Castle-class trawler

The Castle-class minesweeper was a highly seaworthy naval trawler adapted for patrol, anti-submarine warfare and minesweeping duties and built to Admiralty specifications. Altogether 197 were built in the United Kingdom between 1916 and 1919, with others built in Canada, India and later New Zealand. Many saw service in the Second World War.

HMT Edward Gallagher as HMT Cardiff Castle during WWII
Class overview
Name: Castle class
Operators:
Completed: about 280
General characteristics (standard ships)[1][2][3]
Type: Minesweeper/naval trawler
Tonnage: 285 GRT
Displacement:
  • 360 tons standard
  • 547 tons fully loaded
Length:
  • 134 ft (41 m) LOA
  • 125.5 ft (38.3 m)
Beam: 23.5 ft (7.2 m)
Draught: 12.7 ft (3.9 m)
Propulsion: 1 vertical triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 boiler, 1 shaft, 480 ihp (360 kW)
Speed: 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph)
Complement: 15, up to 18 with wireless
Armament:

First World War

The Castle class originated with the commercial trawler Raglan Castle of 1915,[1][4][5][6] taken up for Royal Navy service. The design was adapted by Smith's Dock Company Ltd to Admiralty requirements for building in quantity.

During World War I, 145 were built in the United Kingdom for the Admiralty. The names of the vessels were derived from the official crew rosters of ships at the Battle of Trafalgar.[6] Non-standard ships included in the class varied between 236 GRT and 276 GRT, with dimensions varying between 35.8 and 38.3 m (117 and 126 ft) length and 6.71 and 7.17 m (22.0 and 23.5 ft) beam. The first standard vessel, Nathaniel Cole, was delivered in May 1917.[2] After the war 52 further ships on order were completed as fishing vessels and many of the minesweepers were converted for commercial use. 20 ships were also cancelled, but many were completed by the shipbuilders for commercial owners.

The Admiralty also ordered 60 Castle-class trawlers from Canadian shipyards, the TR series, which were loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy for seaward defence of the east coast of Canada. Some entered service with the United States Navy. Nine ships were also built in India with teak planking on steel frames.[1]

Second World War

Many Castle-class trawlers were among the civilian trawlers requisitioned by the Royal Navy for use in World War II. The majority were employed as minesweepers, with others serving as auxiliary patrol vessels, boom defense vessels, danlayers, Essos (fuel carriers), torpedo recovery vessels and water carriers. Many had multiple roles over the course of the war. After the end of the war, most of those that had survived were either sold or returned to their owners.[7]

German captured

Early in World War II, ten Canadian-built trawlers that had been sold into commercial service after World War I with a number of European countries were captured by the Germans when they overran France, Belgium and Norway and put in Kriegsmarine service.[8]

New Zealand additions

In 1940, the New Zealand Government, facing a requirement for minesweepers to operate in home waters, directed the building of 13 Castle-class naval trawlers in New Zealand to add to the two vessels, James Cosgrove and Wakakura, they had previously purchased. The Castle-class design was chosen over more modern alternatives because it was simple enough to be built with the country's limited ship construction facilities.[9][10]

Ships in class

Refer to Sources.

Non-standard

Ship Builder Launched Completed Fate Second World War WWII Loss
Daniel Harrington (FY3505) Smiths Dock 8 February 2017 April 1917 Sold 1920 Lucienne Jeanne (FY1769) Mined 24 October 1941 in the Thames estuary
Daniel Henley (FY3503) Smiths Dock 24 January 1917 March 1917 Sold 4 May 1920
Festing Grindall (FY3501) Smiths Dock 9 January 1917 March 1917 Sold 11 May 1920
George Aunger (FY3611) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 20 September 1917 January 1918 Sold 1922
Hugh Black (FY3602) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 10 May 1917 August 1917 Sold 1923 Ogano (FY803)
James Berry (FY3603) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 10 May 1917 August 1917 Sold 1922 Montamo (4.171)
James Hunniford (FY3504) Smiths Dock 24 January 1917 March 1917 Sold 1920 Ethel Taylor Mined 22 November 1940 off the Tyne
James Johnson (FY3506) Smiths Dock 8 February 1917 April 1917 Sold 1922
John Anderson (FY3610) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 20 September 1917 December 1917 Sold 1922 Charles Doran (FY597)
John Brennan (FY3609) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 4 September 1917 January 1918 Sold 1922 Osako (FY580)
John Brice (FY3608) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 22 August 1917 January 1918 Sold 1924 Beaulne Verneuil
John Brooker (FY3605) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 9 June 1917 December 1917 Sold 1921 Loch Park (FY1835)
John Burlingham (FY3600) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 21 April 1917 July 1917 Sold 1920 Rehearo (FY1794)
John Gillman (FY3502) Smiths Dock 9 January 1917 March 1917 Sold 1920
Richard Bagley (FY3604) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 9 June 1917 September 1917 Sold 1921 Malacolite (FY796)
Robert Betson (FY3601) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 21 April 1917 July 1917 Sold 1920 Remillo Mined 27 February 1941 in the Humber
Thomas Blackthorn (FY3606) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 7 July 1917 December 1917 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1922
Thomas Buckley (FY3607) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 7 July 1917 December 1917 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1922 Ceylonite (FY1853)

Standard

Ship Builder Launched Completed Fate Second World War WWII Loss
Alexander Palmer (FY3517) Smiths Dock 21 May 1917 June 1917 Sold 1922 to Spain. Shelled and sunk at Malaga by Almirante Cervera ( Spanish Navy) 9 October 1936.[11]
Alexander Scott (FY3530) Smiths Dock 3 August 1917 September 1917 Sold 4 May 1920 Alexander Scott (FY515)
Andrew Anderson (FY4405) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 15 August 1919 April 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 13 February 1922
Andrew Apsley (FY4298) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 2 June 1919 December 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 13 October 1919 Milford Earl Bombed 8 December 1941 off east coast of Scotland
Andrew Sack (FY3523) Smiths Dock 5 July 1917 August 1917 Sold 1924 North Ness (4.100)
Arthur Cavanagh (FY3677) Bow McLachlan 8 May 1918 28 May 1918 Sold 1925 Arthur Cavenagh (FY566)
Arthur Lessimore (FY3510) Smiths Dock 9 March 1917 May 1917 Sold 1924 Irvana (FY663) Bombed 16 January 1942 off Great Yarmouth
Benjamin Cooke (FY3667) Bow McLachlan October 2017 1 November 1917 Sold 1922 Namur
Benjamin Stevenson (FY3522) Smiths Dock 19 June 1917 July 1917 Sunk 18 August 1917 by S/M gunfire 40 miles E. of Fetlar, Shetlands
Charles Antram (FY4401) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 June 1919 February 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1922 Flanders (FY600)
Charles Boyes (FY3593) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 1 October 1917 June 1918 Sold 1921 Charles Boyes (FY3677) Mined 25 May 1940 in the North Sea
Charles Chappell (FY3662) Bow McLachlan 19 June 1917 July 1917 Sold 1922
Charles Donelly (FY3679) Bow McLachlan 28 June 1918 12 July 1918 Sold 4 May 1920 Pelagos (4.103)
Charles Legg (FY4213) J P Rennoldson 19 November 1918 20 January 1919 Sold 1923 Milford Countess (FY564)
Daniel Clowden (FY4446) George Brown 13 November 1919 13 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 8 August 1919 Daniel Clowden (FY531)
Daniel Dick (FY4488) J P Rennoldson 17 May 1920 25 August 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1921 Clyth Ness (FY1596)
Daniel Leary (FY4221) C Rennoldson 30 July 1919 9 July 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1923
David Dillon (FY4484) J P Rennoldson May 2019 28 July 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 28 July 1919 Edward Walmsley (FY624)
David Ogilvie (FY3514) Smiths Dock 7 May 1917 June 1917 Sold 1919 David Ogilvie (FY720)
Denis Casey (FY3711) Ailsa 13 December 1917 19/03/1918 Sold July 1920
Dominick Addison (FY4296) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 2 April 1919 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Gadfly (FY517)
Dominick Dubine (FY3726) J P Rennoldson 14 March 1918 15 May 1918 Sold 4 May 1920 Fructidor (AD52) - French
Domque Gentile (FY3793) Ailsa 5 August 1918 October 1918 Sold 1921
Edward Cattelly (FY4459) Ailsa 17 March 1919 May 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Loch Naver Lost 6 May 1940 in collision off Hartlepool
Edward Collingwood (FY3675) Bow McLachlan 9 April 1918 26 April 1918 Sold 1922 T.R. Ferrens (FY532)
Edward Gallagher (FY4216) C Rennoldson 14 February 1919 August 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Cardiff Castle (FY512)
Egilias Akerman (FY4294) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 March 1919 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Computator (FY635) Sunk 21 January 1945 in collision with HMS Vanoc off Normandy
Emmanuel Camelaire (FY3717) Ailsa 25 April 1918 May 1918 Sold 1921 Brabant (FY586)
Francis Conlin (FY4458) Ailsa 21 January 1919 March 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
Frederick Bush (FY3594) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 14 March 1918 June 1918 Sold 1922
George Adgell (FY4402) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 June 1919 January 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1920 George Adgell (FY1926)
George Aiken (FY4291) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 19 December 1918 August 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
George Clark (FY3714) J P Rennoldson 2 October 1917 December 1917 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1923 Lady Stanley (4.233)
George Cochran (FY3721) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 28 June 1918 December 1918 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1920
George Corten (FY3697) Cox & Co 1918 6 February 1919 Sold 1921 Northcoates (FY548) Sank 2 December 1944 during a storm while under tow off Littlehampton
George Cousins (FY4461) Ailsa 13 June 1919 August 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 George Cousins (FY627)
George Darby (FY3681) Bow McLachlan 24 September 1918 21 October 1918 Sold 1923
George Greaves (FY3790) George Brown 1919 12 May 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Raglan Castle (FY631)
George Greenfield (FY3787) George Brown 11 September 1918 15 October 1918 Sold 1921
George Harris (FY3854) Hepple & Co 20 September 1918 12 December 1918 Sold 11 May 1920 Laxmii (RIN)
Giovanni Guinti (FY3792) Ailsa 31 May 1918 July 1918 Sold 1920
Griffith Griffith (FY3780) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 27 August 1918 March 1919 Sold 11 May 1920
Henry Chevallier (FY3673) Bow McLachlan 13 March 1918 3 April 1918 Sold 1922 Ligny (FY1765)
Henry Cory (FY3698) Cox & Co 1919 28 May 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Caliban (FY803)
Isaac Arthan (FY4297) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 1 May 1919 January 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1921 Loch Buie (FY688)
Isaac Heath (FY3829) J P Rennoldson 9 July 1918 21 August 1918 Sold 1920 Teroma (FY527)
James Burgess (FY3653) C Rennoldson 31 August 1917 October 1917 Sold 1920 Beaumaris Castle (FY993)
James Cepell (FY3718) George Brown 29 March 1918 May 1918 Sold 1925 Antioche II (AD285) - French
James Chapman (FY3694) George Brown 8 September 1917 November 1917 Sold 1923
James Christopher (FY3715) J P Rennoldson 14 January 1918 27 March 1918 Sold 1923 Marsona (FY714) Mined 4 August 1940 off Cromarty
James Connor (FY3700) Harkness 19 July 1917 October 1917 Sold 1922 to Spain. Shelled and sunk at Malaga by Almirante Cervera ( Spanish Navy) 9 October 1936.[12]
James Cosgrove (FY3716) Ailsa 5 March 1918 April 1918 Sold 1919 James Cosgrove (RNZN)
James Dinton (FY3678) Bow McLachlan 10 May 1918 29 May 1918 Sold 1922 Milford Duke (Z125)
James Gill (FY4217) C Rennoldson 17 February 1919 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Milford Duchess (FY613)
James Green (FY3537) Smiths Dock 3 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 1922 Laverock
James Laveney (FY4215) Chambers 1919 30 October 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1925 La Blanche II (AD186) - French
James Lay (FY4222) Fletcher & Fearnall 1918 4 November 1918 Sold 1920 James Lay (FY667)
James Peake (FY3540) Smiths Dock 17 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 1923
James Pond (FY3515) Smiths Dock 21 May 1917 June 1917 Sunk 15 February 1918 by German destroyers in the Dover Straits
James Robertson (FY3159) Smiths Dock 6 June 1917 July 1917 Sold 1922 Capstone (FY1555)
James Seckar (FY3526) Smiths Dock 20 July 1917 August 1917 Foundered 25 September 1917 in the Atlantic, last seen at 46°30′N 12°00′W
James Sibbald (FY3525) Smiths Dock 20 July 1917 August 1917 Sold 1919 Our Bairns (FY1566)
John Aikenhead (FY4292) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 19 December 1918 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Polly Johnson Bombed 29 May 1940 off Dunkirk
John Ashley (FY4293) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 March 1919 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
John Baptish (FY3596) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 29 April 1918 July 1918 Sold 1921 John Baptish
John Bateman (FY3599) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 29 April 1918 August 1918 Sold 1922
John Bomkworth (FY3597) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 29 May 1918 July 1918 Sold 1922 to Spain. Wrecked 24 December 1930.[13]
John Bullock (FY3651) C Rennoldson 9 July 1917 September 1917 Sold 1921 Flying Admiral
John Campbell (FY3695) George Brown 1 November 1917 December 1917 Sold 1923
John Casewell (FY3713) Ailsa 3 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 4 May 1920
John Cattling (FY3676) Bow McLachlan 12 April 1918 29 April 1918 Sold 4 May 1920 John Cattling (FY536)
John Chivers (FY3671) Bow McLachlan 17 December 1917 December 1917 Sold 1922 to Spain
John Church (FY3668) Bow McLachlan 16 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 1920
John Clavell (FY4480) Hepple & Co 14 August 1919 18 October 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1921
John Collins (FY3712) Ailsa 19 November 1917 December 1917 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1920
John Cooper (FY3699) Harkness 5 July 1917 September 1917 Sold 1922
John Davis (FY3682) Bow McLachlan 25 September 1918 22 October 1918 Sold 1922
John Dormond (FY4485) J P Rennoldson August 1919 15 October 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1922
John Gauntlet (FY3779) C Rennoldson 12 August 1918 March 1919 Sold 11 May 1920
John Geoghan (FY3794) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 9 October 1918 November 1918 Sold 1921 Congre (AD92) - French
John Graham (FY3778) Ailsa 27 July 1918 January 1919 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1921 Eastcoates (FY1771)
John Gregory (FY3789) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 14 February 1919 2 May 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Nadine (AD57) - French
John Gulipster (FY3782) George Brown 24 September 1918 April 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Comitatus (FY633)
John Kidd (FY3508) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 20 February 1917 May 1917 Sold 11 May 1920 Rotherslade (FY1822)
John Lewis (FY4219) Smiths Dock 1919 30 March 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1921 Harry Melling (FY538)
John Lyons (FY3511) Smiths Dock 23 March 1917 May 1917 Sold 1922
John Pollard (FY3516) Smiths Dock 21 May 1917 June 1917 Sold 4 May 1920 Grosmont Castle
John Thorling (FY3527) Smiths Dock 20 July 1917 September 1917 Sold 1925 Concertator (FY637)
Joseph Barratt (FY3586) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 2 November 1917 March 1918 Sold 1920 Tilbury Ness Bombed 1 November 1940 in the Thames estuary
Joseph Button (FY3584) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 17 December 1917 April 1918 Sold 1920 Joseph Button Mined 22 Oct 1940 off Aldeburgh
Joseph Connell (FY3696) George Brown 20 December 1917 February 1918 Sold 1922
Joseph Giddice (FY3786) George Brown 24 October 1918 12 December 1918 Sold 1922
Joseph Gordon (FY3785) George Brown 29 June 1918 August 1918 Sold 1922 Grouin Du Cou (AD276)- French
Joseph Hodgkins (FY3855) Hepple & Co 18 December 1918 20 June 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
Joshua Arabin (FY4299) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 1 May 1919 October 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1920 De La Pole (FY558)
Matthew Cassady (FY4457) Ailsa 18 December 1918 February 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
Matthew Flynn (FY3745) Hepple & Co 17 October 1917 23 February 1918 Sold 1921 Commiles (FY636)
Michael Ging (FY3784) George Brown 11 May 1918 June 1918 Sold 1922
Michael Griffith (FY3781) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 5 September 1918 April 1919 Sold 1921 Michael Griffith (FY567)
Michael Maloney (FY3513) Smiths Dock 7 May 1917 June 1917 Stranded 19 February 1920 at Egersundl, Norway
Morgan Jones (FY3845) Fletcher & Fearnall 10 March 1918 March 1918 Sold 1920 Morgan Jones (4.114)
Nathaniel Cole (FY3507) Smiths Dock 20 February 1917 May 1917 Foundered 6 February 1918 off Buncrana, Lough Swilly
Neil Smith (FY3524) Smiths Dock 5 July 1917 August 1917 Sold 1921 Neil Smith (FY529)
Oliver Pickin (FY3518) Smiths Dock 21 May 1917 July 1917 Sold 1922 Damito (FY521)
Patrick Bowe (FY3591) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 17 January 1918 May 1918 Sold 1922 to Spain. Wrecked 1 September 1931.[14]
Patrick Cullen (FY4460) Ailsa 31 March 1919 June 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
Patrick Donovan (FY4487) J P Rennoldson 20 February 1920 20 June 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1922
Peter Blumberry (FY3583) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 October 1917 February 1918 Sold 1921
Peter Carey (FY4445) George Brown 25 June 1919 October 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Peter Carey (FY537)
Peter Hall (FY3795) Ailsa 6 November 1918 December 1918 Sold 1922 Alvis (FY4118)
Peter Killen (FY4207) Duthie Torry 1919 31 March 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Sir John Lister (FY622)
Peter Lovett (FY3509) Smiths Dock 9 March 1917 May 1917 Sold 1922
Philip Godby (FY3783) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 24 September 1918 May 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
Phineas Beard (FY3588) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 17 November 1917 March 1918 Sold 1920 Phineas Beard Bombed 8 December 1941 off Lunan Bay
Richard Bacon (FY3587) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 2 November 1917 March 1918 Sold 1922 Commodator (FY634)
Richard Crofts (FY3720) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 13 June 1918 December 1918 Sold 1921 Richard Crofts (FY530)
Richard Cundy (FY4462) Ailsa 12 August 1919 October 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1920 River Clyde Mined 5 August 1940 off Aldeburgh
Richard Roberts (FY3520) Smiths Dock 6 June 1917 July 1917 Sold 11 May 1920
Robert Bowen (FY3595) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 14 March 1918 July 1918 Sold 1920 Robert Bowen Bombed 9 February 1940 off Aberdeen
Robert Cloughton (FY3672) Bow McLachlan 18 December 1917 December 1917 Boom defence vessel Coronet 1933
Robert Davidson (FY3725) C Rennoldson 30 November 1917 January 1918 Sold 1921
Samuel Dawson (FY4486) J P Rennoldson 24 November 1919 5 February 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1922
Samuel Drake (FY3683) Bow McLachlan 5 November 1918 26 November 1918 Sold 1924 Southcoates (4.140)
Samuel Green (FY3791) George Brown 30 April 1919 July 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Ocean Rover
Samuel Spencer (FY3533) Smiths Dock 17 September 1917 October 1917 Sold 1921
Siam Duffy (FY3684) Bow McLachlan 6 November 1918 27 November 1918 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 1922 Fontenoy Bombed 19 Nov 1940 off Lowestoft
Thomas Adney (FY4295) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 2 April 1919 November 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
Thomas Alexander (FY4404) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 July 1919 June 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1920 Ben Dearg (FY690)
Thomas Allen (FY4403) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 July 1919 March 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1922 Milford Prince (FY614)
Thomas Altoft (FY4300) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 2 June 1919 January 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1920 Thomas Altoft (FY552)
Thomas Bartlett (FY3598) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 29 May 1918 August 1918 Sold 11 May 1920 Thomas Bartlett (FY553) Mined 28 May 1940 off Calais
Thomas Booth (FY3592) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 14 February 1918 June 1918 Sold 1920
Thomas Boudige (FY4406) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 15 August 1919 August 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1921 Darnett Ness (FY542)
Thomas Chambers (FY3670) Bow McLachlan 1 December 1917 December 1917 Sold 1922 Lorraine (4.170)
Thomas Connolly (FY3589) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 29 November 1917 April 1918 Sold 1920 Thomas Connolly (Z141) Mined 17 December 1940 off Sheerness
Thomas Crofton (FY3661) Bow McLachlan 18 June 1917 July 1917 Sold 4 May 1920 Gwmaho (Z135)
Thomas Daniels (FY3680) Bow McLachlan 10 July 1918 12 August 1918 Sold 1922
Thomas Dowding (FY3724) C Rennoldson 16 November 1917 December 1917 Sold 1923 Ben Bheulah (FY1681)
Thomas Goble (FY3539) Smiths Dock 17 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 1922 Cotsmuir (FY550)
Thomas Green (FY4218) C Rennoldson 28 May 1919 January 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1920 Caerphilly Castle
Thomas Hankins (FY3828) J P Rennoldson 10 May 1918 19/06/1918 Sold 11 May 1920
Thomas Laundry (FY4212) J P Rennoldson 21 October 1918 27 November 1918 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 11 May 1920
Thomas Lawrie (FY4214) Chambers 1919 1 October 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1925
Thomas Leeds (FY4210) Duthie Torry June 1919 12 September 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Thomas Leeds (FY520)
Thomas Robins (FY3531) Smiths Dock 3 September 1917 September 1917 Sold 4 May 1920
Thomas Twiney (FY3528) Smiths Dock 20 July 1917 September 1917 Sold 1922
Timothy Crawley (FY3710) Ailsa 4 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 11 May 1920 Loch Long
Valentine Bower (FY3654) C Rennoldson 1 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 1923 Milford King (FY1573)
Walter Burke (FY3532) Smiths Dock 3 September 1917 September 1917 Sold 1922
William Beatty (FY3534) Smiths Dock 17 September 1917 October 1917 Sold 4 May 1920
William Beeton (FY3652) C Rennoldson 20 July 1917 September 1917 To Maltese Government 1921
William Bell (FY3590) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 17 January 1918 May 1918 Sold 1920 William Bell (FY1727)
William Brady (FY3585) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 17 December 1917 May 1918 Sold 1920 William Brady (4.112)
William Browis (FY3582) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 18 October 1917 January 1918 Sold 1922 Milford Queen (FY615)
William Bunce (FY3538) Smiths Dock 3 October 1917 November 1917 Sold 1920 William Bunce
William Caldwell (FY3719) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 12 June 1918 November 1918 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 11 May 1920 William Caldwell (Z142)
William Cale (FY3666) Bow McLachlan 19 September 1917 October 1917 Sold 1922 William Cale (FY535)
William Carberry (FY4479) Hepple & Co 28 June 1919 13 December 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
William Carr (FY3674) Bow McLachlan 15 March 1918 4 April 1918 Sold 1921 Nazareth (FY1815)
William Carrick (FY3665) Bow McLachlan 18 September 1917 October 1917 To Indian Government 1920
William Chaseman (FY3529) Smiths Dock 3 August 1917 September 1917 Sold 4 May 1920 Radnor Castle (FY511)
William Coburne (FY3664) Bow McLachlan 24 July 1917 August 1917 Sold 1920
William Cowling (FY3663) Bow McLachlan 23 July 1917 August 1917 Sold 1922 Notre Dame De Lourdes
William Cummins (FY3669) Bow McLachlan 17 November 1917 November 1917 Sold 1925 Niblick
William Darnold (FY3722) Cook, Welton & Gemmell 11 July 1918 December 1918 Loaned to USN 1919, sold 11 May 1920
William Downes (FY3723) C Rennoldson 5 November 1917 December 1917 Sold 1921
William Drake (FY4483) J P Rennoldson 1919 19 May 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
William Flemming (FY3746) Hepple & Co 12 February 1918 18 May 1918 Sold 4 May 1920 Tranio (FY3526) Bombed 26 Jun 1941 while under tow off Smith's Knoll
William Griffths (FY3788) George Brown 19 November 1918 21 February 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
William Hannam (FY4206) Duthie Torry November 1918 20 February 1919 Sold 1920 William Hannam (Z129)
William Humphries (FY4205) Duthie Torry October 1918 24 December 1918 Sold 1921
William Knight (FY4208) Duthie Torry April 1919 19 June 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919 Cobbers Bombed 3 March 1941 in the North Sea
William Lambkin (FY4209) Duthie Torry May 1919 16 July 1919 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1919
William Leek (FY4211) J P Rennoldson August 1918 10 October 1918 Sold 11 May 1920 Hildina (FY541)
William Loft (FY4220) C Rennoldson 30 August 1919 May 1920 Completed as fishing vessel, sold 1923 Tamora (FY643)
William Mannell (FY3512) Smiths Dock 23 March 1917 June 1917 Sold 11 May 1920 William Mannel (FY1665)
William Spencer (FY3521) Smiths Dock 19 June 1917 July 1917 Sold 1924 Astros (Z130)
William Symons (FY3535) Smiths Dock 1 October 1917 October 1917 Sold 1922 Lephreto (FY519)
William Wilmot (FY3536) Smiths Dock 1 October 1917 November 1917 Sunk September 1920 in collision with SS Meissonier in the Irish Sea

Cancelled

Ship Builder Fate Second World War WWII Loss
Alexander Colville (FY4455) George Brown
Alexander Dunbar (FY4493) Hepple & Co
Collin Craig (FY4451) George Brown
Ephraim Bright (FY4407) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel
James Baird (FY4411) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel Ijuin (FY612)
James Boyle (FY4414) Cook, Welton & Gemmell
James Coile (FY4454) George Brown
John Benson (FY4409) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel
John Chatway (FY4447) George Brown
John Coombe (FY4453) George Brown
John Creighton (FY4449) George Brown
Joseph Crowell (FY4448) George Brown
Joseph Doe (FY4494) Hepple & Co
Matthew Berryman (FY4412) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel Righto (FY604)
Richard Bane (FY4410) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel Rudilais (FY528)
Walter Cane (FY4456) George Brown
William Bennett (FY4408) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel
William Burte (FY4413) Cook, Welton & Gemmell Completed as fishing vessel Reboundo (FY602)
William Cable (FY4450) George Brown
William Coran (FY4452) George Brown

Canadian-built

See TR series minesweeping trawler.

Indian-built

Ship Builder Launched Completed Fate
Bombay Bombay Dockyard 21 September 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Calcutta Burn & Co 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Colombo Burn & Co 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Jubbulpore Bombay Dockyard Cancelled 1919
Kennery Bombay Dockyard 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Kidderpore Bombay Dockyard 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Madras Burn & Co 1919 1920 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Salsette Bombay Dockyard 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel
Sealdah Bombay Dockyard 1919 1919 Completed as unarmed minesweeper or fishing vessel

New Zealand-built

See Castle class trawlers of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

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