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An Index to "British Warships 1914-1919" by F J Dittmar & J J Colledge




Notes

There are ship additions from other sources, as well as chartered oilers and colliers lost in Admiralty service from "British Vessels Lost at Sea" HMSO 1919.

See "British Naval Vessels Lost, Damaged and Attacked" for fuller details of oilers and colliers, as well as the loss of other vessels.

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Links to All Ship Data - Introduction
NAME

A.1 to Gwenllian

H.1 to Ozone

P.11 to Zylpha (here)
TYPE/CLASS

Warships -
capital ships to motor launches

Auxiliary Patrol
- hired yachts, Admiralty and hired trawlers, Fishery Reserve, whalers, Admiralty and hired steam drifters, hired motor drifters

Support and Harbour vessels - patrol vessels, tugs, salvage, boom defence & mooring vessels, blockships, fleet auxiliaries, hospital ships, troopships including RIM
NUMBER

Pendant Numbers

Admiralty Numbers

Motor Boat Numbers

Fishing Port Registration Numbers





 

 PHAETON, light cruiser (Photo Ships)

 

P-class patrol boats, P.11-P.64 (P.1-P.10 were not used, as these were pendant. numbers for old warships. "Missing" numbers were changed while building and assigned to PC-class patrol boats see also PC-class), 613 tons, 244(oa), 230(pp)x23x8ft. Turbine 3500ihp, 20kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-2pdr, 2-14in tt.

P.11, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 14.10.15 White. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.12, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 4.12.15 White. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sunk 4.11.18 in collision in Channel.

P.13, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 7.6.16 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Renumbered P.75 (8.17). Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 31.7.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

P.14, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 4.7.16 Connell. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 31.7.23 Cashmore.

P.15, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 24.1.16 Workman Clark. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.16, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 23.3.16 Workman Clark. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.17, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 21.10.15 Workman Clark. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.18, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 20.4.16 Inglis. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.19, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 21.2.16 Northumberland SB. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.20, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 3.4.16 Northumberland SB. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Richardson Westgarth, Saltash.

P.21, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 31.3.16 Russell. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

P.22, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 22.2.16 Caird. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 12.12.23 Keen, Bristol.

P.23, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.3.16 Bartram. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.24, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 24.11.15 Harland & Wolff Govan. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.25, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 15.1.16 Harland & Wolff, Govan. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.26, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 22.12.15 Tyne Iron SB. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes possibly removed and depth charges added. Mined 10.4.17 off Le Havre.

P.27, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 21.12.15 Eltringham. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.28, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 6.3.16 R. Thompson. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.29, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 6.12.15 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.30, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.2.16 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 24.7.23 British Legion, Richborough.

P.31, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.2.16 Readhead. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 16.12.26 Demellweek & Redding, Plymouth.

P.32, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 20.1.16 Harkess. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.33, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 8.6.16 Napier & Miller. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee

P.34, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 5.15, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 22.3.16 Barclay Curle. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.35, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 29.1.17 Caird. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

P.36, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 25.10.16 Eltringham. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Richardson Westgarth, Saltash.

P.37, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 28.10.16 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

P.38, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 10.2.17 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Renamed SPEY 2.25. Sold 7.12 37 Ward, Grays

P.39, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 1.3.17 Inglis. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 6.9.22 Marple & Gillott.

P.40, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 2.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 12.7.16 White. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1937 Ward, Milford Haven.

P.41, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 23.3.17 Bartram. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 6.9.22 Granton S Bkg Co.

P.45, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 24.1.17 Gray. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

P.46, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 7.2.17 Harkess. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 28.10.25 Cashmore.

P.47, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 9.7.17 Readhead. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 28.10.25 Alloa S Bkg Co, Charlestown.

P.48, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 5.9.17 Readhead. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Dover S Bkg Co

 

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P.48, Dover Harbour, 1918
(Jon Richards)

 

P.49, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 19.4.17 R. Thompson. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 15.1.23 Unity S Bkg Co.

P.50, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 25.11.16 Tyne Iron SB. Based at Dover to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.52, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 28.9.16 White. Armament was 2-4in, 1-2pdr, no tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 5.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

P.53, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 8.2.17 Barclay Curle. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

P.54, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 3.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 25.4.17 Barclay Curle. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

P.57, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 4/5.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 6.8.17 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 21.5.20 Egypt, renamed RAQIB.

P.58, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 4/5.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 9.5.18 Hamilton. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

P.59, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 4/5.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 2.11.17 White. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 16.6.38 Ward.

P.64, patrol boat, P-class, ordered 6.16, low silhouette for U-boat hunting, twin screws, hardened steel ram bows. Launched 30.8.17 Inglis. Nore Local Defence Flotilla or Portsmouth Escort Force to 1918. Tubes removed and depth charges added later, some vessels fitted to tow kite balloons 8.18. Sold 9.4.23 Cashmore.

P.75 see P.13, patrol boat, P-class

 


 

P.50-61. patrol vessels, shallow draught stern-wheelers for service on River Tigris (note: not the above P-type patrol boats of the P.11-75 series). Similar to Mesopotamian river steamer MEJIDIEH and described as ''new MEJIDIEH's". All built 1916-17. 500t, 220x30x6ft, planned armament 2-12pdr, probably 1-3pdr.

P.50-51. Built by Beardmore. P.50 arrived 9.6.16 and completed 30.6.16.

P.52-57. Built by Caird.

P.58-59. Builder not known.

P.60-61. Built by Lobnitz. (More may have been built.)

 


 

P. FANNON, hired trawler, Adty No 1816. Built 1915, 211grt, Aberdeen-reg A.349. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 7.15-1919 as minesweeper.

PACIFIC, hired motor drifter. 55 net reg tons, Buckie-reg BCK.5. In service 10.18-1918.

PACKICE, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3938, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 22.10.18, Smith, Buckie. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. To Fishery Board for Scotland 5.7.20, renamed MURRAY CLAN 1921. Served as UTILISE in WW2.

PACTOLUS, sea-going depot ship, P-class, 3rd-class cruiser conversion, D.08 (1914), N.08 (9.15), N.77 (1.18). Launched 21.12.96 Armstrong. 2135 tons. Converted to depot ship 9.12. Armament: nil. Served with 9th S/M Flotilla at Ardrossan 1914-18. Sold 25.10.21 Multilocular S Bkg Co, Stranraer.

PADRE, decoy or Q-ship - see GEORGE L. MUIR (ex-GEORGE L. MUNRO, ex-CHOLMONDELEY), motor ketch conversion.

PAISIBLE, hired drifter, Adty No 1566. Built 1911, 90grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1149. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

PALADIN, hired rescue tug, W.68 (1.18). Built 1913, 326grt. In service 17.11.14-31.1.19, BDV before 1917, renamed PALADIN II 1917.

PALADIN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.40 (9.15), F.18 (1.17), F.14 (1.18), G.73 (4.18), D.1A (11.18). Launched 27.3.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

PALADIN II (1917) - see PALADIN, hired rescue tug

PALETTE, decoy or Q-ship see HIBISCUS, convoy sloop.

PALINURUS (RIM), survey vessel. Launched 1907, Cammell Laird. 444 tons, 140(pp)x24x9ft, TE 475ihp, 11kts. Sold c1930.

PALM BRANCH, store carrier, Y8.91. Built 1897, 3891grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1475) (ex-RANGOON), in service as store carrier 18.7.18-31.1.19.

PALMA, squadron supply ship, Y9.2. Built 1903, 7632grt. In commissioned service 2.8.14-5.3.15, flew white ensign.

PALMLEAF (ex-OLIPHANT), Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.152. Launched 15.8.16 Irvine. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sunk 4.2.17 by submarine 230 miles west of Fastnet (H/L/Cn/D/He/rfa/te/un; ADM.137/3978)

PALMOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.47 (1.18). Launched 14.11.17 Gray. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. Oil engined 640 bhp, 9.5kts.  Sold 29.1.20, renamed INVERCORRIE (rfa)

PAMELA, decoy or Q-ship - see RESOLUTE, barkentine conversion.

PAMELA (ex-TWENTY SEVEN), hired drifter, Adty No 2135, 1413. Built 1902, 79grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.680. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

PAMPERO, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4133. Delivered 1.11.19, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 10.19, delivered 11.19, renamed EDALBA. Served as ACORN in WW2.

PANACHE, decoy or Q-ship see PC.56, patrol boat.

PANDORA, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Sold 1913-14.

PANDORA (ex-SETI), sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, N.71 (1914), N.78 (1.18). Launched 5.7.02 RayIton Dixon. 4580 tons.330(pp)x43x16ft. TE 2200ihp, 11kts. Purchased 9.11.14. Served with Harwich submarines 1915-18. Renamed DOLPHIN 10.24. Mined 23.11.39 off Blyth on passagefor conversion to blockship.

PANGBOURNE (ex-PADSTOW 5.18), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3432, T.79 (9.18), T.37 (11.19). Launched 26.3.18 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

PANGLOSS, decoy or Q-ship - see PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion.

PANOPIA, hired drifter, Adty No 2470. Built 1908, 77grt, Buckie-reg BCK.18. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1920 as net vessel.

PANSY, 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.61 (1.16), T.69 (1.18). Launched 1.2.16 Hamilton. 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 12.1.20 Calcutta Port Commissioners, retained name.

PANSY, hired drifter. Built 1902, 58grt, Wick-reg WK.578. In service 7.15-1919 on misc. service. Renamed PLUMER 8.18.

PANSY II, hired drifter, Adty No 3215. Built 1903, 67grt, Banff-reg BF.1312. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel, hospital vessel.

PANSY III, hired drifter, Adty No 2024. Built 1907, 91grt, Montrose-reg ME.203. In service 12.15-1919 as net vessel, tender.

PANTHER, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.69 (1914), D.87 (9.15), D.67 (1.18). Launched 21.1.97 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 7.6.20 J. Kelly.

PAPAKURA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 60. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PARADOX II, hired drifter, Adty No 757. Built 1910, 73grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.710. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

PARAGON (was to be named KATRINE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.26 (1914). Launched 21.2.13 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. Sunk 18.3.17 by destroyer torpedo in Dover Straits action.

PARAGON, hired drifter, Adty No 2855. Built 1906, 83grt, Banff-reg BF.500. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Renamed PARAGON II 3.17. Served in WW2.

PARAMOUNT, hired drifter, Adty No G, 1295. Built 1911, 95grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1116. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as patrol boat, minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PARGUST (ex-VITTORIA), decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.540) conversion. Built 1907, 2914grt. In service 22.3.17, armed with 3-4in, 4-12pdr, 1-11in BT, 4-18in tt, other names FRISWELL, PANGLOSS, SNAIL, VITTORIA, purchased by Admiralty 8.17, loaned to USN 10.17-4.18, sold 3.19.

PARIKA, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1904, 304grt. Armed with 2-13pdr. In service 20.3.17-31.1.19 in West Indies, based at Demerara.

PARIS, minelayer, mercantile conversion, N.59 (1914), N.79 (1.18). Built 1913, 1774grt, 25kts. Fitted out at Blackwall. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA, 140 mines. In service 14.11.14-5.11.19.

PARKER (ex-FROBISHER, renamed before launch), destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 2.15, G.49 (9.15), G.71 (1.17), G.95 (1.18), G.75 (4.18). 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 1916-18. Sold 5.11.21 Cashmore.

PARKMORE, hired trawler, Adty No 164. Built 1915, 199grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.76. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as BEN TORC in WW2.

PARRAMATTA, destroyer, Australian I-class. Launched 9.2.10 Fairfield. 700 tons, 246(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific 1914-17, then Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Dismantled from 10.29 at Cockatoo DY.

PARRAMATTA, hired trawler, Adty No 679, 814. Built 1891, 168grt, Hull-reg H.445. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-9.15 as minesweeper. Released from patrol organisation back to civilian fishing, later requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section, recommissioned and flew white ensign; continued fishing under naval control.

PARTHIAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.52 (9.15), G.77 (1.17), H.91 (1.18). Launched 3.7.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

PARTHIAN, hired trawler, Adty No 328. Built 1911, 202grt, Grimsby-reg GY.646. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed PARTHIAN II 12.15. Served in WW2.

PARTICK (ex-CITY OF GLASGOW), motor lifeboat, Adty No 440. In service 13.6.18-13.9.19. Renamed 13.6.18 when taken into service. Served on Harwich Station as tender to GANGES. Sold 1.5.20 J. KING & Co.

PARTRIDGE, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.03 (on coming into service), MI.15 (1.18). Built 1906, 1461grt, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 15.11.14-12.7.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Renamed PARTRIDGE II 12.15.

PARTRIDGE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.46 (9.15), G.62 (1.17). Launched 4.3.16 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 12.12.17 by German destroyers in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Scandinavian convoys 12 Dec 1917.

PARTRIDGE II (1915) see PARTRIDGE, armed boarding steamer.

PARVATI (ex-NANIWA MARU), Indian trawler minesweeper. Built 1912, 208grt. Purchased from Japan 3.17. Disposed of 1920, believed Ceylon government service, renamed PARVATI 1920.

PASLEY, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.54 (9.15), F.22 (1.17), D.42 (1.18). Launched 15.4.16 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PASSAWAY, motor drifter, Q-ship (not listed in Motor Drifter section as Q-ship - see below).

PASSAWAY (ex-PASS AWAY). hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.170, 4311. Built 1903, 60grt, Banff-reg BF.1091. In service 12.14-1919.

PASSING, hired trawler, Adty No 58, 1542. Built 1913, 459grt, Grimsby-reg GY.877. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 8.14-1920 as minesweeper.

PAT CAHARTY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3860. Delivered 8.10.18, 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. Lent to USN 1919. Sold 1922 renamed KIRBY. Served as BUCHANS Il in WW2.

PAT MERRYGAN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4278 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

PATHAN (1922) see PC.69, patrol boat, PC-class.

PATHFINDER (was to be named FASTNET), light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Pathfinder-class. Launched 16.7.04 Cammell Laird. 2,940 tons, 379(oa), 370(pp)x38x13ft. TE 17000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 8th DF Leader, Forth 1914. Sunk 5.9.14 by U.21 in the North Sea.

PATIA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.76 (on coming into service), MI.89 (1.18), MI.48 (6.18). Built 1913, 6,103grt, 15.5kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 28 officers & 200 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 13.6.18 by UC.49 in Bristol Channel.

PATRICIAN, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 2.15, G.48 (9.15), F.23 (1.17), F.15 (1.18), G.A1 (9.18). Launched 5.6.16 Thornycroft. 1004 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. To RCN 9.20, BU 1929 at Esquimalt.

PATRICIAN, dummy battlecruiser No. 13 INVINCIBLE, later oiler, mercantile conversion. Built 1901, 7474grt. Dummy battlecruiser conversion ordered late 11.14, hired 30.11.14 for conversion by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, armed with 1-3pdr, superstructure and guns built of wood and canvas, ship ballasted to suggest greater length, completed during 3.15. Served in Aegean to 6.15. Paid off in UK by 10.15, purchased by Admiralty 1915. Oiler TEAKOL.

PATRICK BORROW, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3689. Delivered 3.7.18, Montrose SB. 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 1919 renamed RIVER DON.

PATRICK BOWE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3591. Launched 17.1.18, 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. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922 to Spain, renamed TEST 9.20 -UAD TARGA.

PATRICK CULLEN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4460. Launched 31.3.19, Ailsa, Ayr. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, renamed BRIARLYN.

PATRICK DEVINE, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4496. Delivered 11.12.19, Rennie Forrestt. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921 renamed YOLANDA. Served as SEDOCK in WW2.

PATRICK DONOVAN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4487. Delivered 20.6.20, J P Rennoldson. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1922 -LOCH NEVIS.

PATRICK MITCHELL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4248. Launched 16.4.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed KELVIN.

PATRIOT, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 2.15, G.56 (9.15), G.63 (1.17), (no pendant. from 9.18). Launched 20.4.16 Thornycroft. 1004 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. To RCN 9.20. Sold 1929 Ward, Briton Ferry.

PATROL, light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Pathfinder-class, N.24 (1914), N.80 (1.18). Launched 13.10.04 Cammell Laird. 2,940 tons, 379(oa), 370(pp)x38x13ft. TE 17000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 9th DF Leader, Forth and Tyne 1914-15, 7th DF Leader, Humber 1915-18. Sold 21.4.20 Machinehandel Co, BU in Holland.

PATUCA, armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, M.77 (on coming into service), MI.90 (1.18), MI.49 (4.18). Built 1913, 6,103grt, 15.5kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 28 officers & 205 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14 -17.7.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Log Book Availability.

PAULINA (ex-THE QUEEN MOTHER), hired yacht, Pendant No 089. Built 1894, 264grt/317TM. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 11.7.16-4.5.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as MARIA JOAO in WW2.

PAULINE, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 133grt, Sunderland-reg SD.6. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PAVITT, decoy or Q-ship see CANDYTUFT, convoy sloop.

PAVLOVA, hired trawler, Adty No 56. Built 1912, 342grt, Grimsby-reg GY.716. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served as MARGARET ROSE in WW2.

PAX VOBISCUM, hired drifter. Built 1913, 84grt, Buckie-reg BCK.162. In service 1.16-1920 as examination vessel. Served as SCOTCH THISTLE in WW2.

PAXTON, decoy or Q-ship - see LADY PATRICIA, cargo ship conversion.

PAXTON, hired drifter, Adty No 1008. Built 1911, 92grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1114. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

PC-class patrol boats, PC.42-PC.74 ("missing" numbers were assigned to the original P-class patrol boats), 682 tons (PC.42-56)/694 tons (PC.60-74), 247(oa), 233(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 3500shp, 20kts. Armament: 1-4in, 2-12pdr.

PC.42, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 7.6.17 Caird. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CULLODEN, MALLORY. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.43, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 14.8.17 Caird. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CHARING, TREGO. Sold 20.1.23 J. Smith, Poole.

PC.44, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 25.4.17 Eltringham. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names MORTMAIN, ROLASK. Sold 9.4.23 E. Suren.

PC.51, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 3.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 25.11.16 Tyne Iron SB. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names COCKELYTE, MOPSWORTH. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa S Bkg Co.

PC.55, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 5.5.17 Barclay Curle. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names JUGGERNAUT, METHYL. Commissioned in RIM 2.2.22, renamed BALUCHI 5.22. Sold 1935.

PC.56, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 2.6.17 Barclay Curle. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names BIRDWOOD, PANACHE. Sold 31.7.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

PC.60, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 4.6.17 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names BURLINGTON, MEREDITH. Sold 18.2.24 British Legion, Ramsgate.

PC.61, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 19.6.17 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CHESNEY, DOWNTON. Sold 9.4.23 E. Suren.

PC.62, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 4/5.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 7.6.17 Harland & Wolff, Govan. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names KINGSNAKE, MORNINGTON. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.63, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.16 as P-class, converted on stocks 12.16, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 2.10.17 Connell. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other name ORRISROOT. Sold 5.23 Cashmore.

PC.65, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 5.9.17 Eltringham. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other name MILFOIL. Sold 18.1.23 Alloa, Charlestown, BU 3.24.

PC.66, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 12.2.18 Harkess. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 31.7.23 Hughes Bolckow.

PC.67, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 7.5.17 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names CHINTZ, FLASHLIGHT. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.68, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 29.6.17 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918, other names NAKERBY, TELFORD. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

PC.69, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 11.3.18 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. To RIM 5.8.21, renamed PATHAN 5.22. Sunk 23.6.40 by internal explosion (Italian submarine) off Bombay.

PC.70, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 1.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 12.4.18 Workman Clark. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 3.9.26 Hughes Bolckow.

PC.71, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 18.3.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 28.10.25 Alloa, wrecked 25.11.25 off South Shields.

PC.72, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 8.6.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Sold 28.10.25 Hayes, Porthcawl.

PC.73, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 1.8.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Renamed DART 4.25. Sold 25.2.39 Ward, Briton Ferry,

PC.74, patrol boat, PC-class, ordered 6.17, decoy ships looking like small merchant ships, also known as PQ-boats. Launched 4.10.18 White. Based at Pembroke DY from completion to 1918. Decoy ship CHATSGROVE 9.39-10.39. Sold 19.7.48, BU Hayes, Porthcawl.

 


 

PEACE, hired drifter, Adty No 2484. Built 1907, 83grt, Peterhead-reg PD.130. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PEACEMAKER, hired drifter, Adty No 1912. Built 1911, 89grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.768. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 10.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PEARL, hired trawler, Adty No 830. Built 1899, 198grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1121. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PEARL, hired trawler, Adty No 306. Built 1913, 289grt, Hull-reg H.883. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel. Renamed PEARL II 2.15. Served as CADELLA in WW2.

PEARL, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.167. Built 1904, 54grt, Wick-reg WK.64. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1918.

PEARL II, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 65 (second use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PEARL III, hired drifter, Adty No 2306. Built 1906, 72grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.461. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 12.15-1919 as net vessel.

PEARLEAF (ex-GYPOL), Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, later RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, pendants X.57 (2.16 while building under original name), Y7.180 . Launched 12.9.16 Gray. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Attacked 6.9.17, off NW Scotland and 11 September 1918, North Sea. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Arrived 23.12.47 Hughes Bolckow (H/D/rfa)

PEARY, hired trawler, Adty No 1350. Built 1913, 289grt, Hull-reg H.1016. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Towed kit balloon ship MENELAUS during bombardment of Westende Batteries 7.9.15. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.

PEBBLE, fleet messenger, Y4.31. Built 1890, 477grt. In commissioned service 24.7.15, flew white ensign. Purchased 23.5.19. Sold 8.20.

PECHEUR, hired drifter, Adty No 1824. Built 1910, 67grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.638. In service 8.15-4.16 as net vessel. Sunk 3.4.16 in collision off Smalls Light.

PEDRO-GOMEZ - see PERO GOMEZ, hired paddle tug.

PEEL CASTLE (ex-DUKE OF YORK), armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.13 (on coming into service), MI.16 (1.18), MI.07 (6.18). Built 1894, 1474grt, 17kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 28.10.14-10.5.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

PEEWIT (ex-PLOVER), hired screw tug. Built 1881, 245grt. In service 26.9.14-8.3.20. 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.

PEEWIT II (1918) - see LAPWING, hired yacht.

PEGAS (ex-PEGASUS), hired trawler, Adty No 3068. Built 1917, 219grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1101. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.17-1920 as minesweeper.

PEGASUS, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 4.3.97 Palmer. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Cape Station 1914. Sunk 20.9.14 by the German KONIGSBERG at Zanzibar.

PEGASUS, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.8A (4.17), N.9A (1.18). Laid down as Stockholm, purchased 27.2.17, launched 9.6.17 John Brown. Renamed 28.8.17. 3300 tons/2450grt, 332(oa), 330(pp)x43x15ft. Turbine 9500shp, 20kts. Armament: 2-3in, 2-12pdr AA, 9 aircraft. Grand Fleet 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.8.31 Ward, Morecombe.

PEGASUS (1934), depot ship see ARK ROYAL, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion.

PEGGY, decoy or Q-ship - see DARGLE (ex-James J. Bibby), brigantine conversion.

PEGGY, hired drifter, Adty No 1315. Built 1907, 100grt, Peterhead-reg PD.149. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as net vessel.

PEGGY NUTTEN, hired trawler, Adty No 1171. Built 1907, 193grt, Aberdeen-reg A.170. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PEKEN, hired trawler, Adty No 24. Built 1908, 228grt, Grimsby-reg GY.354. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PELAGIA (ex-THIRTY-FOUR, ex-THREE), hired drifter, Adty No 2722. Built 1900, 84grt, Coleraine-reg CE.227. In service 10.15-11.16. Mined 28.11.16 off the Nab LV.

PELAGOS, hired trawler, Adty No 3295. Built 1916, 231grt, Aberdeen-reg A.623. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 7.16-1919 as minesweeper.

PELARGONIUM, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.0A (1.18). Launched 18.3.18 Hamilton. 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 25.1.21 Clan Line, OAXACA.

PELHAM, collier (wi - Admiralty chartered collier transport) - lost 13.6.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi),

PELICAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.58 (9.15), F.10 (1.17), H.A8 (1.18). Launched 18.3.16 Beardmore. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 5.24.

PELICAN (ex-SIR JAMES JONES) tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built1880, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Renamed PETULANT 10.16. Sold 23.5.27 B. Zammitt, Malta.

PELICAN I, hired trawler, Adty No 527. Built 1908, 248grt, Plymouth-reg PH.98. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served as CEVIC in WW2.

PELICAN II, hired trawler, Adty No 3265. Built 1905, 205grt, Grimsby-reg GY.91. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.16-1920 as minesweeper. Served as ERIDANUS in WW2.

PELLEW, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.64 (9.15), H.98 (11.18). Launched 8.5.16 Beardmore. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Scandinavian convoys 12 Dec 1917. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry, BU 1923.

PELORUS, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 15.12.96 Sheerness DY. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Bristol Channel patrol 1914, then Mediterranean, depot ship 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.5.20 Ward, Grays.

PELTER, water tank vessel, Despatch-class. Launched 19.3.04 Day Summers. 405 tons, 115(pp)x21x10ft. TE 300ihp. Served at Portsmouth. On sale list 1946.

PEMBROKE, harbour service, base ship, Chatham; diving tender 6.17, renamed GANNET 6.17 (ex-TRENT, ex-flatiron gunboat, Medina-class), built 1877, 363 tons. Sold 21.2.23.

PEMBROKE (1922), base ship see PRINCE RUPERT, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

PEMBROKE CASTLE, fishing trawler. Built 1893, 153grt, Aberdeen-reg A.531. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PENARTH, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3437, T.91 (6.18), T./8 (early 1919). Launched 21.5.18 Lobnitz. 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 4.2.19 in the North Sea.

PENELOPE, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 8A (1914), 92 (1.18), 17 (4.18). Launched 25.8.14 Vickers. 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. 5th LCS, Harwich from 1915, 7th LCS Grand Fleet in 1918, fitted for minelaying 11.17, 70 mines (3 operations, laid 210). Sold 10.24 Stanlee.

PENELOPE, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 201, 4327 (Fishery flag No. after 6.18). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats. (Also listed as motor drifter with same name and numbers see separate listing)

PENELOPE, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.201, 4327. Built 1914. In service 12.14-1920.

PENGUIN, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 37 (second use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PENGUIN, hired trawler, Adty No 528. Built 1902, 190grt, Plymouth-reg PH.178. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PENGUIN (RAN), harbour service, base ship, Sydney (ex- composite screw sloop. Osprey-class), built 1876, 1130 tons. Sold 1924.

PENGUIN (1923) (RAN), depot ship see ENCOUNTER (RAN), light cruiser.

PENGUIN II, fishing trawler. Built 1895, 151grt, Scarborough-reg SH.223. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PENHALLOW, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.301) conversion. Built 1913, 4318grt. In service 10.15-23.5.17, armament not listed, other name CENTURY.

PENN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.50 (9.15), F.19 (1.17), F.16 (1.18), G.74 (4.18). Launched 8.4.16 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

PENNAN, hired drifter, Adty No 2045. Built 1910, 64grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.401. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel, examination vessel.

PENNARD CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 138. Built 1907, 259grt, Swansea-reg SA.38. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PENRICE CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1799. Built 1913, 255grt, Swansea-reg SA.7. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1919.

PENSHURST, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.253) conversion. Built 1906, 1191grt. In service 9.11.15, armed with 1-12pdr, 2-6pdr, 2-3pdr, other names MANFORD, Q.7. Sunk 25.12.17 by U.110 off the Bristol Channel.

PENTSTEMON, 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.53 (1.16), T.70 (1.18). Launched 5.2.16 Workman Clark. 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 20.4.20, renamed LILA.

PENTOWER (ex-CLEOPATRA), hired rescue tug. Built 1913, 102grt. In service briefly in 1917.

PENYLAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,875grt - lost 19.10.16, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

PEONY, 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.39 (9.15), T.71 (1.18). Launched 25.8.15 McMillan. 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 20.8.19 T. R. Sales, resold.

PERA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 7635grt - lost 19.10.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)

PERCH, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 193, 4323 (Fishery flag No. after 6.18). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PERDITA, minelayer, mercantile conversion, Y4.44 (pendant no. for fleet messenger). Built 1910, 543grt, 10.5kts. Fitted out at Mudros 1.16. Armament:1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA, 100 mines. In service 7.8.15-21.8.19.

PEREGRINE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.60 (9.15), G.65 (1.17), H.94 (11.18). Launched 29.5.16 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

PEREGRINE, flotilla supply ship No 6, mercantile. Built 1892, 1681grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-22.11.15, flew white ensign. Wrecked c29.12.17.

PEREGRINE II, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1892, 1681grt, 280ft. Purchased, held in reserve at Medway. In commissioned service 21.5.18-28.2.19, purchased 28.2.19 as store hulk. Sold 20.3.22. (also listed as boom defence vessel)

PERICLES, fishing trawler. Built 1910, 208grt, Hull-reg H.131. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PERIDOT, hired trawler, Adty No 733. Built 1894, 214grt, Hull-reg H.234. In service 12.14-1.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Mercantile loss 10.7.17.

PERIHELION, hired trawler, Adty No 608. Built 1914, 215grt, Grimsby-reg GY.197. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.14-1920. Served as INVERCLYDE in WW2.

PERILIA, hired drifter, Adty No 2001. Built 1912, 83grt, Banff-reg BF. 428. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

PERILLA, hired motor drifter. Built 1914, 18grt, Padstow-reg PW.37. In service 9.15-1919.

PERIM, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1588) conversion. Built 1877, 1348grt. Released as unsuitable.

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

PERLONA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 118, 4320 (Fishery flag No. after 6.18). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats. (Also listed as motor drifter with same name and numbers see below)

PERLONA, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.118, 4320. Built 1895, 57grt. In service 12.14-1919.

PERO (PEDRO-) GOMEZ, hired paddle tug. Built 1869, 96grt. In service 30.12.14-28.3.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

PERRAN, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 35grt. In service 8.16-11.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PERSEUS, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Sold 1913-14.

PERSEVERANCE (1914) - see METEOR, iron dockyard paddle tug

PERSIAN EMPIRE, hired trawler, Adty No 799. Built 1899, 195grt, Hull-reg H.476. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Log Book Availability.

PERSIER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 3874grt - lost 11.12.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

PERSIMMON, 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.4 (4.19). Launched 4.3.19 Osbourne Graham. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Sold 12.8.20 M. Mazza, sale cancelled, resold 13.10.22 Dundas Simpson to BU.

PERSIMON, hired trawler, Adty No 302. Built 1911, 255grt, Grimsby-reg GY.126. In service 8.14-1.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Mercantile loss 5.6.15.

PERSISTIVE, hired drifter, Adty No 1003. Built 1908, 82grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.42. In service 1.15-2.16 as net vessel. Mined 9.2.16 off Dover.

PERT, paddle tug, enlarged Robust-class. Launched 4.4.16 Thornycroft. 1023 tons, 178(oa), 170(pp)x36x12 ft. 2000ihp, 13kts. Believe flew blue ensign. BU 1962.

PERTH, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.23 (on coming into service), MI.17 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1915, 2502grt, 14.5kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 27.8.15-18.9.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Log Book Availability.

PERTHSHIRE, dummy battleship No. 10 VANGUARD, later water carrier, later oiler, mercantile conversion. Launched 1893 Hawthorn Leslie. 9336tons/5865grt, 420(pp)x54ft. TE 3000ihp, 12kts. Dummy battleship conversion ordered 21.10.14, hired 28.10.14 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, purchased by Admiralty 1915 for conversion to RFA water carrier/oiler, X.05 (1916), X.48 (1.18). Used as water tanker until 3.20, oiler to 1922, then store carrier. Sold 26.2.34, BU in Italy (rfa)

PERUGIA, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1049) conversion. Built 1901, 4348grt. In service 18.4.16, armament not listed, other names MOERAKI, Q.1. Sunk 3.12.16 by U.63 in Gulf of Genoa.

PESHAWUR, squadron supply ship, Y9.1. Built 1905, 7634grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-2.5.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 9.10.17 by submarine SE of Ballyquintin Point, County Down.

PET, decoy or Q-ship, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.560) conversion. Built 1906, 56grt. In service 2.8.15-9.15, armed with 1-3pdr.

PETARD, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.66 (9.15), F.20 (1.17), F.32 (1.18), G.29 (4.18), G.A7 (11.18). Launched 24.3.16 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays, BU 10.23.

PETER & JOHN, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.182. Built 1898, 32 net reg tons, Berwick-reg BK.182. In service 3.15-6.15.

PETER BARRINGTON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4423. Launched 13.3.19, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed CARIAMA Il.

PETER BLUMBERRY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3583. Launched 18.10.17, 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. Served as minesweeper, escort. Sold 1921, renamed INGOU.VILLE.

PETER CAREY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4445. Launched 25.6.19, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, renamed CICELY BLANCHE. Served as PETER CAREY in WW2.

PETER DOBBIN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3729. Delivered 23.2.18, 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 1921 renamed PHILIPPE. Served in WW2.

PETER HALL, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3795. Launched 6.11.18, Alisa, 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 1922, renamed TRANSPORT UNION. - Served as ALVIS in WW2.

PETER HOFFMAN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3798. Delivered 8.7.19, Lobnitz. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed K. M. HARDY. Served as French IMBRIN in WW2.

PETER JONES, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4289 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

PETER KILLEN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4207. Delivered 31.3.19, Duthie. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, renamed ame name. later -CRAONNE BEAURIEUX. Served as SIR JOHN LISTER in WW2

PETER LOVETT, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3509. Launched 9.3.17, 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. Sold 1922, same name. renamed LOWDOCK 1934.

PETER MAGEE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4249. Launched 1.5.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed LORD ERNLE.

PETER PAN (ex-HS.84), 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 1918 by Edwards, Millwall, 135grt. Sold 7.22, renamed COCKSPUR.

PETERBOROUGH, hired trawler, Adty No 631. Built 1897, 161grt, Grimsby-reg GY.244. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PETEREL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.74 (1914), D.88 (9.15), D.68 (1.18), H.54 (9.18). Launched 30.3.99 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 30.8.19 T. R. Sales.

PETERSFIELD (ex-PORTMADOC, right, Photo Ships), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T./8 (early 1919), T.21 (11.19). Launched 3.3.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Log Book Availability. Wrecked 11.11.31 Tung Yung Island, China.

PETERUGIE, hired drifter. Built 1915, 81grt, Peterhead-reg PD.210. In service 9.15-1919 as boom defence vessel, mooring tender.

PETREL, hired trawler, Adty No 363. Built 1893, 151grt, Sunderland-reg SD.5. In service 8.14-11.14 as minesweeper. Mercantile loss 30.3.17.

PETREL, hired drifter, Adty No 2488. Built 1907, 86grt, Banff-reg BF.914. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

PETREL, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1892, 192grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

PETREL (ex-HS.40), 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 1892, 55grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

PETRELLA, RFA petrol/spirit carrier, same class as water carrier PETRONEL, X.78 (7.17), X.49 (1.18). Launched 16.2.18 Dunlop Bremner. 1024 tons, 164(oa), 155(pp)x28x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9.5kts. Sunk 1944 and raised. Sold 1948, renamed CAPTAIN MIKES (rfa)

PETRO, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 34grt. In service 12.17-4.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PETROBUS, RFA petrol/spirit carrier, same class water carrier PETRONEL, X.77 (7.17), X.50 (1.18). Launched 8.11.17 Dunlop Bremner. 1024 tons, 164(oa), 155(pp)x28x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9.5kts. Arrived 24.2.59 Ward, Grays (rfa)

PETROLEA, fleet messenger, Y4.7. Built 1904, 202grt. In service 6.10.14-6.10.15, flew red ensign; oiler (Y7.105) from 7.10.15.

PETROLEUM, RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, D.99 (1914), N.92 (9.15) X.10 (1.16), X.51 (1.18). Launched 18.11.02 Swan Hunter. 9900 tons, 381(oa), 370(pp)x48x23ft. TE 2000ihp, 12kts. Purchased 3.05, first naval oiler. Armament: 1-3pdr (from 6.15). Handed over 26.2.37 Ward in part payment for MAJESTIC (rfa)

PETRONEL, water tank vessel, X.79 (7.17), X.52 (1.18). Launched 27.4.18 Dunlop Bremner. 1024 tons, 155(pp)x28x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9kts. Sold 6.47, renamed PASS OF GLENCOE

PETUNIA, 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.66 (1.16), T.72 (1.18). Launched 3.4.16 Workman Clark. 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 16.12.22 Batson Syndicate.

PETUNIA, hired trawler, Adty No 941. Built 1899, 180grt, Milford Haven-reg M.23. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 1.15-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed PETUNIA II 12.15.

PETUNIA III, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 209grt, Grimsby-reg GY.710. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PEVENSEY CASTLE, hired drifter, Adty No 1895. Built 1913, 101grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.199. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

PEVERIL, decoy or Q-ship, cargo ship conversion. Built 1904, 1459grt. In service 18.2.15-21.4.15 and 17.2.17, armament not listed, other names PUMA, Q.36, STEPHENSON. Sunk 6.11.17 by submarine outside Straits of Gibraltar.

PEYTON, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.72 (9.15), G.66 (1.17), H.96 (11.18). Launched 2.5.16 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe.

PHAETON, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 6A (1914), 93 (1.18), 45 (4.18). Launched 21.10.14 Vickers. 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. 4th LCS, Grand Fleet 1915, then 1st LCS 1915-18, fitted for minelaying 8.17, 74 mines (5 operations, laid 358). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 16.1.23 King, Troon.

PHALAROPE, fishing trawler. Built 1896, 124grt, SHull-reg H.274. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PHALAROPE, hired motor drifter, Adty No 3028. Built 1904, 58grt, Banff-reg BF.1128. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.17-1918 as hydrophone vessel.

PHASE, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3939, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 26.1.20, Smith, Buckie. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 26.1.20, same name. Served in WW2.

PHEASANT, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.74 (9.15), G.89 (1.17). Launched 23.10.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Mined 1.3.17 off Orkneys.

PHIDO, described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels. No other details.

PHILIP GODBY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3783. Launched 24.9.18, Cook, W & G. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, same name. renamed CISNELL 1924.

PHILOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.43 (from about 4.16), X.53 (1.18). Launched 5.4.16 Tyne Iron SB. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts.  Hulk 1956. Sold 1967 (rfa)

PHILOMEL, light cruiser, ex-3rd class protected cruiser, Pearl-class. Launched 28.8.90 Devonport DY. 2,575 tons, 278(oa), 265(pp)x41x15ft. TE 7500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 8-4.7in, 8-3pdr. Armour: 2.5in deck, 2in guns. To New Zealand Govt. 1914. Pacific 1914, Mediterranean and Persian Gulf 1914-17, RAN 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Depot ship 3.21. Sold 17.1.47 Strongman & Co NZ, hull scuttled 6.8.49 off E coast of New Zealand.

PHILORTH, hired drifter, Adty No 2111. Built 1907, 100grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.211. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-2.19 as net vessel. Foundered 24.2.19 en route from Syra to Malta.

PHINEAS BEARD, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3588. Launched 17.11.17, 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. Served in WW2.

PHINGASK, hired drifter, Adty No 599. Built 1908, 97grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.296. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1920 as minesweeper, depot vessel. Renamed JULIUS 10.19.

PHOEBE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.82 (9.15), F.53 (1.17), F.55 (1.18), D.59 (9.18). Launched 20.11.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

PHOEBE, hired trawler, Adty No 44. Built 1906, 178grt, Hull-reg H.881. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed PHOEBE II 12.15.

PHOEBE Ill, fishing trawler. Built 1907, 278grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.121. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PHOENIX, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.75 (1914), H.94 (1.18). Launched 9.10.11 Vickers. 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. Sunk 14.5.18 by Austrian submarine in the Adriatic. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915.

PHOSPHOROUS, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4122. Delivered 21.2.19, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, renamed OCEAN SPRITE. Served as OCEAN SPRITE in WW2.

PHRONTIS, hired trawler, Adty No 520. Built 1911, 288grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.142. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PHYLLIS BELMAN, hired trawler, Adty No 1545. Built 1915, 211grt, Aberdeen-reg A.298. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

PHYLLIS MARY, hired drifter, Adty No 3056. Built 1917, 94grt, Grimsby-reg GY.578. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.17-1919. Served in WW2.

PICKLE (ex-SEEADLER), whaler, German vessel seized in South Africa. Built 1913, 167grt. Armament: 1-12pdr, 2-3pdr. In service 3.15-1919 in East Africa.

PICTON (c1915) see SIR THOMAS PICTON, monitor, Lord Clive-class.

PICTON, hired screw tug. Built 1914. In service 4.16-5.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PICTON CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 2672. Built 1911, 245grt, Swansea-reg SA.107. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-2.17 as minesweeper. Mined 19.2.17 off Dartmouth.

PIERCY BRETT, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4434, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

PIGEON, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.59 (9.15), F.21 (1.17), F.18 (1.18), H.67 (4.18). Launched 3.3.16 Hawthorn Leslie. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

PIGMY (ex-SIR LOTHIAN NICHOLSON), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special servicevessel. Built 1897, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Broken up 5.38.

PIGEON, hired trawler, Adty No 378. Built 1897, 166grt, Hull-reg H.155. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed PIGEON II 12.15.

PIKE, boom defence vessel, ex-flatiron gunboat, Ant-class. Launched 16.10.70 Campbell & Johnston, North Woolwich, 254 tons. Served in Solent, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 27.3.20 G. Sharpe.

PILOT, tug, Rover-class, W.62 (1.18). Launched 2.9.09 Chatham DY. 620 tons, 153(oa), 145(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1400ihp, 11kts. Served in Portsmouth and Portland, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug from 1917. Arrived 27.3.60 in Holland to BU.

PILOT ME, hired drifter, Adty No 1103. Built 1909, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.353. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

PILOT STAR, hired drifter, Adty No 1830. Built 1907, 92grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1060. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

PILOTWHALE (Z.14), Admiralty whaler, ordered 15.3.15, Adty No 877. Launched 24.9.15, 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. Sold 20.4.20, same name.

PIMPERNEL, hired drifter, Adty No 1159. Built 1909, 88grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.390. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel. Served as PHYLLIS ROSE in WW2.

PINA, steamship, presumably Admiralty blockship. One of possibly three vessels (others - unnamed dredger and FIERAMOSCA) scuttled at Suvla Beach, W Gallipoli peninsula by the 18 December 1915 for the final evacuation, served as breakwater (ms lists a PINA, cargo steamship, built 1883, 1,986grt, but believed lost March 1917. This is the only pre-WW1 PINA not definitely accounted for) (not included in Dittmar; Rn/ms)

PINCHER, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.87 (2.15), H.C2 (4.18). Launched 15.3.10 Denny. 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. Wrecked 24.7.18 on the Seven Stones.

PINEWOLD, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 141grt, Grimsby-reg GY.177. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PINEWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 2,219grt - lost 17.2.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

PINNER (ex-PORTREATH), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.98 (6.19), T.03 (11.19). Launched 15.4.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, named FITZROY 3.19, minesweeper 1939. Mined 27.5.42 off Great Yarmouth.

PINTA, decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary cutter conversion. Built 1893, 101grt. In service 4.7.17-22.11.17, armament not listed.

PINTAIL, hired trawler, Adty No 382. Built 1908, 199grt, Hull-reg H.982. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PIONEER (RAN), light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 28.6.99 Chatham DY. 2,200 tons, 318(oa), 305(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt; reduced to 4-3pdr in 1916. RAN 28.12.12. Australian waters to 1915, East Africa 1915-16, then paid off at Sydney. Sold 1924 at Sydney.

PIONEER, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 47grt. In service as BDV, 1916-7.20, renamed TRACKER 4.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PIONEER II, hired yacht, Pendant No 085. Built 1914, 366grt/399TM. Armament: 1-12pdr, 2-6pdr. In service 21.10.15-14.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

PIONEER III, hired drifter, Adty No 2724. Built 1893, 95grt, Peterhead-reg PD.54. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.15-1919 as net vessel, examination vessel.

PIROUETTE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 12.17, 1645 (pendant. no). Launched 10.9.17 Rennie Forrest. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Returned 1920 to War Dept.

PISCATOR, hired drifter, Adty No 2760. Built 1907, 83grt, Berwick-reg BK.26. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed PISCATOR II 9.17.

PISCATOR, hired drifter. Built 1899, 53grt, Scarborough-reg SH.188. In service 1.17-1919 as gunnery tender.

PISCATORIAL II, hired drifter, Adty No 3300. Built 1916, 93grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.762. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.16-12.17 as net vessel. Disappeared 29.12.17 off Newhaven.

PISCES, hired drifter. Built 1907, 94grt, Banff-reg BF.882. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service.

PITBLAE, hired drifter, Adty No 793. Built 1908, 93grt, Inverness-reg INS.357. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper, boom defence vessel. Served as GUIDE US in WW2.

PITFOUR, hired trawler, Adty No 2976. Built 1916, 227grt, Peterhead-reg PD.241. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 10.16-1919 as minelayer, then minesweeper.

PITGAVENY, hired drifter, Adty No 2449. Built 1909, 88grt, Inverness-reg INS.11. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PITSTRUAN, hired trawler, Adty No 89. Built 1913, 206grt, Aberdeen-reg A.585. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-4.17 as minesweeper. Mined 13.4.17 off Nose Head Light House.

PITTENDRUM, hired drifter, Adty No 2113. Built 1913, 84grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.544. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

PITULLIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2390. Built 1907, 99grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.221. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PLACEO, hired drifter, Adty No 1814. Built 1910, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.553. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

PLADDA, decoy or Q-ship - see LAGGAN (ex-Pladda), cargo ship conversion.

PLANTIN, hired drifter, Adty No 1400. Built 1912, 84grt, Banff-reg BF.453. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-4.17 as net vessel. Mined 26.4.17 off Standfast Point.

PLANUDES, Q-ship see GUNNER, Admiralty trawler, Military class.

PLASSY, naval hospital ship, YA.4 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1901, Caird. 7346grt, 450x50ft. Hired, in service 3.8.14-8.5.18, flew red ensign.

PLATYPUS, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 4. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PLATYPUS (RAN), sea-going depot ship, Navy order, C8 (1.18). Launched 28.10.16 John Brown. 3476 tons, 325(oa), 310(pp)x44x15ft. TE 2650ihp,14kts. Submarine depot ship at Campbeltown and Killybegs 1917-18. Renamed PENGUIN 8.29, PLATYPUS 3.41. On sale list 12.57.

PLAYMATES, hired drifter, Adty No 1898. Built 1907, 93grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1079. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

PLEASANCE, hired drifter, Adty No 1966. Built 1909, 80grt, Scarborough-reg SH.168. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.15-1919 as net vessel.

PLEASANTS, hired drifter, Adty No 567. Built 1913, 86grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.350. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

PLEIADES, hired drifter, Adty No 2733. Built 1907, 90grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.489. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.15-1920 as net vessel.

PLEIONE, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 92. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PLETHOS, hired trawler, Adty No 468. Built 1913, 210grt, Aberdeen-reg A.545. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-4.18 as minesweeper. Mined 23.4.18 off Montrose.

PLOUGHBOY, hired drifter, Adty No 1909. Built 1912, 102grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1177. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 9.15-1920 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

PLOVER, boom defence vessel, ex-composite gunboat, Pigmy-class. Launched 18.10.88 Pembroke DY, 755 tons. Served in Gibraltar, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 27.4.27 at Gibraltar.

PLOVER, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.65 (9.15), G.67 (1.17). Launched 3.3.16 Hawthorn Leslie. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PLUCKY, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.67 (9.15), G.68 (1.17), G.A6 (9.18), D.2A (11.18). Launched 21.4.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 6.24.

PLUCKY, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 13.7.70 Portsmouth DY. 196 tons, 7kts. Served at Portsmouth 1914-18. Renamed BANTERER 6.15. Sold 1928.

PLUMGARTH, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 164grt. Harbour service 1.6.16-9.12.19. 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.

PLUMLEAF (ex-TRINOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, pendants X.63 (2.16 while building under original name), Y7.179. Launched 4.8.16 Swan Hunter. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sunk 4.4.42 by aircraft at Malta, raised and BU 1947 (rfa)

PLUMPTON, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 900, T.32 (9.18). Launched 20.3.16 McMillan. 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 off Belgian Coast 19.10.18, beached, later BU in situ.

PLUNGER (ex-TRITON), hired rescue tug, W.65 (9.18). Built 1900, 173grt. In service 6.3.18-27.1.19.

PLUTUS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 1,189grt - lost 24.4.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

PLYM, hired trawler, Adty No 1273. Built 1904, 193grt, Hull-reg H.25. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.17-1919 as minesweeper.

POCHARD, paddle minesweeper, Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, ordered 1918, building Ailsa SB, cancelled 10.12.18.

POCHARD, fishing trawler. Built 1889, 146grt, Aberdeen-reg A.250. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Sunk 28.6.18.

POET CHAUCER, tug, Poet-class. Approved to complete as part of Admiralty programme 30.5.18. Launched 8.10.19 Bailey, Hong Kong. 239 tons gross. 105(pp)x25 ft. TE 135 (nominal) hp. Believe flew blue ensign. To sale list 10.19, but retained. Lost 19.12.41 at Hong Kong.

POET LANGLAND, tug, Poet-class. Approved to complete as part of Admiralty programme 30.5.18. Launched 1919 Bailey, Hong Kong. 239 tons gross. 105(pp)x25 ft. TE 135 (nominal) hp. Believe flew blue ensign. To sale list 10.19, to Federated Malay States 23.6.20.

POINTER, hired trawler, Adty No 1196. Built 1906, 198grt, Aberdeen-reg A.57. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

POINTZ CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 2666. Built 1914, 283grt, Swansea-reg SA.5. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

POLA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,061grt - lost 18.3.17, Atlantic W of NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)

POLAR PRINCE, hired trawler, Adty No 95. Built 1915, 194grt, North Shields-reg SN.171. In service 9.15-1919 as minesweeper.

POLAR PRINCE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1895, 3,611grt - lost 18.9.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/te/un)

POLDOWN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 1,370grt - lost 9.10.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)

POLEAXE (ex-T.19ii), Admiralty trawler, ex-Russian T.13-24 group, Axe-name, Adty No. 4335. Built as replacement for Russian T.19i, wrecked 3.10.16 before acceptance. Launched 8.17, Cochrane. 304grt/540 tons, 135(pp)x23x12ft. TE 500ihp, 11kts. Reported seized in White Sea 3.8.18, but possibly one of eight handed over by White Russians. Armament: 1-12pdr Served as minesweeper. Sold 22.7.21 renamed DORBIE.

POLGOWAN (ex-MACEDONIA), fleet messenger, Y4.22. Built 1900, 4347grt. In service 6.15-2.17, flew red ensign; collier (Y3.1499) from 23.2.17.

POLISH MONARCH (ex-POLMONT, ex-KARPAT), water carrier, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1912, 4292grt. In commissioned service 13.3.16-15.3.16, collier (Y3.1102) from 30.4.16.

POLLUX, hired screw tug. Built 1914, over 70grt. In service 5.2.15-21.1.20. 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.

POLLY (also C.410, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built 1904 Bailey, Hong Kong. 150 tons. Purchased 1916, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 5.31.

POLLY BRIDGE, fleet messenger, Y4.77. Built 1916, 403grt. In service 22.3.18-21.12.18, flew red ensign.

POLRUAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,692grt - lost 25.10.16, North Sea (H/Lr/wi)

POLSHANNON (ex-BIRKENFELS), described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels, P.72 (1915), X.25(1.16), X.54 (1.18). Built 1910, 6121grt, German prize. In service from 3.9.15, served in the Mediterranean, flew blue-ensign. Sold4.7.21, renamed PINNA.

POLYANTHUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubretia-type, ordered 12.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.73 (1.18). Launched 24.9.17 Lobnitz. 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 DEVERILL. Sold 25.1.21 Clan Line, renamed COLIMA.

POMONA, hired trawler, Adty No 401. Built 1899, 161grt, Hull-reg H.462. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 10.14-12.18.

POMONE, harbour service, training ship, Dartmouth (ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, Pelorus-class), built 1897, 2135 tons. Sold 25.10.22.

POMONE (1920), harbour service see BOADICEA, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class.

PONEMAH, patrol vessel, ex-Trinidad Customs auxiliary schooner. 69grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. In service 19.2.17-c21.2.19 in West Indies.

PONTEFRACT, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 9.15, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 901, T.C2 (9.18). Launched 2.5.16 Murdoch & Murray. 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 6.9.22 Bond.

PONTOS, Admiralty blockship. Built 1900, 5703grt, 430ft (wi - built 1891, 2,265grt, 305ft). Owned by Andros, Greece-reg. Purchased 1914 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.4 Barrier, in middle of Water Sound, between South Ronaldshay & Burray islands (wi - in 58.50.24N, 02.54.05W). Wreck lies in centre of the Sound, partly visible (Lr/D/wi).

PONTYPOOL (ex-POLPERRO), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3445. Launched 25.6.18 Lobnitz. 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 18.5.22 B. Zammitt.

PONUS, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1902, 5,077grt - lost 3.11.16, English Channel (H/Lr/wi)

POONAH, hired trawler, Adty No 530, 550. Built 1903, 171grt, Hull-reg H.737. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-8.15 as minesweeper. Sunk 18.8.15 in collision near Stromness.

POPPY, 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.47 (1.16), T.74 (1.18). Launched 9.11.15 Swan Hunter. 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 9.4.23 Rees, Llanelly.

POPPY, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 197. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

POPPY (ex-THIRTY SIX), hired drifter. Built 1902, 76grt, Buckie-reg BCK.175. In service 7.15-1920 as examination vessel. Renamed RECLUSE 8.18.

PORCUPINE, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, N.19 (1914), D.OA (9.15), D.69 (1.18). Launched 19.9.95 Palmer. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Ward, Rainham.

PORPOISE (was to be named KENNINGTON 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.27 (1914), H.95 (1.18). Launched 21.7.13 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 23.2.20 Thornycroft for resale to Brazil as ALEXANDRINO DEALENCA, later MARANHAO.

PORPOISE, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian paddle tug. Armed with 2-12pdr/1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 in West Africa.

PORT JACKSON, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 197grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.6. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PORTHKERRY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 1,920grt - lost 20.5.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un/wi)

PORTIA, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.73 (9.15), G.84 (1.17), H.A6 (1.18). Launched 10.8.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

PORTIA, hired yacht, Pendant No 026. Built 1906, 433grt/527TM. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.10.14-1.4.19, renamed PORTIA II 12.15. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

PORTIA, fleet messenger, Y4.36. Built 1906, 494grt. In commissioned service from 23.7.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 2.8.15 by U.28 off the Scillies.

PORTIA III, fishing trawler. Built 1895, 178grt, Grimsby-reg GY.828. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PORTSMOUTH, hired trawler, Adty No 800. Built 1903, 178grt, Bristol-reg BL.10. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as minesweeper.

POSEIDON, hired drifter. Built 1913, 96grt, Buckie-reg BCK.157. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service. Served in WW2.

POWERFUL (ex-FLYING HUNTRESS), hired paddle tug. Built 1878, 182grt. In service 1.5.18-13.5.18. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

POWERFUL, harbour service, training ship, Devonport, renamed IMPREGNABLE 11.19 (ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Powerful-class), built 1895, 14200 tons. Sold 31.8.29.

POWERFUL II, harbour service, training ship, renamed IMPREGNABLE II 11.19, DEFIANCE 1.31 (ex-ANDROMEDA, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class), built 1897, 11000 tons. Sold 8.56.

POWERFUL III, harbour service, training ship, renamed IMPREGNABLE IV 11.19 (ex-CAROLINE, ex-corvette, ex-composite screw sloop, Satellite-class), built 1882, 1420 tons. Sold 31.8.29.

POWHATAN, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1898, 6,117grt - lost 6.4.17, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un)

POWIS CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 3318. Built 1916, 275grt, Swansea-reg SA.68. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PREFECT, hired trawler, Adty No 1984. Built 1916, 302grt, Grimsby-reg GY.737. Armament: 1-4 in, 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 3.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served as NORLAND in WW2.

PREMIER, hired trawler, Adty No 514, 848. Built 1908, 253grt, Grimsby-reg GY.385. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PREMIER, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1907, 254grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

PREMIER, hired screw tug. Built 1894, 83grt. In service.6.18-22.1.19. 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.

PREMIER II, hired drifter, Adty No 2736. Built 1906, 71grt, Scarborough-reg SH.152. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.16-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PRESENT FRIENDS, hired drifter, Adty No 1565. Built 1914, 89grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.89. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

PRESENT HELP, hired drifter, Adty No 222. Built 1911, 82grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1120. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper, patrol boat. Served in WW2.

PRESENTER, hired drifter. Built 1915, 106grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.323. In service 10.16-1919 as minefields tender.

PRESIDENT, harbour service, RNVR drillship, London (ex-BUZZARD, ex-composite screw sloop, Nymphe-class), built 1887, 1140 tons. Sold 6.9.21.

PRESIDENT (1921) see MARJORAM, convoy sloop, wrecked 1.21.

PRESIDENT (1922) see SAXIFRAGE, convoy sloop.

PRESIDENT, hired trawler, Adty No 721. Built 1907, 257grt, Grimsby-reg GY.762. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-1919. Renamed PRESIDENCY 2.15.

PRESIDENT STEVENS, fishing trawler. Built 1905, 212grt, Ostend-reg O.85. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PRESS HOME, hired drifter, Adty No 2152. Built 1908, 77grt, Buckie-reg BCK.7. In service 5.15-1920 as net vessel.

PRESTATYN, (ex-PORLOCK), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4360, T.5N (11.18), T.2N (11.19). Launched 6.11.18 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 22.1.23 Rees, Llanelly.

PRESTIGE, hired drifter, Adty No 2151. Built 1907, 81grt, Buckie-reg BCK.156. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

PRESTOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.55 (1.18). Launched 4.9.17 Napier & Miller. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Arrived 6.8.58 White, St. Davids (rfa)

PRESTON, hired drifter, Adty No 76. Built 1906, 84grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.121. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel.

PRETORIA, hired trawler, Adty No 368. Built 1902, 180grt, Hull-reg H.701. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 10.14-1920 as minesweeper.

PRETORIA, hired trawler, Adty No 32. Built 1906, 283grt, Grimsby-reg GY.180. In service 3.15-9.15 as minesweeper. Renamed PRETORIA II 5.15. Mercantile loss 10.7.17.

PRETORIA, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 159grt, North Shields-reg SN.245. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PREVALENT, decoy or Q-ship, fishing smack conversion. Built 1913, 42grt. In service 30.1.17-4.2.19, armed with 1-12pdr, other name HURTER.

PRIDE, fishing vessel. Built 1904, 62grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.471. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PRIDE O'FIFE, hired drifter, Adty No 2125. Built 1907, 83grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.218. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PRIDE OF BUCHAN, hired drifter, Adty No 2381. Built 1908, 86grt, Peterhead-reg PD.529. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

PRIDE OF BUCKIE, hired drifter, Adty No 2423. Built 1910, 79grt, Buckie-reg BCK.78. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

PRIDE OF FILEY (ex-EMULATOR), hired drifter, Adty No 1249. Built 1907, 87grt, Scarborough-reg SH.215. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, examination vessel.

PRIDE OF MORAY, hired drifter, Adty No 2442. Built 1909, 50grt, Inverness-reg INS.71. In service 5.15-1919 as transport, water carrier. Served in WW2.

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

PRIME, hired drifter, Adty No 2289. Built 1914, 101grt, Buckie-reg BCK.185. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

PRIMEVERE, hired drifter, Adty No 1925. Built 1914, 100grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.345. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 10.15-1920 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

PRIMROSE, 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.96 (2.15), T.29 (9.15), T.75 (1.18). Launched 29.6.15 Simons. 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 9.4.23 Rees, Llanelly.

PRIMROSE, hired drifter, Adty No 2123. Built 1907, 87grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.163. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed PRIMROSE II 8.15.

PRIMROSE (ex-ST. GEORGE), hired screw tug. Built 1892, 150grt. In service 1916-1918. 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.

PRIMROSE, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 52grt. In service 8.16-5.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRIMROSE, hired drifter. Built 1906, 88grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1016. In service 9.15-1920 as boom defence vessel, water carrier.

PRIMROSE III, hired drifter, Adty No 2052. Built 1915, 89grt, Peterhead-reg PD.238. In service 12.15-1919 as fleet tender. Served as FAWN in WW2.

PRIMULA, 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.55 (1.16). Launched 6.12.15 Swan Hunter. 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. Sunk 1.3.16 by U.35 in the Mecilterranean.

PRINCE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.77 (9.15), G.43 (1.17), G.42 (1.18), F.92 (9.18). Launched 26.7.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PRINCE, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 45grt. In service 8.14-6.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCE (ex-PRINZ ADALBERT), accommodation ship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1902, 6060grt. In commissioned service at Invergordon 17.12.14-23.12.16. Renamed PRINCETOWN 1.16.

PRINCE ABBAS, armed boarding steamer, also listed as miscellaneous, mercantile conversion. Built 1892, 2030grt. Armament: not listed. In commissioned service 5.6.15-29.5.16. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Returned to mercantile service, sunk 9.7.17 by U-boat off Fair Island.

PRINCE ALBERT, hired drifter, Adty No 1116. Built 1902, 64grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.462. In service 3.15-4.15 as net vessel.

PRINCE CHARLES, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.402) conversion. Built 1905, 373grt. In service 8.8.15-1.16, armed with 2-6pdr, 2-3pdr. Sunk 5.3.16 in mercantile service.

PRINCE CHARLES, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 226grt, Ostend-reg O.36. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PRINCE CONSORT, fishing trawler. Built 1890, 154grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1036. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PRINCE EDWARD (ex-PRINCE OF WALES), paddle netlayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1887, 1547grt. 1-3pdr. Purchased 28.1.15. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.2.20 T. C. Pas.

PRINCE EUGENE, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.10 (4.15), M.11 (1.18). Name change: M.11, until 6.15. Launched 14.7.15 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17, plan to add 1-18in cancelled). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918, Ostend 10 May 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston.

PRINCE GEORGE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.46 (1914), P.86 (9.15), P.9A (1.19). Launched 22.8.95 Portsmouth 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. Renamed VICTORIOUS II 7.18, PRINCE GEORGE 2.19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 21.9.21 Cohen, resold and foundered 30.12.21 off Kamperduin on passage to Germany to BU.

PRINCE GEORGE, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 27grt. In service 8.14-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCE GEORGE, naval hospital ship, YA.12 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1910, Swan Hunter. 3372grt, 306x42ft., Flew red ensign

PRINCE LEO, hired trawler, Adty No 1634. Built 1913, 218grt, Grimsby-reg GY.920. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PRINCE OF WALES, pre-dreadnought battleship, improved London or Queen-class, 81 (1914), 94 (1.18), N.46 (4.18). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 25.3.02 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, harbour service 1917-19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 12.4.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

PRINCE PALATINE, hired trawler, Adty No 341. Built 1914, 256grt, Hull-reg H.95. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel. Served as LORD DARLING in WW2.

PRINCE RUPERT, monitor, Lord Clive-class, M.07 (4.15), M.12 (1.18). Name change: M.10, until 6.15. Launched 20.5.15 Hamilton. 5900 tons, 336(oa), 320(pp)x87x10ft. TE c2300ihp, 6.5kts. Armament: 2-12in from disarmed battleships, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA (1 to 4-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 6in deck, 10.5in guns. Based at Dover for most of war. Base ship 2.22, renamed PEMBROKE 2.22. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 5.23 Beardmore.

PRINCE VICTOR, hired trawler, Adty No 1442. Built 1910, 207grt, Grimsby-reg GY.569. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

PRINCEPS, hired trawler, Adty No 1504. Built 1911, 264grt, Grimsby-reg GY.636. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.14-1919.

PRINCESS, armed merchant cruiser see KRONPRINZESSEN CECILIE, dummy battleship.

PRINCESS, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 63grt. In service 8.14-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCESS, hired screw tug. Built 1886, 20grt. In service 8.16-2.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCESS ALBERTA, fleet messenger, Y4.58. Built 1905, 1586grt. In commissioned service from 4.10.15, flew white ensign. Mined 21.2.17 en route Stavros to Mudros.

PRINCESS ALICE, hired trawler, Adty No 2655. Built 1914, 225grt, North Shields-reg SN.15. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-3.18. Sunk 6.3.18 in collision off Alexandria.

PRINCESS BEATRICE, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 555. Built 1880, 253grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 23.4.17-26.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

PRINCESS BEATRICE, hired trawler, Adty No 287. Built 1912, 214grt, North Shields-reg SN.202. In service 8.14-10.14 as minesweeper. Mined 5.10.14 off the Belgian Coast.

PRINCESS ENA, fleet messenger, Y4.57. Built 1906, 1198grt. Q ship, armed with 3-12pdr. In commissioned service 30.4.15-6.7.20, flew white ensign; fleet messenger from 4.10.15.

PRINCESS IRENE, minelayer, mercantile conversion, P.47 (1.15). Built 1914, 5934grt, 23kts. Fitted out by Denny. Armament 2-4.7in, 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr AA, 500 mines. In service 20.1.15. Destroyed 27.5.15 by internal explosion at Sheerness.

PRINCESS JULIANA (ex-LORD CURZON), hired trawler, Adty No 199. Built 1905, 266grt, Hull-reg H.824. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PRINCESS LOUISE, hired trawler, Adty No 1176. Built 1905, 289grt, Hull-reg H.140. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed PRINCESS LOUISE II 3.15.

[Q-ship Section lists trawler PRINCESS LOUISE (ex-PRINCESS MARIA JOSE) as a decoy trap with submarine C.27, and refers to her as fishery trawler PRINCESS MARIA JOSE (later requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control), built 1913, 222grt, Ostend-reg O.38. She does not appear to have served with the patrol organisation, but is included here for reference]

PRINCESS LOUISE (ex-PRINCESS ROYAL), SSV, listed as miscellaneous, N.34(9.15), N.81 (1.18). Built 1912, 1986grt. In commissioned service 3.3.15-4.1.18. Sunk 26.5.18 by submarine off St. Agnes Head.

PRINCESS MARGARET, minelayer, mercantile conversion, P.46 (1.15), N.82 (1.18). Built 1914, 5934grt, 23kts. Fitted out by Denny. Armament 2-4.7in, 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr AA, 500 mines. In service 26.12.14, purchased by Admiralty 14.6.19. Sold 30.5.29 to BU.

[PRINCESS MARIA JOSE, decoy ship - see PRINCESS LOUISE, trawler]

PRINCESS MARIE JOSE, hired trawler, Adty No 1770. Built 1915, 274grt, Hull-reg H.242. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as LOCH HOPE in WW2.

PRINCESS MARY, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0103. Built 1911, 326grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA minesweeper. In service 17.5.16, renamed PRINCESS MARY II 5.16, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta. Sank 2.8.19 after striking submerged wreck of battleship MAJESTIC off Cape Helles.

PRINCESS MARY, hired trawler, Adty No 1181. Built 1914, 225grt, North Shields-reg SN.27. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

PRINCESS MARY II (1916) - see PRINCESS MARY, patrol paddle vessel.

PRINCESS MAUD, fleet messenger, Y4.63. Built 1902, 1566grt. In commissioned service 5.5.16-4.2.18, flew white ensign. Sunk 10.6.18 by submarine NE of Blyth.

PRINCESS MAY (ex-ELISABETH), hired screw tug. Built 1893, 43grt. In service 8.14-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCESS MELTON, hired trawler, Adty No 322. Built 1901, 224grt, Aberdeen-reg A.440. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PRINCESS OF SANDWICK, hired drifter, Adty No 990. Built 1907, 50grt, Lerwick-reg LK.588. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

PRINCESS OF WALES, fleet messenger, Y4.30. Built 1896, 183grt, paddle steamer. In service 15.6.17-21.4.20, flew red ensign, renamed PADUA 1917.

PRINCESS OLGA, hired trawler, Adty No 3031. Built 1916, 245grt, North Shields-reg SN.326. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.17-6.18 as minesweeper. Mined 14.6.18 off Le Havre.

PRINCESS ROYAL, battlecruiser, Lion-class, 29 (1914), 95 (1.18), 68 (4.18). Launched 29.4.11 Vickers. 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. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.12.22 Rosyth S. Bkg. Co.

PRINCESS ROYAL, hired trawler, Adty No 518. Built 1913, 213grt, North Shields-reg SN.209. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed PRINCESS ROYAL II 2.15.

PRINCESS ROYAL, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 105grt. In service 23.6.15-11.8.15 and 23.5.18-1918. 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.

PRINCESS VICTORIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1971. Built 1903, 272grt, Hull-reg H.766. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 9.15-11.15. Sunk 7.11.15 in collision off Ushant.

PRINCESS VICTORIA, hired trawler, Adty No 3320. Built 1916, 245grt, North Shields-reg SN.321. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.17-1919 as minesweeper. Served as MARANO in WW2.

PRINCESS VICTORIA, fleet messenger, Y4.9. Built 1912, 1687grt. Listed as seaplane patrol vessel. In service 1914-2.5.15.

PRINCIPAL, hired drifter, Adty No 604. Built 1908, 91grt, Peterhead-reg PD.520. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat, net vessel, Q-ship. Served in WW2.

PRISCILLA (ex-GARLAND), hired yacht, A/P, later tug, Pendant No 053. Built 1888, 179grt/273TM. In service from -1.8.17, later purchased. In A/P role, may have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Sold 31.7.19.

PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), decoy or Q-ship, cargo ship conversion. Built 1916, 803grt. In service 23.11.16-11.6.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, other names ALCALA, ISLAND QUEEN, Q.19, SWISHER.

PRIZE, decoy or Q-ship - see FIRST PRIZE (ex-ELSE), 3-mast schooner conversion.

PROBUS, decoy or Q-ship, brigantine conversion. Built 1865, 179grt. In service 30.8.15-11.11.18, armed with 2-12pdr, 2-6pdr, other names ELIXIR, Q.30, READY, THIRZA.

PROCEED, hired drifter, Adty No 1427. Built 1901, 64grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.257. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel, examination vessel.

PROCYON (ex-STRATHMARTIN), hired trawler. Built 1903, 195grt, Aberdeen-reg A.899. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

PRODUCTIVE, hired drifter, Adty No 2181. Built 1906, 73grt, Banff-reg BF.257. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.15-1920 as net vessel.

PROFICIENCY, hired drifter. Built 1913, 82grt, Banff-reg BF.508. In service 12.15-1920 as boom defence vessel.

PROGRESS, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 65grt. In service 8.14-9.14, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PROGRESS II, hired drifter, Adty No 2421. Built 1907, 84grt, Banff-reg BF.956. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel. Served as APPLE TREE in WW2.

PROLIFIC, fishing vessel. Built 1906, 60grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.418. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

PROMETHEUS, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Sold 1913-14.

PROMOTIVE, hired drifter. Built 1908, 78grt, Buckie-reg BCK.15. In service 9.18-1919 as hospital vessel. Served in WW2.

PROMPT, iron dockyard paddle tug. Launched 6.7.67 Napier. 136 tons, 90(pp)x17x9 ft. 211ihp. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 9.22 at Malta.

PROPHET, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,230grt - lost 14.11.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

PROSERPINE (sometimes mispelt PROSPERINE), light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class, N.84 (1914, no Pendant No 1.18). Launched 5.12.96 Sheerness DY. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 7th CS English Channel 1914, then Egypt and Mesopotamia to 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.11.19, BU at Genoa.

PROSIT, hired drifter, Adty No 1039. Built 1906, 77grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.232. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PROSPECT, hired drifter, Adty No 1418. Built 1902, 58grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.54. In service 3.15-8.15 as net vessel., but released to civilian service. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917, recommissioned and flew white ensign; continued fishing under naval control

PROSPECTIVE, hired drifter, Adty No 2260. Built 1910, 75grt, Banff-reg BF.247. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

PROSPERITY, hired drifter, Adty No 2160. Built 1901, 64grt, Banff-reg BF.649. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 5.15-1920 as net vessel. Renamed PROSPERITY II 8.15.

PROSPERITY, hired drifter, Adty No 2753. Built 1906, 72grt, Berwick-reg BK.15. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

PROTEA (1922) (SAN), survey ship see VERWOOD, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

PROTECT, hired drifter, Adty No 1392. Built 1907, 98grt, Banff-reg BF.511. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 4.15-3.17 as net vessel. Mined 16.3.17 off Dover.

PROTECT ME, hired drifter, Adty No 2379. Built 1908, 88grt, Peterhead-reg PD.517. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

PROTECTOR, hired drifter, Adty No 1859. Built 1902, 58grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.143. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

PROTECTOR (RAN), harbour service, gunnery training, Williamstown, renamed CERBERUS 1921 (ex-steel cruiser/flatiron gunboat), built 1884, 920 tons. Sold 10.9.24.

PROVIDER, hired drifter, Adty No 1904. Built 1907, 99grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.999. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 1.16-1919 as net vessel.

PROVIDER, hired motor drifter, Adty No 1688. Built 1901, 48 net reg tons, Peterhead-reg PD.423. Armament: 1-2pdr. In service 4.17-1919. Renamed PROVIDER II 9.17.

PROVIDER, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 10.2.03 Bow McLachlan. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Gosport, flew white ensign 1915-18. On sale list 1946.

PRUDENT, dockyard tug. Launched 17.5.05 Bow McLachlan. 325 tons, 125(pp)x24x7 ft. 620ihp, 11.5kts. Served in Chatham, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 7.10.27 Ward.

PRUDENTIA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1889, 2,791grt - lost 12.1.16, Orkneys (H/Lr/wi)

PSYCHE, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 19.7.98 Devonport DY. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt; 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr in 1918. Armour: 2in deck. New Zealand 1914, then China Station, RAN 1.7.15. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.22 at Melbourne.

PUFF, Admiralty steel drifter, building Brooke. Cancelled, order dated 17.12.18. Completed for commercial service, named PUFF 1920. Served as GOWANHILL in WW2.

PUFFIN, hired trawler, Adty No 659. Built 1907, 199grt, Hull-reg H.974. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

PUFFIN II, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 108. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PUMA, decoy or Q-ship see PEVERIL, cargo ship conversion.

PUNCHER (ex-HT.1), 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. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

PUP, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 12. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

PURFOL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 6, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.56 (1.18). Built 1907 Fleming & Ferguson. 869grt, 198(pp)x32 ft. TE 116 nominal hp. Commissioned 10.16. Returned to Port of London Authority in 1920 (rfa)

PURLEY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 4,500grt - lost 25.7.17, Atlantic SW of Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un)

PURSUIT, hired drifter, Adty No 2124. Built 1907, 79grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.152. In service 2.15-4.18 as net vessel. Sunk 22.4.18 in collision off Penzance.

PURSUIT, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.156. Built 1903, 29 net reg tons, Berwick-reg BK.203. In service 11.14-5.15.

PURUNI, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1905, 295grt. Armed with 2-13pdr. In service from 20.3.17 in West Indies, based at Demerara. Wrecked 29.8.18 off Mayero Island, Grenadines.

PV.1-PV.VII, Canadian minesweepers, ex-coasters purchased in US, listed as trawlers. All for service in Canadian waters.

PV.1 (ex-WILLIAM B. MURRAY). Built 1912, 390grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.II (ex-AMAGANSETT). Built 1912, 390grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.III (ex-HERBERT N. EDWARDS). Built 1911, 323grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.IV (ex-MARTIN J. MARRAN). Built 1911, 308grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.V (ex-ROLLIN E. MASON). Built 1911, 323grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.VI (ex-LEANDER WILCOX). Built 1903, 205grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 4.17-4.19.

PV.VII (ex-ROWLAND H. WILCOX). Built 1911, 247grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 4.17-4.19.

 


 

PYLADES, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.78 (9.15), F.28 (1.17), F.19 (1.18), G.62 (4.18), H.97 (11.18). Launched 28.9.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PYRAMUS, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 15.5.97 Palmer. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. New Zealand 1914, Persian Gulf and East Indies 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 21.4.20 T.C. Pas, Holland.

PYTCHLEY, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 498, T.2C (6.18). Launched 24.3.17 Napier & Miller. 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.

PYTHON (1902) see VELOX, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, later designated C-class.

 



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QUEEN ELIZABETH, dreadnought battleship
(Photo Ships)

 

Q-designated decoy or Q-ships, Q.1-Q.36, Q.500, QS.9. The origin of the "Q" is uncertain, but it has been suggested it is an abbreviation for Queenstown, Ireland, where many operated from. However, this would appear to run counter to the extreme secrecy they were subject to. It is not believed the last two Q-numbers were part of the original Q organisation:

Q.1, decoy or Q-ship - see PERUGIA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.1049) conversion.

Q.2, decoy or Q-ship - see INTABA, flotilla supply ship.

Q.3, decoy or Q-ship see BARRANCA, cargo ship conversion.

Q.4, decoy or Q-ship see CARRIGAN HEAD, commissioned escort ship.

Q.5, decoy or Q-ship - see FARNBOROUGH (ex-SANDYFORD), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.859) conversion.

Q.6, decoy or Q-ship - see ZYLPHA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.139) conversion.

Q.7, decoy or Q-ship see PENSHURST, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.253) conversion.

Q.8, decoy or Q-ship - see VALA, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.446) conversion.

Q.9, decoy or Q-ship - see MARY B. MITCHELL, 3-mast schooner conversion.

Q.10, decoy or Q-ship see BEGONIA, Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloop.

Q.11, decoy or Q-ship see TAMARISK, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

Q.12, decoy or Q-ship see TULIP, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

Q.13, decoy or Q-ship see AUBRIETIA, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

Q.14, decoy or Q-ship see VIOLA, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

Q.15, decoy or Q-ship see SALVIA, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

Q.16, decoy or Q-ship see HEATHER, Aubrietia-type convoy sloop.

Q.17, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 10 (ex-HELGOLAND, ex-VOORUITGANG, ex-HOOGEZAND II), brigantine conversion.

Q.18, decoy or Q-ship - see LADY OLIVE (ex-TEES TRADER), coaster conversion.

Q.19, decoy or Q-ship - see PRIVET (ex-ISLAND QUEEN), cargo ship conversion.

Q.20, decoy or Q-ship - see BAYARD, motor lugger conversion.

Q.21, decoy or Q-ship - see FIRST PRIZE (ex-ELSE), 3-mast schooner conversion.

Q.22, decoy or Q-ship see BRIG 11 (ex-GAELIC), barkentine conversion.

Q.23, decoy or Q-ship see RESULT, 3-mast schooner conversion.

Q.24, decoy or Q-ship - see LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion.

Q.25, decoy or Q-ship - see LADY PATRICIA, cargo ship conversion.

Q.26, decoy or Q-ship see MAVIS, cargo ship conversion.

Q.27, decoy or Q-ship - see WARNER, cargo ship conversion.

Q.28, decoy or Q-ship - see MEROPS (ex-MARACAIBO), barkentine conversion.

Q.29, decoy or Q-ship see DARGLE (ex-JAMES J. BIBBY), brigantine conversion.

Q.30, decoy or Q-ship - see PROBUS, brigantine conversion.

Q.31, decoy or Q-ship see GUNNER, Admiralty trawler, Military-class.

Q.32, decoy or Q-ship see QUICKLY, hired trawler.

Q.33, decoy or Q-ship see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

Q.34, decoy or Q-ship see ACTON (ex-HARELDA), cargo ship conversion

Q.35, decoy or Q-ship - see RULE (ex-OUSE), cargo ship conversion.

Q.36, decoy or Q-ship see PEVERIL, cargo ship conversion.

Q.500, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion.

QS.9, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 9 (ex-KOSTOULA), sailing vessel conversion.

 


 

Q. E. F., hired drifter, Adty No 2048. Built 1907, 89grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.532. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.15-1920 as net vessel, patrol boat.

QUADRILLE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 10.17, 1245 (pendant. no). Launched 21.9.17 Ferguson. 290 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson & Co.

QUAIL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.85 (1914), D.89 (9.15), D.70 (1.18), H.32 (9.18). Launched 24.9.95 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 23.7.19 Ward, New Holland.

QUAIL, hired trawler, Adty No 645. Built 1897, 162grt, Hull-reg H.236. Armament: 2-3pdr. In service 11.14-6.15 as minesweeper. Renamed QUAIL II 2.15. Sunk 23.6.15 in collision off Portland.

QUAIL, fishing trawler. Built 1906, 265grt, Grimsby-reg GY.215. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

QUANDMERE, armed launch, ex-tug. Arrived Persian Gulf area 20.6.16, completed 17.9.16.

QUARRY KNOWE, hired drifter, Adty No 2414. Built 1914, 98grt, Buckie-reg BCK.181. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 5.15-5.17 as net vessel. Sunk 15.5.17 by Austrian cruisers off Fano Island, Adriatic.

QUASSIA, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 207grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1141. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

QUEEN, pre-dreadnought battleship, improved London or Queen-class, 82 (1914), 96 (1.18). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 8.3.02 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, remained until end of war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 4.11.20 Ward, Birkenhead and Preston.

QUEEN, hired trawler, Adty No 691. Built 1900, 161grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1197. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1920 as minesweeper. Renamed QUEEN II 2.15, QUEST 6.17.

QUEEN, hired drifter, Adty No 2851. Built 1906, 93grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.169. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed QUEEN III 6.15.

QUEEN, hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 169grt. In service 29.7.14-14.12.19, renamed QUINCE c1917, harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign, minelayer 1918, 8 mines.

QUEEN IV, patrol paddle vessel, later minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Adty No. 0104. Built 1902, 345grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA minesweeper. In service 17.5.16-25.11.20, paddle minesweeper 20.4.19. Served in Mediterranean, based at Malta.

QUEEN ALEXANDRA, hired yacht, hospital ship (Pendant No YA.15). Built 1902, 267grt. In service 3.15-1919.

QUEEN ALEXANDRA, fishing trawler. Built 1901, 231grt, Hull-reg H.530. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control. Served in WW2.

QUEEN ELIZABETH, dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, 10 (1914), 97 (1.18), 00 (4.18). Launched 16.10.13 Portsmouth DY. 27,500 tons, 640(oa), 600(pp)x90x30ft. Turbine 75000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 5th BS attached to Battlecruiser Force, Grand Fleet from completion, Fleet Flagship from 1917. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 19.3.48, BU Arnott Young, Dalmuir.

QUEEN EMPRESS, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 934. Built 1912, 411grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 25.10.15-30.6.20. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant, hospital carrier 6.5.19, designated HC.4 5.19. Served in WW2.

QUEEN MARY, battlecruiser, Lion-class, 14 (1914). Launched 20.3.12 Palmer. 26,500 tons, 704(oa), 660(pp)x88x28ft. Turbine 75000shp, 28kts. Armament: 8-13.5in, 16-4in, 2-21in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from 1914. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916.

QUEEN MARY, dummy battlecruiser No.11 see CEVIC, mercantile conversion.

QUEEN MOTHER, hired drifter, Adty No 2996. Built 1916, 126grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.914. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.17-1920 as minesweeper.

QUEEN OF THE FLEET, hired drifter, Adty No 3061. Built 1917, 96grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.580. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.17-1919. Served in WW2.

QUEEN OF THE NORTH, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 580. Built 1895, 590grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 29.3.16. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Mined 20.7.17 off Orford Ness.

QUEEN OF THE USK, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 91grt. Harbour service 29.1.18-26.4.19. 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.

QUEEN VICTORIA, paddle netlayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1887, 1547grt. 1-3pdr. In service from 28.1.15.  Purchased 8.15. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.5.20 to BU.

QUENCHER (ex-No. 10), lighter/barge.  75grt. Owned by Aire & Calder. Served as water boat at Portsmouth, 5.6.18-14.4.19.

QUERANDI, Argentine screw tug. Built 1914, 345grt. In service for short time in 1914, then released.

QUERCIA, hired trawler, Adty No 446. Built 1912, 288grt, Grimsby-reg GY.680. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper, then escort vessel. Served in WW2.

QUERNMORE, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A4 (7.17), MI.99 (1.18). Built 1898, 7302grt, 12.5kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 29.6.17. Sunk 31.7.17 by U.82 off Tory Is.

QUERY (2.18) - see CONQUEROR, hired paddle tug.

QUESTER (ex-ENTERPRISE), hired screw tug. Built 1899, 70grt. Harbour service 10.2.18-24.2.19. 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.

QUI SAIT, hired drifter, Adty No 1823. Built 1909, 83grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.203. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

QUICK SET, hired drifter, Adty No 1077. Built 1909, 78grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.465. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, examination vessel.

QUICKLY (ex-SWIFT), hired trawler, Adty No 675. Built 1897, 242grt, Hull-reg H.99. Armament: 2-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper. Also Q-ship (aka CAROLINA, MASTER, Q.32, SINTON, SWIFT) 7.15-11.18.

QUICKSAND, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3991. Delivered 6.3.19, Colby. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. To Fishery Board for Scotland 4.8.20, same name. Served as EPHRATAH in WW2.

QUINCE (c1917) - see QUEEN, hired paddle tug,

QUINTIA, hired drifter, Adty No 1549. Built 1914, 90grt, North Shields-reg SN.83. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 7.15-1919. Served in WW2.

QUIXOTIC, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 197grt, Grimsby-reg GY.982. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

QUIXOTIC, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 197grt. In service 1918-1920. 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.

QUORN, twin-screw fleet minesweeper, early Hunt-class, ordered 1916, Adty No. 499, T.3C (6.18). Launched 4.6.17 Napier & Miller. 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 18.9.22 J. Smith.

 


 


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 RINALDO, old sloop (Photo Ships)

 

R-class submarines, anti-U-boat, R.1-R.12, ordered 12.17. 420/500 tons, 163(oa), 160(pp)x16x11ft. Diesel/electric 240/1200 hp, 9.5/15kts, streamlined hull, single screw, high submerged speed. Armament: 6-18in tt.

R.1, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 25.4.18 Chatham DY. Sold 20.1.23 J. Smith.

R.2, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 25.4.18 Chatham DY. Sold 21.2.23 E. Suren.

R.3, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 8.6.18 Chatham DY. Sold 21.2.23 E. Suren.

R.4, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 8.6.18 Chatham DY. Sold 26.5.34 Young, Sunderland.

R.5-R.6, building Pembroke DY, ex-Devonport DY. Cancelled 28.8.19.

R.7, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 14.5.18 Vickers. Based at Killybegs, Donegal in 1918. Sold 21.2.23 E. Suren.

R.8, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 28.6.18 Vickers. Based at Killybegs, Donegal in 1918. Sold 21.2.23 E. Suren.

R.9, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 12.8.18 Armstrong. Sold 21.2.23 E. Suren.

R.10, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 5.10.18 Armstrong. Sold 19.2.29 Cashmore.

R.11, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 16.3.18 Cammell Laird. Based at Killybegs, Donegal in 1918. Sold 21.2.23 J. Smith.

R.12, submarine, anti-U-boat, R-class, ordered 12.17, launched 9.4.18 Cammell Laird. Based at Killybegs, Donegal in 1918. Sold 21.2.23 J. Smith.

 


 

R. H. DAVISON, hired trawler, Adty No 3296. Built 1916, 210grt, West Hartlepool-reg HL.79. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 7.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served as TRITELIA in WW2.

R. IRVIN, hired trawler, Adty No 52. Built 1913, 208grt, North Shields-reg SN.246. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

R. MACKAY, hired drifter, Adty No 1074. Built 1910, 78grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.770. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

R. NICHOLSON (ex-VULCAN), hired screw tug. Built 1891, 200grt. In service 28.8.14-5.5.19. 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.

R. R. S. hired trawler, Adty No 241. Built 1913, 159grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.245. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-2pdr. In service 9.14-1919.

RACE FISHER, fleet messenger, Y4.33. Built 1892, 493grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.38), ex-collier (Y3.586). In commissioned service from 29.7.15, flew white ensign. Wrecked 25.3.19 in the Mediterranean.

RACEHORSE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.15 (1914), D.66 (9.15), D.71 (1.18). Launched 8.11.00 Hawthorn Leslie. 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 23.3.20 M. Yates; resold Ward, Milford Haven.

RACER, salvage vessel. ex-composite screw sloop, Mariner-class. Launched 6.8.84 Devonport DY, 970 tons displacement. Salvage vessel 6.17. Sold 6.11.28 Hughes BoIckow, Blyth.

RACER II, hired drifter, Adty No 2702. Built 1906, 84grt, Banff-reg BF.382. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

RACHEL, lighter/barge. Built 1892, 87grt. Served as BDV lighter on Humber, 29.4.15-3.1.17.

RACIA (ex-OCEAAN), hired screw tug. Built 1894, 410grt. Purchased, in service 1916-23.6.20. 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. Sold.

RACOON, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.A7 (1.18). Launched 15.2.10 Cammell Laird. 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. Wrecked 9.1.18 on West Coast of Ireland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

RADIANT, destroyer, Thornycroft R-class, ordered 7.15, F.59 (1.17), F.56 (1.18). Launched 25.11.16 Thornycroft. 1034 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 29000shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 21.6.20 Thornycroft for resale to Siam, as PHRA RUANG 9.20.

RADIANT, hired drifter, Adty No 2737. Built 1907, 95grt, Inverness-reg INS.321. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.16-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper. Renamed RADIANT II 3.17.

RADIATION, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4176. Delivered 18.11.20, Ouse SB. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 26.11.20, same name, renamed AGNES GARDNER 1922. Served as AGNES GARDNER in WW2.

RADLEY, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.04 (11.19). Launched 26.8.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Completed as survey vessel, named FLINDERS 3.19, accommodation ship 8.40. Sold 8.45, BU at Falmouth.

RADNOR, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Lobnitz. Cancelled 17.12.18.

RADSTOCK, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 5.15, G.79 (1916), G.75 (1.17), G.81 (1.18). Launched 3.6.16 Swan Hunter. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 29.4.27 Ward, Grays.

RAETIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1232. Built 1912, 295grt, Grimsby-reg GY.707. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RAGLAN, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.09 (4.15), M.03 (9.15), M.14 (1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as ROBERT E. LEE, M.3 31.5.15, LORD RAGLAN 20.6.15, RAGLAN 23.6.15. Launched 29.4.15 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. TE 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (2-6in added 1916-17). Armour: 4in deck, 10in guns. Eastern Mediterranean from completion until 1918. Sunk 20.1.18 by BRESLAU & GOEBEN off Imbros. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

RAGLAN CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1957. Built 1915, 274grt, Swansea-reg SA.30. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 11.15-1919 as minesweeper, then minelayer experiments.

RAIDER, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 5.15, G.81 (1916), G.86 (1.17), G.82 (1.18). Launched 17.7.16 Swan Hunter. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 29.4.27 Geo. Cohen.

RAINBAND, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 4175. Launched 17.6.19, Ouse SB. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 15.12.20, renamed CRAIGLEA 1922.

RAINBOW (RCN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class. Launched 25.3.91 Palmer. 3,600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 4-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. To RCN 8.10, served in Pacific, based at Esquimalt as depot ship. Sold 1920.

RAINBOW, hired trawler, Adty No 1574. Built 1906, 176grt, Aberdeen-reg A.69. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919. Served as DOLORES in WW2.

RAINDROP, hired trawler, Adty No 117. Built 1912, 167grt, Aberdeen-reg A.434. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper.

RAINSTORM, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3992, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 18.10.18, Colby. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 1920, same name.

RAJAH, hired trawler, Adty No 694. Built 1899, 172grt, Grimsby-reg GY.3. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-9.18 as minesweeper.

RALCO, hired trawler, Adty No 672. Built 1912, 228grt, Grimsby-reg GY.663. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-12.18 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RALEIGH, light cruiser, Hawkins-class, ordered 12.15, 96 (9.20). Launched 28.8.19 Beardmore. 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. Wrecked 8.8.22 in Belle Isle Strait, Labrador.

RALPH BROCKLEBANK, hired patrol tug, T.11. Built 1903, 173grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 30.10.14-26.11.14, then other service.

RAMBLER, hired trawler. Built 1898, 162grt, Hull-reg H.399. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.15-1920 as boom defence vessel.

RAMBLER, fishing vessel. Built 1898, 92grt, North Shields-reg SN.247. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RAMBLER, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 21.12.08 John Brown. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. BU 1953.

RAMBLING ROSE, hired drifter, Adty No 1142. Built 1909, 59grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.553. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

RAMILLIES, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 74 (1914), 98 (1.18), 21 (4.18). Launched 12.9.16 Beardmore. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 20.2.48, BU Arnott Young, Cairnryan and Troon.

RAMILLIES, mine carrier, Y6.6. Built 1892, 2935grt. In service 3.8.14-30.8.16. Sunk 21.7.17 by U-boat 120 miles WNWof Tory Island.

RAMNA, hired whaler, Adty No 2018. Built 1908, 108grt, Leith-reg LH.366. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. Served in British home waters from 1.15. Purchased, sold 13.11.19.

RAMONA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 83. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

RAMSEY see THE RAMSEY, armed boarding steamer

RANEE, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 194grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1157. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RANGER, salvage vessel, ex-composite gunvessel, Algerine-class, W.67 (9.18). Launched 12.2.80 Elder, 835 tons/409grt. Sold 24.9.92. Hired 11.14-1919.

RANGER, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, D.1A (9.15, cancelled 4.17). Launched 4.10.95 Hawthorn Leslie. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 20.5.20 Riddle & Co.

RANGER, auxiliary sail yacht, c10grt, reportedly serving in Bahamas.

RANGOL (also as MAPLELEAF), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Y7.174 (1916). Launched 17.8.98 Swan Hunter. 8039grt, 470(pp)x56 ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman MOUNT ROYAL hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship MARLBOROUGH, purchased 10.7.16 for conversion. Renamed MAPLELEAF 11.16. Sold 4.10.19, renamed BRITISH MAPLE (rfa) - see also MOUNT ROYAL, dummy battleship No. 7.

RANMENIKA (ex-NISHISO MARU No. 2), Indian trawler minesweeper. Built 1913, 224grt. Purchased from Japan 3.17. Disposed of 1920.

RANNAS (ex-SILVER THYME), hired drifter, Adty No 2448. Built 1907, 85grt, Buckie-reg BCK.122. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, tender.

RANTER, fishing vessel. Built 1901, 99grt, North Shields-reg SN.300. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RAPID, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 5.15, G.63 (9.15), G.78 (1.17), G.83. Launched 15.7.16 Thornycroft. 1033 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. Sold 20.4.27 Cohen.

RAPID, harbour service, submarine depot, Gibraltar, renamed HART 1915 (ex-corvette, ex-composite screw sloop, Satellite-class), built 1883, 1420 tons. Sold 1948.

RAPIDOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.58 (1.18). Launched 23.4.17 Gray. 4900 tons, 355(oa),320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Log Book Availability. Served in WW2. Sold 4.48, renamed LOUISE MOLLER (rfa)

RATAPIKO, hired trawler, Adty No 347. Built 1912, 247grt, Aberdeen-reg A.446. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper, also decoy trap with submarine C.23. Served in WW2.

RATHVEN, hired drifter, Adty No 992. Built 1908, 87grt, Buckie-reg BCK.39. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1920 as minesweeper.

RATHVEN BURN, tug, Burn-class. Purchased while building. Launched 1919 McGregor, Kirkintilloch. 51 tons gross. 69(pp)x16 ft. Compound 200ihp. Believe flew blue ensign. Reported on sale 10.19, but retained by Admiralty. Listed to 1946.

RATTLER, fishing trawler. Built 1891, 149grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.199. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RATTLER, harbour service, training ship, Portsmouth, renamed DRYAD 9.19 (ex-composite gunboat, Bramble-class), built 1886, 715 tons. Sold 10.24.

RATTLESNAKE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.94 (2.15), H.C7 (9.18). Launched 14.3.10 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 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 1915/16. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

RATTRAY, hired trawler, Adty No 357. Built 1900, 182grt, North Shields-reg SN.104. In service 8.14-8.15 as minesweeper. Released from patrol organisation back to civilian fishing, later requisitioned by Admiralty for Fishery Reserve of the Trawler Section, recommissioned and flew white ensign; continued fishing under naval control.

RAVEN, hired trawler, Adty No 407. Built 1906, 172grt, Hull-reg H.858. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed RAVEN II 2.15, RAVEN Ill 8.15.

RAVEN, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 18.5.82 Samuda, Poplar. 465 tons, 125(pp)x231x10ft. 360ihp, 9kts. Portsmouth Gunnery School 1914, depot ship at Portland from 1914. Sold 13.3.25.

RAVEN II, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion. Built 1903 Swan Hunter. 4678grt, 390(pp)x51ft. Quad. Expansion, 10kts. German RABENFELS, seized Port Said 8.14, commissioned 12.6.15, renamed 8.15. Armament: 1-12pdr, 2 seaplanes. Eastern Mediterranean 1915-17. RAVENROCK in 1917, under Red Ensign as store carrier, collier, troopship until 1.21. Log Book Availability. Sold 1923.

RAVENROCK (1917), mercantile see RAVEN II, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion.

RAVENSTONE, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.440) conversion. Built 1905, 3049grt. In service 22.5.17-30.9.17, armament not listed, other name DONLEVON.

RAVENSWOOD, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 588. Built 1891, 345grt. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 26.5.15-28.3.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.

RAY, Admiralty wood drifter, non-standard type, Adty No, 3945, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 9.10.18, Stephen, Banff. 86grt, approx 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as minesweeper. Sold 14.10.27, renamed MARGARET & FRANCIS.

RAYFORD (ex-BLANCHE ROCK), store carrier, Y8.41. Built 1894, 471grt. in service as store carrier 5.1.15-24.3.15, collier (Y3.642) from 25.3.15.

RAYMOND, fishing trawler. Built 1910, 221grt, Ostend-reg O.130. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RAYMONT, hired trawler, Adty No 2967. Built 1916, 226grt, Grimsby-reg GY.895. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RAZORBILL, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 49 (third use, possibly second, of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

RAZSVET see SURPRISE, hired yacht, later despatch vessel.

READING, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Lobnitz. Cancelled 17.12.18.

READY, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 5.15, G.71 (9.15), G.87 (1.17), G.84. Launched 28.8.16 Thornycroft. 1033 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. Sold 13.7.26 King, Garston.

READY, decoy or Q-ship - see PROBUS, brigantine conversion.

READY, harbour service, tank vessel, Bermuda, renamed DRUDGE 10.16 (ex-wooden gunvessel, Frolic-class), built 1872, 610 tons. Sold 25.2.20.

REALITY, hired drifter, Adty No 1026. Built 1911, 87grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1126. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

REALIZE, hired drifter, Adty No 1024. Built 1914, 103grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.365. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel, minesweeper.

REAPER, hired drifter, Adty No R, 1303. Built 1907, 90grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1082. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as patrol boat, escort vessel.

REAPER II, fishing vessel. Built 1899, 91grt, North Shields-reg SN.2. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

REAPWELL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 3,417grt - lost 27.11.16, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)

REBECCA, hired paddle tug. Built 1884, 86grt. In service 4.2.15-4.5.15. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

RECEPTIVE, hired drifter, Adty No 3116. Built 1913, 86grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.78. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.16-1919 as stores carrier. Served in WW2.

RECEPTO, hired trawler, Adty No 47. Built 1914, 245grt, Grimsby-reg GY.254. In service 11.14-2.17 as minesweeper. Mined 16.2.17 in Tees Bay.

RECLAIM, hired drifter, Adty No L, 1298. Built 1913, 95grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.227. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as patrol boat, minesweeper.

RECLAIMER (ex-ARGO), salvage vessel, also fleet messenger (Y4.18). Built 1885, 296grt. In service 20.3,15-26.2.16.

RECOMPENSE, hired drifter, Adty No 1419. Built 1902, 58grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.509. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

RECONO, hired trawler, Adty No 1988. Built 1916, 248grt, Grimsby-reg GY.625. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.16-1920 as minesweeper, then escort vessel. Served in WW2.

RECORD, fishing vessel. Built 1904, 67grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.360. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RECORD REIGN, decoy or Q-ship, motor schooner conversion. Built 1897, 184grt. In service 9.10.17, 1-4in, armed with 4-12pdr. Sunk 12.12.18.

RECORDER, decoy or Q-ship - see COMMISSIONER, hired trawler.

RECORDO, hired trawler, Adty No 1128. Built 1910, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.507. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RECOVERY, mooring vessel. Launched 26.2.07 Fleming & Ferguson. 735 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x27x10 ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918, Sold 25.8.23 J. A. White.

RECRUIT, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.60 (1914). Launched 22.8.96 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. Sunk 1.5.15 by UB.16 off Galloper LV.

RECRUIT, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, F.63 (1.17). Launched 9.12.16 Doxford. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Mined 9.8.17 in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917.

RECRUIT, hired drifter. Built 1915, 94grt, Buckie-reg BCK.212. In service 8.15-1920 as boom defence vessel, hospital vessel.

RED DRAGON (ex-Y D'DRAIG GOCH), RFA oiler/oil fuelling hulk, X.81 (6.18). Launched 1912 Napier & Miller. 952grt. 217(pp)x38ft. 260 hp. Purchased and renamed 4.18 for conversion to fleet oiler. Oil hulk 1919. On sale list 1946 (rfa)

RED LICHTIE, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 41 (second or third use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

RED SKY, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3941, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 26.11.18, Stephen, Banff. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. Served as experiments vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 31.7.20, same name. Served in WW2.

REDBREAST, fleet messenger, Y4.26. Built 1908, 1313grt. In commissioned service 17.7.15, flew white ensign, Q ship 20.3.16-16.9.16. Sunk 15.7.17 by UC.38 in the Mediterranean.

REDCAP, hired trawler, Adty No 411. Built 1907, 199grt, Hull-reg H.692. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-12.15 as minesweeper. Mercantile loss 1.3.17.

REDCAR, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.16, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 902. Launched 31. 7.16 Ayrshire. 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.

REDESMERE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 2123grt - lost 28.10.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

REDGAUNTLET, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, F.58 (1916), F.51 (7.17), F.A4 (8.17), F.97 (1.18). Launched 23.11.18 Denny. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 7.27 King, Garston.

REDGAUNTLET II, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 535. Built 1895, 278grt. Armament: not listed. In service 4.6.16, purchased by Admiralty 30.7.17. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant. Sold 29.4.19.

REDOUBT, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, F.56 (1.17), F.57 (1.18). Launched 28.10.16 Doxford. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 13.7.26 J. Smith.

REDOUBTABLE (1915) see REVENGE, pre-dreadnought battleship, old Royal Sovereign-class,

REDPOLE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.77 (1914), H.96 (1.18). Launched 24.6.10 White. 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, Milford Haven.

REDRIFT, hired drifter, Adty No 2358. Built 1908, 97grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.419. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel.

REDSHANK, paddle minesweeper, reportedly Sea Bird or Fulmar-class, but not ordered.

REDSTART, BDV gate vessel, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1880, 904grt. 1-6pdr. In commissioned service 24.2.15-15.9.19.

REDVERS BULLER, fishing vessel. Built 1901, 99grt, North Shields-reg SN.297. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

REDWALD, hired drifter, Adty No 205. Built 1912, 80grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1171. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as minesweeper, patrol boat.

REDWING, fishing trawler. Built 1896, 119grt, Aberdeen-reg A.425. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

REDWING (ex-SIR CHARLES PASLEY) tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built1893, 120 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. To be renamed REDSTART by order 23.6.16, cancelled 7.16. Sold 1930.

REED, hired drifter, Adty No 230. Built 1911, 99grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.738. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat, hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

REEVE, hired trawler, Adty No 423. Built 1905, 172grt, Hull-reg H.846. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

REFLECTION, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3944, building Stephen, Banff. Believed cancelled 17.12.18. May have been completed for commercial service.

REFRACTION, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3942, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 19.6.19, Stephen, Banff. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 17.12.19, same name. Served in WW2.

REFUNDO, hired trawler, Adty No 3053. Built 1917, 258grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1063. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 7.17-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

REGAIN, hired drifter, Adty No 1839. Built 1914, 87grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.757. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

REGAL, hired trawler, Adty No 1539. Built 1906, 212grt, Grimsby-reg GY.158. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

REGARDO, hired trawler, Adty No 1963. Built 1915, 248grt, Grimsby-reg GY.623. Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service 12.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

REGENT BIRD, hired drifter. Built 1909, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.49. In service 12.15-1919 as boom defence vessel. Served in WW2.

REGIA, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 50grt. In service 6.16-10.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

REGINA, fishing trawler. Built 1891, 125grt, Aberdeen-reg A.202. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

REGINA, hired screw tug. Built 1887, 40grt. In service 1916-1918, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

REGINALD, Admiralty blockship. Built 1878, 930grt, 240ft. Owned by The Admiralty, Glasgow-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, 02.54.48W). Some of the wreck remains (Lr/D/wi).

REGULUS, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, ordered 9.16, built by Barclay Curle. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

REINDEER, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.34 (1914), T.08 (9.15), T.76 (1.18). Built 1897, 1101grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 2.10.14-30.1.20. Mediterranean from 1915.

REINDEER, hired trawler, Adty No 816. Built 1902, 192grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1236. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1920 as minesweeper. Renamed REINDEER II 1.15.

REINDEER, hired screw tug. Built 1879, 21grt. In service 8.14-10.14, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

REINDEER, boom defence vessel, ex-composite screw sloop, Mariner-class. Launched 14.11.83 Devonport DY, 970 tons. Served in Devonport, on boom defence 8.14. Salvage vessel 1917; sold 12.7.24 Halifax Shipyard Ltd.

REINFELD (ex-RAMSES), Admiralty blockship. Built 1893, 3582grt, 340ft. Was owned by Continentale Rhederei AG, Hamburg-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.57N, 02.53.56W). Wreck much broken up, close to SS ELTON, now part of Churchill Barrier (Lr/D/wi).

REJOICE, hired drifter, Adty No 2044. Built 1915, 83grt, Methil-reg ML.337. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

RELENTLESS, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 5.15, G.57 (9.15), G.69 (1.17). Launched 15.4.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 5.11.26 Cashmore.

RELEVO, hired trawler, Adty No 1615. Built 1912, 176grt, Grimsby-reg GY.670. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-12.16. Wrecked 30.12,16 off EI Arijh (sic).

RELIANCE, hired trawler, Adty No 999. Built 1904, 203grt, Grimsby-reg GY.30. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed RELIANCE II 2.15.

RELIANCE, hired drifter, Adty No 2175. Built 1903, 67grt, Banff-reg BF.1590. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed RELIANCE III 8.15.

RELIANCE, hired drifter. Built 1904, 75grt, Banff-reg BF.1524. In service 7.15-1920 as boom defence vessel, mooring tender.

RELIANCE, Admiralty store carrier, D.97 (1914). N.90 (9.15), X.09 (1.16), X.59 (1.18). Launched as KNIGHT COMPANION 21.6.10 Connell. 9220 tons, 469(pp)x58ft. TE 3250ihp, 12.5kts. Purchased14.11.12. Served in the Mediterranean. Sold 17.12.19, renamed EMANUELE ACCAME.

RELONZO, hired trawler, Adty No 1614. Built 1914, 245grt, Grimsby-reg GY.229. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1920 as hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

REMAGIO, hired trawler, Adty No 1487. Built 1913, 174grt, Grimsby-reg GY.843. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

REMARKO, hired trawler, Adty No 1489. Built 1914, 245grt, Grimsby-reg GY.228. In service 5.15-12.16 as minesweeper. Mined 3.12.16 off Lowestoft.

REMEMBRANCE, decoy or Q-ship, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.252) conversion. Built 1910, 3660grt. In service 10.15, armament not listed, other name LAMMEROO. Sunk 14.8.16 by U.38 in Mediterranean.

REMEMBRANCE, hired drifter, Adty No 1112. Built 1910, 82grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.544. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

REMEXO, decoy or Q-ship - see SEA KING, hired trawler.

REMEXO, hired trawler, Adty No 1136. Built 1912, 231grt, Grimsby-reg GY.721. Armament: 1-4in, 1-7.5in BT. In service 2.15-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

REMINDO, hired trawler, Adty No 3065. Built 1917, 258grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1089. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.17-2.18 as hydrophone vessel. Lost 2.2.18 off Portland.

REMO, decoy or Q-ship see AMBER (true identity not known), possible trawler conversion.

REMO, hired trawler, Adty No 948. Built 1900, 169grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1206. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1920 as minesweeper.

REMUS, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian paddle tug. Built 1913, 203grt. Armed with 3-12pdr. In service 9.14-1919 in West Africa.

REMUS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 1,079grt - lost 23.2.18, Orkneys (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

RENARD, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.99 (11.18). Launched 13.11.09 Cammell Laird. 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 31.8.20 Ward, New Holland.

RENARRO, hired trawler, Adty No 1043. Built 1913, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.868. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-11.18 as minesweeper. Mined 10.11.18 in the Dardanelles.

RENCO, hired trawler, Adty No 1130. Built 1910, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.512. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper.

RENE, hired drifter, Adty No 1556, 2203. Built 1914, 89grt, North Shields-reg SN.51. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel, tender. Served in WW2.

RENOVATE, hired drifter, Adty No 1058. Built 1909, 81grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.307. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1920 as net vessel.

RENOVO, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 170grt, Grimsby-reg GY.23. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RENOWN (c1915) see REVENGE, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class,

RENOWN, battlecruiser, Renown-class, 64 (1.16), 99 (1.18), 23 (4.18). Laid down as Royal Sovereign-class battleship, originally ordered from Palmer, launched 4.3.16 Fairfield. 26,500 tons, 794(oa), 750(pp)x90x27ft. Turbine 112000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 6-15in, 17-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.3.48, BU Metal Ind, Faslane.

RENOWN, hired drifter, Adty No 1384. Built 1904, 86grt, Peterhead-reg PD.42. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed RENOWN II 12.15.

RENOWN, hired screw tug. Built 1879, 54grt. In service 8.14-8.19, renamed RENOWN Ill 2.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RENOWN Ill (2.18) - see RENOWN, hired screw tug

RENTOUL, decoy or Q-ship - see RESOLUTE, barkentine conversion.

RENZO, hired trawler, Adty No 198. Built 1913, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.828. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

REPERIO, hired trawler. Built 1907, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.298. In service 1.15-12.18 as boom defence vessel.

REPORTO, hired trawler, Adty No 455. Built 1908, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.380. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

REPRO, hired trawler, Adty No 1138. Built 1910, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.510. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 2.15-4.17. Mined 26.4.17 off Tod Head.

REPTON (ex-WICKLOW), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.65 (7.19). Launched 29.5.19 Inglis. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 10.20, renamed RUPAVATI.

REPTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1894, 2,881grt - lost 7.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

REPLENISH, hired drifter, Adty No 2356. Built 1913, 83grt, Banff-reg BF.530. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

REPULSE, battlecruiser, Renown-class, 54 (1.16), OA (1.18), 26 (4.18). Laid down as Royal Sovereign-class battleship, launched 8.1.16 John Brown. 26,500 tons, 794(oa), 750(pp)x90x27ft. Turbine 112000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 6-15in, 17-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Sunk 10.12.41 by Japanese aircraft off Malaya.

REQUEST, fishing vessel. Built 1901, 56grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.629. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RESCUE, hired screw tug. Built 1878, 35grt. In service 8.14-9.14, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RESCUE, salvage vessel. Built 1904 as tug, 357grt. In service 23.3.15-14.6.19.

RESEARCH, harbour service, laid up, Portsmouth; depot ship at Portland 1915-18, pendant No. P.88 from 1914, P.A0 from 1.18 (ex-paddle survey vessel), built 1888, 520 tons. Sold 29.7.20.

RESERCHO, hired trawler, Adty No 3081. Built 1917, 258grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1103. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.18-1919 as minesweeper.

RESISTANCE, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, ordered at Devonport DY. Cancelled 26.8.14.

RESMILO, hired trawler, Adty No 3021. Built 1917, 258grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1029. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3.5in BT. In service 3.17-1920 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel. Served in WW2.

RESOLUTE, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 107, Renamed RESOURCE, renamed RESOURCEFUL. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

RESOLUTE, decoy or Q-ship, barkentine conversion. Built 1869, 229grt. In service 27.3.18-14.3.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1-7.5in bomb thrower, other names PAMELA, RENTOUL.

RESOLUTE, hired drifter, Adty No 2212. Built 1904, 90grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.556. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

RESOLUTE, hired drifter. Built 1907, 82grt, Inverness-reg INS.444. In service 7.15-3.16 as boom defence vessel.

RESOLUTE, hired screw tug. Built 1877, 32grt. In service 8.16-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RESOLUTE, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 71grt. In service 16.9.16-17.9.19. 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.

RESOLUTION, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 8A (1914), 1A (1.18), 57 (4.18). Launched 14.1.15 Palmer. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 5.5.48, BU Metal Ind, Faslane.

RESOLVE, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.85 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 30.7.18 Ayrshire. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold c1950.

RESOLVO, hired trawler, Adty No 459. Built 1913, 231grt, Grimsby-reg GY.942. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RESONO, hired trawler, Adty No 1042. Built 1910, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.508. In service 1.15-12.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Mined 26.12.15 near Sunk LV.

RESOURCE (c1915) see RESOLUTE, motor boat.

RESOURCE, mooring vessel. Launched 7.6.10 Bow McLachlan. 735 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x27x10 ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Granton to 1918, Sold 1923 J. A. White.

RESOURCE II (ex-ENCHANTRESS), hired yacht, motor boat depot ship, Pendant No 098. Built 1865, 734grt/1000 tons. Depot ship from 1.10.15. Apparently renamed ENCHANTRESS and HELICON. Burned 12.11.15 at Southampton.

RESOURCEFUL (c1915) see RESOLUTE, motor boat.

RESPARKO, hired trawler, Adty No 2958. Built 1916, 248grt, Grimsby-reg GY.926. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.16-1919 as minesweeper, then escort vessel. Served in WW2.

RESPLENDENT, hired drifter. Built 1914, 100grt, Banff-reg BF.19. In service 1.16-1919 on misc. service.

RESPOND, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.92 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 21.11.18 Ayrshire. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. BU 1958 in Italy.

RESPONDO, fishing trawler. Built 1905, 209grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1019. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RESPONSO, hired trawler, Adty No 196. Built 1912, 228grt, Grimsby-reg GY.666. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.14-12.15. Wrecked 31.12.15 near Sanday Island.

RESTART, hired drifter, Adty No 1021. Built 1912, 79grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1200. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, hospital vessel. Served in WW2.

RESTITUO, decoy or Q-ship - see LAGGAN (ex-PLADDA), cargo ship conversion, but name not included in LAGGAN's listing.

RESTIVE (6.16) - see RESTLESS, paddle tug

RESTLESS, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.88 (1.17), G.85 (1.18). Launched 12.8.16 John Brown. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Handed over 23.11.35 to Ward, Briton Ferry in part payment for liner MAJESTIC.

RESTLESS, hired trawler, Adty No 1041. Built 1891, 125grt, Grimsby-reg GY.379. In service 1.15-12.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Mercantile loss 23.9.16.

RESTLESS, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 7.6.02 Day Summers. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign, renamed RESTIVE 6.16. Sold 6.37, BU at Spezia.

RESTLESS, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1906, 76grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

RESTLESS WAVE, hired drifter, Adty No 2804. Built 1907, 84grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.149. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

RESTORE, hired drifter, Adty No 1826. Built 1914, 93grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.215. In service 8.15-10.15 as net vessel. Sunk 12.10.15 by U-boat gunfire in Otranto Strait.

RESTORMEL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 2,118grt - lost 19.8.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi)

RESTRIVO, hired trawler, Adty No 48. Built 1914, 245grt, Grimsby-reg GY.265. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RESULT, decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary 3-mast schooner conversion. Built 1893, 122grt. In service 29.11.16-22.12.17, armed with 2-12pdr, 2-tt, other names CAPULET, DAG, LEDGER No. 928, Q.23.

RESULT, hired drifter. Built 1903, 63grt, Buckie-reg BCK.139. In service 1.16-1919 as tender. Renamed ALLENBY 8.18.

RETAKO, hired trawler, Adty No 1608. Built 1914, 245grt, Grimsby-reg GY.253. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1919. Served in WW2.

RETFORD, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Lobnitz. Cancelled 17.12.18.

RETORT, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.84 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 1918 Day Summers. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold c1958.

RETRIEVER, destroyer, Thornycroft R-class, ordered 7.15, F.64 (1.17), F.58 (1.18). Launched 15.1.17 Thornycroft. 1034 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 29000shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 26.7.27 Hughes Bolckow.

RETRIEVER, hired drifter, Adty No 223. Built 1907, 90grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1096. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.14-1919 as patrol boat. Renamed RETRIEVER II 12.15.

RETRIEVER, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

RETRUDO, hired trawler, Adty No 1623. Built 1913, 178grt, Grimsby-reg GY.952. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1920 as minesweeper.

RETURNO, hired trawler, Adty No 1602. Built 1914, 245grt, Grimsby-reg GY.264. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

REVELLO, hired trawler, Adty No 673. Built 1908, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.373. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-1919. Served in WW2.

REVENGE, pre-dreadnought battleship, old Royal Sovereign-class, P.55 (1914), N.12 (9.15) N.84 (1.18). Launched 3.11.92 Palmer. 14,150 tons, 410(oa), 380(pp)x75x27ft. TE 13000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-13.5in (relined to 12in 1914), 10-6in, 7-18in tt. Armour: (compound) 18in sides, 3in deck, 18in guns. Bombarding ship 1914, renamed REDOUBTABLE 8.15, served at Dover until 10.15, laid up Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards): as REVENGE, Belgian Coast 1914/15, as REDOUBTABLE Belgian Coast 1915. Sold 6.11.19 Ward, Briton Ferry.

REVENGE (was to be named RENOWN), dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 98 (1914), 2A (1.18), 29 (4.18). Launched Vickers 29.5.15. 25,750 tons, 628(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Arrived 5.9.48 Ward, Inverkeithing to BU.

REVENGE (ex-FAME), decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary smack conversion. Built 1898, 39grt. In service 21.1.16, armament not listed, other name FAME. Sunk 19.11.16 in collision.

REVENGER (ex-MAAS), hired rescue tug, W.66 (9.18). Built 1905, 243grt. In service 3.8.14-1919, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

REVERBERATION, Admiralty wood drifter. building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 5.4.19, Colby. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919, same name. Served in WW2.

REVESBY, hired trawler. Built 1898, 194grt, Boston-reg BN.50. In service 11.16-1919 as boom defence vessel.

REWA, naval hospital ship, YA.5 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1906, Denny. 7308grt, 456x56ft. Hired, in service from 3.8.14, flew red ensign. Sunk 4.1.18 by submarine off Hartland Point.

REWARD, hired drifter, Adty No 1401, 981. Built 1906, 78grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.463. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

RHIANNON, hired yacht, Pendant Nos 011, 055. Built 1914, 126grt/137TM. Armament: 2-3pdr. In service from 15.9.14. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Mined 20.7.15 off the Longsands.

RHINOCEROS, lifting craft, W.68 (1.18). Built 1897, 706grt. large dumb barge with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service from 26.2.17, purchased 1917, renamed LC.6, 1918. Sold 10.11.20.

RHODESIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1215. Built 1899, 155grt, Hull-reg H.443. In service 1.15-4.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Wrecked 19.4.15 near Stornoway.

RHODODENDRON, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.95 (1.18). Launched 15.10.17 Irvine. 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. Sunk 5.5.18 by U.70 in North Sea.

RHONE, hired trawler, Adty No 658. Built 1893, 117grt, Grimsby-reg GY.521. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-7.18.

RHOUMA (ex-TRITON), hired yacht, Pendant No 022. Built 1902, 279grt/337TM. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.10.14-2.4.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as HINIESTA in WW2.

RIALTO, hired trawler, Adty No 1045. Built 1897, 139grt, Grimsby-reg GY.360. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919.

RIANO, hired trawler, Adty No 671. Built 1906, 212grt, Grimsby-reg GY.181. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RIBBLE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class. Launched 19.3.04 Yarrow. 590 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 Ward, Preston.

RIBBLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1274. Built 1904, 193grt, Hull-reg H.255. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.18-1919 as minesweeper.

RIBBLE II, hired trawler, Adty No 957. Built 1900, 197grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1159. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper.

RIBSTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,048grt - lost 23.4.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)

RIBY, hired trawler. Built 1910, 214grt, Grimsby-reg GY.594. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

RICHARD BACON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3587. 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 1922, renamed HAGNABY. Served as COMMODATOR in WW2.

RICHARD BAGLEY, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3604. 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 MALACOLITE. Served in WW2.

RICHARD BANE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4410, building Cook, W & G. Cancelled after 11.18. Completed for commercial service, renamed KYOTO.

RICHARD BENNETT, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3649. Launched 17.5.17, Hall Russell. Units ranged from 194-237grt, 115-122x22ft. Approx. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921, same name. Served in SAN in WW2.

RICHARD BOWDEN, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4426. 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 CISSIE SCATCHARD. Served as French AD.233 AIGRETTE in WW2.

RICHARD BRISCOLL, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4418. Launched 9.10.18, 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. Served as minesweeper training ship. Sold 1921 renamed BRACONBURN. Served in WW2.

RICHARD BULKELEY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3560. Launched 21.8.17, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Mined 12.7.19 in the North Sea while on loan to USN.

RICHARD COLLIVER, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3701. Delivered 26.2.18, Lobnitz. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed LAURETTE.

RICHARD CROFTS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3720. Launched 13.6.18, 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.

RICHARD CUNDY, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4462. Launched 12.8.19, Alisa, Ayr. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920, renamed RIVER CLYDE. Served as RIVER CLYDE in WW2.

RICHARD DORROWDALE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4492 building Goole SB Cancelled after 11.18.

RICHARD HEAVER, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3771. Delivered 7.10.18, 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 1920 renamed FORTH VALE.

RICHARD JEWELL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3836. Launched 6.8.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922 renamed LORD KNARESBOROUGH. Served as FAIRWAY in WW2.

RICHARD ROBERTS, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3520. 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 minesweeper, escort. Sold 11.5.20, same name. Lost 1922.

RICHARD WELFORD, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.21 (on coming into service), MI.18 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1908, 1349grt, 14kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 5.1.15-9.8.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

RICHMOND, fishing trawler. Built 1897, 161grt, Grimsby-reg GY.255. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

RICHMOND CASTLE (ex-LOCH LEVEN), hired trawler, Adty No 258. Built 1901, 178grt, North Shields-reg SN.60. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

RIDGWAY, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 230grt. In service 8.1.15-11.10.15. 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.

RIEVAULX ABBEY, store carrier, Y8.47. Built 1908, 1166grt. in service as store carrier 13.3.15-29.5.15, armament carrier (Y2.56) from 27.8.15. Mined 3.9.16 near Rosse Spit Buoy, Humber.

RIFLEMAN, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.82 (1914), H.97 (1.18). Launched 22.8.10 White. 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, Briton Ferry.

RIFT, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3940, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 17.12.20, Smith, Buckie. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 17.12.20, renamed DOORIE BRAE 1921. Served as DOORIE BRAE in WW2.

RIG, hired drifter. Built 1911, 96grt, Buckie-reg BCK.92. In service 1.16-1919 as tender. Served in WW2.

RIGEL, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, ordered 1.16, built by Henderson. Delivered to French Navy 1916-17.

RIGHTWHALE (Z.11), Admiralty whaler, ordered 15.3.15, Adty No 874. 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. Sold 6.3.20, renamed RIO TAMBO.

RIGOLETTO, hired trawler, Adty No 726. Built 1906, 212grt, Grimsby-reg GY.185. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RIGOROUS, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.90 (1.17), G.86 (1.18). Launched 30.9.16 John Brown. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 5.11.26 Cashmore.

RILETTE, hired trawler, Adty No 3340. Built 1917, 212grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1046. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 5.17-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel.

RIME, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3943, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 4.12.19, Stephen, Banff. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 18.12.19, same name. Served in WW2.

RINALDO, old sloop, Condor-class. Launched 29.5.00 Laird. 980 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Crew: 130. Guardship in the Wash to 1915, then West and East Africa. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 21.10.21 W. Thomas, Anglesey.

RINALDO, hired trawler, Adty No 686. Built 1900, 166grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1199. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-1920 as minesweeper, then boom defence vessel. Renamed RINALDO Il 2.15.

RINGDOVE, examination ship, later salvage vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.84 (1914), X.37 (3.16), X.40 (1.18). Launched 30.4.89 Devonport DY. 805 tons, 177(oa), 165(pp)x31x11ft. TE 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 4-4in (originally 6-4 in; 1-4in 1916). Ex-1st class gunboat transferred to Coastguard 1906. Examination service Queensferry 1914-15, salvage vessel 11.15, renamed MELITA 12.15. Sold 22.1.20, renamed TELIMA.

RINGWOOD, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Lobnitz. Cancelled 17.12.18.

RINTO, hired trawler, Adty No 434. Built 1900, 169grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1146. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

RIO TIETE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 7,464grt - lost 28.3.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)

RIPARVO, hired trawler, Adty No 1236. Built 1913, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.870. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 3.15-11.18. Sunk 2.11.18 in collision N of Benghazi.

RIPPLE, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 1904 Foster, Balmain, NSW. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served in Australia. To RAN 7.13. Sold after 1925.

RISING SEA, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3993, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 31.10.18, Colby. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries1921, same name. Served in WW2.

RISING SUN, hired drifter, Adty No 2168. Built 1906, 81grt, Inverness-reg INS.188. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

RISKATO, hired trawler, Adty No 3281. Built 1916, 248grt, Grimsby-reg GY.914. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RISTANGO, hired trawler, Adty No 819. Built 1913, 178grt, Grimsby-reg GY.946. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RIVAL, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 5.15, G.62 (9.15), F.24 (1.17), F.20 (1.18), H.40 (6.18). Launched 14.6.15 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 13.7.26 Cashmore.

RIVAL, hired drifter, Adty No 2473. Built 1907, 95grt, Peterhead-reg PD.347. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1920 as net vessel. Renamed RIVAL II 12.15. Served in WW2.

RIVIERE, hired trawler, Adty No 1261. Built 1916, 226grt, Grimsby-reg GY.893. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RIVER CLYDE, ex-mercantile, assault ship. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915.

RIVER FISHER, fleet messenger, Y4.34. Built 1899, 457grt. In commissioned service 19.7.15-17.9.19, flew white ensign.

RIVER FORTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,421grt - lost 3.3.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

RIVIERA, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.85 (1914). Launched 1.4.11 Denny. 1675grt, c316(pp)x41ft. Turbine, 21kts. Requisitioned 11.8.14, converted Chatham DY. Armament: 2-4in, 1-6pdr AA, 4 to 6 seaplanes. Harwich 1914-15, Dover 1915-18, Mediterranean 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Returned late 1919. Served as LAIRD'S ISLE in WW2.

ROB ROY, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.92 (1.17), G.87 (1.18). Launched 29.8.16 Denny. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 13.7.26 King, Garston.

ROBERT BARTON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3559. Launched 28.8.17, 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 minesweeper. Sold 1922 renamed HAY BURNWYKE. Served as HAYBURN WYKE in WW2.

ROBERT BETSON, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Castle-class, Adty No 3601. Launched 21.4.17, 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 1920 as REMILLO. Served as REMILLO in WW2.

ROBERT BOOKLESS, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3557. Launched 23.7.17, 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 minesweeper. Sold 1921 renamed GRIZ NEZ. Served as German M.4005 in WW2.

ROBERT BOWEN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3595. Launched 14.3.18, 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. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1920, same name. Served in WW2.

ROBERT CAHILL, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4468. Delivered 13.4.21, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921 renamed PIERRE ANDRE. Served as PIERRE ANDRE in WW2.

ROBERT CLOUGHTON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3672. Launched 18.12.17, 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. BDV 1933, renamed CORONET 1933. BU 1953 Pollock, Brown, Northam.

ROBERT DARBY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4282 building Cochrane. Cancelled after 11.18.

ROBERT DAVIDSON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3725. Launched 30.11.17, 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. Served as minesweeper. Sold 1921 renamed AUGUSTINE ISABELLE.

ROBERT DOUBLE, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3735. Delivered 5.6.18, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as hydrophone vessel. Sold 1922, same name, renamed WOLBOROUGH 1925.

ROBERT DRUMMOND, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3742. Launched 4.5.18, Ferguson. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1922, same name, renamed SALMONBY 1924. Lost 23.3.26.

ROBERT E. LEE (1914) see RAGLAN, monitor, Abercrombie-class.

ROBERT FARECLOTH, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3759. Delivered 11.1.19, 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 1920 renamed HUMPHREY. Served in RNZN in WW2.

ROBERT FINLAY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3857. Delivered 23.5.19, Goole SB. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed VISCOUNT ALLENBY.

ROBERT FORREST, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 33grt. In service 10.16-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROBERT GIBSON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3762. Launched 12.2.18, Scott, Bowling. 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 1920, same name. Renamed CORENNIE 1933.

ROBERT HARDING, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3823. Delivered 19.2.19, Hawthorne. 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 HENRIETTE. Served as HENRIETTE, later ARTEGAL in WW2.

ROBERT HASTIE, hired trawler, Adty No 643. Built 1912, 210grt, North Shields-reg SN.189. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ROBERT MURRAY, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4256. Launched 30.6.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1923 same name. Served as NORTHLYN in WW2.

ROBERT SMITH, hired trawler, Adty No 1737. Built 1915, 211grt, Aberdeen-reg A.353. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. In service 7.15-7.17. Disappeared 20.7.17 NW of the Hebrides.

ROBERTS, monitor, Abercrombie-class, M.08 (4.15), M.04 (9.15), M.1A (1.18). Names changes: laid down 11.14 as STONEWALL JACKSON, M.4 31.5.15, EARL ROBERTS 19.6.15, ROBERTS 22.6.15. Launched 15.4.15 Swan Hunter. 6150 tons, 334(oa), 320(pp)x90x10ft. TE 2300ihp, 6kts. Armament: 2-14in intended for Greek battleships building in Germany, 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr, 1-2pdr (2-6in 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 9.36 Ward, Preston.

ROBIE, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 89grt. In service as BDV 8.3.16-14.2.20. 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.

ROBIN, river gunboat, Heron-class. Launched 1897 Yarrow. 85 tons, 108(oa), 100(pp)x20x2ft. TE 240ihp, 9kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Sold 9.28 at Hong Kong.

ROBIN, hired trawler, Adty No 376. Built 1904, 169grt, Hull-reg H.4. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed ROBIN Il 2.15.

ROBIN, hired drifter, Adty No 2450. Built 1903, 86grt, Banff-reg BF.1321. Armament: 1-2.5pdr. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

ROBINA, decoy or Q-ship - see FORT GEORGE, hired trawler.

ROBINA, fishing trawler. Built 1903, 168grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1003. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROBINA, patrol boat and boom defence vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1914, 306grt. In service 21.11.14-6.6.19 in British Home waters.

ROBINIA, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 208grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1147. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROBURN, hired drifter, Adty No 745. Built 1911, 83grt, Whitby-reg WY.137. In service 1.15-10.16 as net vessel. Sunk 27.10.16 by German destroyers in the Dover Straits.

ROBUST, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 24. 9.07 Bow McLachlan. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign. Sold c1955.

ROCHE CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 1353. Built 1910, 241grt, Swansea-reg SA.105. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ROCHESTER, hired trawler, Adty No 642. Built 1898, 165grt, Grimsby-reg GY.671. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ROCHFORT, decoy or Q-ship see MONTBRETIA, convoy sloop.

ROCHOMIE, hired drifter. Built 1910, 79grt, Buckie-reg BCK.162. In service 7.15-1919 as boom defence vessel. Served in WW2.

ROCK DAISY (ex-NINETEEN), hired drifter, Adty No 2807. Built 1901, 77grt, Peterhead-reg PD.157. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROCKET, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.82 (1.17), G.88 (1.18). Launched 2.7.16 Denny. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 16.12.26 Ward, Inverkeithing.

ROCKSAND, 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.77 (9.19). Launched 10.7.18 Swan Hunter. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

RODINO, hired trawler, Adty No 1230. Built 1913, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.836. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

RODNEY (c1909) see VANGUARD, dreadnought battleship, St Vincent-class.

RODNEY, battlecruiser, Hood-class, building Fairfield. Work suspended 9.3.17, cancelled 10.18.

RODNEY, hired trawler, Adty No 953. Built 1906, 246grt, Grimsby-reg GY.195. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed RODNEY III 3.17.

RODNEY, hired screw tug. Built 1887, 48grt. In service 1917-1919, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RODNEY II, hired drifter, Adty No 2754. Built 1907, 81grt, Berwick-reg BK.33. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

RODOSTO, hired trawler, Adty No 1490. Built 1913, 174grt, Grimsby-reg GY.839. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1920.

RODRIGO, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 169grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1208. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROEBUCK, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.53 (1914), D.67 (9.15), D.72 (1.18). Launched 4.1.01 Hawthorn Leslie. 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. BU 1919 at Portsmouth DY.

ROEDEAN (ex-ROEBUCK), screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, M.35 (1914). Built 1897, 1094grt. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 2.10.14, might have been hired as ROEBUCK II. Sunk 13.1.15 at Longhope, after dragging anchor in gale and drifting on to the ram-bow of repair hulk IMPERIEUSE.

ROEBUCK II see ROEDEAN, screw minesweeper.

ROGER, decoy or Q-ship - see SPEEDWELL II, hired trawler.

ROGER DE COVERLEY (1918) see COVERLEY, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class

ROHILLA, naval hospital ship. Built 1906, Harland & Wolff. 7409grt, 460x56ft. Hired, in service from 6.8.14, flew red ensign. Wrecked 30.10.14 off Whitby.

ROKA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 126 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

ROLAND, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 159grt, Aberdeen-reg A.876. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROLANDO, hired trawler, Adty No 1046. Built 1896, 120grt, Grimsby-reg GY.65. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919.

ROLASK, decoy or Q-ship see PC.44, patrol boat.

ROLLCALL, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.81 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 2.8.18 Ferguson. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold 6.21 and cancelled, resold 18.8.22, renamed ROMSEY.

ROLLER, decoy or Q-ship - see COMMISSIONER, hired trawler.

ROLLICKER, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.95 (1919). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 16.1.19 Ferguson. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold 12.5.22 J. & A. Brown, repurchased 3.34, sold 24.6.52, BU Clayton & Davie.

ROLLO, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 167grt, Grimsby-reg GY.647. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROLULU, hired trawler, Adty No 1468. Built 1909, 170grt, Grimsby-reg GY.399. In service 4.15-5.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Wrecked 27.5.15 on Obb Rock, Isle of Lewis.

ROLYATINA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 133. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

ROMA (ex-ICICLE), hired yacht, gunnery T/S. Built 1888, 49grt/62TM. In service 5.12.17-24.12.18.

ROMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 108grt. In service as examination vessel 6.1.17-12.3.20, renamed ROMANCE 5.18. 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. Served as ROMAN in WW2.

ROMAN EMPIRE, hired trawler, Adty No 832. Built 1898, 182grt, Hull-reg H.431. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ROMANCE (5.18) - see ROMAN, hired screw tug

ROMANOFF, fishing trawler. Built 1900, 178grt, Grimsby-reg GY.639. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROMILLY, hired trawler, Adty No 2651. Built 1905, 214grt, Grimsby-reg GY.81. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ROMOLA, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.83 (1916), G.18 (1.18), G.15 (4.18). Launched 14.5.16 John Brown. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 13.3.30 King, Troon.

ROMSDALEN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1895, 2,548grt - lost 17.2.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

ROMULUS, hired trawler. Built 1885, 159grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.128. In service 10.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

ROMULUS, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 35grt. In service 6.15-3.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RONALIN, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 129. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

RONDA (ex-RYDAL HOLME), Admiralty blockship. Built 1881, 1941grt, 274ft. Owned by T Wilson & Sons, Hull-reg, Purchased 1914-15 for unlisted location, held in reserve. Scuttled 1915 at Scapa Flow Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in deep-water channel in about 40-60ft (wi - in 58.55.40N, 03.18.38W). Wreck dispersed in 1962 to clear shipping channel (Lr/D/ms/wi/www).

RONDO, hired trawler, Adty No 666. Built 1893, 117grt, Grimsby-reg GY.528. In service 11.14-3.15 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Wrecked 3.3.15 in the Shetlands.

RONONIA, hired trawler, Adty No 1594. Built 1913, 213grt, Grimsby-reg GY.865. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 6.15-1919.

RONSO, hired trawler, Adty No 862. Built 1915, 248grt, Grimsby-reg GY.605. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.16-1920 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ROOKE, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, D.83 (12.24). Launched 16.9.20 Thornycroft, completed Pembroke DY. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Renamed BROKE 4.21. Foundered 9.11.42 after damage at Algiers 8.11.42.

ROOKE, hired drifter, Adty No I. Built 1908, 84grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.53. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-8.16 as patrol boat. Sunk 3.8.16 in collision off Deal.

ROOSEVELT, hired drifter. Built 1907, 97grt, Inverness-reg INS.345. In service 9.15-1920 as boom defence vessel.

RORQUAL (Z.10), Admiralty whaler, ordered 15.3.15, Adty No 873. 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.

ROSA, hired trawler, Adty No 973. Built 1904, 242grt, Milford Haven-reg M.16. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ROSABELLE, hired yacht, Pendant No 061. Built 1902, 526grt/614TM. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 28.1.15-17.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served in WW2.

ROSALEEN, fleet messenger, Y4.39. Built 1908, 409grt. In commissioned service 22.7.15-10.11.20, flew white ensign.

ROSALIND, destroyer, Thornycroft R-class, ordered 7.15, G.95 (1.17), G.89 (1.18). Launched 14.10.16 Thornycroft. 1034 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 29000shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 13.7.26 King, Garston.

ROSALIND, hired trawler, Adty No 1780. Built 1905, 174grt, Hull-reg H.839. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.15-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed ROSALIND II 12.15.

ROSALIND, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1913, 6,535grt - lost 6.4.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un)

ROSARENO, fishing trawler. Built 1902, 166grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1233. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROSARIO, sea-going depot ship, Condor-class, steel screw sloop conversion. Launched 17.12.98 Sheerness DY. 980 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Crew: 130. Converted to depot ship in 1910. Armament: 4-3pdr. Served as submarine depot ship at Hong Kong. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.11.21 at Hong Kong.

ROSCO, fishing trawler. Built 1902, 166grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1232. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROSE (ex-NIZAM), Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Adty No 53. Built 1907 Smiths Dock, 243grt, purchased 1910. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. One of six trawlers purchased prewar as minesweeping training ships for men of the fishery reserve, later the Auxiliary Patrol. Based at Devonport 1914. On outbreak of war, allocated to the patrol organisation as minesweeper. Sold 1921 as ABY.

ROSE, hired trawler, Adty No 592. Built 1907, 213grt, Grimsby-reg GY.312. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-4.17 as minesweeper. Renamed ROSE II 2.15. Mined 23.4.17 in Belfast Lough.

ROSE, hired trawler, Adty No 1183. Built 1911, 218grt, Glasgow-reg GW.26. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper, then hydrophone vessel. Renamed ROSE IV 5.15. Served as ROSETTE in WW2.

ROSE, fishing vessel. Built 1895, 96grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1754. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROSE, hired drifter. Built 1907, 81grt, Inverness-reg INS.285. In service 11.15-1920 as boom defence vessel collier.

ROSE, minesweeper, civilian tug taken up in India. Built 1904, 308grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

ROSE III, hired drifter, Adty No 1030. Built 1907, 91grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.971. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROSE III, hired drifter. Built 1908, 88grt, Buckie-reg BCK.35. In service 11.15-1919 as boom defence vessel.

ROSE V, hired drifter, Adty No 2033. Built 1900, 77grt, Peterhead-reg PD.389. In service 8.15-1920 as boom defence vessel collier, stores carrier.

ROSE & GLADYS, hired drifter, Adty No 3071. Built 1917, 93grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.875. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.17-1919.

ROSE LEA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1902, 2,830grt - lost 14.3.17, Atlantic W of SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)

ROSE MARIE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 2,220grt - lost 5.1.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)

ROSE O'DOUNE, hired drifter. Built 1910, 64grt, Banff-reg BF.108. In service 1.16-1919 as submarine depot vessel.

ROSE OF ENGLAND, hired trawler, Adty No 507. Built 1909, 223grt, Liverpool-reg LL.6. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ROSE OF SHARON, fishing vessel. Built 1902, 59grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.529. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROSEBERY, fishing trawler. Built 1883, 103grt, Granton-reg GN.8. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROSEBINE (ex-FIVE), hired drifter. Built 1901, 72grt, Peterhead-reg PD.528. In service 1.16-1919 as boom defence vessel repair vessel.

ROSEBUD, hired drifter, Adty No 779. Built 1907, 100grt, Peterhead-reg PD.176. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ROSEDALE, hired drifter, Adty No 2197. Built 1907, 93grt, Buckie-reg BCK.6. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.16-1919 as net vessel.

ROSEHALL (ex-G. A. W.), hired drifter, Adty No 2268. Built 1909, 72grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.71. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROSEHEARTY, hired drifter, Adty No 2266. Built 1913, 82grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.565. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

ROSEHILL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 2,788grt - lost 23.9.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/sc/un/wi)

ROSELEAF (ex-CALIFOL), Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, later RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant X.32 (2.16 while building under original name), Y7.171. Launched 2.5.16 Raylton Dixon. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Attacked 27.4.17, Atlantic off NW Ireland.  Sold 15.7.19, same name, renamed BRITISH ROSE 1921 (H/D/dk/ms/rfa/un)

ROSEMARY, 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.58 (1.16), T.77 (1.18). Launched 22.11.15 Richardson Duck. 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 17.12.47, BU Ward, Milford Haven.

ROSEMMA, hired drifter, Adty No 1114. Built 1912, 92grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1178. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel. Served in WW2.

ROSETTA, hired trawler, Adty No 2340. Built 1907, 236grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.100. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROSEVINE, hired drifter, Adty No 1812. Built 1913, 100grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1198. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 7.15-5.17 as net vessel. Sunk 24.5.17 in collision off Great Yarmouth.

ROSEWOOD (ex-BLAKEMOOR), Admiralty blockship. Built 1889, 1757grt, 259ft. Owned by Constantine & Pickering SS Co, South Shields-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.53.11N, 02.54.19W). Wreck now almost completely dispersed (Lr/D/wi).

ROSIEBURN, hired drifter, Adty No 988. Built 1909, 56grt, Banff-reg BF.77. In service 4.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROSIES, hired drifter, Adty No 2172. Built 1908, 84grt, Buckie-reg BCK.14. In service 5.15-8.16 as net vessel. Sunk 26.8.16 by A/C bomb In Otranto Strait.

ROSINA FERRARA, decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 2 (ex-ROSINA FERRARA, ex-EMMA M, ex-MONGIBELLO, ex-LUIGI F.), brigantine conversion.

ROSITA, hired yacht, tug, Pendant No N.95 (9.18). Built 1900, 93grt/119TM. Purchased 3.18. Sold 14.8.20.

ROSMAR, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 29 (first use of No.). See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

ROSS (ex-RAMSEY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, T.0/ (8.19), N.A4 (11.19). Launched 12.6.19 Lobnitz. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

ROSSKEEN, hired trawler, Adty No 633. Built 1907, 196grt, Granton-reg GN.14. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper armed with 1-4in, 1-12pdr. Also Q-ship (aka ALDEBARAN, BENDIGO II, ETHELWUILF II, GENERAL, HUNTER, NEW COMET) 3.17-11.18 armed with 1-4in, 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr.

ROSY MORN, hired trawler, Adty No 2770. Built 1914, 181grt, Scarborough-reg SH.59. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 5.15-1.16. Mined 13.1.16 near Dogger Bank.

ROTHER, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.32 (1914), D.29 (9.15), D.73 (1.18). Launched 5.1.04 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Briton Ferry.

ROTHERFIELD, Admiralty blockship. Built 1889, 2831grt, 320ft. Owned by Woodfield SS Co, London-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled Scapa Flow - Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in about 40-60ft (wi - in 58.55.40N, 03.18.38W). Dispersed by explosives 1962 to clear shipping channel. Note: WW2 blockships in this channel include INVERLANE, TABARKA, DOYLE - see DYLE (Lr/D/wi).

ROTHESAY BAY, hired drifter. Built 1897, 101grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.97. In service 10.15-1.16 as boom defence vessel.

ROTIFER, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 48grt. In service 3.18-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROTO, hired trawler, Adty No 947. Built 1904, 170grt, Grimsby-reg GY.22. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 1.15-1920 as minesweeper.

ROULETTE, hired drifter, Adty No 1064. Built 1907, 81grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1041. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROVA HEAD (ex-FOXGLOVE), hired drifter. Built 1903, 58grt, Lerwick-reg LK.385. In service 6.15-6.16 as stores & water carrier.

ROVENSKA, hired yacht, Pendant No 071. Built 1904, 625grt/693TM. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 14.4.15-30.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

ROVER, tug, Rover-class. Launched 12.10.08 Chatham DY. 620 tons, 153(oa), 145(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1400ihp, 11kts. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug from 1917, renamed ROLLICKER 1929, RECOVERY 3.34 Arrived 18.9.57 at Haulbowline to BU.

ROWAN, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.01 (on coming into service), MI.19 (1.18), MI.08 (6.18). Built 1909, 1493grt, 16kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 1-3pdr. In service 14.11.14-15.6.20. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

ROWENA, destroyer, Admiralty R-class. ordered 7.15, G.81 (1.17), G.90 (1.18). Launched 1.7.16 John Brown. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Handed over 27.1.37 to Ward, Milford Haven in part payment for liner MAJESTIC.

ROWSAY, hired trawler, Adty No 1665. Built 1912, 207grt, Hull-reg H.410. In service 2.17-1919 as hydrophone vessel tender.

ROWSLEY, hired trawler, Adty No 1610. Built 1912, 213grt, Grimsby-reg GY.751. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 4.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ROXANO, hired trawler, Adty No 718. Built 1907, 228grt, Grimsby-reg GY.320. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 12.14-1920. Served in WW2.

ROXBURGH (right, Photo Ships), cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 86 (1914), 3A (1.18), N.34 (4.18). Launched 19.1.04 London & Glasgow. 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. 3rd CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

ROY, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 27grt. In service 8.16-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROYAL ARTHUR (laid down as CENTAUR), cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, AO (1914), N.10 (9.15), N.86 (1.18). Launched 26.2.91 Portsmouth DY. 7,700 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 12-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, depot ship in Scapa Flow/Rosyth area from 2.15. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

ROYAL BANK (ex-NIKE), hired drifter, Adty No 1125. Built 1906, 90grt, Aberdeen-reg A.363. Armament: 1-57mm. In service 3.15-1921 as net vessel. Purchased, sold 1921.

ROYAL BRITON, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 99grt. In service 31.5.16-31.8.16. 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.

ROYAL BURGH, hired drifter, Adty No 2477. Built 1911, 78grt, Banff-reg BF.394. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

ROYAL DAFFODIL - see DAFFODIL, assault ship.

ROYAL GEORGE (c1911) - see KING GEORGE V, dreadnought battleship, King George V-class.

ROYAL ISIS - see ISIS, assault ship.

ROYAL NORMAN, hired paddle tug. Built 1881, 144grt. In service 5.7.18-21.2.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

ROYAL OAK, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 67 (1914), 4A (1.18), 38 (4.18). Launched 17.11.14 Devonport DY. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sunk 14.10.39 by U.47 in Scapa Flow.

ROYAL PEARL (ex-PEARL), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 504. Built 1897, 171grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-19.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ROYAL RUBY (ex-RUBY), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 503. Built 1897, 171grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-19.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ROYAL SAPPHIRE (ex-SAPPHIRE), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 505. Built 1898, 223grt. Armament: not listed. In service 16.4.17-31.10.18. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ROYAL SCOT, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.16 (on coming into service), MI.20 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1910, 1726grt, 17.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr. In service 28.10.14-27.12.19, including troop carrier 14.1.19-10.4.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

ROYAL SOVEREIGN, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 59 (1914), 5A (1.18), 89 (4.18). Launched 29.4.15 Portsmouth DY. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Lent Russia 30.5.44 to 9.2.49 as Archangelsk. Sold 5.4.49, BU Ward, Inverkeithing.

ROYALIST, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 4A (1914), 6A (1.18), 75 (4.18). Launched 14.1.15 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. 4th LCS 1915, 12th DF Grand Fleet 1915-16, 4th LCS, Grand Fleet 1916-17, then 1st LCS 1917-18, fitted for minelaying 2.17, 74 mines (16 operations, laid 1183). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 24.8.22 Cashmore.

ROYALIST, fishing trawler. Built 1898, 183grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1090. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ROYALLIEU, hired trawler, Adty No 1145. Built 1907, 211grt, Grimsby-reg GY.313. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ROYALO, hired trawler, Adty No 2955. Built 1916, 248grt, Grimsby-reg GY.941. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ROYSTERER, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class. Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 4.2.19 Thornycroft. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold 22.12.54. BU at Genoa.

RUBICON, hired motor drifter. Built 1898, 52grt, Portsmouth-reg. In service 10.18-1918.

RUBIO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 2,395grt - lost 25.2.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

RUBY, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.85 (1914), H.98 (1.18). Launched 4.11.10 White. 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, Grays.

RUBY, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 57. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

RUBY, hired trawler, Adty No 1742. Built 1899, 198grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1136. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 7.15-11.15. Wrecked 24.11.15 in Grandes Bay.

RUBY, hired trawler, Adty No 2970. Built 1916, 251grt, Hull-reg H.494. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.16-10.17 as minesweeper. Torpedoed 17.10.17 off Ushant.

RUBY GEM, hired drifter, Adty No 2038. Built 1911, 76grt, Banff-reg BF.364. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 7.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper.

RUFF, hired trawler, Adty No 676. Built 1904, 169grt, Hull-reg H.34. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper.

RUGBY (ex-FILEY), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4359, T.01 (11.18), T.47 (11.19). Launched 6.9.18 Dunlop Bremner. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 25.11.27 Hughes Bolckow.

RUGBY, hired trawler, Adty No 2979. Built 1916, 274grt, Grimsby-reg GY.994. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 11.16-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed RUGBY II 11.17. Served in WW2.

RULE (ex-OUSE), decoy or Q-ship, cargo ship conversion. Built 1911, 1004grt. In service 19.2.17-29.5.19, armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-14in tt, other names BARYTA, CASSOR, OUSE, Q.35.

RULER OF THE SEAS, hired drifter. Built 1909, 86grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.361. In service 9.15-1920 as boom defence vessel tender. Served as KIDDAW in WW2.

RUNA (ex-EINNA), hired yacht. Built 1904, 80grt/95TM. In service 18.7.18-14.5.19.

RUNCORN, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, building Lobnitz. Cancelled 17.12.18.

RUNNEL, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3994, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 9.12.18, Colby. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. To Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 12.10.20, same name.

RUNNER (ex-CHAMPION), hired screw tug. Built 1886, 146grt. In service 30.7.14-27.10.19 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.

RUPERT, hired trawler, Adty No 433. Built 1892, 114grt, Grimsby-reg GY.463. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 11.14-6.15. Mercantile loss 6.2.17.

RUSSELL, pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class, 23 (1914). Launched 19.2.01 Palmer. 14,000 tons, 432(oa), 405(pp)x75x27ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 3rd BS 8.14, later 6th BS at the Nore, few months in Mediterranean. Mined 27.4.16 off Malta. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915/16.

RUSSELL II, hired trawler, Adty No N.3A, N.87. Built 1906, 246grt, Grimsby-reg GY.192. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1920 as minelayer.

RUTHENIA (ex-LAKE CHAMPLAIN), dummy battleship No. 4 KING GEORGE V, later water carrier, later oiler, mercantile conversion. Launched 31.3.00 Barclay Curle. 7394grt, 446(pp)x52ft. TE, 13kts.. Dummy battleship conversion ordered 21.10.14, hired 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, converted to water carrier 1915, purchased by Admiralty 1.16, oiler 1916 (rfa 1918), X.06 (1916), X.60 (1.18) . Oil hulk 3.31. Captured 1942 by Japanese, renamed CHORAN MARU, recaptured 1945,transport. BU 6.49 at Dalmuir (rfa)

RUTHIN CASTLE, hired trawler, Adty No 3317. Built 1916, 275grt, Swansea-reg SA.67. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.16-4.17 as minesweeper. Mined 21.4.17 off Skinningrove, Yorkshire.

 



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 SIRIUS, old 2nd-class cruiser (Photo Ships)

 

S-class submarines, S.1-S.3, Italian designed, Scott-Laurenti type (I-Pendant No, replaced by class and number, mid-1915), 255/390 tons, 148(oa)x14x9ft. Diesel/electric 600/400hp, 13/8.5kts. Armament: 2-18in tt.

S.1, submarine, S-class, I.04. Launched 28.2.14 Scotts. Commissioned in RN, 4th Flotilla, Dover 1914, 8th Flotilla, Harwich 1914-15. Ceded to Italy 25.10.15.

S.2, submarine, S-class, I.0A. Launched 14.4.15 Scotts, completed 5.15. Short service in RN. Ceded to Italy 25.10.15.

S.3, submarine, S-class, I.1A. Launched 10.6.15 Scotts, completed 9.15. Never commissioned in RN. Ceded to Italy 25.10.15.

 


 

S-designated Decoy or Q-ships, S.1-S.7

S.1, decoy or Q-ship see ENERGIC, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1195) conversion.

S.2, decoy or Q-ship - see EARLY BLOSSOM, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.16) conversion.

S.3, decoy or Q-ship - see ETHEL & MILLIE, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.200) conversion.

S.3, decoy or Q-ship - see G. & E., fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.649) conversion.

S.4, decoy or Q-ship - see TELESIA, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1155) conversion.

S.5, decoy or Q-ship see DORANDO PIETRI, motor ketch (Lowestoft-registered LT.295) conversion.

S.6, decoy or Q-ship see CHILDREN'S FRIEND, motor smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.174) conversion.

S.7, decoy or Q-ship - see BREADWINNER, fishing smack (Lowestoft-registered LT.1095) conversion.

 


 

S.6-S.11, Surface Patrol Boats

S.6 (1917), surface patrol boat see B.6, submarine, B-class.

S.7 (1917), surface patrol boat see B.7, submarine, B-class.

S.8 (1917), surface patrol boat see B.8, submarine, B-class.

S.9 (1917), surface patrol boat see B.9, submarine, B-class.

S.10 (1917), surface patrol boat see B.10, submarine, B-class.

S.11 (1917), surface patrol boat see B.11, submarine, B-class

 


 

S.1 (1916), submarine, later patrol boat see SWORDFISH, submarine, experimental steam-powered.

S. ANNA, decoy or Q-ship see BRIG 3 (ex-SANT' ANNA M), brigantine conversion.

S. D. J., hired drifter, Adty No 1857. Built 1912, 100grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1187. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-2pdr. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

S.S.S. 966, decoy or Q-ship see HYDERABAD, war construction.

SABINE, fishing trawler. Built 1888, 118grt, Aberdeen-reg A.865. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

SABLE, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.91 (1.18). Launched 28.6.16 White. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 8.27 Hughes Bolckow.

SABLE (1933) see SALMON, destroyer, Admiralty R-class.

SABLE ISLAND, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1914, 734grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

SABRE, destroyer, Admiralty S-class, ordered 4.17, G.56 (11.18). Launched 23.9.18 Stephen. c1075 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x27x11ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt, 2-14in tt (latter removed 1918). Sold 11.45, BU Brunton, Grangemouth.

SABREUR, hired trawler, Adty No 2964. Built 1916, 188grt, Grimsby-reg GY.932. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served as BADINAGE in WW2.

SABRINA, hired yacht, Pendant No 035. Built 1899, 379grt/513TM. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. In service 5.2.15-23.3.19, renamed SABRINA II 12.15. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

SABRINA, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 7.15, G.79 (1.17), G.92 (1.18). Launched 24.7.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 5.11.26 Cashmore.

SABRINA, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 3.10.76 Palmer. 363 tons, 110(pp)x34x5ft. Avg 400ihp, 9kts. Served as tender at Devonport. Renamed SABINE 7.16, renamed VIVID 1920. Sold 7.22 Fryer, Sunderland.

SACHEM, commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, P.A0 (7.17), MI.92 (1.18). Built 1893, 5354grt, 13kts. Armament: 3-6in, 2-11in A/S howitzers. In service 28.5.17-28.3.19.

SAFA EL BAHR, hired yacht, Pendant No 055. Built 1894, 487grt/669TM. Armament: 2-3 in. In service 23.8.15-22.4.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.

SAFEGUARD, patrol and examination vessel, ex-Coastguard and Fishery Protection, C.78 (1914), C.80 (1.18), C.81 (9.18). Launched 24.6.14 Day Summers. 875 tons, 160(pp)x29x11ft. TE 1350ihp, 15kts. Armament: 2-3pdr. Based at Queenstown 1914-18. Sold 13.2.20, renamed SAFEGUARDER.

SAGITTA (has been found spelt SARGETTA), hired yacht, Pendant No 01. Built 1908, 744grt/758TM. Armament: 2-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.12.14-15.2.18. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.

SAILOR KING, hired drifter, Adty No 1911. Built 1914, 89grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.28. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 10.15-1920 as net vessel, minesweeper. Served in WW2.

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ST. ABBS, fishing vessel. Built 1895, 92grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.738. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. ABBS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.02 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 17.12.18 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 1.6.40 by German A/C off Dunkirk

ST. AETHENS, hired drifter, Adty No 2005. Built 1914, 76grt, Inverness-reg INS.86. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel, minesweeper, patrol boat.

ST. AGNES NO. 1, hired trawler, Adty No 296. Built 1908, 205grt, North Shields-reg SN.88. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. ALBERT, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ANNE, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.36 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 15. 4.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 10.22 R. MacGregor, same name. Served in RCN in WW2, renamed CASCAPEDIA 1943.

ST. ARISTELL, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Crabtree. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.4.26 J. Brown, Newcastle, NSW, same name.

ST. ARVANS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.05 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 25.8.23 J. H. Clarke, renamed OCEAN EAGLE. Served as OCEAN EAGLE in RCN in WW2.

ST. ATHAN, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.40 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 17.11.24 British Tanker Co, same name.

ST. AUBIN, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.18 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Harland & WoIff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 12.4.24 Shanghai Tug & Lighter Co, same name. Served in WW2.

ST. AUSTELL, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Cran & Somerville. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. AYLES, hired drifter, Adty No 1256. Built 1906, 78grt, Kirkcaldy-reg KY.122. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919 as net vessel.

ST. BEES, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.23 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.22 Moller Towage Ltd, renamed HENRY BURTON.

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

ST. BLAZEY, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.46 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 16.1.19 Cran & Somerville. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Condemned 12.7.46, sunk as target off Bermuda.

ST. BONIFACE (ex-ST. FERGUS), rescue tug, Saint-class, W.20 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 16. 6.19 Fleming & Ferguson. sold 1955. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. To New Zealand Government 18.3.25, renamed TOIA 4.26;

ST. BONIFACE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Ferguson. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BOSWELLS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.51 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 2. 5.19 Cran & Somerville. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Mined 12.6.20 off Terschelling.

ST. BOTOLPH, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.34 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 29.12.26 George MacLean

ST. BREOCK (ex-ST. JAMES), rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 10.11.19 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 14.2.42 by Japanese A/C off Sumatra.

ST. BREOCK, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Cran & Somerville. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BRIDGET, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Crichton. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BUDEAUX, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Cran & Somerville. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. CATHERINE, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.44 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 3.6.19 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 30.4.26 A. H. Raid, Vancouver, renamed CANADIAN NATIONAL No. 2.

ST. CLAIR, hired trawler, Adty No 1844. Built 1904, 255grt, Hull-reg H.803. Armament: 1-6pdr, 1-3pdr. In service 8.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

ST. CLAUDE (ex-ST. MARY), rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 10.25 J. Fenwick, Sydney, NSW, renamed LINDFIELD.

ST. CLAUDE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Ferguson. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. CLEARS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.06 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 1948 Rigdon Beasley, Southampton.

ST. CLEMENT, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 21.8.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson; resold 11.21 to Spain, renamed CICLOPE.

ST. CLOUD, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 189grt, Grimsby-reg GY.856. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. COLUMB, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.07 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 22.9.18 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Wrecked 16.1.20, wreck sold 30.1.20 V. Grech Ltd.

ST. COMBS, hired drifter, Adty No 2401. Built 1908, 90grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.298. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as net vessel.

ST. COMBS HAVEN, hired drifter, Adty No 2119. Built 1914, 89grt, Fraserburgh-reg FR.81. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel.

ST. CUTHBERT, hired trawler, Adty No 1992. Built 1916, 311grt, Grimsby-reg GY.824. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 4.16-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. CYR, hired trawler, Adty No 1527. Built 1915, 315grt, Hull-reg H.257. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. CYRUS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.47 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 5.4.19 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Mined 22.1.41 off the Humber.

ST. DAY, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 20.11.18 Taikoo, Hong Kong. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 9.4.48, renamed URSUS.

ST. DENIS, hired trawler, Adty No 3326. Built 1915, 294grt, Hull-reg H.228. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 2.17-1920. Served as MASONA in WW2.

ST. DOGMAEL, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Taikoo, Hong Kong. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 10.50

ST. DOMINIC, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 12.11.19 Gibb-Livingstone at Hong Kong, same name. Served as ST. DOMINIC in WW2.

ST. EBBA, hired motor drifter, Adty No MB.188, 4312. Built 1906, 38grt, Berwick-reg BK.210. In service 1916-1919.

ST. ELMO, hired trawler, Adty No 1583. Built 1914, 314grt, Hull-reg H.3. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-5in BT. In service 5.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. ELMO'S LIGHT, Admiralty wood drifter, Adty No, 3957, building programme began May 1917, average cost of hull and machinery 11,500. Delivered 24.11.19, Innes. 94grt/179 tons deep, 94(oa), 86(pp)x20x10ft. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Completed as fishing vessel. To Fishery Board for Scotland 22.12.19, renamed SWEET PROMISE 1920. Served as SWEET PROMISE in WW2.

ST. ELOI, Admiralty trawler, Canadian-built, Festubert-group, ordered 1.17. Launched 2.8.17, Polson Iron Works. Iron-hull, 320grt, 130(pp)x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed for 2-12pdr). Built for Atlantic coast patrol, in RCN hands by 13.11.17. To Canadian Dept of Marine & Fisheries 1920 renamed Lightship No. 20.

ST. ELVIES, paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 582. Built 1896, 567grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 4.3.15-8.5.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ST. ENODER (ex-ST. OSYTH), rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 9.6.25 to Denmark, renamed GARM.

ST. ENODER, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ERTH, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 28.2.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 9.25 J. Fenwick, Sydney NSW, renamed HEROS. Served as HEROS in RAN in WW2.

ST. ETIENNE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. EWE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1.4.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 11.10.26 H. Gould Page, to Iraq, renamed ALARM. Served as ALARM in in WW2.

ST. FAGAN, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Lytham SB. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 1.6.40 by German A/C off Dunkirk.

ST. FAITH, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Lytham SB. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson, same name.

ST. FINBARR, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.22 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 7.7.19 Fleming & Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 6.23 Canadian Government, renamed FRANKLIN.

ST. FINELLA, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. FLORENCE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 19.3.19 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 14.11.24 Canadian Pacific Railway, renamed KYUQUOT.

ST. GENNY, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.04 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 28.5.19 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Foundered 12.1.30 off Ushant.

ST. GEORGE, sea-going depot ship, Edgar-class, 1st-class protected cruiser conversion, N.31 (1914), N.88 (1.18). Launched 23.6.92 Earle.7700 tons. Completed as depot ship 3.10. Armament: 4-6in, 8-12pdr. Served with 9th DF Forth 1914, 7th DF Humber 1914-15, depot ship inthe Mediterranean1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

ST. GEORGE, hired yacht, Special Service Vessel, Pendant No 058, 091, N.76 (9.18). Built 1890, 641grt/871TM. Armament: 1-3pdr AA. In service 3.3.15-26.1.15 and 22.4.18-29.3.19. May have had A/P role as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Renamed ORIFLAMME (Pendant No 091) 6.18, WALLINGTON (Pendant No N.76) 9.18, ST. GEORGE 3.19.

ST. GERMAIN (ex-GOLDEN CITY), hired trawler, Adty No 552. Built 1907, 307grt, Hull-reg H.929. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. GERVAIS, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. GILES, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.96 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 14.5.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.22 J. & A. Brown, renamed KHALIFA. Served as ST. GILES in RAN in WW2.

ST. GOTHARD, decoy or Q-ship - see AUK, hired trawler.

ST. GOTHARD, fishing trawler. Built 1894, 156grt, Granton-reg GN.46. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. GOTHARD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 2,788grt - lost 26.9.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

ST. GRACE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. GREGORY, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. HELIERS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.08 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 26.6.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 23.6.20 Crichton Thompson, same name.

ST. HILARY, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Lytham SB. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.4.26 Waratah Tug & Salvage Co, same name.

ST. HUBERT, hired trawler, Adty No 3306. Built 1916, 349grt, Hull-reg H.493. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 9.16-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. ISSEY, rescue tug, Saint-class, W25 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Napier & Miller. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 28.12.42 by submarine off Benghazi.

ST. IVES, hired trawler, Adty No 1192. Built 1909, 325grt, Hull-reg H.11. In service 3.15-12.16 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Mined 21.12.16 off St. Anthony, Falmouth.

ST. JOHNS, hired trawler, Adty No 1906. Built 1910, 208grt, Hull-reg H.18. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 10.15-6.18. Sunk 3.6.18 by U-boat gunfire 45 miles N of Tory Island.

ST. JOLES, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 117. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

ST. JULIEN, Admiralty trawler, Canadian-built, Festubert-group, ordered 1.17. Launched 6.6.17, Polson Iron Works. Iron-hull, 320grt, 130(pp)x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed for 2-12pdr). Built for Atlantic coast patrol, in RCN hands by 13.11.17. To Canadian Dept of Marine & Fisheries 1920 renamed Lightship No. 22.

ST. JUST, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.90 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Napler & Miller. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 11.2.42 by Japanese A/C off Singapore.

ST. KEVERNE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. KEYNE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 12.6.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 18.6.26 to Brazil, renamed TIMES.

ST. KILDA, fishing trawler. Built 1904, 187grt, Hull-reg H.355. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. KITTS, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 24.6.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 3.2.26 to Adelaide SS Co, renamed UCO.

ST. LAWRENCE, hired trawler, Adty No 291. Built 1899, 196grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1131. In service 10.14-11.14 as auxiliary patrol vessel. Mercantile loss 22.4.15.

ST. LAWRENCE No. 1, fishing trawler. Built 1909, 211grt, North Shields-reg SN.102. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. LEONARD, hired trawler, Adty No 454. Built 1912, 296grt, Grimsby-reg GY.799. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 2.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as FINESSE in WW2.

ST. LEONARD NO. 1, hired trawler, Adty No 462. Built 1913, 210grt, North Shields-reg SN.217. In service 8.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served as ST. LEONARD in WW2.

ST. LOUIS, hired trawler, Adty No 1202. Built 1900, 233grt, Hull-reg H.503. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper.

ST. LUCIA, fishing trawler. Built 1907, 186grt, Hull-reg H.937. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. MABYN, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 3.5.26 J. Brown, Newcastle NSW, same name. Served as CAROLINE MOLLER in WW2.

ST. MALO, hired trawler, Adty No 1375. Built 1911, 335grt, Hull-reg H.371. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 4.15-1919. Served as WARDOUR in WW2.

ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND (ex-BALANTIA), naval hospital ship, YA.19 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1909, Harland & Wolff. 2467grt, 300x38ft. Hired, in service 25.1.16-1918, flew red ensign.

ST. MARTIN, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.27 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 11.46.

ST. MARY, fishing vessel. Built 1898, 99grt, Whitby-reg WY.96. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917/18, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

ST. MAURICE, hired trawler, Adty No 551. Built 1903, 251grt, Hull-reg H.715. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 9.14-1920 as minelayer, then minesweeper.

ST. MAWES, hired screw tug. Built 1917, 80grt. In service 1.6.17-19.7.19. 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.

ST. MELLONS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.89 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 8.7.49 H. G. Pounds, Portsmouth.

ST. MINVER, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched.19 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 23.4.25, renamed ABEILLE No. 22. Served as ABEILLE 22 in WW2.

ST. MONANCE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 11.9.19 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 4.48.

ST. OLAVES, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 27.12.18 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 12.6.22 J. & A. Brown, same name. Served in WW2.

ST. OMAR, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 15.9.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 4.48 in the Mediterranean.

ST. OWEN, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Day Summers. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. PATRICK, patrol vessel, ex-Trinidad Government craft. Built 1913, 180 tons. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 19.2.17-c21.2.19 in West Indies.

ST. PHILIP, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Crichton. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ROCHE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Crabtree. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ROLLOX, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Day Summers. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. SAMPSON, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.26 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 4.22 Wheelock & Co, "who defaulted", resold 6.22, same name. Served in WW2.

ST. SEIRIOL, screw minesweeper, mercantile conversion, Fy.573 (12.15). Built 1914, 928grt. Armament: 2-6pdr AA. In service 5.12.15. Mined 25.4.18 off the Shipwash LV.

ST. TEATH, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 29.5.19 Walker. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 2.6.26 to Brazil, renamed PARANA.

ST. TRILLO (ex-RHOS TREVOR), paddle minesweeper, mercantile conversion to take advantage of shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, Adty No. 837. Built 1876, 164grt. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 22.4.17-3.6.19. Served with Auxiliary Patrol, carried Fishery flag superior pendant.

ST. TUDY, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 11.11.19 Walker. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 16.7.26 F. P. Barney, later, renamed ST. EILEEN.

ST. VINCENT, dreadnought battleship, St Vincent-class, 16 (1914), 7A (1.18), 85 (4.18). Launched 10.9.08 Portsmouth DY. 19,250 tons, 536(oa), 500(pp)x84x27ft. Turbine 24500shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 20-4in, 2-18in tt. Armour: 10in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

ST. VINCENT, dummy battleship No.1 see CITY OF OXFORD, mercantile conversion.

ST. VINCENT, hired trawler, Adty No 369. Built 1907, 186grt, Hull-reg H.993. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 10.14-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed ST. VINCENT Il 2,15.

SAKKARA, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 190. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

SALACON, fishing trawler. Built 1905, 211grt, Grimsby-reg GY.55. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

SALADIN, destroyer, Admiralty S-class, ordered 4.17, F.0A (4.19). Launched 17.2.19 Stephen. c1075 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x27x11ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt, 2-14in tt (latter removed 1918). Sold 29.6.47, BU Rees, Llanelly.

SALAMANDER (ex-KRABBEN), whaler. Built 1912, 174grt. Armament: 1-12pdr. Purchased 4.15, served in East Africa. Sold 6.3.19 Irvin & Johnson, renamed KRABBEN.

SALAMIS, hired screw tug. In service 1916-1920, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SALEE ROVER, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 9. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

SALFORD (ex-SHOREHAM), twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, N.06 (7.19), N.A5 (11.19). Launched 3.4.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 10.20, renamed VEGAVATI.

SALMON, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.94 (1.17), G.93 (1.18). Launched 7.10.16 Harland & Wolff, Govan. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Renamed SABLE 12.33. Handed over 28.1.37 to Ward, Hayle in part payment for liner MAJESTIC

SALMON, motor boat, ex-civilian pleasure craft, Motor Boat No. 192, 4322 (Fishery flag No. after 6.18). Renamed HALYCON (sic) II 3.19. See MB.1-MB.211 for additional information on motor boats.

SALOME, hired trawler, Adty No 2670. Built 1908, 252grt, Milford Haven-reg M.230. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 5.15-1919.

SALOMEA K, decoy or Q-ship see BRIG 5 (ex-SALOMEA K), brigantine conversion.

SALSETTE, 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. Became Light vessel by 1928.

SALTASH, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 3456, T.9N (10.18), T.6N (11.19). Launched 25.7.18 Murdoch & Murray. 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 13.3.47 Dohmen & Habets.

SALTBURN, twin-screw minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class, Adty No. 4365, T.3/ (12.18), T.5/ (11.19). Launched 9.10.18 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons, 231(oa), 220(pp)x28x7ft. TE 2200ihp, 16kts. Armament: 1-4in, 1-12pdr AA. Sold 23.10.46, wrecked 12.46 in tow off Hartland Point, BU 1948.

SALVATOR (ex-KATOOMBA), hired yacht, Pendant No 060. Built 1903, 684grt/766TM. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 5.3.15-29.3.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Served as HELIOPOLIS in WW2.

SALVIA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Aubretia-type, ordered 1.16, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament. Launched 16.6.16 Irvine. 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 name Q.15. Sunk 20.6.17 by U.94 off SW Ireland.

SALVINI, hired trawler, Adty No 3283. Built 1916, 226grt, Grimsby-reg GY.892. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 6.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

SALVO (also C.61), dockyard tug. Launched 1899 Eltringham. 400 tons, 121(pp)x24 ft. 775ihp. Purchased 13.3.01. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 10.22.

SAM RICHARDS, hired drifter, Adty No 1563. Built 1913, 88grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.226. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.15-1919 as net vessel.

SAMARA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,172grt - lost 19.8.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi)

SAMOSET, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1909, 5,251grt - lost 20.3.18, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

SAMPHIRE BATTS (ex-SEA KING), hired screw tug. Built 1893, 174grt. In service 25.8.14-6.10.19. 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.

SAMPSON, iron dockyard paddle tug, Aetna-type. Launched 31.1.77 Laird. 530 tons, 128(pp)x25x10ft. 850ihp. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign, renamed ORIENT 7.18. Sold 8.6.23 at Malta.

SAMSON, minesweeper, civilian tug taken up in India. Built 1902, 310grt. In service c1917-1919 as in Indian Ocean.

SAMUEL BAKER, Admiralty trawler, non-standard Strath-class, Adty No 3650. Launched 7.6.17, 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 minesweeper. Sold 1921, renamed BRACONMOOR.

SAMUEL BARKAS, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3628. Launched 13.9.17, 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 1920, same name. Renamed INVERNEILL 1926.

SAMUEL BENBOW, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3645. Launched 9.7.18, Hall Russell. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Sold 1921, same name. Served in RAN in WW2

SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 4444, building Hall Russell. Cancelled after 11.18.

SAMUEL DAWSON, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 4486. Delivered 5.2.20, 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 SAN JUAN.

SAMUEL DOWDEN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3564. Launched 18.9.17, 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 1922 renamed ROYAL REGIMENT. Served as SEA MIST in WW2.

SAMUEL DRAKE, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3683. Delivered 26.11.18, 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 1924 renamed RHODOLITE. Served as SOUTHCOATES in WW2.

SAMUEL GASBY, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3768. Delivered 24.9.20, RItchie G & M. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1921 renamed SOUBRETTE. Served in WW2.

SAMUEL GREEN, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3791. Launched 30.4.19, George Brown. 275grt/360 tons/547 tons deep, 134(oa), 125x23x13ft. TE 480ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed OCEAN ROVER, later ARIES. Served as OCEAN ROVER in WW2.

SAMUEL HAMPTON, Admiralty trawler, Strath-class, Adty No 3775. Delivered 18.9.19, Ouse SB. 215grt/311 tons/429 tons deep, 123(oa), 115x22x12ft. TE 430ihp, 10.5kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1919 renamed BOSTONIAN. Went missing 10.11.20.

SAMUEL JAMESON, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 3839. Delivered 10.10.18, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-12pdr. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Renamed ETTRICK 9.20 Sold 1926 renamed LOUGHRIGG. Served as PHYLLISIA in WW2.

SAMUEL LOVITT, Admiralty trawler, Mersey-class, Adty No 4224 building John Lewis Cancelled after 11.18.

SAMUEL MARTIN, Admiralty trawler, Mersey class, Adty No 4255. Launched 28.6.19, Cochrane. 324grt/438 tons/665 tons deep, 148(oa), 138x23x13ft. TE 600ihp, 11kts. Completed as fishing vessel. Sold 1920 renamed FIELD MARSHAL PLUMER.

SAMUEL S. THORP, decoy or Q-ship - see BARON ROSE (ex-SAMUEL S. THORP), auxiliary schooner conversion.

SAMUEL SPENCER, Admiralty trawler, Castle-class, Adty No 3533. Launched 17.9.17, 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 1921 renamed FLASH.

SAMURAI, hired trawler, Adty No 1443. Built 1914, 221grt, Grimsby-reg GY.175. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 8.15-1920 as minesweeper.

SAN, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 22grt. In service 4.17-3.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SAN ONOFRE, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1914, 9,717grt - lost 12.5.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi).

SAN PATRICIO, fleet messenger, Y4.19. Built 1895, 9712grt. Also listed as water carrier. In service 14.5.15-12.1.16, flew red ensign; oiler (Y7.115) from 13.1.16.

SANDA (ex-ST SERF), hired yacht, Pendant No 073. Built 1906, 300grt/351TM. Armament: 2-6pdr. In service from 26.1.15. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Sunk 25.9.15 by shore batteries off Belgian coast.

SANDBOY (1.18) - see STRENUOUS, paddle tug

SANDFLY, coastal destroyer (1906) see TB.4, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

SANDFLY, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.87 (1914), H.99 (1.18), F.95 (9.18). Launched 26.7.11 Swan Hunter. 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, one of three of class fitted as minelayer, then 20th DF in North Sea, rest to Mediterranean by 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

SANDHURST (ex-dummy battlecruiser INDOMITABLE, ex-MANIPUR), sea-going repair ship, wartime mercantile conversion, A4 (1.16), C9 (1.18). Launched 14.12.05 Harland & Wolff. 11500 tons, 485(oa), 470(pp)x58x20ft. TE 4000ihp, 10.5kts. Hired 11.14, purchased 1915. Completed as fleet repair ship 9.16. Armament: 4-4in, 2-6pdr. Served at Scapa Flow 1916-18. Arrived 4.46 Arnott Young, Dalmuir to BU. See also MANIPUR, dummy battlecruiser No. 12.

SANDOWAY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1915, 291grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean. Served in WW2.

SANDOWN, paddle minesweeper, Ascot or Racecourse-class, ordered 1.16, based on design of successful hired paddle minesweeper GLEN USK, Adty No. 903, T.68 (9.18). Launched 6.7.16 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.

SANDPIPER, river gunboat, Heron-class. Launched 2.7.97 Yarrow. 85 tons, 108(oa), 100(pp)x20x2ft. TE 240ihp, 9kts. Armament: 2-6pdr, 4 MG. China Station, paid off 12.14. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.10.20 at Hong Kong.

SANDRINGHAM, hired trawler. Built 1905, 179grt, Grimsby-reg GY.59. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-1919 as boom defence vessel.

SANDSEND, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 3,814grt - lost 16.9.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

SANDSTORM, Admiralty steel drifter, Adty No, 3907. Delivered 31.5.18, Hall. 94grt/199 tons (deep), 93(oa), 86x18x9. TE 270ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-6pdr. To FES 12.7.20, renamed GLENBRECK 1920, RIVER EYE 1924.

SANDU, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 118grt. In service 22.4.18-19.8.18. 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.

SANDWICH, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 26grt. In service 9.18-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SANDYFORD, decoy or Q-ship - see FARNBOROUGH (ex-SANDYFORD), chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.859) conversion.

SANFOIN, 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.6N (11.18). Launched 10.6.18 Greenock & Grangemouth. 1320 tons, 267(oa), 258(pp)x35x10ft. TE2500ihp, 17kts. Armament: 2-4in, 39 depth charges. Believed to be one of 10 of class, completed 1918 and served in Sloop Flotillas, Granton and Gibraltar. Sold 15.11.22 Ferguson Muir.

SANSERIT, hired trawler, Adty No 2997. Built 1916, 212grt, Grimsby-reg GY.996. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 2.17-1919.

SANSON, hired trawler, Adty No 1863. Built 1907, 231grt, Grimsby-reg GY.295. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 9.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

SANT' ANNA M., decoy or Q-ship - see BRIG 3 (ex-SANT' ANNA M.), brigantine conversion.

SANTEE (USN), decoy or Q-ship see ARVONIAN, collier conversion.

SANTORA, hired drifter, Adty No 1160. Built 1911, 90grt, Yarmouth-reg YH.837. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 3.15-1919 as net vessel.

SAPLER (ex-SAPPHIRE), hired trawler, Adty No 3077. Built 1917, 262grt, Hull-reg H.580. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.17-1919 as minesweeper. Served as AVERCAULD in WW2.

SAPPER, Admiralty trawler, Military class, Adty No 1162. 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 1.2.15 Smiths Dock, 276grt, 130x23x12ft. TE engines. Armament: 1-12pdr. Log Book Availability. Foundered 29.12.17 off Owers LV.

SAPPHIRE, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, Gem-class, N.78 (1914), N.89 (1.18). Launched 17.3.04 Palmer. 3,000 tons, 373(oa), 360(pp)x40x14ft. TE 9800ihp, 22kts. Armament: 12-4in, 11-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Attached 7th BS Channel Fleet 1914, 4th BS 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, East Indies 1916-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

SAPPHIRE, hired yacht, Pendant No 052. Built 1912, 1207grt/1421TM. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 8.1.15-20.2.19, renamed SAPPHIRE II 2.15. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean.. Served as BREDA in WW2.

SAPPHIRE, hired trawler, Adty No 277. Built 1903, 156grt, Aberdeen-reg A.889. In service 8.14-11.18 as minesweeper. Renamed SAPPHIRE Ill 2.15.

SAPPHIRE, hired drifter. Built 1907, 95grt, Inverness-reg INS.391. In service 1.15-1919 as hospital vessel. Renamed SHALOT 8.18.

SAPPHO, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, P.41 (1914), P.A1 (1.18). Launched 9.5.91 Samuda. 3,400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 4-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Grand Fleet flagship tender 1914-16, then laid up. Sold 3.21 Castle, Plymouth.

SARA, hired drifter, Adty No 2049. Built 1902, 62grt, Peterhead-reg PD.100. In service 10.15-1919 as net vessel, water carrier.

SARABANDE, tunnel minesweeper, Dance-class, ordered as "tunnel tugs" (screw in tunnel) by War Department for Mesopotamia, transferred 12.17, 1644 (pendant. no). Launched 12.4.18 Goole SB. 265 tons, 130(pp)x26x4ft. Compound 450ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Based at Dunkirk 1918, clearing mines off Flanders coast. Returned 1920 to War Dept.

SARACEN, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.38 (1914), D.07 (9.15), D.74 (1.18). Launched 31.3.08 White. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Sold 22.10.19 Ward, Preston.

SARAH, fishing trawler. Built 1899, 135grt, North Shields-reg SN.40. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

SARAH ALICE, hired trawler, Adty No 329. Built 1911, 299grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.140. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 8.14-9.16 as minesweeper. Sunk 26.9.16 by U-boat near Fair Island Channel.

SARAH COLEBROOKE, decoy or Q-ship, auxiliary ketch conversion. Built 1913, 158grt. In service 3.5.17-7.10.18, armed with 2-12pdr, other names BALHAM, MERYL.

SARAH JOLLIFFE, hired screw tug. Built 1890, 333grt. In service 8.3.15-13.1.20. (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.

SARAH JONES, decoy or Q-ship - see MARGARET MURRAY, auxiliary schooner conversion.

SARAH MARIAN, hired drifter, Adty No 1929. Built 1911, 89grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1119. Armament: 1-6pdr. In service 9.15-1919 as net vessel.

SARAH RADCLIFFE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 3,333grt - lost 11.11.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)

SARASVATI, minesweeper, steamer taken up in India. Built 1907, 962grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

SARASVATI II (ex-CHOKAI MARU), Indian trawler minesweeper. Built 1911, 204grt. Purchased from Japan 3.17. Disposed of 1920, believed Ceylon government service, renamed SARASVATI 1920.

SARBA, hired trawler, Adty No 928. Built 1913, 315grt, Fleetwood-reg FD.177. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. In service 11.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

SARDIUS, hired trawler, Adty No 727. Built 1892, 213grt, Hull-reg H.197. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 12.14-11.18.

SARDIUS, hired trawler, Adty No 3357. Built 1900, 206grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1140. Armament: 1-3pdr. In service 6.15-2.18 as minesweeper. Renamed SARDIUS II 8.15. Wrecked 13.2.18 in Pendower Cove, near Tolpeden, Penwith.

SARDONYX, destroyer, Admiralty S-class, ordered 6.17, F.34 (6.19). Launched 27.5.19 Stephen. c1075 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x27x11ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt, 2-14in tt (latter removed 1918). BU 10.45 Ward, Preston.

SAREPTA, hired drifter, Adty No 739. Built 1906, 89grt, Lowestoft-reg LT.1021. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 1.15-1919 as net vessel. Renamed WELCOME FRIEND 7.18.

SARGETTA - see SAGITTA, hired yacht.

SARGON, hired trawler, Adty No 702. Built 1913, 297grt, Grimsby-reg GY.858. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 12.14-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

SARK, fishing trawler. Built 1895, 145grt, Glasgow-reg GW.25. Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1917 for Fishery Reserve, commissioned and flew white ensign; continued commercial fishing under naval control.

SARNIA, armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, M.04 (on coming into service), MI.21 (1.18), (no pendant. assigned 6.18). Built 1910, 1498grt, 20kts. Armament: 2-12pdr. In service 14.11.14. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 12.9.18 by submarine off Alexandria.

SAROS, decoy or Q-ship see BRADFORD CITY, chartered collier (Admiralty No. Y3.500) conversion.

SARPEDON, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 7.15, G.19 (1.17), G.21 (4.18), G.14 (9.18). Launched 1.6.16 Hawthorn Leslie. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 13.7.26 Alloa, Charlestown.

SARPEDON, hired trawler, Adty No 2998. Built 1916, 344grt, Grimsby-reg GY.984. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 1.17-1919 as minesweeper. Renamed SARPEDON II 3.17. Served in WW2.

SARRAIL, hired trawler, Adty No 3050. Built 1917, 255grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1071. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.17-1919 as minesweeper. Served as BILSDEAN in WW2.

SARUSAN, decoy or Q-ship -see LOTHBURY, miscellaneous Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary.

SASEBO, hired trawler, Adty No 1773. Built 1913, 255grt, Cardiff-reg CF.42. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 6.15-1919 as minesweeper. Served as AVOLA in WW2.

SATELLITE, harbour service, RNVR drillship, North Shields; base ship 1914-18 (ex-corvette, ex-composite screw sloop, Satellite-class), built 1881, 1420 tons. Sold 21.10.47.

SATRAP, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 2,234grt - lost 31.12.15, N or W British Waters (H/L/Lr/wi)

SATRUNJI, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1892, 1192grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

SATURN, destroyer, Admiralty S-class, ordered 6.17, building Stephen. Cancelled 1919.

SATURN, hired trawler, Adty No 2971. Built 1916, 230grt, Grimsby-reg GY.976. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 9.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

SATYR, destroyer, Admiralty R-class, ordered 12.15, F.51 (1.17), F.59 (1.18). Launched 27.12.16 Beardmore. c1065 tons, 276(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 27000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 16.12.26 Ward, Milford Haven.

SAUCY, rescue tug, Frisky-class or Racia-type. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to tug RACIA design. Launched 1918 Livingstone & Cooper. 612grt, 155(pp)x31x15ft. TE 1200ihp. Sold 12.4.24 Shanghai Tug Lighter Co, same name. Served in WW2.

SAUMAREZ, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 7.15, G.3A (1.17), G.45 (1.18), G.25 (4.18). Launched 14.10.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas from completion. Sold 8.1.31 Ward, Briton Ferry.

SAUNDERS, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, building Thornycroft. Cancelled 12.18.

SAURIAN, hired trawler, Adty No 3293. Built 1916, 219grt, Grimsby-reg GY.901. Armament: 1-12pdr. In service 7.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

SAVAGE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.92 (2.15), H.A9 (1.18). Launched 10.3.10 Thornycroft. 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. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Portishead.

SAVITRI, hired trawler, Adty No 1271. Built 1917, 212grt, Grimsby-reg GY.1028. Armament: 1-6pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 6.17-1919 as minelayer, then minesweeper.

SAWFLY, river gunboat, Fly-class, ordered 2.15. Built in sections by Yarrow, sent out to Mesopotamia 8.15, re-erected after 11.15 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 1916/17. Sold 1.3.23 at Basra.

SAXIFRAGE, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 2.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.97 (1.18). Launched 29.1.18 Lobnitz. 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. RNVR drillship 1921, renamed PRESIDENT 7.22. Still in service, Embankment, London (1972).

SAXOL (also as ASPENLEAF), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Y7.170 (1916). Launched 21.11.99 Barclay Curle.7535grt, 446(pp)x52 ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman TYROLIA hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship CENTURION purchased 6.16 for conversion. Renamed SAXOL 9.6.16,ASPENLEAF 10.16. Sold 12.9.19, renamed PRYGONA (rfa) see also TYROLIA, dummy battleship No. 5.

SAXON, hired trawler, Adty No 627. Built 1907, 239grt, Cardiff-reg CF.31. Armament: 1-12pdr,