesweeper.

HC.7, paddle hospital carrier see LORD MORTON, paddle hospital carrier.

HC.8, paddle hospital carrier see EDINBURGH CASTLE, paddle hospital carrier.

HC.9 (ex-HP.3), paddle hospital carrier. Built 1916, 714grt. In service 31.5.19-1920 in White Sea, believe commissioned and flew white ensign.

HC.10 (ex-HP.2), paddle hospital carrier. Built 1916, 714grt. In service 31.5.19-1920 in White Sea, believe commissioned and flew white ensign.

HEARTY, hired drifter, Adty No 1007. Built 1907, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1061. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed HEARTY II 4.15.

HEARTY, hired drifter, Adty No 2504. Built 1903, 67grt, Banff-reg BF.1090. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed CHEERY 5.15.

HEARTY, survey vessel, D.45 (1914), N.45 (9.15), N.55 (1.18). Laid down as tug INDIRA, bought on stocks, launched 18.4.85, Thompson, Dundee. 1300 tons, 212(pp)x30x12. TE 2100ihp, 14kts. Armament 4-3pdr. Survey service, Nore Command, 1914-18. Sold 6.11.20, M.S.Hilton.

HEAT WAVE, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3983, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 6.12.18, Richards. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Served as experimental vessel. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 1921, same name.

HEATH BANK, hired drifter. Built 1908, 75grt, Buckie-reg BCK.176. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service.

HEATHER, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubretia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.40 (1.18). Launched 16.6.16 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. 1st Sloop Flotilla, Queenstown 1916-17, then 3rd Sloop Flotilla, North Sea. Served as decoy or Q-ship, other names BYWATER, Q.16, SEETRUS. Sold 16.2.32 Demellweek & Redding, Plymouth.

HEATHER, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 179grt, Glasgow-reg GW.9. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HEATHER, hired drifter, Adty No 3080. Built 1917, 92grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.657. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.18-1919.

HEATHER BELL, hired motor drifter, Adty No 2864. Built 1903, 48grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.970. In service 4.17-1919. Renamed HEATHER BELL II 6.17.

HEATHER BLOOM, hired drifter, Adty No 1930. Built 1911, 88grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1122. In service 10.15-1920 as net vessel.

HEATHER SPRIG, hired drifter, Adty No 1316. Built 1913, 83grt, Buckie-reg BCK.153. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.17-1920. Served in WW2.

HEATHERBELL, hired drifter, Adty No 2396. Built 1904, 91grt, Peterhead-reg PD.22. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

HEATHERCOCK (ex-TORBAY SCOUT), hired screw tug. Built 1903, 182grt. In service 20.2.18-17.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HEATHERSIDE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 2,767grt - lost 25.8.17, off Bay of Biscay (H/L/Lr/dk/ge/te/un)

HEATHERY BRAE, hired drifter. Built 1910, 90grt, Inverness-reg INS.118. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.17-1919 as examination vessel. Served in WW2.

HEBBLE, store carrier, Y8.3. Built 1891, 904grt. in service as store carrier 3.12.14-24.9.15, BDV store carrier from 30.4.15. Mined 6.5.17 off Roker Pier, Sunderland. Also carried pendants Y2.27 (armament carrier) and Y3.1594 (collier).

HEBBURN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 1,938grt - lost 25.9.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

HEBE, sea-going depot ship, Alarm-class torpedo gunboat conversion, N.52 (1914), N.58 (1.18). Launched 15.6.92 Sheerness DY. 810 tons. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr. Converted to minesweeper 1908, to depot ship1909. Served with 6th S/M Flotilla 8.14, 6th S/M Flotilla on the Tyne 1914-16, 1st S/M Flotilla at Leith 1916-17, 3rd S/M Flotilla on the Humber 1917-18. Sold 22.10.19 Ward, Preston.

HECATE, hired yacht, Pendant No 029. Built 1903, 424grt/471TM. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. In service 15.10.14-30.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as AARLA in WW2.

HECLA, fishing vessel. Built 1896, 65grt, Cowes-reg CS.. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HECLA (ex-BRITISH CROWN), sea-going depot ship, earlier mercantile conversion, 7A (1914), C7(1.18). Purchased on stocks 1878, launched 7.3.78 Harland & Wolff. 5600 tons, 391(pp)x39x21ft. TE 2400ihp, 13kts. Armament. 4-12pdr (2-4in added in 10.16). Destroyer depot ship for 4th DF, Scapa 1914-16 and 2nd DF, Belfast 1917-18. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Preston.

HECTOR, kite balloon ship, mercantile conversion, Y4.20 (fleet messenger pendant. no). Built 1895, 4660grt. Hired as kite balloon ship, commissioned 12.5.15-24.5.16. In E. Mediterranean 1915-16. From 25.5.16 served under red ensign as collier, troopship and store carrier Y8.103 until 12.18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

HELCIA, hired trawler, Adty No 958. Built 1906, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.152. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919.

HELEN ANN, hired drifter. Built 1915, 90grt, Buckie-reg BCK.256. In service 7.15-1919 on boom defence vessel mail duties.

HELEN M. COOLEN, decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary schooner conversion. Built 1914, 94grt. In service 13.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

HELEN PEELE, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 133grt. In service 10.8.17-16.4.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HELEN SLATER, hired drifter, Adty No 3427. Built 1918, 102grt, Buckie-reg BCK.289. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.18-1919 as control vessel. Served in WW2.

HELEN WILSON, hired motor drifter, Adty No 1675. Built 1902, 44 net reg tons, Peterhead-reg PD.301, KY.340. In service from 4.17. Destroyed by fire 5.12.17 at Oban.

HELENA, hired drifter, Adty No 1804. Built 1906, 87grt, Banff-reg BF.466. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

HELENA, harbour service, police hulk, Chatham (ex-brig-sloop), built 1843, 529 tons. Sold 6.1.21.

HELENORA, hired drifter, Adty No 2274. Built 1914, 88grt, Banff-reg BF.662. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-5.17 as net vessel. Sunk 15.5.17 by Austrian cruisers off Fano Island, Adriatic Sea.

HELGA, hired yacht, Pendant No 064. Built 1908, 323grt/323TM. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service from 12.3.15, purchased 12.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Sold 1922 as MUIRCHU.

HELGIAN, hired trawler, Adty No 696. Built 1914, 220grt, Grimsby-reg GY.965. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-9.17 as minesweeper. Mined 6.9.17 in the Gulf of Ruphani, Aegean.

HELGOLAND, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

HELICON see RESOURCE II, hired yacht, motor boat depot ship.

HELIOS, hired trawler, Adty No 953. Built 1903, 201grt, Grimsby-reg GY.784. In service 4.15-5.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Released from patrol organisation to continue commercial fishing, later requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section.

HELIOS, fishing trawler. Built 1903, 201grt, Grimsby-reg GY.784. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HELIOTROPE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.37 (9.15), T.41 (1.18). Launched 10.9.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 7.1.35 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

HELLESPONT, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 10. 5.10 Earle. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Haulbowline, believe flew blue ensign. Sunk 4.42 by A/C at Malta.

HELLMUTH, listed as patrol vessel, ex-German tug. Built 1899, 774grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service c11.14-15 in East Africa.

HELMSMAN, store carrier, Y8.49. Built 1903, 458grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.4), in service as store carrier 31.3.15-8.9.19.

HELPER (ex-SIR FRANCIS DRAKE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, ex-hired tug, Adty No. 1246. Built 1873, 173grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service as tug 1.4.15-10.5.15, as minesweeper 1.12.17-21.2.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

HELPFUL, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 30.9.02 Bow McLachlan. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Malta. Sold 1.9.33.

HELPMATE, hired drifter, Adty No 765. Built 1912, 76grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1181. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

HELVETIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1266. Built 1917, 261grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1026. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.17-1919 as hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

HEMPSEED, decoy or Q-ship see AURICULA, convoy sloop.

HENDON, hired paddle tug. Built 1906, 130grt. In service 24.6.15-31.3.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

HENE CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1975. Built 1915, 274grt, Swansea-reg SA.33. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.15-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel.

HENRY BATTERSBY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4433, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

HENRY BUTCHER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3638. Launched 26.3.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1919 renamed RIVER TAY.

HENRY CHEVALLIER, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3673. Delivered 3.4.18, Bow McLachlan. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed ALBERT. Served as LIGNY in WW2.

HENRY COLBY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4470. Delivered 10.7.19, Hawthorns. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed FREISTON. Served as French AD.144 ROCHE GRISE in WW2.

HENRY CORY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3698. Delivered 28.5.19, Cox. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed CALIBAN. Served as CALIBAN in WW2.

HENRY CRAMWELL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3705. Delivered 24.12.18, Lobnitz. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1922 to Spain, renamed XAUEN.

HENRY FLIGHT, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3758. Delivered 2.10.18, Abdela Mitchell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed YESSO. Served in WW2.

HENRY FORD, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3569. Launched 18.10.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Renamed BOADICEA Il 2.19, HENRY FORD 2.20. Sold 1921 renamed DUPERRE. Served as French DUPERRE in WW2.

HENRY GRATTAN (ex-DIADEM), hired trawler. Built 1903, 212grt, Dublin-reg D.86. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

HENRY HARDING, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3822. Delivered 2.12.18, Hawthorns. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 renamed OCEAN CLIPPER.

HENRY JENNINGS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3848. Delivered 22.7.19, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed URE 9.20. Sold 1922, renamed ABY 1924. Served as MORAY in WW2.

HENRY LANCASTER, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4231. Delivered 8.4.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as mark buoy vessel Sold 8.21, same Name. Served as LONGTOW in WW2.

HENRY MARSH, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4253. Launched 31.5.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed SPRINGBOK.

HEORTNESSE, hired trawler, Adty No 63. Built 1911, 198grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.57. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

HER MAJESTY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 554. Built 1885, 235grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 23.4.17-24.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

HERACLES (12.16) - see HERCULES, hired screw tug

HERALD, hired drifter, Adty No 2179. Built 1907, 86grt, Banff-reg BF. 908. In service 5.15-1920 on Fleet duties.

HERALD, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 367grt. In service 8.9.14-4.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERALD (1923), survey ship see MERRY HAMPTON, fleet sweeping sloop.

HERCULANEUM, dockyard tug. Launched 1905 Cran. 378 tons, 101(pp)x22x11 ft. Paddle 800ihp. Purchased 1908. Served in Dover, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1927, renamed FORMBY.

HERCULANEUM, hired patrol tug, T.6. Built 1909, 172grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-9.12.14, then other service.

HERCULES, dreadnought battleship, improved Neptune or Colossus-class, 47 (1914), 69 (1.18), 54 (4.18). Launched 10.5.10 Palmer. 20,000 tons, 546(oa), 510(pp)x86x27ft. Turbine 25000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (4-4in replaced by 2-3pdr AA). Armour: 11in sides, 3in deck. 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet until 1916, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C., BU in Germany.

HERCULES, hired screw tug. Built 1890, 234grt. In service 2.9.14-1914. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERCULES, hired screw tug. Built 1910, 121grt. In service 11.12.14-20.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERCULES, hired trawler, Adty No 8. Built 1906, 238grt, Aberdeen-reg A.562. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed HERCULES Ill 3.15. Served as ROLLS ROYCE in WW2.

HERCULES, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 225grt. In service 13.3.15-10.4.19, renamed HERACLES 12.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERCULES, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 1,295grt - lost 30.12.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)

HERCULES II, hired trawler, Adty No 431. Built 1898, 165grt, Grimsby-reg GY.811. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919.

HERCULES IV, hired trawler, Adty No 1361. Built 1903, 261grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.172. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper.

HERMES, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Hyacinth-class. Launched 7.4.98 Fairfield. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr, 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns, fitted to carry seaplane 1913. Nore Command 1914. Sunk 31.10.14 by U.27 off the Ruylingen Bank.

HERMES, aircraft carrier, first one designed and built from keel up, ordered 7.17, 95 (6.20). Launched 11.9.19 Armstrong, completed Devonport DY 7.23. 10950 tons, 598(oa), 548(pp)x70x18ft. Turbine 40000shp, 25kts. Armament: 10-6in, 4-4in, 20 aircraft. Sunk 9.4.42 by Japanese A/C off Ceylon.

HERMIA, hired trawler, Adty No 855. Built 1900, 216grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1153. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

HERMIONE, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class, P.17 (1914), N.32 (9.15), N.57 (1.18). Launched 7.11.93 Devonport DY. 4,360 tons, 339(oa), 320(pp)x49x17ft. TE 9000ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Guardship, then depot ship Southampton 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 25.10.21 Multilocular S. Bkg Co, resold 18.12.22, became training ship WARSPITE, BU 9.40 Ward, Gray.

HERMISTON, store carrier, Y8.97. Built 1901, 4483grt. Ex-collier (Y3.471), in service as store carrier 5.9.18-20.12.18.

HERO, hired trawler, Adty No 156. Built 1907, 226grt, Milford Haven-reg M.218. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1920 as minelayer, then minesweeper. Served as HEROINE in WW2.

HERO II, hired drifter, Adty No 3216. Built 1906, 84grt, Inverness-reg INS.209. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

HEROIC, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.05 (on coming into service), MI.11 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1906, 1869grt, 18kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 18.11.14-6.7.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

HEROINE, hired rescue tug, W.42 (1.18). Built 1909, 203grt. In service 3.5.17-31.7.20.

HERON, hired trawler, Adty No 715. Built 1902, 223grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1230. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served as FOAMCREST in WW2.

HERON (ex-EMPRESS), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built1885, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Named EMPRESS until 11.06. Sold 20.9.23 J. Borrow.

HERON BRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1918, 2,420grt lost 16.5.18, Atlantic off Azores (H/L/te/un)

HERRING FISHER, hired drifter, Adty No 2027. Built 1908, 76grt, Stornoway-reg SY.251. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

HERRING GULL, hired drifter, Adty No 3057. Built 1917, 93grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.273. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.17-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

HERRING HO, hired drifter, Adty No 3038. Built 1917, 85grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.593. In service 4.17-1919 on experimental duties.

HERRING QUEEN, hired drifter, Adty No 1071. Built 1911, 72grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.714. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

HERRING SEARCHER, hired drifter, Adty No 1405, 2216. Built 1914, 99grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.51. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

HERRING SEEKER, hired drifter, Adty No 1815. Built 1911, 75grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1154. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

HERRINGTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 1,258grt - lost 4.5.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

HERSILIA, hired yacht, Pendant No 02. Built 1895, 330grt/454TM. Armament: 2-6pdr. In service from11.9.14. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Wrecked 6.1.16 on Eilean Chuai, Hebrides.

HERTZIAN RAY, Admiralty steel drifter, building Abela Mitchell. Cancelled, order dated 17.12.18.

HESPER, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched "complete" 5.01 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 390 tons,120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at China. Sold 3.23 at Wei Hai Wei.

HESTER, decoy or Q-ship - see LISETTE, hired yacht.

HEUGH, hired trawler, Adty No 1480. Built 1914, 200grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.64. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

HEXHAM, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 1639, T.35 (9.18). Launched 15.12.17 Clyde SB. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 14.9.23 Hayes, Porthcawl.

HEY DAY (ex-HIBERNIA), hired paddle tug. Built 1904, 99grt. In service 5.6.18-21.8.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

HEYTHROP, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 493, T.C8 (6.18). Launched 4.6.17 Fleming & Ferguson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 7.22 Stanlee.

HIBERNIA, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 60 (1914), 70 (1.18), N.66 (4.18). Launched 17.6.05 Devonport DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Stanlee, resold Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

HIBERNIA, hired trawler, Adty No 141. Built 1907, 216grt, London-reg LO.266. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed HIBERNIA II 5.15.

HIBERNIA, hired screw tug. Built 1884, 210grt. In service 2.8.14-10.10.19, renamed HIBERNIA Ill. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HIBISCUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubretia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.42 (1.18). Launched 17.11.17 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2500ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other name PALETTE. Sold 18.1.23 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

HICKOROL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.29 (1.18). Launched 30.11.17 McMiillan. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1948, renamed HEMSLEY II (rfa)

HICKORY, decoy or Q-ship see EGLANTINE, convoy sloop.

HIEDRA, hired drifter, Adty No 561, 77. Built 1908, 78grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.276. In service 2.15-1919 as patrol boat.

HIGH TIDE, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4168. Delivered 28.10.19, Colby. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 28.11.19, same name. French AD.75 HIGH TIDE, later RN in WW2.

HIGHFLYER, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Hyacinth-class, D.22 (1914), N.69 (9.15), N.58 (1.18, no Pendant No 4.18-9.18), N.85 (9.18). Launched 4.6.98 Fairfield. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr, 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns. 9th CS and 5th CS 1914, based on Cape Verde Islands 1914-15, West Africa 1916-17, West Indies 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.21 at Bombay.

HIGHLAND LASSIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2178. Built 1910, 78grt, Inverness-reg INS.143. In service 5.15-1920 as net vessel, target towing vessel.

HIGHLAND LEADER, hired drifter, Adty No 2146. Built 1912, 82grt, Inverness-reg INS.313. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1920 as net vessel.

HIGHLANDER, Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Military class, Adty No 1526. One of ten trawlers, of three different types, purchased while building for a total cost of 93,800 six by order 11.12.14, four by order 14.4.15. Launched 29.4.15 Smiths Dock, 239grt, 118x22x12ft. TE engines. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. Sold 1921 as FREGATE II.

HIKIBYIDO, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 142. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

HILARIA, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 207grt, Grimsby-reg GY.698. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

HILARY, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.90 (on coming into service). Built 1908, 6239grt, 15kts, owned by booth Line. Armament: 6-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 32 officers & 220 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 25.5.17 by U.88 west of the Shetlands.

HILARY, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 3. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

HILARY II (ex-TWENTY FOUR), hired drifter, Adty No 1410. Built 1902, 78grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.674. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-3.16 as net vessel. Mined 25.3.16 near Spit Buoy.

HILDA & ERNEST, hired drifter, Adty No 201. Built 1912, 102grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1173. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat. Served as AVAILABLE in WW2.

HILDEBRAND, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.91 (on coming into service), MI.73 (1.18), MI.39 (4.18). Built 1911, 6,991grt, 15.5kts, owned by Booth Line. Armament: 8-4.7in, 2-6pdr (later 8-6in, 2-6pdr). Crew (7.15): 30 officers & 270 crew (bi). In service 20.11.14-15.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

HILDEBRAND, decoy or Q-ship - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

HILLCOLLOW, decoy or Q-ship - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

HIMALAYA (right, in service as a transport), armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.67 (on coming into service), (no pendant. assigned 1.18). Built 1892, 6,929grt, 18.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in). In service 17.8.14, purchased by Admiralty 1916. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 4.22 Stelp & Leighton to BU.

HIND, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.47 (1914), H.40 (1.18). Launched 28.7.11 John Brown. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 6.24.

HINDE II (ex-W. E. HINDE), hired screw tug. Built 1916, 43grt. In service 8.16-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

HINDU, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1894, 770grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

HINDUSTAN, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 62 (1914), 71 (1.18), N.67 (4.18). Launched 19.12.03 John Brown. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, arrived 14.10.23 after laying up at Belfast.

HINEMOA, New Zealand owned government yacht. Built 1876, 542grt.

HIPPOPOTAMUS, lifting craft, W.43 (1.18). Built 1897, 703grt. large dumb barge with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service from 26.2.17, purchased 9.17, renamed LC.5, 1918. Sold 10.11.20.

HIRONDELLE, squadron supply ship, Y9.17. Built 1890, 1648grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-7.6.15, flew white ensign, BDV water carrier from 8.6.15, also carried store carrier pendant No (Y8.54). Sunk 25.4.17 by submarine SE of Belle Isle.

HIROSE, hired trawler, Adty No 3280. Built 1915, 274grt, Cardiff-reg CF.44. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.16-6.16. Mined 29.6.16 off Aldborough Napes.

HIRPA, hired whaler, Adty No 2017. Built 1911, 110grt, Leith-reg LH.157. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served in British home waters from 1.15. Wrecked 2.1.18 near Buckie.

HOARFROST, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3904, building Forbes. Believed cancelled 17.12.18. May have been completed for commercial service.

HOBART, hired trawler. Built 1902, 172grt, Hull-reg H.555. In service 9.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

HOBBY HAWK, decoy or Q-ship - see TELESIA, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion.

HOCHELAGA (ex-WATURAS), Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1900, 628grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. Listed sometime after 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

HOCKWOLD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 1,472grt - lost 9.9.17, English Channel (H/Lr/dk/wi)

HODDER, store carrier, Y8.45. Built 1910, 1016grt. In service as store carrier 18.3.15-8.3.18, in commissioned service as fleet messenger (Y4.80) 9.3.18-22.3.19. Served in WW2.

HOGUE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.59 (1914). Launched 13.8.00 Vickers. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 7th CS 1914. Sunk with ABOUKIR and CRESSY, 22.9.14 by U.9 in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914.

HOLDENE, hired trawler, Adty No 437. Built 1915, 274grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.161. Armament: 1-13pdr, 1-3pdr AA. In service 9.15-2.17. Mined 2.2.17 off Orford Ness.

HOLDERNESS, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 494, T.C9 (6.18). Launched 9.11.16 Henderson. 750 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 1800ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr (or 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr). Most of class formed 2nd & 3rd Minesweeping Flotillas, Granton. Sold 8.24 Ward.

HOLDFAST (ex-COMMISSIONER), mooring vessel, X.19 (1916), X.30 (1.18). Built 1910, 783tons/403grt, 122(pp)x35ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918. Sold 3.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

HOLKAR, decoy or Q-ship, motor smack conversion. Built 1905, 61grt. In service 8.16-9.16, armament not listed. Sunk 6.2.18 as fishing vessel.

HOLLY, hired drifter, Adty No 1031. Built 1904, 79grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.831. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Renamed HOLLY II 5.15.

HOLLY, hired drifter, Adty No 2705. Built 1907, 93grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.528. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.15-5.18 as net vessel. Renamed HOLLY III 9.15. Sunk 11.5.18 in collision off Land's End.

HOLLY, hired drifter, Adty No 776. Built 1907, 90grt, Banff-reg BF.710. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

HOLLY BANK, hired drifter, Adty No 1141. Built 1909, 78grt, Aberdeen-reg A.258. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

HOLLYDALE, hired drifter, Adty No 1873. Built 1914, 99grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.437. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.15-1920 as net vessel. Served as PECHEUR in WW2.

HOLLYLEAF (ex-OLEASTER), Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, later RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.160. Launched 1916 Hamilton. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Attacked 30.4.18, Mediterranean. Sold 1919, renamed BRITISH HOLLY (H/D/rfa)

HOLLYHOCK, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.42 (2.15), T.16 (9.15), T.43 (1.18). Launched 1.5.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.10.30 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

HOLME ROSE, hired drifter, Adty No 2560. Built 1913, 89grt, Inverness-reg INS.372. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

HOLMESBANK, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,051grt - lost 26.5.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

HOLMSGARTH, hired drifter, Adty No 2743. Built 1908, 85grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.34. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.16-1919 as net vessel.

HOLYROOD, hired trawler, Adty No 1438. Built 1914, 210grt, Grimsby-reg GY.90. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

HOME FRIEND, hired drifter. Built 1911, 89grt, Buckie-reg BCK.89. In service 8.15-1920 as boom defence vessel.

HOMELAND, hired drifter, Adty No 1105. Built 1908, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.125. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

HOMER, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 157grt. In service 1.11.15-28.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HONDO, hired trawler, Adty No 16. Built 1912, 229grt, Grimsby-reg GY.701. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919.

HONEY BEE, hired drifter, Adty No 2292. Built 1905, 84grt, Peterhead-reg PD.70. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

HONEY BEE, hired motor drifter. 47 net reg tons, Methil-reg ML.5. In service 9.18-1919. Renamed HONEY COMB 10.18.

HONEY DEW, hired drifter. Built 1911, 99grt, Buckie-reg BCK.96. In service 7.15-1919 as boom defence vessel. Served in WW2.

HONEYSUCKLE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.43 (2.15), T.17 (9.15), T.44 (1.18). Launched 29.4.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 6.9.22 Distinn.

HONEYSUCKLE II, hired drifter, Adty No 1386. Built 1903, 62grt, Peterhead-reg PD.11. In service 8.15-1919 as stores & water carrier.

HONJO, hired trawler. Built 1917, 275grt, Cardiff-reg CF.48. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.18-1.18 as minesweeper.

HONOLULU, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 131. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

HONOR, hired drifter, Adty No 2756. Built 1913, 72grt, Berwick-reg BK.22. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

HONOUR BRIGHT, hired motor drifter, Adty No 3023. Built 1902, 54grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.189. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.17-1918.

HOOD, Admiralty blockship, ex-turret battleship, old Royal Sovereign-class (see REVENGE). 14,150t, 1891, 380ft, removed from effective list 1911, fitted with first experimental anti-torpedo bulges 1913, on sale list August 1914. Scuttled in South Ship Channel, Portland Harbour, Dorset on 4 November 1914 to fill gap in the defences (wi - in 50.34.08N, 02.25.12W). Wreck lies upside down in around 50ft, with keel only a few feet below the water at low tide (C/Cn/D/pt/wi)

HOOD, battlecruiser, Hood-class, 51 (3.20). Launched 22.8.18 John Brown, completed 3.20. 41,200 tons, 860(oa), 810(pp)x104x28ft. Turbine 144000shp, 31kts. Armament: 8-15 in. 12-5.5in, 4-4in AA, 4-3pdr, 6-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 15in guns. Log Book Availability. Sunk 24.5.41 by gunfire of German BISMARCK, Greenland Passage.

HOOGEZAND II, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

HOPCAR (ex-PLA Hopper No. 14), lighter/barge. Built 1911,  583grt. Tender to CYCLOPS, 27.4.18-20.8.20.

HOPE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.48 (1914), H.41 (1.18). Launched 6.9.10 Swan Hunter. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 2.20 at Malta.

HOPE, decoy or Q-ship - see AUK, hired trawler.

HOPE, hired drifter, Adty No 1004. Built 1907, 92grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1075. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed HOPE II 4.15.

HOPE, hired drifter, Adty No 2860. Built 1907, 79grt, Banff-reg BF.573. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed HOPE III 6.15.

HOPE, hired drifter. Built 1904, 67grt, Inverness-reg INS.138. In service 7.15-1920 as boom defence vessel collier.

HOPE IV, hired drifter, Adty No 2029. Built 1906, 90grt, Peterhead-reg PD.96. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

HOPEFUL, hired drifter, Adty No 2386. Built 1907, 94grt, Peterhead-reg PD.504. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

HOPEWELL, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.172. Built 1902, 52grt, Banff-reg BF.978. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1918.

HOPTANK (ex-Hopper No. 2), lighter/barge. Owned by Charlton & Co. Served as water boat at Scapa, 23.4.18-31.1.20.

HORACE STROUD, hired trawler, Adty No 280. Built 1910, 207grt, Aberdeen-reg A.324. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served as DANDOLO in WW2.

HORATIO, hired trawler, Adty No 615. Built 1906, 174grt, Hull-reg H.877. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

HORIZON, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3905. Delivered 30.3.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Sold 1945, renamed HAMNAVOE 1947.

HORLEY, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

HORNBY, hired patrol tug, T.8. Built 1909, 168grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-14.5.16, then other service.

HORNET, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.49 (1914), H.42 (1.18). Launched 20.12.11 John Brown. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham, BU 10.22.

HORNPIPE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1243 (pendant. no). Launched 25.7.17 Murdoch & Murray. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

HORNSEA, hired trawler. Built 1900, 305grt, Hull-reg H.485. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.16-1920 as boom defence vessel.

HORTENSIA (ex-CONQUEST), hired trawler. Built 1907, 244grt, Grimsby-reg GY.292. In service 8.16-10.18 as boom defence vessel. Served in WW2.

HORTON (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1906, 66grt. In service 4.18-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

HOSTE, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 7.15, G.90 (1.17). Launched 16.8.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas from 1916. Sunk 21.12.16 in collision with NEGRO in North Sea.

HOTSPUR (1917) - see WRESTLER, hired screw tug

HOUBARA, hired trawler, Adty No 1618. Built 1911, 293grt, Grimsby-reg GY.650. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

HOUDAN (ex-MINORCA), tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 1919 Rowhedge IW. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 28.4.24, renamed ERICH.

HOVA, store carrier, Y8.112. Built 1910, 4264grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1321), in service as store carrier 12.18-18.8.19. Later renamed CRAWFORD CASTLE

HOVERFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 12.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 4.16, re-erected after 22.3.17 on River Tigris. 98 tons, 126(oa), 102(pp)x20x2ft. TE 175ihp, 9.5kts, tunnel screw. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr or 2pdr. Mesopotamian campaign. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1917. Sold 16.2.23 Basra Port Authority.

HOWE, battlecruiser, Hood-class, building Cammell Laird. Work suspended 9.3.17, cancelled 10.18.

HOWE, hired trawler, Adty No 724. Built 1896, 134grt, Grimsby-reg GY.26. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-7.18. Renamed HOWE II 3.17.

HUAYNA, decoy or Q-ship - see MARSHFORT (ex-HUAYNA, ex-HILDEBRAND), cargo ship conversion.

HP.1-11, paddle hospital vessels. Built 1916-17 by Ailsa SB, Blyth SB, Beardmore, Bow McLachlan, Caird and Lobnitz. For service in Mesopotamia. (Not known if these include the White Sea paddle hospital carriers HC.9 (ex-HP.3) and HC.10 (ex-HP.2).

HP.2, paddle hospital vessel. Built 1916, 714grt see HC.10, paddle hospital carrier. (Possibly paddle hospital vessel HP.2 built for service in Mesopotamia).

HP.3, paddle hospital vessel. Built 1916, 714grt see HC.9, paddle hospital carrier. (Possibly paddle hospital vessel HP.3 built for service in Mesopotamia).

HT.10 (ex-VOLUNTEER), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1891, 112grt. Sold by Admiralty 1920.

HT.61 (ex-NORTHUMBRIA), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1894, 100grt. Sold by Admiralty 1920.

HUBBUCK, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1886, 2834grt, 325ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, not used as blockship. Became BDV gate vessel 28.10.14. 1-6pdr AA. Sold 25.3.19 to Spain, delivered 20.2.20.

HUELVA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 4,867grt - lost 23.7.17, Atlantic SW of Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un)

HUGH BLACK, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3602. Launched 10.5.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1923 as MACBETH. Served as OGANO in WW2.

HUGHES, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, building Cammell Laird. Cancelled 12.18.

HUGHLI, salvage vessel, W.82 (9.18). Built 1894 as tug, 513grt. In service from 23.2.15. Foundered 15.5.19 off Nieuport.

HULLMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 171grt. In service 1.1.17-22.9.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HUMBER, river monitor, Humber-class, listed by RN as gunboats, N.15 (1914), M.00 (4.15), M.06 (1.18). Launched 17.6.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian JAVARY, taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in from 1915). Dover 1914, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 17.9.20 F. Rijsdijk, became crane lighter.

HUMOROUS, hired drifter, Adty No 2744. Built 1915, 101grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.691. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.16-1919 as net vessel.

HUMPBACK (Z.9), Admiralty whaler, ordered 15.3.15, Adty No 872. Launched 12.8.15, Smiths Dock. 336 tons/237grt, 132(oa), 125(pp)x25x8ft. TE 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. From 1915-18, served as coastal anti-submarine escort in one of three squadrons, based at Stornoway, Shetlands, Peterhead or the Humber. Sold 6.3.20.

HUNGARIAN, hired trawler, Adty No 525. Built 1900, 186grt, Boston-reg BN.89. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

HUNGERFORD (ex-LAUTERFELS), fleet messenger, Y4.24. Built 1913, 5811grt. Also listed as distilling ship. In commissioned service 28.7.15-27.2.16, flew white ensign; collier (Y3.1687) from 22.6.17. Sunk 16.4.18 by S/M off Owers LV.

HUNSBRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, ex-German, 3,424grt - lost 7.9.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un)

HUNTER, decoy or Q-ship - see ROSSKEEN, hired trawler.

HUNTER, hired trawler, Adty No 90. Built 1903, 185grt, Granton-reg GN.74. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper, then boom defence vessel 9.15.

HUNTLEY (ex-HELMSDALE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.12 (4.19), T.56 (11.19). Launched 18.1.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sunk 31.1.41 by A/C in Eastern Mediterranean.

HUNTSCLYDE, store carrier, Y8.132. Built 1904, 2705grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1644) (ex-ATHENA), in service as store carrier 18.6.19-5.9.19.

HUNTSCRAFT (ex-SUDMARK), store carrier, Y8.129. Built 1913, 5113grt. in service as store carrier 13.7.19-6.11.19. Later renamed CLAN MACKAY.

HUNTSGULF, store carrier, Y8.133. Built 1892, 3185grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1748) (ex-SERIPHOS), in service as store carrier 26.6.19-28.10.19.

HUON, destroyer, Australian I-class, ex-DERWENT, renamed 12.14. Launched 19.12.14 Cockatoo DY. 700 tons, 251(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific from completion to 1917, then Mediterranean. Sunk 9.4.30 as target, Jervis Bay.

HURLFORD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 444grt - lost 29.4.17, Atlantic off W Scotland (H/Lr/wi)

HURRICANE, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3984, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 5.4.19, Richards. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, same name. Served as CHARDE in WW2.

HURST, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 10.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 894, T.66 (9.18). Launched 6.5.16 Dunlop Bremner. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward. Inverkeithing.

HURTER, decoy or Q-ship - see PREVALENT, fishing smack conversion.

HUSSAR, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Dryad-class. Launched 3.7.94 Devonport DY. 1070 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x30x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 1-4.7in, 2-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Converted with sweeps 1914/15. Mediterranean, Senior Officer, Minesweeping Force from 1915. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.20, resold 13.7.21 at Malta.

HUXLEY (ex-KHEDIVE), hired trawler, Adty No 1531. Built 1899, 191grt, Grimsby-reg GY.536. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.15-1919.

HYACINTH, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser Hyacinth-class. Launched 27.10.98 London & Glasgow. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr, 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns. Cape and East Africa stations 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.23 Cohen, Swansea.

HYACINTH, hired drifter, Adty No 1068. Built 1903, 79grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.997. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel. Renamed HYACINTH II 5.15. Later purchased, sold 1920.

HYANTHES, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1349) conversion. Built 1899, 3427grt. (4355grt. by 2.10.18). In service 5.12.16-9.10.18, armament not listed, other names CRAVEN, LORIMER, OOMA.

HYDERABAD, decoy or Q-ship, war construction, P.80 (6.19), P.77 (11.19). Launched 27.8.17 Thornycroft. 624 tons (loaded)/595 tons(light), 240(pp)x38x7ft. Armament (hidden): 1-4in, 2-12pdr (tilting mounts), 4-3.5in BT, 2-18in tt, 4 depth charges; (exposed): 1-2 pdr on poop, intended to carry one CMB, crew 73, other names CORAL, NICOBAR, S.S.S. 966. Served as depot ship in North Russia 1919. Sold 5.20, altered to 1150grt, renamed Lemnos.

HYDRA, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.50 (1914), H.43 (1.18). Launched 19.2.12 John Brown. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Portishead,

HYDRA, hired trawler, Adty No 1918. Built 1906, 214grt, Grimsby-reg GY.196. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 10.15-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed HYDRA II 7.16.

HYDRANGEA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.62 (1.16), T.45 (1.18). Launched 2.3.16 Connell. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 7. 4.20 at Hong Kong, retained name.

HYE LEONG, patrol boat, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1882, 494grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 10.17-1919 off Rangoon, Burma.

HYSSOP, hired drifter. Built 1903, 88grt, Banff-reg BF.1277. In service 8.15-1919 as boom defence vessel workshop.

HYTHE, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.36 (1914), T.10 (9.15). Built 1905, 509grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 18.10.14. Mediterranean from 1915. Sunk 28.10.15 in collision with SARNIA off Cape Helles.

 


 

 

INFLEXIBLE, battlecruiser (Maritime Quest)

 

I, lighter/barge. Built 1886, 72grt, steam lighter. Served as BDV from 3.8.14, bought 28.2.15.

I. & J., hired drifter, Adty No 2735. Built 1916, 95grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.293. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.16-1.19 as net vessel, minesweeper. Wrecked 1.1.19 off Newhaven.

I. F. S. (ex-TARBAT NESS), hired drifter, Adty No 751. Built 1908, 95grt, Yarmouth-reg YH. 188. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

I'LL TRY, decoy or Q-ship, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.379) conversion. Built 1901, 59grt. In service 21.4.16-1916, armament not listed. Sunk 27.7.18 as fishing vessel.

I'LL TRY, decoy or Q-ship - see also G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

IAGO, hired trawler, Adty No 1364. Built 1907, 206grt, Hull-reg H.963. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper.

IAN, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 135. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

IANTHE, decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1910, 212grt. In service 15.9.17-11.3.19, armed with 5-12pdr, 1-Lewis MG, other name MANON.

IBIS, hired trawler, Adty No 410. Built 1903, 168grt, Hull-reg H.764. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

IBIS V, fishing trawler. Built 1908, 196grt, Ostend-reg O.75. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ICARUS (1918) - see TRENT, fleet messenger.

ICEAXE (ex-T.17), Admiralty trawler, ex-Russian T.13-24 group, Axe-class, Adty No. 4334. Launched 17.7.16, Smiths Dock. 296grt/520 tons, 138(oa), 130(pp)x23x12ft. TE 490ihp, 10.5kts. Reported seized in White Sea 3.8.18, but possibly one of eight handed over by White Russians. Armament: 1-75mm. Renamed KENNET 9.20. Sold 1946 and BU.

ICEBERG, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3910. Launched 1.7.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. To MA& F 13.11.19, renamed MARIGOLD 1921. Served as MARIGOLD II in WW2.

ICEBLINK, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3915, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 14.2.20, Jones, Buckie. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 11.5.20, renamed STAR DIVINE 1920.

ICEFIELD, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4136. Launched 5.4.19, Ouse SB. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 2.9.20, renamed JESSIE WATSON, 1920.

ICEFLOE, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3909. Delivered 28.6.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 15.12.19, same name, renamed SUNNY BIRD 1923. Served as SUNNY BIRD in WW2.

ICELAND, laid down for Icelandic owners, hired trawler, Adty No 3308. Built 1916, 312grt, hhh. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.16-12.18 as minesweeper, then escort vessel. Became Icelandic EGILL SKALLAGRIMSSON 1919.

ICEPACK, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3911. Launched 12.6.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Sold 1922, renamed ACCORD. Served as ACCORD in WW2.

ICEWHALE (Z.12), Admiralty whaler, ordered 15.3.15, Adty No 875. Launched 10.9.15, Smiths Dock. 336 tons/237grt, 132(oa), 125(pp)x25x8ft. TE 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. From 1915-18, served as coastal anti-submarine escort in one of three squadrons, based at Stornoway, Shetlands, Peterhead or the Humber. Renamed OSPREY 3.24, Sold 15.10.28 to Plymouth & Devon S Bkg Co.

ICICLE, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3912. Launched 25.6.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 8.7.20, renamed MILDRED W. RAWSON 1922. Served as JUNE ROSE in WW2.

ICTOR (1918) - see VICTOR, hired rescue tug,

IDA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 124 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

IDA, hired drifter. Built 1907, 94grt, Peterhead-reg PD.407. In service 12.14-1919 as naval stores tender. Served as STRATHBEG in WW2.

IDA ADAMS (ex-RUBY), hired trawler, Adty No 252. Built 1907, 275grt, Grimsby-reg GY.58. Armament: 1-4in, 1-7.5in BT. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

IDAHO, hired yacht, Special Service Vessel, later tug, Pendant No 068. Built 1910, 43grt/58TM. Armament: 1-1pdr. In service 12.4.15-2.2.19, tug from 3.17. Served in WW2.

IDENA, hired trawler, Adty No 3332. Built 1917, 270grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.288. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-2.18 as minesweeper. Abandoned and scuttled 5.2.18 (sunk by gunfire) off Tromso.

IJUIN, hired trawler, Adty No 2669. Built 1911, 257grt, Cardiff-reg CF.35. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-7.18. Sunk 22.7.18 by U-boat gunfire.

ILEX (ex-ANEMONE), hired yacht, Pendant No 018. Built 1896, 120grt/131TM. Armament: 2-3pdr. In service 16.9.14-20.7.15. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

ILFRACOMBE, fishing trawler. Built 1897, 165grt, Grimsby-reg GY.450. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ILIONA (ex-CASSANDRA), hired yacht, examination vessel. Built 1886, 81grt/109TM. In service 25.3.18-4.2.19.

ILLUSTRIOUS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.40 (1914), P.40 (9.15), P.97 (1.19). Launched 17.9.96 Chatham DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, disarmed in 1915 to provide guns for Lord Clive-class monitors, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Sold 18.6.20 Ward, Barrow.

ILMA, decoy or Q-ship - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

ILUSTRA, hired trawler, Adty No 53, 1221. Built 1914, 448grt, Grimsby-reg GY.127. Armament: 1-4 in, 1-6pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ILVINGTON COURT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 4,217grt - lost 6.12.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

IMBAT, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3914, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 23.11.18, Jones, Buckie. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as experiments vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 2.9.20, same name. Served in WW2.

IMELDA, hired trawler, Adty No 519. Built 1914, 251grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.13. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

IMMINGHAM, store carrier, Y8.50. Built 1906, 2083grt. In service as accommodation ship and store carrier from 10.14. Sunk 6.6.15 in collision off Mudros.

IMOGENE (ex-Strathendrick), decoy or Q-ship, barkentine conversion. Built 1882, 189grt. In service 24.2.18, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1-7.5in bomb thrower, other names DOROTHY, IMPEY, JEANETTE. Sold 15.5.19 Ledger Hill.

IMOGENE  (ex-JACAMAR), yacht, described as special service vessel, Portsmouth harbour pendant not assigned in 1914. Bought on stocks, built 1882 Barclay Curle. 460 tons, 184(oa), 160(pp)x24x11 ft. 420ihp, 11kts. Armament: nil. Renamed JULIUS 2.23. paid off 24.9.23. Sold 1924.

IMP, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 122 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

IMPERATOR, decoy or Q-ship - see IMPREGNABLE, hired drifter.

IMPERIA, hired trawler, Adty No 620. Built 1912, 213grt, Grimsby-reg GY.758. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919. Served in WW2.

IMPERIAL PRINCE, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 128grt, Aberdeen-reg A.146. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

IMPERIAL QUEEN, hired trawler, Adty No 1348. Built 1914, 246grt, Hull-reg H.193. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel.

IMPEY, decoy or Q-ship - see IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion.

IMPLACABLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Formidable-class, 63 (1914), 72 (1.18), N.48 (4.18). 1897 Estimates, launched 11.3.99 Devonport DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915, harbour service 1917-19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

IMPLACABLE, hired drifter, Adty No 2987. Built 1916, 88grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.730. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.16-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed IMPLACABLE II 2.17.

IMPLACABLE, harbour service, training ship (ex-DUGUAY TROUIN, ex-French 3rd rate sailing ship-of-the-line), built 1800, 3223 tons, Scuttled 2.12.49.

IMPREGNABLE, hired drifter, served as Q-ship, other names IMPERATOR, IMPREST (not listed in Hired Drifter section as Q-ship - see below)

IMPREGNABLE, hired drifter, Adty No 219. Built 1911, 108grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1118. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat. Renamed IMPREST 2.15, IMPERATOR 9.15.

IMPREGNABLE, harbour service, training ship, Devonport, renamed BULWARK 12.19 (ex-HOWE, ex-screw ship-of-the-line), built 1860, 6557 tons. Sold 18.2.21.

IMPREGNABLE (1919), training ship - see POWERFUL, ex-cruiser, Powerful-class.

IMPREGNABLE II, harbour service, training ship, renamed IMPREGNABLE (old) 12.19, DEFIANCE IV 1.22, DEFIANCE II 12.30 (ex-INCONSTANT, ex-unarmoured iron frigate), built 1868, 5782 tons. Sold 4.56.

IMPREGNABLE II (1919), training ship see ANDROMEDA, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class.

IMPREGNABLE III, harbour service, training ship (ex-BLACK PRINCE, ex-broadside ironclad, Warrior-class), built 1861, 9210 tons. Sold 21. 2.23.

IMPREST, decoy or Q-ship - see IMPREGNABLE, hired drifter.

INANDA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 104 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

INAWILLIAM, hired trawler, Adty No 2658. Built 1913, 337grt, Grimsby-reg GY.872. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-5.17 as minesweeper. Mined 30.5.17 off Berehaven.

INCHBROOM, hired drifter, Adty No 796. Built 1910, 78grt, Inverness-reg INS.167. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

INCHGARTH, hired trawler, Adty No 3338. Built 1917, 226grt, Aberdeen-reg A.755. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.17-1919 as minesweeper. Served as STAR OF FREEDOM in WW2.

INCHKEITH, hired trawler, Adty No 481. Built 1906, 174grt, Leith-reg LH.106. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

INCONSTANT, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 5A (1914), 73 (1.18), 77 (4.18). Launched 6.7.14 Beardmore. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 1st LCS, Grand Fleet 1915-18, fitted for minelaying 9.17, 74 mines (5 operations, laid 370). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.6.22 Cashmore.

INDEFATIGABLE, battlecruiser, Indefatigable-class, 13 (1914). Launched 28.10.09 Devonport DY. 18,750 tons, 590(oa), 555(pp)x80x26ft. Turbine 43000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. Mediterranean 8.14, 2nd BCS Grand Fleet in 1915.Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

INDEFATIGABLE, harbour service, training ship, River Mersey, renamed CARRICK II 1941 (ex-PHAETON, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Leander-class), built 1883, 4300 tons. Sold 1.47.

INDIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.81 (on coming into service). Built 1896, 7,940grt, 18kts. Armament: not listed. Crew (7.15): 32 officers & 270 crew (bi). In service 13.3.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Sunk 8.8.15 by U.22 off Norway.

INDIA, fishing trawler. Built 1894, 190grt, Grimsby-reg GY.833. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

INDIAN EMPIRE, hired trawler, Adty No 798. Built 1907, 289grt, Hull-reg H.957. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

INDIAN SUMMER, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3916. Delivered 8.2.18, Lewis. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Sold 1947, same name.

INDIRA (RIN) - see KILDYSART, Kil-class patrol gunboat.

INDOMITABLE, battlecruiser, Invincible-class, 77 (1914), 74 (1.18), 05 (4.18). Launched 16.3.07 Fairfield. 17,250 tons, 567(oa), 530(pp)x78x26ft. Turbine 41000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. In Mediterranean 8.14, joined Grand Fleet Battlecruiser Force late 1914 until 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

INDOMITABLE, dummy battlecruiser No.12 see MANIPUR, mercantile conversion.

INDOMITABLE II, hired drifter, Adty No 2054. Built 1908, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.196. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.15-1919 as net vessel.

INDRANI, squadron supply ship, Y9.7. Built 1888, 3640grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-3.10.14, flew white ensign. Sunk 27.6.15 by submarine 40 miles W of the Smalls.

INDRAVATI, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1896, 1053grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

INDUS, harbour service, training ship, Devonport (ex-DEFENCE, ex-broadside ironclad, Defence-class), built 1861, 6270 tons. Sold 8.8.35.

INDUS II, harbour service, repair hulk, Scapa by 1.15, renamed AKBAR 10.14 (ex-TEMERAIRE, ex-central battery/barbette ship), built 1876, 8540 tons. Sold 26.5.21.

INDUS II (1915) see FLORA, ex-light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class.

INDUS II (1920) - see VICTORIOUS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class.

INDUS III, harbour service, training ship (ex-BELLEROPHON, ex-central battery ironclad), built 1875, 7550 tons. Sold 12.12.22.

INDUS IV, harbour service, repair hulk, Scapa by 1.15, renamed ALGIERS 10.14 (ex-TRIUMPH, ex-central battery ironclad, Swiftsure-class), built 1870, 6640 tons. Sold 7.1.21.

INDUS V, harbour service, hospital hulk 1914, renamed MEDIATOR 12.14, IMPREGNABLE III 10.22 (ex-GANGES, ex-2nd rate sailing ship-of-the-line), built 1821, 3594 tons. Sold 31.8.29.

INDUSTRIOUS, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 19.6.02 Barclay Curle. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign. BU 12.59 in Holland.

INDUSTRY, hired drifter, Adty No 911. Built 1907, 100grt, Peterhead-reg PD.378. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served in WW2.

INDUSTRY (1920), store carrier see TAY & TYNE, coaster conversion.

INDUSTRY, Admiralty store carrier, X.24 (1.16), X.31 (1.18). Laid down as GLASGOW, launched 7.6.01 Beardmore. 1460 tons, 196(pp)x30ft. TE 750ihp, 10kts. Torpedoed 18.10.18 and sold. (Note: Q-ship TAY & TYNE, built 1909, 556grt,  became store carrier (X.83) renamed INDUSTRY 1920.)

INFINITIVE, hired drifter, Adty No 3284. Built 1916, 103grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.795. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.16-1919 as net vessel.

INFLEXIBLE, battlecruiser, Invincible-class, 83 (1914), 75 (1.18), 47 (4.18). Launched 26.6.07 John Brown. 17,250 tons, 567(oa), 530(pp)x78x26ft. Turbine 41000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. In Mediterranean 8.14, detached to South Atlantic 1914 (Battle of the Falklands), joined Grand Fleet Battlecruiser Force late 1914 until 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Dardanelles 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee, resold, BU in Germany.

INGLEMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 4,331grt - lost 1.7.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)

INGOMAR, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 217grt, Grimsby-reg GY.32. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served as CONISTON in WW2.

INNISFREE, water tank vessel, Innis-Group. Launched 8.4.13 McGregor, Kirkintilloch. 96grt, 66(pp)x18ft. Bought 7.9.15. Sold 24.11.20 to Norway.

INNISINVER, water tank vessel, Innis-Group. Launched 20.5.13 Jeffery, Alloa. 127grt, 74(pp)x18ft. Bought 14.8.15. Sold 7.20.

INNISJURA, water tank vesse, Innis-Groupl. Launched 19.6.13 Jeffery, Alloa. 127grt, 74(pp)x18ft. Bought 2.10.15. Sold 1920,

INNISSHANNON, water tank vessel, Innis-Group, X.32 (1.18) Launched 7.4.13 Chalmers, Rutherglen. 238grt, 115(pp)x21ft. Bought 16.9.15. Sold 2.21.

INNISTRAHULL, water tank vessel, Innis-Group. Launched 1913 Chalmers, Rutherglen. 238grt, 115(pp)x21ft. Bought 15.9.15. Lost 1916..

INNISULVA, water tank vessel, Innis-Group. Launched 16.4.14 Chalmers, Rutherglen. 255grt, 115(pp)x21ft. Bought 30.9.15. Sold 13.3.20..

INSOLENT, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel, pendant No. 8.   Launched 15.3.81 Pembroke DY. 265 tons, 7kts. Served at Portsmouth 1914-18. BDV 1.15. Foundered 1.7.22 in Portsmouth harbour, raised; sold 18.6.25 Pounds.

INSTOW (ex-IFRACOMBE), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.A4 (8.19), N.A1 (11.19). Launched 15.4.19 Eltringham. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 15.11.20 A. S. Miller, renamed TILAK.

INTABA, flotilla supply ship No 4, mercantile. Built 1910, 4832grt. In commissioned service 5.8.14-11.7.17, flew white ensign; squadron supply (Y9.30) 21.4.15; Q ship 12.4.16, also Q.2, WAITOMO.

INTEGRITY, hired drifter, Adty No 2731. Built 1903, 67grt, Peterhead-reg PD.51. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed INTEGRITY II 11.15.

INTEGRITY, hired drifter, Adty No 2908. Built 1907, 86grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.178. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. \

INTENT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 1,564grt - lost 8.3.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

INTER NOS, hired drifter, Adty No 2198. Built 1907, 90grt, Inverness-reg INS.32. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as net vessel.

INTREPID (right, Photo Ships), minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.30 (1914), N.59 (1.18), N.21 (4.18). Launched 20.6.91 London & Glasgow. 3600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 27.9.10 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service. Sunk 23.4.18 as blockship at Zeebrugge. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability.

INTOMBI, squadron supply ship, Y9.12. Built 1912, 4253grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-10.3.15, flew white ensign.

INUNDATION, Admiralty steel drifter, building Abela Mitchell. Cancelled, order dated 17.12.18.

INVERBERVIE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 4,309grt - lost 14.9.16, Central Mediterranean (H/Cn/D/ap/un)

INVERBOYNDIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2064. Built 1910, 89grt, Banff-reg BF.322. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.16-1920 as net vessel.

INVERGYLE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 1,794grt - lost 12.3.15, North Sea (H/L/Mn/Lr/te/un/wi)

INVERLYON, decoy or Q-ship, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.687) conversion. Built 1903, 59grt. In service 2.8.15-9.15, armed with 1-3pdr. Sunk 30.1.17 by submarine 15 miles N by W of Trevose Head while commercial fishing.

INVERNAIRNE, hired drifter. Built 1910, 78grt, Inverness-reg INS.237. In service 7.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

INVESTIGATOR (RIM), survey vessel. Launched 11.6.07, Vickers. 1185 tons, 254(pp)x33x12ft. TE 1550ihp, 13kts Sold 1934.

INVICTA, fleet messenger, Y4.10. Built 1905, 1680grt. In service from 12.4.15, flew red ensign, not retained.

INVINCIBLE, battlecruiser, Invincible-class, 85 (1914). Launched 13.4.07 Armstrong. 17,250 tons, 567(oa), 530(pp)x78x26ft. Turbine 41000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. At Queenstown 8.14, then Humber area, detached to South Atlantic 1914 (Battle of the Falklands), joined Grand Fleet Battlecruiser Force late 1914. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

INVINCIBLE, dummy battlecruiser No.13 see PATRICIAN, mercantile conversion.

IOLAIRE, hired yacht, Pendant No 056. Built 1902, 862grt/999TM. Armament: 2-3 in, 1-3pdr AA. In service 1.3.15-12.2.19, renamed AMALTHAEA 11.18. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. (Note: one of two hired yachts that shared the names AMALTHAEA and IOLAIRE). Served as IOLAIRE in WW2.

IOLAIRE (1918) - see AMALTHAEA (ex-lOLANTHE), hired yacht, built 1881.

IOLAIRE (1919) - see LADY WINDSOR, hired screw tug

IOLANDA, hired yacht, Pendant No 031. Built 1908, 1647grt/1822TM. Armament: 2-3in. In service 21.5.15-5.2.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as WHITE BEAR in WW2.

IOLO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,908grt - lost 11.10.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)

IONA, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 187grt, Hull-reg H.709. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

IONA, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 48grt. In service 12.14-9.15, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

IONIC, fishing trawler. Built 1890, 159grt, Grimsby-reg GY.256. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

IPHIGENIA, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.27 (1914), N.60 (1.18). Launched 19.11.91 London & Glasgow. 3600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 8.07 Chatham DY, armament 4-4.7in, 140 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service. Sunk 23.4.18 as blockship at Zeebrugge. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability.

IPSWICH, hired trawler, Adty No 429. Built 1896, 161grt, Grimsby-reg GY.178. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

IRANIAN, hired trawler, Adty No 1604. Built 1913, 202grt, Grimsby-reg GY.728. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

IRAWADI (ex-HECTOR), hired trawler, Adty No 270. Built 1906, 238grt, Hull-reg H.941. In service 8.14-8.16 as minesweeper. Wrecked 10.8.16 on Tigani Rocks, E Med.

IRELAND, hired paddle tug. Built 1891, 245grt. In service as minesweeper; 20.3.18-27.4.20, minelayer 10 mines 4.18.

IRENE, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 123 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

IRENE, hired drifter, Adty No 2161. Built 1906, 66grt, Buckie-reg BCK.196. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1920 as net vessel, tender.

IRENE, hired drifter, Adty No 2475. Built 1907, 85grt, Berwick-reg BK.23. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Renamed IRENE II 8.15.

IRENE WRAY, hired trawler, Adty No 1456. Built 1914, 216grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.73. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as MARIA R. OMMERING in WW2.

IRIDESCENCE, Admiralty wood drifter, non-standard type, Adty No, 3913, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 21.12.17, Innes. Approx 95grt, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Sold 1926, same name. Served in WW2.

IRIS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.44 (2.15), T.18 (9.15), T.46 (1.18). Launched 2.6.15 Lobnitz. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 26.1.20 C. W. Kellock, renamed PRINCIPE D'ASTURIAS.

IRIS, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 109. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

IRIS, hired yacht, tug. In service from 3.18, purchased. Sold 8.8.19.

IRIS II (ex-ferry IRIS, sometimes named IRIS not IRIS II), assault ship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1906, 475grt. In commissioned service 2.18-6.18, renamed ROYAL IRIS. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) as IRIS Belgian Coast 1918, as IRIS II Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918.

IRISHMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 99grt. Harbour service 30.7.14-6.7.20, BDV from 9.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

IRON DUKE (ex-DELHI renamed 10.13), dreadnought battleship, Iron Duke-class, 94 (1914), 76 (1.18), 14 (4.18). Launched 12.10.12 Portsmouth DY. 25,000 tons, 623(oa), 580(pp)x89x29ft. Turbine 29000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 12-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. Fleet flagship Grand Fleet 1914-17, then 1st BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Gunnery ship 1931, depot ship 1939. Sold 2.3.46, BU by Metal Ind, Rosyth.

IRON DUKE, dummy battleship No.3 see MONTEZUMA, mercantile conversion.

IRONAXE (ex-T.22), Admiralty trawler, ex-Russian T.13-24 group, Axe-class, Adty No. 4337. Launched 31.8.16, Smiths Dock. 296grt/520 tons, 138(oa), 130(pp)x23x12ft. TE 490ihp, 10.5kts. Reported seized in White Sea 3.8.18, but possibly one of eight handed over by White Russians. Armament: 1-12pdr. Possibly French crew from 8.18. To French Navy 12.18 renamed COMMANDANT VERGOIGNAN. Renamed IRONAXE 1922. Served as IRONAXE in WW2.

IRONSIDES, hired yacht, Pendant No N.83 (9.18). In service 6.18-3.20.

IROQUOIS, decoy or Q-ship - see FRESH HOPE (ex-FRESHHOPE, ex-EDITH S. CUMMINS), 3-mast schooner conversion.

IROQUOIS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.N2 (10.18). Launched 24.8.18 Barclay Curle. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Survey vessel 1922. Log Book Availability. Handed over 28.6.37 Ward, Briton Ferry.

IRRAWADY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian paddle river steamer taken up in India. 338grt. Armed with 2-MG. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

IRRESISTIBLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Formidable-class, 64 (1914). 1897 Estimates, launched 15.12.98 Chatham DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915. Mined 18.3.15 in the Dardanelles. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915.

IRVINE, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 1640, T.44 (early 1919), T.79 (11.19). Launched 8.12.17 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 21.2.23 J. W. Houston, Montrose.

IRWELL, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 197grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1176. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served as SAXONIA in WW2.

IRWELL (1923), RNVR training ship see SIR BEVIS, fleet sweeping sloop.

IRWELL (1926), RNVR drillship see GOOLE, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

ISA, fishing trawler. Built 1912, 217grt, Ostend-reg O.81. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ISA, hired drifter, Adty No 741. Built 1914, 87grt, North Shields-reg SN.105. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel. Served as BOY JOHN in WW2.

ISA WILSON, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.189, 4306. Built 1907, 41grt, Berwick-reg BK.250. In service 12.15-1919.

ISAAC ARTHAN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4297. Launched 1.5.19, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921 renamed AMBER. Served as LOCH BUIE in WW2.

ISAAC CHANT, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3704. Delivered 1.10.18, Lobnitz. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Renamed COLNE 9.20, Sold 1949.

ISAAC DOBSON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3733. Delivered 23.4.19, Montrose SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed HOLLAND. Served as LIDDOCK in WW2.

ISAAC HARRIS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3826. Delivered 12.4.19, Hawthorns. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed POCHARD Il.

ISAAC HEATH, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3829. Delivered 21.8.18, J P Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 same name, later renamed RYLSTON. Served as TEROMA in WW2.

ISABEL, fishing trawler. Built 1906, 174grt, Hull-reg H.878. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ISABELLA FERGUSSON, hired drifter. Built 1903, 60grt, Banff-reg BF.1121. In service 7.15-1919 as boom defence vessel telephone maintenance.

ISABELLA FOWLIE, hired trawler, Adty No 473. Built 1911, 196grt, Aberdeen-reg A.418. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ISCO, hired drifter, Adty No 2355. Built 1907, 100grt, Inverness-reg INS.210. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

ISER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1888 2,160grt - lost Friday 23.2.17, Bay of Biscay (H/L/Lr/te/un)

ISERNIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1746. Built 1899, 198grt, Grimsby-reg GY.164. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 7.15-1920 as minesweeper.

ISINGLASS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, N.1A (11.19). Launched 5.3.19 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 12.8.20 M. Mazza, resold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

ISIS, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, D.60 (1914), P.60 (9.15), N.61 (1.18). Launched 27.6.96 London & Glasgow. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to North America and West Indies. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.2.20 Granton S. Bkg. Co.

ISIS, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 175grt, Grimsby-reg GY.75. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ISIS, fleet messenger, Y4.23. Built 1898, 1728grt. In service 18.6.15-28.2.16, renamed ISONZO 1.16, and in commissioned service 29.2.16-10.3.20, flew white ensign. Later renamed GIBEL SARSAR.

ISLA (ex-THISTLE), RFA petrol/spirit carrier, P.93 (1914), X.29 (1916), X.33 (1.18). Launched 14.2.03 Garston SB. 980 tons, 176(oa), 170(pp)x26x12 ft. 650hp,10kts. Purchased 6.3.07. Sold 9.9.21, renamed PASS OF BRANDER (rfa)

ISLANDMORE, Admiralty- chartered collier. Built 1909, 3.6.17, Western Mediterranean - 3,046grt - lost (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)

ISLE OF SKYE (ex-MADGE WILDFIRE), tender, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1886, 211grt. In commissioned service 19.5.16-10.5.19.

ISLEFORD, Admiralty store carrier. Purchased on stocks 26.3.13, launched 1913 Ardrossan SB.  423 tons, 150(pp)x25x10ft. TE. Carried armament stores. Sunk 1.42 unknown cause off Wick.

ISLAND PRINCE, hired trawler, Adty No 62. Built 1911, 205grt, North Shields-reg SN.148. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ISLAND QUEEN, decoy or Q-ship - see PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), cargo ship conversion.

ISLANDER, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 81. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

ISLE OF ARRAN, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 556. Built 1892, 313grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 30.5.17-27.3.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ISLE OF MAN, hired trawler, Adty No 651. Built 1905, 176grt, Hull-reg H.826. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ISLE OF MAY, hired yacht. Built 1896, 119grt/138TM. In service 22.7.18-9.5.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served in WW2.

ISLE OF WIGHT, hired trawler, Adty No 543. Built 1905, 176grt, Hull-reg H.852. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ISOBEL COLVEN, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.178, 4316. Built 1902, 43grt, Berwick-reg BK.217. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as patrol boat.

ISRAEL ALDCROFT, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3617. Launched 20.6.17, Duthie. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as training ship. Sold 1921, renamed GEORGE R. PURDY. Served in WW2.

ITALY, hired trawler, Adty No 720. Built 1896, 145grt, Grimsby-reg GY.92. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-9.16. Sunk 3.9.16 in collision off Sunderland.

ITCHEN, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.06 (1914), D.22 (9.15). Launched 17.3.03 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sunk 6.7.17 by U.99 in North Sea.

ITHURIEL (ex-GABRIEL, renamed before launch), destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, four funnels, ordered 11.14, G.32 (9.15), G.50 (1.17), F.88 (1.18). Launched 8.3.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas 1916-18, attached 13th S/M Flotilla 1917-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

ITONIAN, hired trawler, Adty No 1980. Built 1914, 288grt, Grimsby-reg GY.108. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 1.16-1919 as minesweeper.

IVA, hired drifter, Adty No 913. Built 1908, 85grt, Banff-reg BF.1067. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel, minesweeper.

IVANHOE, hired trawler, Adty No 664. Built 1898, 190grt, Grimsby-reg GY.902. In service 10.14-11.14 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Wrecked 3.11.14 in the Firth of Forth.

IVANHOE, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.181. Built 1903, 42grt, Inverness-reg INS.429. In service 2.15-1916

IVY, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.21 (1.18). Launched 31.10.17 Blyth SB. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship. Sold 2.20 Howard, Ipswich, resold 2.6.21 Clan Line, renamed SINALOA.

IVY, hired drifter, Adty No 607. Built 1907, 94grt, Peterhead-reg PD.183. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 9.14-1919 as net vessel.

IVY, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government yacht. Built 1895, 1131grt. Armed with 1-12pdr/2-6pdr. In service 9.14-1919 in West Africa.

IVY II, hired drifter, Adty No 1111. Built 1907, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1071. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

IVY III, hired drifter, Adty No 2803. Built 1905, 71grt, Banff-reg BF.18. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as net vessel.

IVY GREEN, hired drifter, Adty No 2485. Built 1908, 76grt, Buckie-reg BCK.23. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

IVY LEAF, hired drifter. Built 1911, 87grt, Banff-reg BF.286. In service 9.15-1920 as boom defence vessel. Served as RESTORE in WW2.

IZAAK WALTON, hired trawler, Adty No 661. Built 1907, 252grt, Swansea-reg SA.47. Armament: 1-4 in, 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Also Q-ship 7.18-11.18.

 


 

JED, River-class destroyer (Photo Ships)

 

J-class submarines, J.1-J.7, 1210/1760 tons, 275(oa), 270(pp)x23x14ft. Diesel/electric 3600/1400hp, 19/9.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 6-18in tt.

J.1, submarine, J-class, ordered 1.15. Launched 6.11.15 Portsmouth DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion to 1918. Transferred to RAN 25.3.19. Sold 26.2.24 Melbourne Salvage Co.

J.2, submarine, J-class, ordered 1.15. Launched 6.11.15 Portsmouth DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion to 1918. Transferred to RAN 25.3.19. Sold 26.2.24 Melbourne Salvage Co.

J.3 (original), ordered 1.15, building Pembroke DY. Cancelled 4.15.

J.3 (ex-J.7), submarine, J-class, ordered 1.15. Launched 4.12.15 Pembroke DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion to 1918. Transferred to RAN 25.3.19. Sold 1.26 Hill, Melbourne.

J.4 (original), ordered 1.15, building Pembroke DY. Cancelled 4.15.

J.4 (ex-J.8), submarine, J-class, ordered 1.15. Launched 2.2.16 Pembroke DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion to 1918. Transferred to RAN 25.3.19. Sold 26.2.24 Melbourne Salvage Co.

J.5, submarine, J-class, ordered 1.15. Launched 9.9.15 Devonport DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion to 1918. Transferred to RAN 25.3.19. Sold 26.2.24 Melbourne Salvage Co.

J.6, submarine, J-class, ordered 1.15. Launched 9.9.15 Devonport DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion. Sunk 15.10.18 in error by decoy ship CYMR1C off Blyth.

J.7, submarine, J-class, ordered 5.16. 1200/1820 tons. Launched 21.2.17 Devonport DY. 11th Flotilla, Blyth from completion to 1918. Transferred to RAN 25.3.19. Sold 11.29 Morris & Watt, Melbourne.

 


 

J. & A., hired drifter, Adty No 2762. Built 1914, 95grt, Berwick-reg BK.304. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-4.18 as net vessel. Sunk 4.4.18 in collision off Scarborough.

J. & M. MAIN, hired drifter, Adty No 2812. Built 1913, 89grt, Inverness-reg INS.2. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

J. A. C., hired drifter, Adty No 2353. Built 1910, 79grt, Inverness-reg INS.110. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel.

J. BAELS MAURICX, fishing trawler. Built 1906, 211grt, Hull-reg H.406. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

J. C. MILLER, hired screw tug. Built 1910, 33grt. In service 6.18-11.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

J. C. P., hired drifter, Adty No 1877. Built 1908, 73grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.767. In service 9.15-3.18 as net vessel. Sunk 22.3.18 in collision off Green Flash Buoy.

J. D. FLETCHER, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.161, 2066. Built 1903, 56grt, Wick-reg WK.342. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-1917.

J. E. C. M., hired drifter, Adty No 2911. Built 1913, 84grt, Inverness-reg INS.367. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as patrol boat, minesweeper.

J. H. F., hired drifter, Adty No 1557. Built 1914, 78grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.271. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

J. J. BIBBY, decoy or Q-ship - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

J. O. GRAVEL (ex-HS.45), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1909, 197grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

J. P. RENNOLDSON, hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 149grt. In service 17.5.18-16.12.18. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

J. S., hired drifter, Adty No 1885. Built 1911, 90grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.746. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

J. T. STEPHEN, hired drifter, Adty No 993. Built 1908, 82grt, Peterhead-reg PD.523. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

J. W. BRANKLEY (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1914, 61grt. In service 6.18-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

J. Y. SHORT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1887, 2,193grt - lost 4.10.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)

JABIRU, squadron supply ship, Y9.24. Built 1911, 1703grt. In service 3.12.14-5.5.16, flew red ensign; collier (Y3.1671) from 3.7.17.

JABOO II, hired trawler, Adty No 1592. Built 1915, 236grt, Liverpool-reg LL.3. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

JACAMAR, hired trawler, Adty No 1207. Built 1911, 293grt, Grimsby-reg GY.649. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1.17 as minesweeper. Sunk 28.1.17 in collision off Folkestone LV.

JACINTA, hired trawler, Adty No 1976. Built 1915, 289grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.235. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 12.15-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

JACINTH, hired trawler, Adty No 1226. Built 1914, 248grt, Hull-reg H.33. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as INVERFORTH in WW2.

JACK (ex-JACKAL, ex-WOODCOCK, ex-WILLIAM JOLLIFFE), hired screw tug. Built 1885, 360grt. In service 1.1.15, Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Stranded 9.8.17 off the Tyne.

JACK GEORGE, hired drifter, Adty No 759. Built 1913, 98grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.252. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

JACK SALMON, hired drifter, Adty No 1023. Built 1914, 99grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.68. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, on mine experiment duties. Served as YOUNG JACOB in WW2.

JACKAL, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.55 (1914), H.44 (1.18). Launched 9.9.11 Hawthorn Leslie. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 28.9.20 J. Smith.

JACKDAW, Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Adty No 372. Built 1903 Goole SB, 250grt, purchased 10.14. Armament: 1-12pdr. Renamed EXCELLENT 2.17, JACKDAW 2.19. Sold 1919.

JACOB GEORGE, hired drifter, Adty No 1148, 983. Built 1910, 67grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.176. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

JAMAICA, hired trawler, Adty No 1666. Built 1914, 205grt, Hull-reg H.216. In service 2.17-1919 as hydrophone vessel tender, Served as ALL HALLOWS in WW2.

JAMES & WALTER, hired drifter, Adty No 2738. Built 1916, 96grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.671. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.17-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

JAMES ADAMS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3555. Launched 7.7.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 renamed PILOTE 5. Served as Belgian PILOTE 5 in WW2.

JAMES ALDRIDGE, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3614. Launched 10.4.17, Duthie. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921, same name. Served as SYLVERDYKE in WW2.

JAMES ARCHIBALD, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3615. Launched 24.4.17, Duthie. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921, renamed NISUS 1928.

JAMES B. GRAHAM, hired trawler, Adty No 64. Built 1914, 198grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.9. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JAMES BAIRD, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4411, building Cook, W & G. Cancelled after 11.18. Completed for commercial service, renamed IJUIN. Served as IJUIN in WW2.

JAMES BASHFORD, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4429. Launched 12.6.19, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed STRATHRANNOCH. Served in WW2.

JAMES BEAGAN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3630. Launched 9.10.17, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed LOCH BLAIR. Served in WW2.

JAMES BENTOLE, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3622. Launched 21.6.17, Hall Russell, 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper, hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed FORT ROBERT. Served in WW2.

JAMES BERRY, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3603. Launched 10.5.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as escort. Sold 1922 as MONTANO. Served in WW2.

JAMES BOYLE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4414, building Cook, W & G. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JAMES BRODIGAN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4419. Launched 21.11.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 same name. Served as WOODS in WW2.

JAMES BUCHANAN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3565. Launched 18.9.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper, hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed STONEFERRY. Served as FORCE in WW2.

JAMES BURGESS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3653. Launched 31.8.17, C Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as escort. Sold 1920 renamed BEAU MARIS CASTLE. Served as BEAUMARIS CASTLE in WW2.

JAMES CATON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3703. Launched 26.8.18, Lobnitz. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed EMILIE PIERRE. Served as French ST. PIERRE D'ALCANTARA in WW2

JAMES CEPELL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3718. Launched 29.3.18, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1925 renamed CLIXBY. Served as ANTIOCHE II in WW2.

JAMES CHAPMAN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3694. Launched 8.9.17, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1923 renamed DUNSBY.

JAMES CHRISTOPHER, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3715. Delivered 27.3.18, J P Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1923, same name. Served as MARSONA in WW2.

JAMES COILE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4454, building George Brown. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JAMES CONNOR, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3700. Launched 19.7.17, Harkness. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed WAVENEY 9.20. Sold 1922 to Spain UAD MULUYA.

JAMES COSGROVE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3716. Launched 5.3.18, Ailsa, Ayr. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1919, same name. Served in RNZN in WW2.

JAMES CURRY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3708. Launched 20.11.17, Murdoch & Murray. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed ADY. Served as French AD.34 GENEVIEVE in WW2.

JAMES DINTON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3678. Delivered 29.5.18, Bow McLachlan. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed SCAWBY. Served as MILFORD DUKE in WW2.

JAMES EVANS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3731. Delivered 31.8.18, Abdela Mitchell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1923 same name.

JAMES FEAGAN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3760. Delivered 17.12.19, Montrose SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed RIVER EARN.

JAMES FENNELL, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3753. Delivered 9.7.18, Fullerton. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Wrecked 16.1.20 at Blacknor Point, Portland.

JAMES FLETCHER, hired yacht, Pendant Nos - had several Nos when first put into service, before 017, 079. Built 1907, 264grt/330TM. Armament: 2-6pdr AA, 1-2pdr. In service 25.9.14-27.2.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as MURAENA in WW2.

JAMES GARRICK, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3761. Delivered 16.2.20, Montrose SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed RIVER FINDHORN.

JAMES GILL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4217. Launched 17.2.19, C Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed PIERRE FRANCOIS DESWARTE. Served as MILFORD DUCHESS in WW2.

JAMES GREEN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3537. Launched 3.10.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1922, same name. later renamed E. & F. Served as LAVEROCK in WW2.

JAMES HARTWELL, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3693. Delivered 11.11.18, Ouse SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed GEORGETTE. Served in WW2.

JAMES HAYES, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3859. Delivered 27.6.19, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed VISCOUNT GREY. Stranded 11.3.20, total losS.

JAMES HINES, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3827. Delivered 13.5.19, Hawthorns. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed NORTHWARD HO. Served in WW2.

JAMES HULBERT, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3799. Delivered 9.9.19, Lobnitz. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed M. J. REID. Served as JEAN FREDERIC in WW2.

JAMES HUNNIFORD, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3504. Launched 24.1.17, Smiths Dock. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 as CREMLYN. Served as ETHEL TAYLOR in WW2.

JAMES. J. BIBBY, decoy or Q-ship - see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

JAMES JOHNSON, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3506. Launched 8.2.17, Smiths Dock. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Renamed THOMAS DEAS 12.19. Sold 1922 as THOMAS DEAS.

JAMES JONES, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3842. Delivered 9.11.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed CHERWELL 9.20. Sold 1948 as CHERWELL.

JAMES LAVENEY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4215. Delivered 30.10.19, Chambers. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1925 renamed KELBY. Served as French AD.186 LA BLANCHE II in WW2.

JAMES LAY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4222. Delivered 4.11.18, Fletcher & Fearnall. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920, same name. Served in WW2.

JAMES LENHAM, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4225 building John Lewis Cancelled after 11.18.

JAMES LUDFORD, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4232. Delivered 1.5.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as mark buoy vessel. Mined 14.12.39 off the Tyne.

JAMES MANSELL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4238. Delivered 26.6.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed SNORRI STURLUSON, JAMES MANSELL 1922.

JAMES MCDONALD, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4244. Delivered 9.9.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed GRAND FLEET. Served as BARBARA ROBERTSON in WW2.

JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4250. Launched 1.5.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed GENERAL BIRDWOOD. Served as GENERAL BIRDWOOD in WW2.

JAMES PEAKE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3540. Launched 17.10.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1923, renamed ARRAGONITE 1924.

JAMES PITCHERS, hired trawler, Adty No 85. Built 1911, 197grt, North Shields-reg SN.172. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JAMES POND, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3515. Launched 21.5.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sunk 15.2.18 by German destroyers in the Dover Straits.

JAMES REAICH (ex-FIFTEEN), hired drifter. Built 1901, 78grt, Buckie-reg BCK.193. In service 9.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

JAMES ROBERTSON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3159. Launched 6.6.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed CAPSTONE. Served as CAPSTONE in WW2.

JAMES S. GREGORY (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1911, 53grt. In service 6.18-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JAMES S. MELVILLE, hired trawler, Adty No 516. Built 1911, 211grt, Aberdeen-reg A.392. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JAMES SECKAR, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3526. Launched 20.7.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Foundered 25.9.17 in the Atlantic, last seen at 46.30N, 12.00W.

JAMES SIBBALD, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3525. Launched 20.7.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as escort. Sold 1919 renamed KIRKLAND. Served as OUR BAIRNS in WW2.

JAMES TATE, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 125 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

JAMES WRIGHT, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3576. Delivered 15.3.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed LORD ANCASTER. Served as LOCH MOIDART in WW2.

JAMES YOUNG, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4235. Delivered 8.5.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, same name.

JANA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 96. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

JANE, hired drifter. Built 1901, 104grt, Wick-reg WK.425. In service 1.16-12.18 as collier.

JANE RADCLIFFE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1897, 4,074grt - lost 28.11.17, Aegean Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)

JANE ROSS, hired trawler, Adty No 3351. Built 1901, 184grt, Aberdeen-reg A.454. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

JANET GEDDES, hired drifter, Adty No 2008. Built 1909, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.48. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, tender.

JANET REEKIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2811. Built 1908, 81grt, Methil-reg ML.126. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

JANUS (ex-KILDA), Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Adty No 167. Built 1911 Goole SB, 243grt, purchased 5.14. Armament: 1-12pdr. Intended for target-towing. On outbreak of war, allocated to the patrol organisation as minesweeper. Renamed KILDA 1.20. Sold 5.20 as TUBAL CAIN.

JANUS, hired trawler, Adty No 325. Built 1905, 240grt, Grimsby-reg GY.64. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1920 as minesweeper. Renamed JANUS II 12.14.

JAPAN, hired trawler, Adty No 42. Built 1904, 205grt, Grimsby-reg GY.28. In service 8.14-8.15 as minesweeper. Mined 16.8.15 off the Shipwash.

JASON, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class, N.18 (1914). Launched 14.5.92 Vickers. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Mined 7.4.17 West of Scotland.

JASON, hired trawler, Adty No 10. Built 1898, 176grt, North Shields-reg SN.76. In service 8.14-9.14 as minesweeper. Mercantile loss 1.4.15.

JASON, tug. Launched 1915. 85 tons, 75(pp)x16x5 ft. 300ihp, 8kts. Purchased 5.2.15. Believe flew blue ensign. Renamed RIVAL 1937. Sold 1947.

JASON II, hired yacht, Pendant No 076. Built 1912, 561grt/702TM. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 1.2.15-15.2.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as CYNARA in WW2.

JASPER (ex-RAYVERNOL), Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Adty No 164. Built 1912 Smiths Dock, 221grt, purchased 1914. Armament: not listed. Believe intended for target-towing. On outbreak of war, allocated to the patrol organisation as minesweeper. Mined 26.8.15 in Moray Firth.

JASPER, fishing trawler. Built 1891, 156grt, Hull-reg H.176. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

JASPER, hired drifter, Adty No 2041. Built 1907, 84grt, Banff-reg BF.611. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1920 as net vessel, minesweeper. Renamed JASPER II 8.15.

JATTRA, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1896, 371grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

JAUNTY, rescue tug, Frisky-class or Racia-type. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to tug RACIA design. Launched 1919 Ritchie G. & M. 612grt, 155(pp)x31x15ft. TE 1200ihp. Sold 17.4.30, renamed RIO TEJO.

JAVA, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 114grt. HM Dockyard service 25.5.15-3.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JAVELIN (ex-BRACONLEA), Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Adty No 21. Built 1913 Hall, 205grt, purchased 1914. Armament: not listed. Believed intended for target-towing. On outbreak of war, allocated to the patrol organisation as minesweeper. Mined 17.10.15 off the Longsands.

JAY, hired trawler, Adty No 375. Built 1897, 166grt, Hull-reg H.534. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-8.17 as minesweeper. Torpedoed 11.8.17 off Southwold.

JBURN, hired drifter, Adty No 746. Built 1913, 90grt, Whitby-reg WY.186. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, on mine experiment duties.

JEAN, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 19. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

JEAN, hired drifter, Adty No 2490. Built 1907, 94grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.238. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 3.15-10.17 as net vessel. Mined 17.10.17 off Cape Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy.

JEANETTE, hired yacht, Pendant No 042. Built 1911, 921grt/1023TM. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 18.1.15-17.2.19, renamed JEANETTE II 11.15. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

JEANETTE, decoy or Q-ship - see IMOGENE (ex-STRATHENDRICK), barkentine conversion.

JEANETTE, decoy or Q-ship - see also MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

JEANIE GILCHRIST, hired drifter. Built 1907, 92grt, Banff-reg BF.877. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.17-1919 as examination vessel.

JEANIE ROBERTSON, hired drifter, Adty No 2360. Built 1908, 93grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.310. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served as THAINS in WW2.

JEANIE STEWART, hired trawler, Adty No 3282. Built 1916, 210grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.82. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-3.5in BT. In service 6.16-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel.

JEANNE LOVIE, hired motor drifter. Built 1903, 61grt, Banff-reg BF.1218. In service 4.17-1918.

JEANNIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2173. Built 1907, 83grt, Banff-reg BF.1002. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

JEANNIE II, hired drifter, Adty No 1781. Built 1903, 79grt, Peterhead-reg PD.483. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

JEANNIE LEASK, hired drifter, Adty No 2559. Built 1907, 95grt, Peterhead-reg PD.193. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

JEANNIE MACKINTOSH, hired drifter. Built 1915, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.209. In service 7.15-1919 as boom defence vessel water carrier. Served in WW2.

JEANNIE MURRAY, hired drifter, Adty No 989. Built 1907, 90grt, Banff-reg BF.623. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 4.15-2.18 as net vessel. Sunk 15.2.18 by German destroyers in the Dover Straits.

JEANNIE SIMPSON, hired drifter, Adty No 1396. Built 1907, 90grt, Banff-reg BF.859. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1920 as net vessel.

JEANNIES, hired drifter, Adty No 773. Built 1907, 100grt, Peterhead-reg PD.145. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

JED, destroyer, River-class, two high funnels, designated E-class. Launched 16.2.04 Thornycroft. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 29.7.20 Purves, Teignmouth.

JELLICOE, hired trawler, Adty No 1546. Built 1915, 338grt, Grimsby-reg GY.522. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-3pdr. In service 7.15-1919. Renamed RUSHCOE 7.15. Served as CERESIO in WW2.

JEREMIAH LEWIS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4234. Delivered 25.3.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 renamed FIELD MARSHAL ROBERTSON.

JERIA, hired trawler, Adty No 3319. Built 1916, 344grt, Grimsby-reg GY.985. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.16-12.17 as minesweeper.

JERICHO (ex-SIR JOHN JELLICOE), hired trawler, Adty No 1577. Built 1914, 351grt, Hull-reg H.310. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1920. Served as KOPANES in WW2.

JESBURN, hired drifter, Adty No 3054. Built 1917, 99grt, Whitby-reg WY.187. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.17-1919. Served in WW2.

JESSAMINE, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.43 (9.15), T.47 (1.18). Launched 9.9.15 Swan Hunter. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr AA or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr AA. Azalea-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Sold 21.12.22 T. E. Evans, Penarth.

JESSICA, hired trawler, Adty No 13. Built 1906, 173grt, Hull-reg H.870. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JESSIE NUTTEN, hired trawler, Adty No 312. Built 1908, 187grt, Aberdeen-reg A.243. In service 8.14-9.16 as minesweeper. Mined 4.9.16 off Lowestoft.

JESSOP, decoy or Q-ship see BEGONIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Azalea-type.

JESSIE TAIT, hired drifter, Adty No 74. Built 1915, 84grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.148. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

JESSMAR, hired drifter, Adty No 1011. Built 1914, 86grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.19. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

JIM MCCAUSLAND (ex-FLYING SERPENT), hired screw tug. Built 1886, 262grt. In service 2.9.14-15.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JOANETTA, boarding tug, N.21 (9.15), N.63 (1.18). Built 1911, 49grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 11.11.14- purchased 20.12.14-1919.

JOE CHAMBERLAIN, hired drifter, Adty No E, 1293. Built 1903, 79grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.981. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as patrol boat, escort vessel.

JOFFRE, hired rescue tug, W.69 (9.18). Built 1916, 260grt. In service 23.11.17-15.3.19.

JOHANNESBURG, hired trawler, Adty No 1796. Built 1903, 181grt, Hull-reg H.711. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.15-1919 as minesweeper.

JOHN, fishing trawler. Built 1910, 221grt, Ostend-reg O.131. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

JOHN & NORAH, hired drifter, Adty No 1867. Built 1913, 95grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.203. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

JOHN ABBOTT, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3618. Launched 7.8.17, Duthie. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper, hydrophone vessel. Renamed JOHN MASON 5.20. Sold 1921, renamed CHRISTIANIA T. PURDY. Served in WW2.

JOHN AIKENHEAD, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4292. Launched 19.12.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed POLLY JOHNSON. Served as POLLY JOHNSON in WW2.

JOHN ALFRED, hired drifter, Adty No 1852. Built 1909, 81grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.470. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

JOHN ANDERSON, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3610. Launched 20.9.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Renamed CHARLES DORAN 12.19. Sold 1922 as CHARLES DORAN. Served in WW2.

JOHN APPLEBY (ex-CORINTHIA), Admiralty trawler, non-standard Mersey-class, Adty No 3612. Launched 30.1.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 248-324grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1923 renamed LOIS. Served as LOIS in WW2.

JOHN ARTHUR (ex-SANNYRION), Admiralty trawler, non-standard Mersey-class, Adty No 3613. Launched 10.2.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 248-324grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed GLADYS. Served as GLADYS in WW2.

JOHN ASHLEY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4293. Launched 18.3.19, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed LIMESLADE.

JOHN BAPTISH, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3596. Launched 29.4.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921, same name. Served in WW2.

JOHN BARRY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3624. Launched 24.7.17, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921 renamed CHRISTABELLE.

JOHN BATEMAN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3599. Launched 29.4.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed ANDERBY.

JOHN BELL, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3635. Launched 12.2.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1923 renamed JOHN SMART.

JOHN BENSON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4409, building Cook, W & G. Cancelled after 11.18. Completed for commercial service, renamed KARI SOLMUNDARSON.

JOHN BOMKWORTH, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3597. Launched 29.5.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Renamed WEAR 9.20, Sold 1922 to Spain renamed UAD RAS.

JOHN BOWLER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3637. Launched 12.2.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed KARABIGHA.

JOHN BRADFORD, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3647. Launched 25.4.17, Hall Russell. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 15.7.20, renamed DORILEEN. Served as BEN ARDNA in WW2.

JOHN BRASKET, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3627. Launched 13.9.17, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921 same name. Wrecked 11.21.

JOHN BRENNAN, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3609. Launched 4.9.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 as IOLITE. Served as OSAKO in WW2.

JOHN BRICE, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3608. Launched 22.8.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed DERWENT 9.20. Sold 1924 as BEAULNE VERNEUIL. Served in WW2.

JOHN BRITTON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4427. Launched 2.5.19, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed ELSIE JESSOP.

JOHN BROOKER, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3605. Launched 9.6.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 as OBSIDIAN. Served as LOCH PARK in WW2.

JOHN BULL, hired screw tug. Built 1880, 165grt. In service 16.12.14-5.2.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JOHN BULLER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4416. Launched 11.9.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 later renamed SAN PEDRO.

JOHN BULLOCK, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3651. Launched 9.7.17, C Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921, renamed FILIEP COENEN 1922. Served as FLYING ADMIRAL in WW2.

JOHN BURLINGHAM, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3600. Launched 21.4.17, Cook, W & G. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1920 as REHEARO. Served as REHEARO in WW2.

JOHN C. MEIKLE, hired trawler, Adty No 436. Built 1914, 194grt, North Shields-reg SN.70. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JOHN CALLAGHAN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3707. Launched 7.10.17, Murdoch & Murray. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 same name. Served as STAR OF LIBERTY in WW2.

JOHN CAMPBELL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3695. Launched 1.11.17, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed GEORGE DIXON 12.19. Sold 1923 renamed LUSHBY. -

JOHN CASEWELL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3713. Launched 3.10.17, Ailsa, Troon. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 4.5.20, same name. Lost 1921.

JOHN CATTLING, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3676. Delivered 29.4.18, Bow McLachlan. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 4.5.20, same name. Served in WW2.

JOHN CHATWAY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4447, building George Brown. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JOHN CHIVERS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3671. Launched 17.12.17, Bow McLachlan. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Renamed ERNE 9.20. Sold 1922 to Spain, renamed UAD MARTIN.

JOHN CHURCH, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3668. Launched 16.10.17, Bow McLachlan. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920, same name, later renamed ANTARES.

JOHN CLAVELL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4480. Delivered 18.10.20, Hepple. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921,same name. later renamed DENIS.

JOHN CLAY, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3657. Launched 16.11.17, Hall. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Loaned to USN 5.19-8.19. Sold 1921, renamed BRACONASH.

JOHN COLLINS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3712. Launched 19.11.17, Allsa, Troon. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Loaned to USN 1919. Sold 1920 renamed JANERA.

JOHN CONDON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4440, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN CONN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4476. Launched 30.5.19, Hawthorns. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921 a BRACONBUSH.

JOHN COOMBE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4453, building George Brown. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JOHN COOPER, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3699. Launched 5.7.17, Harkess. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed PENFRET.

JOHN COPE, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3692. Delivered 19.11.18, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1919 renamed RIVER GARRY. Served in WW2.

JOHN CORBETT, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4442, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN CORMACK, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3562. Launched 4.9.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed LORD PIRRIE. Served as CHILTERN in WW2.

JOHN CORWARDER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3685. Launched 20.9.17, Fleming & Ferguson. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1919 renamed RIVER NITH.

JOHN COTTRELL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4463. Delivered 1.11.19, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed ST. ENDELLION. Served as BLIGHTY in WW2.

JOHN CREIGHTON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4449, building George Brown. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JOHN CURRAN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3688. Delivered 8.6.18, Montrose SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1921 COMMANDANT GAMAS.

JOHN DAVIS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3682. Delivered 22.10.18, Bow McLachlan. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed CESAR DE PAEPE

JOHN DETHERIDGE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4489 building Goole SB Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN DIXON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4283 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN DONOVAN, hired trawler, Adty No 435. Built 1914, 206grt, North Shields-reg SN.52. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JOHN DORMOND, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4485. Delivered 15.10.19, J P Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1922, same name, later renamed AMETHYST.

JOHN DOWNIE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4491 building Goole SB Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN DUNKIN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3727. Launched 6.8.18, Fleming & Ferguson. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed PEKIN 3.19, JOHN DUNKIN 5.19, lent to USN 5.19-8.19. Sold 1921, same name.

JOHN DUNN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3741. Launched 27.3.18, Ferguson. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1923, same name. Served as FLORENCE BRIERLEY in WW2.

JOHN DUPUIS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3732. Delivered 3.7.18, Abdela Mitchell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone training ship. Sold 1924 renamed RAVENNA.

JOHN DUTTON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3739. Launched 17.1.18, Ferguson. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921, later renamed KARLSEFNI.

JOHN E. LEWIS, hired trawler, Adty No 321. Built 1911, 253grt, Aberdeen-reg A.354. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1.18 as minesweeper. Mined 16.1.18 off the Cork LV, Harwich.

JOHN EBBS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3566. Launched 2.10.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1920renamed PILOTE 4. Served as Belgian PILOTE 4 in WW2.

JOHN EDMUND, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3738. Delivered 22.10.18, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed FOYLE 9.20. Loaned 9.21-6.34 to SAN as SONNEBLOM. Sold 1946 renamed CRAMOND ISLAND

JOHN EDSWORTH, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3744. Delivered 3.6.18, Fullerton. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1919 renamed RIVER LEVEN. Served in WW2.

JOHN FAIRMAN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3750. Delivered 28.6.18, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1920 renamed OCEAN VICTOR. Served in WW2.

JOHN FELTON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3570. Launched 1.11.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA, 1-6in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920, same name.

JOHN FISSER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3752. Delivered 27.9.18, Ritchie G & M. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone training ship. Sold 1920 renamed JOULE. Served as MARY CAM (RAN) in WW2.

JOHN FITZGERALD, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3754. Launched 14.12.17, Duthie. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Loaned to USN 5.19-8.19. Sold 1921, same name. Served in WW2.

JOHN FOSTER SPENCE, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 28grt. In service 8.14-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JOHN FRANCOIS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3748. Delivered 9.8.18, Murdoch & Murray. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1923 renamed EDITH M. PURDY. Served in WW2.

JOHN G. WATSON, hired trawler, Adty No 427. Built 1910, 196grt, Aberdeen-reg A.327. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-10.15 as minesweeper. Sunk 31.10.15 in collision near Stornoway.

JOHN G. WATSON, hired trawler, Adty No 3322. Built 1916, 235grt, North Shields-reg SN.305. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.17-1919 as minesweeper, then escort vessel.

JOHN GAUNTLET, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3779. Launched 12.8.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 11.5.20, same name, renamed NAIROBI 1921. Lost 1922.

JOHN GEOGHAN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3794. Launched 9.10.18, Alisa, Troon. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921, same name. Served as CONGRE in WW2.

JOHN GILLMAN, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3502. Launched 9.1.17, Smiths Dock. Units ranged from 236-276grt, 117-125x22-23ft. Approx. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1.7-5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1920, same name.

JOHN GRAHAM, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3778. Launched 27.7.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Loaned to USN 1919. Sold 1921 renamed RUBY. Served as EASTCOATES in WW2.

JOHN GRAY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3763. Launched 11.4.18, Scott, Bowling. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1920 same name, renamed FORT RONA 1932.

JOHN GREGORY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3789. Delivered 2.5.19, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed INVERDEE. Served as French AD.57 NADINE in WW2.

JOHN GULIPSTER, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3782. Launched 24.9.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed BETTY JOHNSON. Served as COMITATUS in WW2.

JOHN H. IRVIN, hired trawler. Built 1913, 199grt, Aberdeen-reg A.593. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

JOHN HAILE, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3819. Delivered 9.5.18, Hawthorns 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1- 12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1924 renamed TUMBY. Served in WW2.

JOHN HEATH, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3757. Delivered 14.6.19, Ouse SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed KUVERA. Served in WW2.

JOHN HIGH, hired trawler, Adty No 3252. Built 1915, 228grt, North Shields-reg SN.233. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.16-8.16 as minesweeper. Mined 7.8.16 off Mount Sozonova, White Sea.

JOHN HIGHLAND, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3797. Launched 23.9.18, Ferguson. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 renamed OCEAN ENSIGN.

JOHN HOWARD, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4203. Delivered 22.7.19, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921 renamed EVELINA. Served in WW2.

JOHN HUNS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3774. Delivered 4.4.19, Fullerton. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Renamed JOHN MOSS 1919. Sold 1919 as LORD ALLENBY. Served as SARAH A PURDY in WW2.

JOHN HUNTER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3777. Delivered 5.2.19, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: usually 1-12pdr & BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed DELILA. Served in WW2.

JOHN JACKSON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3847. Delivered 10.9.18, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921, same name. Served as INCHGOWER in WW2.

JOHN JACOBS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3833. Delivered 15.4.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed CASTLENAU. Served as CASTLENAU in WW2.

JOHN JEFFERSON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3834. Delivered 23.4.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1920 renamed ST. AMANT. Served as LADY ENID in WW2.

JOHN JOHNSON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3832. Delivered 19.4.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed CLOUGHTON WYKE. Served as CLOUGHTON WYKE in WW2.

JOHN KENNEDY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3853. Delivered 1.7.19, Abdela Mitchell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed JOHN ELLIOTT. Served as GILLIAN in WW2.

JOHN KENTALL, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3850. Delivered 20.9.18, Williamson. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920 renamed WHEATSTONE.

JOHN KIDD, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3508. Launched 20.2.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 11.5.20 renamed ROTHERSLADE. Served as ROTHERSLADE in WW2.

JOHN LANGSHAW, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4229. Launched 20.3.19, Scott, Bowling. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed ETHEL CRAWFORD.

JOHN LEMON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4223 building John Lewis Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN LEVER, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4227 building John Lewis Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN LEWIS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4219. Delivered 30.3.20, C Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Renamed JOHN EVANS 1.20. Sold 1921 renamed HARRY MELLING. Served as HARRY MELLING in WW2.

JOHN LINCOLN, hired drifter, Adty No 220. Built 1908, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.140. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat, escort vessel.

JOHN LYONS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3511. Launched 23.3.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 renamed LES ILLATES.

JOHN M. SMART, fishing trawler. Built 1891, 113grt, North Shields-reg SN.111. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Sunk 12.12.17

JOHN MANN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4245. Delivered 6.9.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed EARL HAIG. Purchased 1933, renamed BARNET. Sold 1947.

JOHN MARSHALL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4262 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MASON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4260 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MCCONNELL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4271 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MCCONNOCHIE, hired paddle tug. Built 1879, 90grt. Harbour service 1.4.18-20.11.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

JOHN MELEBURY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4263 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MINUTE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4259 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MITCHELL, hired drifter, Adty No 1065. Built 1913, 89grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.211. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-11.17 as net vessel. Sunk 14.11.17 in collision off St. Alban's Head.

JOHN MONDAY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4268 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MORRIS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4264 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MOSS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4272 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN MURPHY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4281 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOHN O'GAUNT, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 51grt. In service 1.18-5.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JOHN O SCOTT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 1,235grt - lost 18.9.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

JOHN PASCO, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3544. Launched 19.4.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as escort. Sold 1922 renamed ARIN BJORN HERSIR.

JOHN PAYNE, hired rescue tug. Built 1909, 145grt. In service 17.7.15-23.1.20, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

JOHN PENDER, cable ship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1900, 2336grt. In commissioned service 30.6.18-14.6.19.

JOHN POLLARD, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3516. Launched 21.5.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 4.5.20 renamed GROSMONT CASTLE. Served as GROSMONT CASTLE in WW2.

JOHN QUILLIAM, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3541. Launched 12.3.17, Cochrane, first class delivery, delivered 30.8.17. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1921

JOHN ROBERT, hired drifter, Adty No 1035. Built 1912, 89grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.708. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 1.15-2.19 as net vessel. Lost 1.2.19 enroute Mersina to Alexandretta, presumed mined off Cape Karadash.

JOHN S. SUMMERS, hired drifter, Adty No 2147. Built 1910, 62grt, Peterhead-reg PD.566. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

JOHN SANDERSON, mine carrier, Y6.5. Built 1889, 3274grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14-26.8.16, collier (Y3.1660) from 3.7.17. Again in commissioned service as mine carrier, with1-12pdr, 2.8.18-19.9.19.

JOHN SHERBURN, hired trawler, Adty No 815. Built 1902, 244grt, Hull-reg H.644. In service 12.14-3.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Wrecked 6.3.15 near Dover.

JOHN T. GRAHAM, hired trawler, Adty No 467. Built 1912, 198grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.69. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JOHN THORLING, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3527. Launched 20.7.17, Smiths Dock. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1925 renamed KENT. Served as CONCERTATOR in WW2.

JOHN WATT, hired drifter, Adty No 1382. Built 1911, 84grt, Banff-reg BF.359. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as stores & water carrier. Served in WW2.

JOHN WELSTEAD, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3573. Delivered 15.2.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed LORD HAREWOOD. Served as MYRLAND in WW2.

JOHN YULE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3543. Launched 24.3.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1921 renamed NOTRE DAME DE LORETTE.

JONATHAN BAZINO, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4421. Launched 29.1.19, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed PITSTRUAN.

JONATHAN BENJAMIN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4435, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

JONATHAN BRONTON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4431, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

JONATHAN CLARKE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4465. Delivered 24.3.20, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed ST. KEVERNE.

JONATHAN COLLINS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4464. Delivered 26.11.19, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed ST. MINVER. Served as ST. MINVER in WW2.

JONATHAN COLLIS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4443, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

JONATHAN CREIG, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4471. Delivered 16.9.19, Hawthorne. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, same name, renamed STRATHGLASS 1928.

JONATHAN HARDY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3772. Delivered 7.11.18, Fullerton. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921 renamed ROCHE BLEUE. Served as French AD.170 ROCHE BLEUE in WW2.

JONQUIL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.46 (2.15), T.20 (9.15), T.48 (1.18). Launched 12.5.15 Connell. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 5.20 Portugal, renamed CARVALHO ARAUJO.

JONQUIL, fishing trawler. Built 1891, 143grt, Grimsby-reg GY.391. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

JOSEPH & SARAH MILES, hired trawler, Adty No 1132. Built 1902, 272grt, London-reg LO.175. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1920 as minesweeper.

JOSEPH ANNISON, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3819. Launched 19.9.17, Duthie. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1922, same name. Served as WILLIAM STEPHEN in WW2.

JOSEPH BARRATT, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3586. Launched 2.11.17, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920, same name, later renamed LOCH MORAR. - Served as TILBURY NESS in WW2.

JOSEPH BURGIN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3636. Launched 12.2.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920, same name.

JOSEPH BUTTON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3584. Launched 17.12.17, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1920, same name. Served in WW2.

JOSEPH COATES, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3709. Delivered 3.5.18, Murdoch & Murray. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1921 renamed AIGRETTE.

JOSEPH CONNELL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3696. Launched 20.12.17, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed HOURTIN.

JOSEPH CONSTANTINE, hired rescue tug, W.45 (1.18). Built 1913, 154grt. In service 2.5.17-15.2.19, harbour service before 1917.

JOSEPH CROSTWAITE (ex-HUSKISSON), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 149grt. Harbour service 31.8.15-20.9.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JOSEPH CROWELL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4448, building George Brown. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JOSEPH DOE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4494, building Hepple. Cancelled after 11.18. Not known if completed for commercial service.

JOSEPH GIDDICE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3786. Delivered 12.12.18, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed OSEBY.

JOSEPH GORDON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3785. Launched 29.6.18, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone training ship. Sold 1922 renamed GROUIN-DU-COU. Served as French GROUIN DU COU in WW2.

JOSEPH HODGKINS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3855. Delivered 20.6.19, Hepple. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, same name. Lost 1921.

JOSEPH MURRAY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4274 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

JOSEPHINE (ex-GORISLAVA), hired yacht, Pendant No 092, later assigned Fy.092 from yacht LYSISTRATA. Built 1899, 974grt/897TM. Armament: 2-4 in, 2-2pdr. Seized 3.8.18, returned 21.4.19 to Russia.

JOSEPHINE I (1920) see SPARROW (ex-JOSEPHINE I), Admiralty trawler.

JOSHUA ARABIN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4299. Launched 1.5.19, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed RIVER FORTH. Served as DE LA POLE in WW2.

JOSHUA BUDGET, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4425. Launched 11.4.19, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed MARY CROWTHER. Served as OLDEN TIMES in WW2.

JOSHUA CARRETTS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4474, building Hawthorns. Cancelled after 11.18.

JUBBULPORE, Admiralty trawler, Indian-built, Castle-type. Building Bombay DY. Teak planking on steel frames, 265grt/588 tons deep, 125(pp)x33x12ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Probably cancelled.

JUBILEE, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 36grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JUGGERNAUT, decoy or Q-ship see PC.55, patrol boat.

JUGGLER, decoy or Q-ship - see WILLOW BRANCH, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1042) conversion.

JULIA, patrol and examination vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.80 (1914), C.77 (1.18). Built 1897 J. P. Rennoldson. Ex-yacht MARETANZA, purchased by Admiralty 1.4.01. 310 tons, 120(pp), 20x9ft. TE 655ihp, 12kts. Armament: not listed. Examination service at Queenstown 1914-18. Sold 6.11.20 M. S. Hilton.

JULIA C. MORAN (ex-HS.44; ex-HARRY G. RUNKLE), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1902, 192grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

JULIET, hired trawler, Adty No 45. Built 1906, 173grt, Hull-reg H.880. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

JULNAR, Mesopotamian river steamer. Built 1909, 884grt. Commissioned 17.4.16, naval-manned. Captured during attempt to resupply Kut 24.6.16. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1916.

JUMBO, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 95grt. In service as BDV 30.7.14-8.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JUMNA, hired paddle tug. Built 1884, 51grt. In service 9.7.18-23.8.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

JUNCO, hired trawler, Adty No 1657. Built 1917, 191grt, Hull-reg H.587. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.18-1919 as minesweeper.

JUNIN, store carrier, Y8.108. Built 1907, 4536grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1313), in service as store carrier 26.10.18-3.2.19.

JUNIOR (ex-JUNO), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 187. Built 1898, 592grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 29.1.15-27.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

JUNO, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, N.37 (1914), N.65 (1.18). Launched 16.11.95 Vickers. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to East Indies. Log Book Availability. Sold 24.9.20 Earle & Co, resold and BU in Denmark

JUNO, hired paddle tug. Built 1880, 89grt. In service 6.7.17-27.10.17. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

JUPITER, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.50 (1914), P.50 (9.15), N.64 (1.19). Launched 18.11.95 Thomson. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, remained on foreign stations for some time, accommodation ship at Devonport. Paid off as of 11.18. Log Book Availability. Sold 15.1.20 Hughes Bolckow, Tyne.

JUPITER (1916) - see TRIBESMAN, hired screw tug

JUPITER II, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 584. Built 1896, 394grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 15.5.15-29.5.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16.

JURASSIC, decoy or Q-ship - see WESTPHALIA, store carrier.

 

 


 

KILDONAN CASTLE, served as armed merchant cruiser (Photo Ships)

 

K-class submarines, K.1-K.22, 1880/2650 tons, 338(oa), 334(pp)x26x16ft. Steam geared turbines/electric 10000/1400hp, 24/9.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-3in AA, 10-18 tt.

K.1, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 14.11.16 Portsmouth DY. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion. Damaged in collision with K.4 off coast of Denmark, sunk 17.11.17 by gunfire of BLONDE.

K.2, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 14.10.16 Portsmouth DY. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 13.7.26 Cashmore.

K.3, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 6.15. Launched 20.5.16 Vickers. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S Bkg Co.

K.4, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 6.15. Launched 15.7.16 Vickers. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion. Sunk 31.1.18 in collision with K.6 off May Island.

K.5, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 16.12.16 Portsmouth DY. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sunk 20.1.21 by accident, Bay of Biscay.

K.6, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 31.5.16 Devonport DY. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 13.7.26 Cashmore.

K.7, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 31.5.16 Devonport DY. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 9.9.21 Fryer.

K.8, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 10.10.18 Vickers. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 11.10.23 McLellan.

K.9, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 8.11.16 Vickers. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 23.7.26 Alloa S Bkg Co, Charlestown.

K.10, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 27.12.16 Vickers. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 4.11.21 Beard, foundered in tow 10.1.22.

K.11, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 16.8.16 Armstrong. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 4.11.21 C. A. Beard.

K.12, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 23.2.17 Armstrong. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 23.7.26 Alloa, Charlestown.

K.13, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 11.11.16 Fairfield. Foundered 29.1.17 on trials in Gareloch, salved 3.17, renamed K.22. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 16.12.26 Young, Sunderland.

K.14, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 8.15. Launched 8.2.17 Fairfield. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 16.12.26 Granton S Bkg Co.

K.15, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 2.16. Launched 30.10.17 Scotts. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 8.24 Upnor S Bkg Co.

K.16, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 2.16. Launched 5.11.17 Beardmore. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sold 22.8.24 J. Hornby, resold 9.24 Alloa, Charlestown.

K.17, fleet submarine, steam-driven, K-class, ordered 2.16. Launched 10.4.17 Vickers. 12th or 13th S/M Flotillas, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Sunk 31.1.18 in collision with FEARLESS off May Island.

K.18, fleet submarine, K-class, ordered 2.16 see M.1, submarine monitor, M-class.

K.19, fleet submarine, K-class, ordered 5.16 see M.2, submarine monitor, M-class.

K.20, fleet submarine, K-class, ordered 8.16 see M.3, submarine monitor, M-class.

K.21, fleet submarine, K-class, ordered 8.16 see M.4, submarine monitor, M-class.

K.22 see K.13, fleet submarine, K-class.

K.26-class submarines, K.23-K.28, 2140/2770 tons, 351(oa), 347(pp)x28x16ft. Steam geared turbines/electrical 10 000/1400 hp, 23.5/9kts. Armament: 3-4in, 6-21in tt, (bow), 4-18in tt, (sides).

K.23, ordered 1918 from Armstrong. Cancelled 26.11.18.

K.24, ordered 1918 from Armstrong. Cancelled 26.11.18. Frames ordered to be transferred for completion at Chatham DY, but also cancelled.

K.25, ordered 1918 from Armstrong. Cancelled 26.11.18. Frames ordered to be transferred for completion at Chatham DY, but also cancelled.

K.26, fleet submarine, steam driven, K.26-class, ordered 1918. Launched 26.8.19 Vickers, completed 9.23 at Chatham DY. Sold 3.31 at Malta.

K.27, ordered 1918 from Vickers. Cancelled 26.11.18.

K.28, ordered 1918 from Vickers. Cancelled 26.11.18. Frames ordered to be transferred for completion at Chatham DY, but also cancelled.



K.26, submarine (Navy Photos)

 


 

K.14, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 13grt. In service 1.15-8.19 (BDV 9.15), limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KAI, decoy or Q-ship see AUBRIETIA, convoy sloop.

KAIPAN, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1888, 300grt. In service c1917-1919 off Singapore.

KALE, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.45 (1914), D.23 (9.15), D.47 (1.18). Launched 8.11.04 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Mined 27.3.18 in North Sea.

KALMIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1778. Built 1894, 189grt, Grimsby-reg GY.572. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-10.18. Damaged by Fire 7.10.18 at Stavros, repaired. Served as AMOS in WW2.

KALMIA, hired trawler, Adty No 791. Built 1898, 184grt, Milford Haven-reg M.142. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed KALMIA II 8.15.

KALSO, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 179grt, Grimsby-reg GY.725. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KAMI NO MICHI, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 61. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

KANGAROO, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.02 (1914), D.82 (9.15), D.48 (1.18). Launched 8.9.00 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Based at Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Sold 23.3.20 M. Yates; resold 1920 Ward, Milford Haven.

KAPHREDA (ex-A. G.), hired trawler, Adty No 364. Built 1911, 245grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.188. In service 8.14-6.16 as minesweeper. Mined 8.6.16 near Corton LV.

KARAPARA, naval hospital ship, YA.17 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1915, Swan Hunter. 7117grt, 425x55ft. Hired, in service 8.15-1918, flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

KASSALA, store carrier, Y8.88. Built 1897, 3825grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.125), ex-collier (Y3.542), in service as store carrier 27.6.18-21.9.18, collier again 22.9.18.

KASTORIA, hired trawler, Adty No 3324. Built 1917, 307grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1017. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.17-1919 as minesweeper, then escort vessel. Served in WW2.

KATE LEWIS, hired trawler, Adty No 2975. Built 1916, 207grt, Aberdeen-reg A.620. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.16-1939 as minelayer, then minesweeper. Purchased. Sold 1939.

KATHLEEN, hired yacht, accommodation ship, later tug. Built 1869, 214grt/316TM. Accomodation ship 16.6.17-14.4.19, tug from 3.17.

KATHLEEN, hired yacht. Built 1899, 63grt/70TM. In service at Archangel 8.18-1919.

KATHLEEN, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 38grt. In service 12.16-11.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KATHLEEN BURTON, hired trawler, Adty No 1469. Built 1914, 197grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.30. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

KATORIA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian vessel taken up in India. Built 1889, 1127grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

KATREEN, hired drifter, Adty No 2977. Built 1916, 104grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.85. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.16-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

KELLETT (1919), survey ship see UPPINGHAM, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

KELVIN, hired trawler, Adty No 1974. Built 1915, 322grt, Hull-reg H.357. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.15-7.17 as minesweeper. Mined 7.7.17 off Harwich.

KEMES, decoy or Q-ship, fishing smack (Milford Haven-registered M.105) conversion. Built 1911, 57grt. In service 4.5.16-11.16, armed with 1-12pdr, other name M.105.

KEMPENFELT, destroyer leader, Marksman-class, 1914-15 programme, H.A1 (1914), G.10 (1917), F.87 (1.18), G.12 (4.18). Launched 1.5.15 Cammell Laird. c1604-1608 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet 1915-17, Dover 1917-18, then Grand Fleet again. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe.

KEMPTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 895. Launched 3.6.16 Ferguson. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 24.6.17 off Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917.

KENDAL, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3426, T.45 (9.18), T.80 (11.19). Launched 9.2.18 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Sold 3.10.28 Alloa, Charlestown.

KENILWORTH, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 844. Built 1898, 390grt. Armament: not listed. In service 18.6.17-2.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

KENNERY, Admiralty trawler, Indian-built, Castle-type. Launched 1919, Bombay DY. Teak planking on steel frames, 265grt/588 tons deep, 125(pp)x33x12ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel. Listed to 4.32.

KENNET (right, Photo Ships), destroyer, River-class, two high funnels, designated E-class. Launched 4.12.03 Thornycroft. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.12.19 J. H. Lee, Dover.

KENNET, hired trawler. Built 1899, 167grt, Aberdeen-reg A.332. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

KENNYMORE, hired trawler, Adty No 1373. Built 1914, 225grt, Grimsby-reg GY.38. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

KENSINGTON, hired trawler, Adty No 687. Built 1900, 172grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1156. Armament: 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr. In service 11.14-1919.

KENT, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, P.27 (1914), P.80 (9.15), P.99 (1.18). Launched 6.3.01 Portsmouth DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.20 at Hong Kong.

KENT, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 35grt. In service 12.15-10.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KENT COUNTY, hired drifter, Q-ship (not listed in Hired Drifter section as Q-ship - see below)

KENT COUNTY, hired drifter, Adty No 203. Built 1911, 86grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1129. In service 9.14-12.16 as patrol boat. Mined 8.12.16 off Cross Sand, Lowestoft.

KENTISH KNOCK, decoy or Q-ship - see KENT COUNTY, hired drifter (KENT COUNTY is not listed in the Hired Drifter section as a Q-ship. Neither is KENTISH KNOCK listed as an alternative name).

KENTON (RCN) (ex-FREDERICK A.), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 48grt. In service to 3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KEPPEL, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, D.84 (4.25). Launched 23.4.20 Thornycroft, completed Portsmouth DY. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Sold 7.45, BU Ward, Barrow.

KESSINGLAND, hired drifter, Adty No 1056. Built 1908, 78grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.210. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Served as REFLECT in WW2.

KESTON, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 22grt. In service 5.18-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KESTREL, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.47 (1914), D.60 (9.15), D.49 (1.18). Launched 25.3.98 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 17.3.21 Ward, Rainham.

KESTREL, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 28. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

KESTREL, hired drifter, Adty No 1006. Built 1906, 75grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.442. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed KESTREL II 4.15.

KESTREL, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 70grt. In service 12.12.14-31.12.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

KETHAILES, hired yacht, Pendant No 012. Built 1903, 625grt/611TM. Armament: 2-6pdr. In service from 23.9.14. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. In collision, sunk 11.10.17 off Blackwater LV.

KEW, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Eltringham. Cancelled 17.12.18.

KHARKI, RFA oiler/tanker, P.95 (1914), X.31 (1916), X.34 (1.18). Launched 22.12.99 Irvine SB, Irvine. 1455 tons, 185(pp)x29x15 ft. TE 775ihp, 13kts. Purchased as collier 20.3.00, remained so until 1906. Sold 7.31 at Hong Kong (rfa)

KIA ORA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 66. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

KIA ORA, decoy or Q-ship - see COOT, hired trawler.

KIAMA, hired drifter, Adty No 1080. Built 1914, 93grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.766. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel. Served as GIRL ELLEN in WW2.

KIB, decoy or Q-ship - see KING LEAR, hired trawler.

KIDDERPORE, Admiralty trawler, Indian-built, Castle-type. Launched 1919, Bombay DY. Teak planking on steel frames, 265grt/588 tons deep, 125(pp)x33x12ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (probably not mounted). Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel. Listed to 4.32.

KIDNER, decoy or Q-ship see LYCHNIS, convoy sloop.

KIDWELLY CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 541. Built 1907, 259grt, Swansea-reg SA.40. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

KIELDER CASTLE, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 129grt, North Shields-reg SN.63. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

Kil-class patrol gunboats, all names starting with "Kil" (church), completed 1918/19, 895 tons (530grt), 182(oa), 170(pp)x30x10ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 1-4in, 6 or more depth charges. Majority completed after war's end without armament. Some vessels sold into mercantile service had bow straightened and hull lengthened, increasing gross tonnage by 200grt. Cancelled Kil-class vessels follow the completed list.

KILBEGGAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4004. Launched 23.9.18 George Brown. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed LUCKER.

KILBERRY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4003. Launched 2.7.18 George Brown. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BOLAM.

KILBIRNIE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4005. Launched 16.5.19 George Brown. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HOMESTEAD, foundered 6.9.20 off the Seven Stones.

KILBRIDE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4007. Launched 21.8.18 Hall Russell. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SCOTSGAP.

KILBURN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4009. Launched 28.5.18 Hall Russell. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed TARSET.

KILCHATTAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4013. Launched 13.4.18 Cook, W & G. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BENTON.

KILCHREEST, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3814 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 8.6.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HARROGATE.

KILCHRENAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3805 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 15.1.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BOMBARDIER.

KILCHVAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4014. Launched 13.7.18 Cook, W & G. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BELSAY.

KILCLARE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3804 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.1.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed STANHOPE.

KILCLIEF, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4015. Launched 8.10.18 Cook, W & G. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed TYNEHOME.

KILCLOGHER, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4016. Launched 24.10.18 Cook, W & G. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed NORTHERNER.

KILCOCK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3810 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.4.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SPINNER.

KILDALKEY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4027. Launched 13.3.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, retained name KILDALKEY.

KILDANGAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4028. Launched 15.3.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed BEBSIDE.

KILDARE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4029. Launched 10.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed MITFORD.

KILDARY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3800 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Laid down 31.7.17, launched 1.11.17 Smiths Dock, delivered 17.12.17. Served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SORCERER.

KILDAVIN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3806 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 13.2.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed LEASIDE.

KILDIMO, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3811 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.4.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SOUTHERNER.

KILDONAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4030. Launched 11.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed WATKIN.

KILDOROUGH, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3801 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 16.11.17 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed WEARMOUTH. HASHEMI in RIN, WW2.

KILDORREY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3807 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.2.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed DEMPSTER.

KILDRESS, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4031. Launched 13.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed GLYNARTHEN.

KILDWICK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4032. Launched 27.4.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed PENGAM.

KILDYSART, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3812 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 11.5.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed EMBLETON. INDIRA in RIN, WW2.

KILFENORA, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3802 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.12.17 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, retained name KILFENORA.

KILFINNY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4033. Launched 10.5.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed KENRHOS.

KILFREE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4034. Launched 11.5.18 Cochrane. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 21.11.19 Thornycroft, renamed PORTHMINSTER

KILFULLERT, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3808 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 15.3.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed WEARHOME.

KILGARVAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3813 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.5.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HEATHER KING.

KILGOBNET, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3803 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 14.12.17 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed MAXTON.

KILHAM, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3815 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 10.6.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed EASTERNER.

KILKEEL, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 3809 (Castle-class trawler order cancelled to allow Smiths to build this Kil-class gunboat). Launched 27.3.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed FALCONER.

KILLENA, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4049. Launched 9.7.18 Smiths Dock. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed EDWIN DOUGLAS.

KILLERIG, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4050. Launched 9.7.18 Smiths Dock. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 11.20 Lindsay, Swan Hunter, retained name KILLERIG.

KILLINEY, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17 double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4051. Launched 29.7.18 Smiths Dock. Possibly completed before war's end, served in Auxiliary Patrol, possibly one of 11 of class fitted as minesweepers. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed THROPTON.

KILLOUR, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4052. Launched 9.8.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed NAWORTH.

KILLOWEN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4053. Launched 6.9.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed CURLER.

KILLYBEGS, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4054. Launched 7.9.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed ALWINTON.

KILLYGORDON, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4055. Launched 10.10.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed HOMEFORD.

KILMACOLM, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4056. Launched 3.10.18 Smiths Dock. Probably completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed NIGRETIA.

KILMACRENNAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4057. Launched 5.11.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed SEGHILL.

KILMAINE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4058. Launched 5.11.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 Robinson, Brown & Joplin, renamed CROFTER.

KILMALLOCK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4059. Launched 4.12.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Guerat, renamed MALLOCK.

KILMANAHAN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4060. Launched 17.12.18 Smiths Dock. Completed after war's end without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MANAHAN.

KILMARNOCK, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4061. Launched 31.3.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, retained name KILMARNOCK.

KILMARTIN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4062. Launched 31.3.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MANDRAKE.

KILMEAD, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4063. Launched 1.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MEAD. MEAD in SAN, WW2.

KILMELFORD, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4064. Launched 14.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MELFORD.

KILMERSDON, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4065. Launched 30.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MERSDON.

KILMINGTON, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4066. Launched 30.5.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed MINGTON.

KILMORE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4067. Launched 17.7.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed NEWTONIA.

KILMUCKRIDGE, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4068. Launched 28.7.19 Smiths Dock. Completed without armament. Sold 14.2.20 L. Gueret, renamed NEWTON BAY.

KILMUN, Kil-class patrol gunboat, ordered from 7.17, double-ended appearance to confuse enemy, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, Adty No. 4069. Launched 11.10.19 Smiths Dock. Completed 20.2.20 as cable vessel. Sold 16.9.46, renamed RASK. Wrecked 31.1.50.

Kil-class patrol gunboats, ordered from 7.17, known as fast trawlers until 18.1.18, all names starting with "Kil". Cancelled vessels follow:

KILBANE, Adty No. 4001. Building Hawthorn.

KILBARCHAN, Adty No. 4002. Building Hawthorn.

KILBRACHAN, Adty No. 4006. Building Geo. Brown.

KILBRITTAIN, Adty No. 4008. Building Hall Russell.

KILBY, Adty No. 4010. Building Hall Russell.

KILCAR, Adty No. 4011. Building Hall Russell.

KILCAVAN, Adty No. 4012. Building Hall Russell. Appears in Navy List, but never completed and commissioned.

KILCOLGAN, Adty No. 4017. Building Cook W & G.

KILCOMMON, Adty No. 4018. Building Cook W & G.

KILCONNELL, Adty No. 4019. Building Cook W & G.

KILCOOLE, Adty No. 4020. Building Cook W & G.

KILCORNEY, Adty No. 4021. Building Cook W & G.

KILCOT, Adty No. 4022. Building Cook W & G.

KILCREGGAN, Adty No. 4023. Building Cook W & G.

KILCULLEN, Adty No. 4024. Building Cook W & G.

KILCURRIG, Adty No. 4025. Building Cook W & G.

KILDALE, Adty No. 4026. Building Cook W & G.

KILGLASS, Adty No. 4035. Building Cochrane.

KILGOWAN, Adty No. 4036. Building Cochrane.

KILKEE, Adty No. 4037. Building Cochrane.

KILKENNY, Adty No. 4038. Building Cochrane.

KILKENZIE, Adty No. 4039. Building Cochrane.

KILKERRIN, Adty No. 4040. Building Cochrane.

KILKHAMPTON, Adty No. 4041. Building Cochrane.

KILLADOON, Adty No. 4042. Building Cochrane.

KILLAGON, Adty No. 4043. Building Cochrane.

KILLALOO, Adty No. 4044. Building Cochrane.

KILLANE, Adty No. 4045. Building Cochrane.

KILLARNEY, Adty No. 4046. Building Cochrane.

KILLARY, Adty No. 4047. Building Cochrane.

KILLEGAR, Adty No. 4048. Building Cochrane.

 


 

KILBRIDE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 3,712grt - lost 1.3.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un)

KILDA (1920) see JANUS (ex-KILDA), Admiralty trawler.

KILDONAN CASTLE, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.74 (on coming into service), MI.34 (6.18). Built 1899, 9692grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8 - 6in). In service 25.3.16-1.1.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

KILLDEER, hired trawler, Adty No 387. Built 1913, 192grt, Hull-reg H.1014. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

KILLINGHOLME, fleet messenger, Y4.59. Built 1912, 508grt, paddle steamer. Also served as paddle air service scout. In commissioned service 21.2.16-21.4.17, flew white ensign. Served in WW2.

KILMANY, hired drifter, Adty No 2464. Built 1908, 88grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.304. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

KILNBURN, hired drifter, Adty No 2107. Built 1914, 88grt, Banff-reg BF.96. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel, minesweeper.

KILWINNING, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,071grt - lost 24.8.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

KIMBERLEY, hired trawler, Adty No 11. Built 1902, 190grt, Grimsby-reg GY.167. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

KIMBERLEY, hired motor drifter, Adty No 3024. Built 1904, 54grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.302. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.17-1919 as hydrophone vessel. Renamed KIMBERLEY III 4.17.

KIMBERLEY II, hired drifter, Adty No 1381. Built 1907, 102grt, Banff-reg BF.965. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

KIMBERLEY IV, fishing vessel. Built 1907, 102grt, Banff-reg BF.965. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KIMMEROL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.47 (from about 4.16), X.35 (1.18). Launched 4.4.16 Craig Taylor. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1949, renamed LANKA BAHU (rfa)

KINALDIE, hired trawler, Adty No 805. Built 1914, 197grt, Aberdeen-reg A.83. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

KINCARDINE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 4,108grt - lost 3.3.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

KINCORTH, hired trawler. Built 1909, 148grt, Aberdeen-reg A.263. In service 2.17-1920 as special service vessel, then mine duties.

KINELLAR, hired trawler, Adty No 3042. Built 1917, 216grt, Aberdeen-reg A.813. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.17-1919 as minesweeper.

KINFAUNS CASTLE, armed merchant cruiser, later troopship, mercantile conversion, M.64 (on coming into service). Built 1899, 9664grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-4.7in. In service 5.8.14-16.9.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Taken up 13.7.18 for conversion to minelayer at Millwall, incomplete at war's end.

KING ALFRED, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Drake-class, P.10 (1914), P.98 (1.18). Launched 28.10.01 Vickers. 14,100 tons, 533(oa), 500(pp)x71x25ft. TE 30000ihp, 24kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 1914, 9th CS West Africa 1915-17. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.1.20 F. Rijsdijk, Holland.

KING ARTHUR, hired trawler, Adty No 3354. Built 1899, 159grt, Grimsby-reg GY.11. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1920 as minesweeper.

KING CANUTE, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 195grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1124. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KING EDWARD, hired trawler. Built 1900, 163grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1195. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

KING EDWARD, hired drifter, Adty No 2025. Built 1901, 63grt, Peterhead-reg PD.168. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel, patrol boat.

KING EDWARD, paddle hospital carrier. Built 1901, 551grt. Renamed HC.1 1919. In commissioned service 13.4.19-19.6.20 in White Sea, flew white ensign.

KING EDWARD VII, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 66 (1914). Launched 23.7.03 Devonport DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14. Mined 6.1.16 off Cape Wrath.

KING EDWARD VII, hired paddle tug. Built 1901, 138grt. Harbour service 12.10.18-23.8.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

KING EGBERT, hired trawler, Adty No 2576. Built 1899, 159grt, Grimsby-reg GY.97. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1920 as minesweeper.

KING EMPEROR, hired trawler, Adty No 3220, N.5A, N.66. Built 1914, 246grt, Hull-reg H.202. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as minelayer, then minesweeper. Served in WW2.

KING ERIK, hired trawler, Adty No 1368. Built 1899, 228grt, Grimsby-reg GY.474. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

KING FREDERICK (ex-KING FREDERICK III), hired trawler, Adty No 2659. Built 1909, 260grt, Grimsby-reg GY.482. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as GLACIER in WW2.

KING GEORGE, fishing trawler. Built 1901, 164grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1214. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KING GEORGE V (c1911) see MONARCH, dreadnought battleship, Orion-class,

KING GEORGE V (was to be named ROYAL GEORGE), dreadnought battleship, King George V-class, 61 (1914), 77 (1.18), 70 (4.18). Launched 9.10.11 Portsmouth DY. 23,000 tons, 597(oa), 555(pp)x89x28ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2-4in AA added). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 12.26 Alloa, Rosyth.

KING GEORGE V, dummy battleship No.4 see RUTHENIA, mercantile conversion.

KING HARALD, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 227grt, Grimsby-reg GY.479. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KING HENRY, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 162grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1169. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served in WW2.

KING HERRING, hired drifter, Adty No 1922. Built 1909, 100grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.7. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 10.15-1919 as net vessel.

KING LEAR, hired trawler, Adty No 78. Built 1906, 311grt, Hull-reg H.871. Armament: 1-12pdr. 1-7.5in BT. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Also Q-ship (aka DIANA, ENID, KIB) 5.17-4.18.

KING ORRY, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.18 (on coming into service), MI.12 (1.18), MI.06 (6.18). Built 1913, 1877grt, 21kts. Armament: 2-4in. In service 29.10.14-5.6.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Served in WW2.

KING RICHARD, hired trawler, Adty No 1775. Built 1900, 162grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1181. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.15-1920 as minesweeper.

KING STEPHEN, hired trawler. Built 1900, 162grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1174. In service 2.16-4.16 as Q-ship (aka LEDGER No. 778). Sunk 25.4.16 by U-boat in the North Sea.

KING'S GREY, hired trawler, Adty No 1628. Built 1915, 338grt, Grimsby-reg GY.486. Armament: 1-10pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

KINGFISHER (ex-ALCYON), Admiralty trawler, Adty No 1498. Built 1915, 304grt, purchased 4.15. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-7.5in BT, hydrophone. Nominal parent ship, carrying the muster books of other small craft, exchanged name and number with hired drifter ADELE (also a parent ship), renamed ADELE 6.18, Adty No 1499. Sold 1919 as ALCYON.

KINGSNAKE, decoy or Q-ship see PC.62, patrol boat.

KINGSTON, hired trawler, Adty No 2575. Built 1897, 161grt, Grimsby-reg GY.206. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

KINGSWAY, hired trawler. Built 1905, 211grt, Grimsby-reg GY.37. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as boom defence vessel. Served in WW2.

KINGUSSIE, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Eltringham. Cancelled 17.12.18.

KINNAIRD, hired drifter. Built 1907, 94grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.205. In service 1.15-4.15.

KINROSS, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3449, T.5N (8.18). Launched 4.7.18 Fairfield. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Believed one of 32 of class completed by 10.11.18, 27 serving in Home Waters, five in Mediterranean. Mined 16.6.19 in the Aegean.

KINSHA, river gunboat. Launched 1900 Denny as river steamer PIONEER, purchased 11.1900. 616 tons, 192(oa), 180(pp)x30x6ft. Paddle 1200ihp,14kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.4.21 at Shanghai.

KINSMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 119grt. In service as examination vessel 3.1.17-9.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as KEVERNE in WW2.

KIPPER, hired drifter, Adty No 1106. Built 1908, 92grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1111. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1920 as net vessel.

KIRKBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1891, 3,034grt - lost 17.8.15, St George's Channel/Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

KIRKLAND, hired trawler, Adty No 360. Built 1908, 224grt, London-reg LO.282. In service 8.14-8.17 as minesweeper. Mined 20.8.17 off Fugla Skerry, Papastour, Shetlands.

KIRKLINTON, hired trawler, Adty No 3272. Built 1916, 227grt, North Shields-reg SN.236. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.16-1919 as minesweeper.

KIRTON, hired trawler. Built 1886, 125grt, Granton-reg GN.42. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.16-1919 as boom defence vessel.

KITE, gunboat, Ant-class, harbour service tender since c1905, ex-"flatiron" gunboat, commissioned in 1914 for service off Belgian coast. Launched 8.2.71 Napier. 254 tons, 89(oa), 85(pp)x26x6ft. Horizontal engines 260ihp, 8kts. Armament (1914): 1-6in, 1-4.7 in. Disarmed 11.15, reverted to harbour service by 1916. Sold 18.5.20 Hughes Bolckow, became dredger.

KITE, hired trawler, Adty No 415. Built 1903, 168grt, Hull-reg H.773. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed KITE II 2.15.

KITE, hired screw tug. Built 1902, 69grt. In service 11.14-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KITTIWAKE, fishing trawler. Built 1891, 153grt, Aberdeen-reg A.469. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KITTY, fishing trawler. Built 1897, 135grt, Aberdeen-reg A.819. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

KITTY GEORGE, hired drifter, Adty No 1548. Built 1913, 87grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.263. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 7.15-1920 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

KIWI, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 42. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

KLONDYKE, hired trawler, Adty No 647. Built 1898, 155grt, Hull-reg H.420. In service 10.14-6.16 as minesweeper. Sunk 4.6.16 in collision near Owers LV.

KNARSDALE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 1,641grt - lost 21.12.15, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

KNIGHT ERRANT, hired patrol tug, T.10. Built 1905, 148grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-28.11.14, then other service, tug from 16.7.15, rescue tug 1917-28.8.20.

KNIGHT TEMPLAR, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A2 (7.17), MI.97 (1.18), MI.54 (6.18). Built 1905, 7175grt, 11.5kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 27.5.17-5.2.19. Log Book Availability.

KNIGHTSGARTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 2,889grt - lost 5.1.18, North Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

KNOT, hired trawler, Adty No 683. Built 1903, 168grt, Hull-reg H.784. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-11.16 as minesweeper. Wrecked 5.11.16 on North Caer Rock.

KNOWLE, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Eltringham. Cancelled 17.12.18.

KODAMA, hired trawler, Adty No 2668. Built 1911, 257grt, Cardiff-reg CF.34. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

KOMET, German survey ship see UNA (RAN), sloop.

KONATSU, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 45. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

KOORAH, hired trawler, Adty No 324. Built 1912, 227grt, Milford Haven-reg M.120. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

KOROOMA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 72. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

KOSMOS, hired trawler, Adty No 3273. Built 1916, 231grt, Aberdeen-reg A.617. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.16-1919 as minesweeper.

KOSTOULA, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion.

KURUMBA (RAN), RAFA oiler, X.36 (1.18). Launched 14.9.16 Swan Hunter. 8350 tons, 378(oa), 366(pp)x45x22 ft. TE2000ihp, 10kts. Armament: 3-?pdr. Sold 1946, renamed ANGELIKI (rfa)

KRINI, described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels. Hired 22.5.15, later bought. Sold 16.10.19.

KRONPRINZESSEN CECILIE, dummy battleship No. 9 AJAX, later armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, MI.57 (on coming into service as AMC), MI.91 (1.18). Built 1905, 8689grt. 15kts. Detained German vessel, dummy battleship conversion ordered 21.10.14, taken up 1.11.14 for conversion by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, no armament, superstructure and guns built of wood and canvas, ship ballasted to suggest greater length, completed during 3.15. Believed based at Loch Ewe on patrol in North Atlantic to c10.15. Paid off in UK by 10.15, renamed PRINCESS 1915. Converted to AMC with 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA. In service 9.1.16-10.9.17. Log Book Availability.

KROOMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 61grt. In service -10.17, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KUDOS, hired trawler, Adty No 1343. Built 1911, 207grt, Aberdeen-reg A.374. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

KUMARIHAMI (ex-MINATO MARU No. 3), Indian trawler minesweeper. Built 1913, 259grt. Purchased from Japan 3.17. Disposed of 1920, believed Ceylon government service, renamed KUMARIHAMI 1920.

KUMU, hired trawler, Adty No 128. Built 1913, 315grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.176. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

KUNISHI, hired trawler, Adty No 3343. Built 1917, 268grt, Cardiff-reg CF.46. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.17-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel. Served as NORINA in WW2.

KURDISTAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 3,720grt - lost 20.9.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

KUROKI, hired trawler, Adty No 655. Built 1909, 248grt, Cardiff-reg CF.8. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

KYLEMORE (ex-VULCAN), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 576. Built 1897, 319grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 23.11.15-20.2.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Served in WW2.

KYMRIC, hired trawler, Adty No 970. Built 1891, 126grt, Grimsby-reg GY.421. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper.

 


 

 

LEVIATHAN, armoured cruiser (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

 

L.1-class submarines, L.1-L.8, 890/1070 tons, 231(oa), 222(pp)x23x114ft. Diesel/electric 2400/1600hp, 17.5/10.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 4-21in tt.

L.1, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 2.16 as E.56. Launched 10.5.17 Vickers. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 1930 Cashmore.

L.2, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 2.16 as E.57. Launched 6.7.17 Vickers. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 3.30 Ward, Grays.

L.3, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 5.16. Launched 1.9.17 Vickers. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 1931 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

L.4, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 5.16. Launched 17.11.17 Vickers. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 2.34 Ward, Grays.

L.5, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 5.16. Launched 26.1.18 Swan Hunter. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 1931 Metal Ind, Charlestown.

L.6, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 5.16. Launched 14.1.18 Beardmore. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 1935 Cashmore.

L.7, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 5.16. Launched 24.4.17 Cammell Laird. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 1930 Hughes Bolckow.

L.8, submarine, L.1-class, ordered 5.16. Launched 7.7.17 Cammell Laird. Based at Falmouth 1918. Sold 7.10.30 Cashmore.

L.9-class submarines, L.9-L.33, some numbers cancelled, 890/1080 tons, 238(oa), 229(pp)x23x14ft. Diesel/electric 2400/1600hp, 17.5/10.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 6-21in tt. Five boats completed as minelayers with 1-4in, 4-21in tt, 14 mines.

L.9, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 8.16. Launched 29.1.18 Denny. Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sold 30.6.27 at Hong Kong.

L10, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 24.1.18 Denny. Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sunk 30.10.18 by German destroyers off the Texel.

L.11, submarine minelayer, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 26.2.18 Vickers Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sold 16.2.32 Young, Sunderland.

L.12, submarine minelayer, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 18.3.18 Vickers. Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sold 16.2.32 Cashmore.

L.13 - not ordered.

L.14, submarine minelayer, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 10.6.18 Vickers. Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sold 5.34 Cashmore.

L.15, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 16.1.18 Fairfield. Sold 2.32 Cashmore.

L.16, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 9.4.18 Fairfield. Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sold 2.34 Brechin, Granton.

L.17, submarine minelayer, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 13.5.18 Vickers. Served at Harwich or Tees 1918. Sold 2.34 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

L.18, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 21.11.18 Vickers. Sold 10.36 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

L.19, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 4.2.19 Vickers. Sold 1937 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

L.20, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 23.9.18 Vickers. Sold 7.1.35 Cashmore.

L.21, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 11.10.19 Vickers. Sold 2.39 Arnott Young, Dalmuir.

L.22, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 25.10.19 Vickers. Sold 30.8.35 Cashmore.

L.23, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 1.7.19 Vickers, completed Chatham DY. Sankin tow 5.46 off Nova Scotia on passage to ship breakers.

L.24, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 19.2.19 Vickers. Sunk 14.1.24 in collision with RESOLUTION off Portland.

L.25, submarine minelayer, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 13.2.19 Vickers. Sold 1935 Cashmore.

L.26, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 29.5.19 Vickers, completed Portsmouth DY. Sold 1946.

L.27, submarine, L.9-class in, ordered 12.16. Launched 14.6.19 Vickers. Sold 1946.

L.28-L.31, building Vickers. Cancelled by Admiralty order 12.4.19.

L.32, launched 23.8.19 Vickers. Cancelled, hull sold 1.3.20 Leith Salvage Co.

L.33, submarine, L.9-class, ordered 12.16. Launched 29.5.19 Swan Hunter. Sold 2.32 Young, Sunderland.

L.34-L.35, building Pembroke DY. Cancelled by Admiralty order 12.4.19.

L.36-L.49 - not ordered.

L.50-class submarines, L.50-L.74, 960/1150 tons, 235(oa), 230(pp)x23x13ft. Diesel/electric 960/1150hp, 17/10.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 6-21in tt.

L.50-L.51, ordered 1-2/17, building Cammell Laird. Cancelled 12.4.19.

L.52, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 1-2/17, launched 18.12.18 Armstrong. Sold 1935 Rees, Llanelly.

L.53, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 1-2/17, launched 12.8.19 Armstrong, completed at Chatham DY. Sold 1938 Ward, Briton Ferry.

L.54, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 1-2/17, launched 20.8.19 Denny, completed at Devonport DY. Sold 1938 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

L.55, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 1-2/17, launched 21.9.18 Fairfield. Sunk 9.6.19 by Russian patrol craft in the Baltic, salved and served in Russian Navy.

L.56, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 4.17, launched 29.5.19 Fairfield. Sold 25.3.38 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

L.57-L.58, ordered 4.17, building Fairfield. Cancelled 12.4.19.

L.59, ordered 4.18, building Beardmore. Cancelled 26.11.18.

L.60-L.61, ordered 4.18, building Cammell Laird. Cancelled 26.11.18.

L.62, ordered 4.18, building Fairfield. Cancelled 26.11.18.

L63-64, ordered 4.18, building Scotts. Cancelled 26.11.18.

L.65-66, ordered 4.18, building Swan Hunter. Cancelled 26.11.18.

L.67-68, ordered 4.17, building Armstrong. Cancelled 12.4.19. Frames used for construction of Jugoslav HRABRI and NEBOJSA, completed 1927.

L.69, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 4.17, launched 6.12.18 Beardmore, completed at Rosyth DY. Sold 2.39 Arnott Young, Dalmuir.

L.70, ordered 4.17, building Beardmore. Cancelled 12.4.19.

L.71, submarine, L.51-class, ordered 4.17, launched 17.5.19 Scotts. Sold 25.3.38 Ward, Milford Haven.

L.72, ordered 4.17, building Scotts. Cancelled 12.4.19.

L.73, ordered 4.17, building Denny. Cancelled 12.4.19.

L.74, ordered 4.18, building Denny. Cancelled 12.4.19.


L.52, submarine (Navy Photos)

 


 

L, lighter/barge. Built 1900, 77grt, steam lighter. Served as BDV from 4.8.14, bought 31.3.15.

LA FRANCE, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 775grt. In service 11.10.15-1915. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LA MASCOT, hired drifter, Adty No 3048. Built 1917, 83grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.247. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 7.17-1919 as minesweeper.

LA NINA - see LYONS (ex-LYON), salvage vessel (pl)

LA PARISIENNE, hired drifter, Adty No 1835. Built 1913, 85grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.213. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

LA VALLETTE (ex-POLYGON), salvage vessel. Built 1879, 325grt. In service 11.17-1919.

LABORE ET HONOUR, fishing trawler. Built 1893, 150grt, Swansea-reg SA.110. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LABOUR (ex-LABOURDONNAIS), hired rescue tug, W.48 (1.18). Built 1916, 362grt. In service 3.16-13.9.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

LABURNUM, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.47 (2.15), T.21 (9.15), T.49 (1.18). Launched 10.6.15 Connell. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Drill ship Singapore in 1935. Lost 2.42 at fall of Singapore.

LABURNUM, hired drifter, Adty No 1015. Built 1907, 82grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1051. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed LABURNUM II 11.15.

LACERTA, hired trawler, Adty No 625. Built 1911, 270grt, Grimsby-reg GY.641. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LACONIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.70 (on coming into service). Built 1912, 18099grt, 16kts. Armament: 8-6in. In service 27.10.14-2.8.16. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Converted to armed storeship in mercantile service. Sunk 25.2.17 by U.50 160 miles NW of Fastnet.

LADAS, fleet sweeping sloop, 24-class, "double-ended" decoy appearance with straight stem and stern, and symmetrical superstructure, class ordered between 12.16 and 4.17, T.99 (1919). Launched 21.9.18 Osbourne Graham. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 6.11.20, repurchased as mooring hulk. Sold 8.6.36 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

LADAS, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 172grt, Grimsby-reg GY.281. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LADY AUDREY, hired drifter, Adty No 1422. Built 1902, 62grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.508. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

LADY BLANCHE, hired yacht, Pendant No 063. Built 1907, 360grt/405TM. Armament: 1-12pdr,1-6pdr. In service 7.3.15-20.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served in WW2.

LADY BRASSEY, hired rescue tug, W.49 (1.18). Built 1913, 382grt. In service 30.7.14-6.10.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917. Served in WW2.

LADY CARRINGTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,269grt - lost 12.11.16, Atlantic off NW Spain (H/L/Lr/te/un)

LADY CHARLOTTE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,593grt - lost 11.5.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/Lr/wi)

LADY CLARE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 841. Built 1891, 234grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 25.5.17-24.12.18. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

LADY CORY WRIGHT, mine carrier, Y6.7. Built 1906, 2516grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14. Sunk 26.3.18 by U-boat off the Lizard.

LADY CRUNDALL, hired rescue tug, W.50 (1.18). Built 1906, 366grt. In service 2.8.14-1.8.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

LADY DORA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 93 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

LADY DUNCANNON, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 181grt. In service 25.2.18-20.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LADY EVELYN, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 559. Built 1900, 320grt. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 25.4.17-6.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. BRIGHTON BELLE in WW2.

LADY EVELYN (ex-DEERHOUND), Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1901, 483grt. In service from 6.17 in Canadian waters.

LADY FRASER (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-steamer. Built 1908, 1669grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

LADY HAY, minesweeper, ex-civilian. Built 1900, 75grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. In service 5.3.17- c21.2.19 in West Indies, based at Barbados.

LADY INCHCAPE, patrol boat and minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1911, 93grt. In service c1917-1919 off Colombo (Sri Lanka).

LADY ISMAY, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 186. Built 1911, 495grt. Armament: not listed. In service 4.11.14. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 21.12.15 near the Galloper. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.

LADY IVEAGH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1892, 2,286grt - lost 24.12.15, English Channel (H/Lr)

LADY LEL, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 62. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

LADY MACKAY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1910, 86grt. In service c1917-1919 off Colombo (Sri Lanka).

LADY MORGAN, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 53grt. In service 11.18-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

LADY MOYRA (ex-GWALIA), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 937. Built 1905, 519grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 21.11.15-9.7.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. BRIGHTON QUEEN in WW2.

LADY OLIVE (ex-TEES TRADER), decoy or Q-ship, coaster conversion. Built 1913, 701grt. In service 24.11.16, armed with 1-4in, 4-12pdr, other name Q.18. Sunk 19.2.17 by submarine in Channel.

LADY PATRICIA, decoy or Q-ship, cargo ship conversion. Built 1916, 1372grt. In service 6.2.17, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, other names PAXTON, Q.25, TOSCA SVERIGE. Sunk 20.5.17 by U.46 in Atlantic.

LADY ROWENA, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 1239. Built 1891, 332grt. Armament: not listed. In service as ferry at Scapa 12.4.16, minesweeper 12.8.17-6.2.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

LADY WINDSOR, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 81grt. In service 30.7.14-3.7.19, renamed IOLAIRE 1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as IOLAIRE in WW2.

LADYBIRD, river gunboat, Insect-class, ordered 2.15 as "China Gunboat" for service on Danube. Served elsewhere, P.5A (1.16), P.0A (1.18). Launched 12.4.16 Lobnitz. 645 tons, 237(oa), 230(pp)x36x4ft. TE 2000ihp,14kts, twin screws in tunnels. Armament: 2-6in, 2-12pdr. Mediterranean 1916-17, Mesopotamia 1917-18. Sunk 12.5.41 by A/C off Tobruk.

LADYSMITH, hired trawler, Adty No 4. Built 1906, 254grt, Grimsby-reg GY.183. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service 8.14-1920 as minesweeper.

LADYSMITH, hired drifter, Adty No 2180. Built 1904, 89grt, Banff-reg BF.1528. In service 6.15-12.15 as net vessel. Disappeared 27.12.15 in gale off Milford Haven.

LAERTES (ex-SARPEDON), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.94 (1914), H.45 (1.18). Launched 6.6.13 Swan Hunter. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915.

LAFOREY (ex-FLORIZEL), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.03 (1914). Launched 22.8.13 Fairfield. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, Harwich again 1916-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Sunk 25.3.17 by RN mine in Channel. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16.

LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), decoy or Q-ship, cargo ship conversion. Built 1907, 1334grt. In service 16.1.17-14.5.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, other names GRANMER, PLADDA, Q.24. Also RESTITUO, but name not included in LAGGAN's listing.

LAGOS, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1907, 392grt. In commissioned service 11.4.15-11.12.15.

LAICH O'MORAY, hired drifter, Adty No 2388. Built 1909, 79grt, Inverness-reg INS.31. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

LAKONIA, squadron supply ship. Built 1899, 4686grt. In service 15.8.14-4.9.14, flew red ensign.

LAKSHMI (ex-DAITOKU MARU), Indian trawler minesweeper. Built 1913, 249grt. Purchased from Japan 3.17. Disposed of 1920, believed Ceylon government service, renamed LILLA 1920.

LALLA II, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 95. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

LAMA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion. Built 1905, 2198grt, 16kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 12.7.15-17.1.18. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Log Book Availability - Sep 1915-Nov 1917, East Indies Station.

LAMMEROO, decoy or Q-ship - see REMEMBRANCE, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.252) conversion.

LANARK, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 1646, T.37 (9.18). Launched 18.12.17 Fleming & Ferguson. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 5.23 Stanlee.

LANCASTER, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, 71 (1914), 78 (1.18). Launched 22.3.02 Armstrong. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 4th CS West Indies 1914, North America & West Indies 1914-15, Pacific 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 3.3.20 Ward, Preston.

LANCE (ex-DARING), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.23 (1914), H.46 (1.18). Launched 25.2.14 Thornycroft. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

LANCELOT, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 71grt. Harbour service 10.12.17-12.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LANCER, Admiralty trawler, Military class, Adty No 1151. One of ten trawlers, of three different types, purchased while building for a total cost of 93,800 six by order 11.12.14, four by order 14.4.15. Launched 17.12.14 Smiths Dock, completed 27.2.15, 276grt, 130x23x12ft. TE engines. Armament: 1-3pdr. Renamed LANCER II 7.17. Sunk 18.7.18 in collision off the Brighton LV.

LANDBREEZE, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4169. Delivered 11.2.20, Colby. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 17.4.20, same name.

LANDFALL, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3921. Launched 15.6.18, Lewis. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. For disposal 1946 at Alexandria.

LANDRAIL (ex-HOTSPUR), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.54 (1914), H.47 (1.18). Launched 7.2.14 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

LANERCOST, hired trawler, Adty No 3254. Built 1916, 227grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.292. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served as DARWEN in WW2.

LANGDON MACKENNON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4243. Delivered 21.10.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed DOUGLAS H. SMITH. Lost 1921.

LANGTON, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 157grt. In service 31.8.15-24.3.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LANKDYS, also known as LANKA (ex-NISHISO MARU No. 1), Indian trawler minesweeper. Built 1911, 255grt. Purchased from Japan 3.17. Disposed of 1920, believed Ceylon government service, renamed LANKA 1920.

LANNER, hired drifter, Adty No 208. Built 1912, 103grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1176. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat. Served in WW2.

LANSDOWNE, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1884, 680grt. In service from 4.17 in Canadian waters.

LAPAGERIA, hired trawler, Adty No 3311. Built 1916, 274grt, Grimsby-reg GY.980. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 10.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LAPLAND (ex-DAUNTLESS), Admiralty blockship. Built 1890, 1234grt, 256ft. Owned by Liverpool & Hamburg SS Co, Liverpool-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - No.3 Barrier, East Weddel Sound, between Burray & Glims Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.17N, 02.54.47W). Now incorporated in Churchill Barrier (Lr/D/wi).

LAPWING, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.56 (1914), H.48 (1.18). Launched 29.7.11 Cammell Laird. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

LAPWING, hired yacht, harbour service tender, later tug. Built 1897, 57grt/62TM. Renamed PEEWIT III 2.18, tug from 3.18, purchased. Sold 13.12.22.

LAPWING, hired trawler, Adty No 1206. Built 1894, 152grt, Hull-reg H.258. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-10.18 as minesweeper. Renamed LAPWING II 2.15.

LAPWING, hired trawler, Adty No 39. Built 1904, 217grt, Grimsby-reg GY.24. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed LAPWING Ill 5.15. Served in WW2.

LAPWING IV, hired drifter, Adty No 916. Built 1907, 89grt, Banff-reg BF.888. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

LAPWING V, fishing trawler. Built 1896, 124grt, Aberdeen-reg A.424. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LARCHOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.37 (1.18) . Launched 19.6.17 Lobnitz. 2200 tons, (pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Arrived 23.8.59 Belgium to BU (rfa)

LARCHWOLD, fishing trawler. Built 1896, 129grt, Grimsby-reg GY.68. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LARCHWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 689grt - lost 14.1.16, Bristol Channel (H/Lr/wi)

LARGO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 1,764grt - lost 27.2.18, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un/wi)

LARK (ex-HAUGHTY), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.34 (1914), H.49 (1.18). Launched 26.5.13 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 20.1.23 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LARK, hired trawler, Adty No 480. Built 1907, 280grt, Grimsby-reg GY.322. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed LARK II 2.15.

LARK, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1891, 133grt. In service c1917-1919 at Singapore.

LARKSPUR, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.48 (2.15), T.22 (9.15), T.50 (1.18). Launched 11.5.15 Napier & Miller. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

LARNE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.57 (1914), H.50 (1.18). Launched 23.8.10 Thornycroft. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Lelant, BU 10.22.

LARNE (ex-ALDENHAM), store carrier, Y8.98. Built 1894, 3808grt. In service 2.9.18-1.1.19.

LASHER, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4130. Delivered 9.2.20, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 10.2.20, same name. Served in WW2.

LASS O'DOUNE, hired drifter. Built 1910, 92grt, Banff-reg BF.236. In service 9.18-1919.

LASSIE II, hired drifter, Adty No 2371. Built 1909, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.51. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

LASSIE MAIN, hired drifter. Built 1910, 84grt, Inverness-reg INS.135. In service 7.15-1919 on boom defence vessel engine repair duties. Served in WW2.

LASSOO (ex-MAGIC, renamed 2.15), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, G.01 (1914), F.41 (1.18). Launched 24.8.15 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich from 1914. Mined 13.8.16 in North Sea.

LATONA, minelayer, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, P.51 (1914), N.49 (9.15), N.67 (1.18). Launched 22.5.90 Vickers. 3400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts (designed). Conversion to minelayer completed 6.08 Portsmouth DY, armament 4-4.7in, 100 mines. Minelayer, based at Dover and Sheerness 1914-15 (seven Apollo-class minelayers laid nearly 8000 mines in 22 operations), then subsidiary service, ended war as depot ship. Sold 22.12.20 at Malta.

LAUNCH OUT, hired drifter, Adty No 1851. Built 1909, 67grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.344. In service 9.15-10.16 as net vessel. Sunk 27.10.16 by German destroyers in the Dover Straits.

LAURA, fishing trawler. Built 1905, 280grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.29. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LAUREATE, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 194grt, North Shields-reg SN.237. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LAUREL (ex-REDGAUNTLET), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.91 (1914), H.51 (1.18). Launched 6.5.13 White. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914/16, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

LAUREL, hired trawler, Adty No 708. Built 1897, 138grt, Grimsby-reg GY.275. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-11.18. Renamed LAUREL II 2.15. Released from patrol organisation back to civilian fishing, requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section, recommissioned and flew white ensign; continued fishing under naval control.

LAUREL III, hired drifter, Adty No 2863. Built 1907, 97grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.245. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

LAUREL BANK, hired drifter, Adty No 2482. Built 1908, 84grt, Buckie-reg BCK.178. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

LAUREL CROWN, hired drifter, Adty No 2050. Built 1912, 81grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.506. In service 12.14-6.16 as net vessel. Mined 2.6.16 west of the Orkneys.

LAURELLEAF (ex-OLALLA), Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, later RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.153. Launched 30.8.16 Craig Taylor. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Attacked 17.3.17, Atlantic off S Ireland. Sold 1919, renamed LAMPAS (H/D/rfa)

LAURELIA, hired drifter, Adty No 2060. Built 1907, 96grt, Wick-reg WK.127. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service.

LAURENTIAN (ex-KING EDWARD), Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1902, 355grt. In service from 5.17 in Canadian waters.

LAURENTIC, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.71 (on coming into service). Built 1908, 14892grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. In service 31.10.14. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability. Mined 25.1.17 off Northern Ireland.

LAVAL (ex-HS.43), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1914, 287grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

LAVATERA, hired drifter, Adty No 917. Built 1913, 84grt, Banff-reg BF.652. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1920 as patrol boat. Served in WW2.

LAVENDER, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.49 (2.15), T.23 (9.15). Launched 12.6.15 McMillan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sunk 4.5.17 by UC.75 in Channel.

LAVEROCK (ex-HEREWARD), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.53 (1914), H.53 (1.18). Launched 19.11.13 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

LAVEROCK, fishing vessel. Built 1901, 58grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1182. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LAVINIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1797. Built 1900, 198grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1177. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

LAVINIA L., hired drifter, Adty No 3029. Built 1917, 73grt, Whitby-reg WY.72. In service 4.17-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

LAWFORD (ex-IVANHOE), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.06 (1914), H.53 (1.18). Launched 30.10.13 Fairfield. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, Harwich again 1916-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Minelayer from 1917. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 24.8.22 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LAWRENCE (RIM), troopship. Launched 15.6.86 Laird. 1154 tons, 212(pp)x32x17ft. Paddle 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 4-4in. Served in East Indies 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1914/15. Renamed CANNING 1919. Sold c1922.

LAWRENCE (RIM), sloop. Launched 30.7.19 Beardmore. Known as NEW LAWRENCE until completion. 1259 tons, 248(oa), 225(pp)x34x9ft. Turbine 1900shp, 15kts. Armament: 4-12pdr. On sale list 1947.

LAWRENCE HUGHSON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4201. Delivered 21.3.19, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed ELLOE.

LAWRENNY CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1357. Built 1908, 256grt, Swansea-reg SA.52. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper.

LAXFORD, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 20. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

LEA RIG, hired drifter, Adty No 2410. Built 1908, 83grt, Buckie-reg BCK.33. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served as SCOURGE in WW2.

LEAD ME, hired drifter, Adty No 2858. Built 1906, 71grt, Banff-reg BF.305. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

LEADER, hired drifter, Adty No 2031. Built 1903, 72grt, Banff-reg BF.1338. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1920 as net vessel, minesweeper.

LEAM, hired trawler, Adty No 2995. Built 1917, 236grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.290. In service 1.17-1919 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Served as BELLDOCK in WW2.

LEAMINGTON (ex-ALDEBURGH), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4364, T.1/ (12.18), T.N6 (11.19). Launched 26.8.18 Ailsa SB. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 19.5.28 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

LEANDER, hired trawler, Adty No 18. Built 1907, 276grt, Grimsby-reg GY.260. In service 8.14-8.15 as minesweeper. Renamed LEANDROS 2.15. Mined 6.8.15 off North Knock.

LEANDER, sea-going depot ship, Leander-class, 2nd-class cruiser conversion, D.41 (1914), N.15 (9.15),N.68 (1.18). Launched 28.10.82Napier. 4300 tons. 300(pp)x46x20 ft. TE 5500ihp, 17kts. Completed 6.04 as depot ship. Armament: 2-12pdr, 6-6pdr. Depot ship for Grand Fleet destroyers 1914-18.Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

LEBANON, hired drifter. Built 1904, 60grt, Banff-reg BF.1531. In service 8.15-1920 as boom defence vessel provision tender.

LEDA, minesweeper, ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class, N.28 (1914), N.69 (1.18). Launched 13.9.92 Sheerness DY. 810 tons, 230(pp)x27x10ft. TE 3500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Converted with sweeps 1909. Sold 14.7.20 Cardiff Marine Stores, BU 1922 in Germany.

Ledger Q-ships, including No.13-No.929, hook & line fishing vessels:

LEDGER No.13, decoy or Q-ship see IMPERATOR, hired drifter conversion.

LEDGER No.17, decoy or Q-ship see KENT COUNTY, hired drifter conversion.

LEDGER No.59, decoy or Q-ship see OCEAN FISHER, hired drifter conversion.

LEDGER No.778, decoy or Q-ship see KING STEPHEN, hired trawler conversion.

LEDGER No. 897, decoy or Q-ship see DREADNOUGHT II, fishing smack conversion.

LEDGER No. 898, decoy or Q-ship - see BAYARD, motor lugger conversion.

LEDGER No. 928, decoy or Q-ship - see RESULT, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion.

LEDGER No. 928, decoy or Q-ship - see also TAY & TYNE, coaster conversion.

LEDGER No. 929, decoy or Q-ship - see ETHEL & MILLIE, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.200) conversion.

LEDGER No. 929, decoy or Q-ship - see also G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

 


 

LEE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, later designated C-class. Wrecked 5.10.09.

LEEDS, fishing trawler. Built 1897, 161grt, Grimsby-reg GY.207. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LEEWARD, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3917. Delivered 20.2.18, Lewis. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Sold 1947, renamed BETTY DUTHIE.

LEGHORN, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 26.8.19 Yarwood. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 3.23 J. Maxwell Jones.

LEGION (ex-VIOLA), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.79 (1914), H.54 (1.18), F.94 (9.18). Launched 3.2.14 Denny. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Minelayer from 1917. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

LEICESTER, store carrier, Y8.23. Built 1891, 1001grt. In service from 12.10.14. Mined 12.2.16 off Folkestone Pier.

LEITH, N. B. hired trawler, Adty No 469. Built 1914, 203grt, Granton-reg GN.22. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LEMBERG, hired trawler, Adty No 1547. Built 1914, 275grt, Grimsby-reg GY.374. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.15-1919.

LEMNOS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1880, 1,530grt - lost 16.12.15, North Sea (H/Lr/wi)

LENA MELLING, hired trawler, Adty No 3223. Built 1915, 274grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.189. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.15-4.16 as minesweeper. Mined 23.4.16 near Elbow Light Buoy off Broadstairs.

LENNOX (ex-PORTIA), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.95 (1914), H.55 (1.18). Launched 17.3.14 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

LEO, fishing trawler. Built 1905, 181grt, Grimsby-reg GY.36. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served in WW2.

LEONARD (ex-TWO), hired drifter, Adty No 2802. Built 1900, 89grt, Banff-reg BF.632. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1920, Lost 8.1.20.

LEONATO, fishing trawler. Built 1909, 213grt, Hull-reg H.41. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LEONIDAS (ex-ROB ROY), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.20 (1914), H.56 (1.18). Launched 30.10.13 Palmer. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 22500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

LEONORA, hired trawler, Adty No 37. Built 1904, 217grt, Grimsby-reg GY.20. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LEOPARD, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.75 (1914), D.61 (9.15), D.50 (1.18), H.06 (4.18). Launched 20.3.97 Vickers. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.6.19 J. Jackson.

LEOPOLD, hired screw tug. Built 1881, 54grt. In service 8.14-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

LEPANTO, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.45 (9.18). Built 1915, 6389grt, 10.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 8.2.18-3.5.19. Log Book Availability.

LERWICK, hired drifter, Adty No 1955. Built 1908, 86grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.747. In service 12.15-3.16 as net vessel. Wrecked 27.3.16 in Yarmouth Roads.

LETIRA, hired drifter, Adty No 1552. Built 1914, 79grt, North Shields-reg SN.37. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

LETO, hired yacht, A/P. In service in Mediterranean 1.9.18-18.1.19.

LETTERFOURIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2403. Built 1908, 77grt, Buckie-reg BCK.24. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

LETTIE, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 89grt. In service as BDV 18.2.16-20.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

LEUKOS, hired trawler. Built 1914, 216grt, Aberdeen-reg A.103. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

LEVANTER, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4118. Delivered 14.12.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Served as minesweeper. Sold 9.27 after stranding 13.10.26 near Peterhead.

LEVEN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.33 (1914), D.62 (9.15), D.51 (1.18). Launched 28.6.98 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 14.9.20 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LEVEN, hired trawler. Built 1900, 168grt, Aberdeen-reg A.447. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

LEVERHULME (ex-SUNLIGHT), lighter/barge. Built 1889, 108grt. Served 22.5.18-17.2.19.

LEVIATHAN, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Drake-class, P.28 (1914), P.73 (9.15), P.1A (1.18). Launched 3.7.01 John Brown. 14,100 tons, 533(oa), 500(pp)x71x25ft. TE 30000ihp, 24kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 8.14, 1st CS, Grand Fleet 1914-15, North America & West Indies 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 3.3.20 Hughes, Bolckow.

LEWES, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.17, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 3433, T.85 (9.18). Launched 12.3.18 Fleming & Ferguson. 820 tons, 249(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 3.22 Ward, Inverkeithing.

LEWIS MACKENZIE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4240. Delivered 26.6.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed FLORENCE JOHNSON.

LEWIS PELLY, armed launch, ex-Government service yacht. Armed with 2-3pdr/1-MG. In service from 11.14. One of five vessels (GARMSIR, LEWIS PELLY, MASHONA, MINER, SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI) commissioned in Persian Gulf area by 4 officers and 41 men of battleship OCEAN. Disarmed 5.15, served as minesweeper.Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1914/15.

LEWIS REEVES, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3553. Launched 23.6.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed LORD HAWKE. Lost 1922.

LEWIS ROATLEY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3554. Launched 7.7.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1922 renamed STALWART.

LEYLAND, hired trawler, Adty No 3026. Built 1917, 236grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.291. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.17-1919 as minesweeper.

LEYS, hired trawler, Adty No 3330. Built 1916, 222grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1023. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.17-1919 as minesweeper.

LHASA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1904, 2195grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

LIBERIA, hired trawler, Adty No 26. Built 1906, 250grt, Grimsby-reg GY.159. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1919. Served in WW2.

LIBERTY (ex-ROSALIND), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.81 (1914), H.57 (1.18). Launched 15.9.13 White. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

LIBERTY (ex-CURITYBA), hired yacht, hospital ship, later A/P, later hospital transport (Pendant No YA.10). Built 1907, 1607grt/1571TM. In service 8.14-1919, Auxiliary Patrol from 1.9.15, hospital transport 1917-1919, renamed LIBERTY IV 10.18. In A/P role, may have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

LIBERTY, hired drifter, Adty No 1102. Built 1907, 88grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1055. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed LIBERTY II 5.15.

LIBERTY, store carrier, Y8.68. Built 1890, 895grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.44), in service as store carrier 25.7.16-15.4.19.

LIBERTY III, hired drifter, Adty No 2191. Built 1903, 86grt, Banff-reg BF. 1269. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1920 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

LIBRA, hired trawler, Adty No 29. Built 1912, 211grt, Grimsby-reg GY.687. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served as TOCSIN in WW2.

LIBYAN, hired trawler, Adty No 1127. Built 1913, 202grt, Grimsby-reg GY.938. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LICHEN, hired drifter, Adty No 236. Built 1911, 99grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.728. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 9.14-1920 as patrol boat, hydrophone tender. Served in WW2.

LIFE BUOY, lighter/barge. Built 1894, 108grt. Served 22.5.18-19.3.19.

LIFFEY, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.07 (1914), D.24 (9.15), D.52 (1.18). Launched 24.9.04 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Grays.

LIGHT, hired drifter, Adty No 2433. Built 1908, 81grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.260. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

LIGHTERS: for Admiralty Yard Craft - see YC-series; for seaplane towing - see H.1-54; for seaplane docking - see D.1-D.14

LIGHTFOOT, destroyer leader, Marksman-class, 1913-14 programme, H.76 (1914), H.58 (1.18), G.22 (4.18), F.78 (9.18). Launched 28.5.15 White. c1604-1608 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt (2-14in tt added 1917). Harwich 1915-18, then Grand Fleet. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

LIGHTNING, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, N.23 (1914). Launched 10.4.95 Palmer. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Mined 30.6.15 in North Sea.

LILAC, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.65 (2.15), T.24 (9.15), T.52 (1.18). Launched 29.4.15 Greenock and Grangemouth. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Sold 15.1222 Batson Syndicate.

LILACINA, hired drifter, Adty No 2148. Built 1912, 83grt, Banff-reg BF.445. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

LILIAN MAUD, hired drifter. Built 1890, 57grt, Wick-reg WK.687. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service.

LILIUM, hired drifter, Adty No 1313. Built 1913, 83grt, Peterhead-reg PD.118. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

LILY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Acacia-type, ordered 1.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, M.66 (2.15), T.25 (9.15), T.53 (1.18). Launched 18.6.15 Barclay Curle. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr AA. Acacia-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Depot ship 10.23. Renamed VULCAN II 10.23, ADAMANT II in 1930. Sold 25.6.30 Cashmore.

LILY, hired drifter, Adty No 1875. Built 1900, 61grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.502. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

LILY & MAGGIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2465. Built 1909, 87grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.78. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

LILY JANE, hired drifter, Adty No 1157. Built 1911, 74grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1115. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

LILY MELLING, hired trawler, Adty No 400. Built 1908, 246grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.222. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LILY OAK, hired drifter, Adty No 2277. Built 1908, 84grt, Buckie-reg BCK.34. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LILY OF THE VALLEY, hired drifter, Adty No 1430. Built 1903, 60grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.988. In service 4.15-10.15 as net vessel.

LILY REAICH, hired drifter, Adty No 2296. Built 1908, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.11. In service 3.15-2.16 as net vessel. Mined 26.2.16 off Durazzo.

LILYBANK, hired drifter, Adty No 2006. Built 1911, 83grt, Banff-reg BF.345. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, examination vessel.

LIMELEAF (ex-OLIGARCH), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.158. Launched 1916 Barclay Curle. 7338grt, 450(pp)x58ft. TE 900nhp. Flew red ensign. Damaged 19.4.17, English Channel. Sold 1919, renamed CALIFORNIA (H/L/D/ms/rfa/un)

LIMOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.38 (1.18). Launched 18.10.17 Lobnitz. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Arrived 23.8.59 Ward, Briton Ferry (rfa)

LIMEWOLD (ex-DERWENT), hired trawler, Adty No 771. Built 1898, 189grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1125. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LIMPET (ex-MAUCH CHUNK), mooring vessel, X.18 (1916), X.39 (1.18). Built 1912, 570tons/298grt, 112(pp)x31ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Cromarty to 1918. Sold 5.22, renamed T.I.C. LIMPET.

LINCAIRN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,638grt - lost 27.5.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un/wi)

LINCOLNIA, fishing trawler. Built 1896, 138grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.118. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LINDSDELL, hired drifter, Adty No 224. Built 1914, 88grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.322. In service 9.14-9.14 as minesweeper. Mined 3.9.14 off the Outer Dowsing.

LINESMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1911, 96grt. Harbour service 13.3.15-6.7.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LINGDALE (ex-LADY VITA), hired paddle tug. Built 1882, 174grt. In service 1.4.15-1.2.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

LINGFIELD, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 896, T.24 (9.18). Launched 29.4.16 Fleming & Ferguson. 810 tons, 245(oa), 235(pp)x29(58oa)x7ft. Diagonal Compound engines 1500ihp, 14.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 2-2pdr. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 5.23 Stanlee.

LINKMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 4,306grt - lost 20.9.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

LINKSMAN, decoy or Q-ship see CEANOTHUS, convoy sloop.

LINN O'DEE, hired trawler, Adty No 513. Built 1915, 227grt, Aberdeen-reg A.338. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as OCEAN BRINE in WW2.

LINNET (ex-HAVOCK), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.43 (1914), H.59 (1.18). Launched 16.8.13 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

LINNET (ex-HER MAJESTY), hired trawler. Built 1887, 142grt, Aberdeen-reg A.43. In service 6.15-7.18 as boom defence vessel. Released from patrol organisation back to civilian fishing, requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section, recommissioned and flew white ensign; continued fishing under naval control.

LINNET, salvage vessel, W.59 (6.18). Built 1880, 426grt. In service 31.10.14-1919, renamed LINTON 8.16.

LINUM (ex-SEVEN), hired drifter, Adty No 1785. Built 1901, 77grt, Peterhead-reg PD.151. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel. LION, battlecruiser, Lion-class, 22 (1914), 79 (1.18), 67 (4.18). Launched 6.8.10 Devonport DY. 26,350 tons, 700(oa), 660(pp)x88x28ft. Turbine 70000shp, 28kts. Armament: 8-13.5in, 16-4in, 2-21in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet 1914-18, Battlecruiser Force flagship from 1915. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 31.1.24 Hughes Bolckow, Jarrow.

LISETTE, hired yacht. Built 1873, 116grt. Armament: 3-6pdr. Q-ship 4.6.16-26.6.18, also known as HESTER.

LITTLE EMMA, fishing trawler. Built 1890, 167grt, Grimsby-reg GY.703. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LIVELIHOOD, hired drifter, Adty No 2430. Built 1907, 84grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.549. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

LIVELY, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.91 (1914), D.83 (9.15), D.53 (1.18). Launched 14.7.00 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Scapa Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

LIVELY, hired drifter, Adty No 2501. Built 1903, 79grt, Banff-reg BF.262. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed LIVELY II 5.15.

LIVERPOOL, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Bristol-class, 44 (1914), 80 (1.18). Launched 30.10.09 Vickers. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 1st LCS Grand Fleet 1914, 2nd LCS 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

LIVINGSTONE, hired trawler, Adty No 256. Built 1900, 213grt, Hull-reg H.496. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-12.17 as minesweeper (also escort). Sunk 12.12.17 by German destroyers in the North Sea.

LIVONIA, hired drifter, Adty No 788. Built 1904, 89grt, Buckie-reg BCK.172. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LIVONIA, hired drifter. Built 1905, 62grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.545. In service 2.16-1919 as chaplain's tender. Renamed GREEN MANTLE 8.18.

LIVONIAN (ex-LUDGATE HILL), Admiralty blockship. Built 1881, 4017grt, 420ft. Owned by Allan Line SS, Glasgow-reg. Purchased 1914 for scuttling in the gap between Admiralty Pier and Southern Breakwater at Dover.  Believed scuttled 20 December 1914 - on west side of entrance. This would be the same day as the loss of blockship MONTROSE (Lr/D/dq).

LIZARD, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.58 (1914), H.60 (1.18). Launched 10.10.11 Cammell Laird. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

LIZZIE, hired trawler, Adty No 332. Built 1907, 278grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.156. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 8.14-1920 as minesweeper.

LIZZIE ANNIE, hired drifter. Built 1908, 87grt, Buckie-reg BCK.19. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service.

LIZZIE BIRRELL, hired drifter, Adty No 2062. Built 1913, 92grt, Buckie-reg BCK.163. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.16-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LIZZIE BROWN, hired drifter, Adty No 2402. Built 1911, 76grt, Aberdeen-reg A.373. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

LIZZIE FLETT, hired drifter, Adty No 2116. Built 1911, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.87. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

LIZZIE HUTT, hired drifter, Adty No 2406. Built 1908, 82grt, Methil-reg ML.122. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

LIZZIE MELLING, hired trawler, Adty No 2511. Built 1904, 207grt, Preston-reg PN.45. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

LLEWELLYN (ex-PICTON), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.99 (1914), H.61 (1.18). Launched 30.10.13 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 10.3.22 J. Smith.

LLOYD GEORGE, hired drifter, Adty No 2373. Built 1910, 79grt, Peterhead-reg PD.94. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

LLWYNGWAIR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 1,304grt - lost 26.4.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

LLYS HELIG, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 50 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

LOBELIA, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, Arabis-type, ordered 7.15, Acacia, Azalea and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.74 (1.16), T.54 (1.18). Launched 7.3.16 Simons. 1250 tons, 268(oa), 255(pp)x33x11ft. TE 2000ihp, 16kts. Armament: 2-4.7in (or 2-4in), 2-3pdr AA. Arabis-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, in North Sea, and Mediterranean. Sold 3.20 to Newfoundland Govt, retained name. Hulk 1924.

LOBELIA, hired trawler, Adty No 974. Built 1898, 184grt, Milford Haven-reg M.147. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-4.17. Renamed LOBELIA II 12.15. Mined 19.4.17 off Fanad Point, Lough Swilly.

LOCH ARD, hired trawler, Adty No 330. Built 1912, 225grt, Aberdeen-reg A.503. In service 8.14-9.17 as minesweeper. Mined 10.9.17 off Lowestoft.

LOCH ASSATER, hired trawler, Adty No 1198. Built 1910, 210grt, Aberdeen-reg A.321. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

LOCH AWE, hired trawler, Adty No 1341. Built 1909, 216grt, Aberdeen-reg A.274. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH BROOM, hired trawler, Adty No 326. Built 1907, 197grt, Aberdeen-reg A.141. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel.

LOCH BUIE, hired trawler, Adty No 3263. Built 1915, 221grt, Aberdeen-reg A.761. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.16-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH CRAIG, hired drifter, Adty No 2109. Built 1910, 91grt, Banff-reg BF.251. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

LOCH DOON, hired trawler, Adty No 271. Built 1907, 198grt, Aberdeen-reg A.161. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH ESK, hired trawler, Adty No 340. Built 1908, 215grt, Aberdeen-reg A.241. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1920 as minesweeper.

LOCH EYE, hired trawler, Adty No 2965. Built 1916, 225grt, Aberdeen-reg A.693. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.16-4.17 as minesweeper. Mined 20.4.17 off Dunmore.

LOCH GARRY, hired trawler. Built 1903, 176grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.32. In service 1.16-9.16 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Foundered 14.9.16 off Kirkwall.

LOCH HOURN, hired trawler, Adty No 1173. Built 1912, 209grt, Aberdeen-reg A.502. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel.

LOCH KILDONAN, hired trawler, Adty No 107. Built 1907, 211grt, Aberdeen-reg A.163. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH LEE, hired trawler, Adty No 1190. Built 1910, 210grt, Aberdeen-reg A.325. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919.

LOCH LOMOND, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 145grt, Aberdeen-reg A.857. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

LOCH LOYAL, hired trawler, Adty No 276. Built 1907, 196grt, Aberdeen-reg A.132. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH LYON, hired trawler, Adty No 3298. Built 1916, 225grt, Aberdeen-reg A.649. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.16-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH MAREE, hired trawler, Adty No 1339. Built 1910, 215grt, Aberdeen-reg A.312. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH MORAR, hired trawler, Adty No 272. Built 1912, 228grt, Aberdeen-reg A.501. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

LOCH NAVER, hired trawler, Adty No 1179. Built 1906, 216grt, Aberdeen-reg A.45. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-5.18. Mined 13.5.18 in Aegean Sea.

LOCH RANNOCH, hired trawler. Built 1901, 178grt, Aberdeen-reg A.475. In service 9.16