HMS Cupar (1918)

HMS Cupar was a Hunt-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy from World War I. She was originally to be named Rosslare, but was renamed before launch to avoid possible misunderstandings of having vessels named after coastal locations.

United Kingdom
Name: Cupar
Builder: A McMillan & Son, Dumbarton
Launched: 27 March 1918
Fate: Sunk 5 May 1919 by a mine in the North Sea[1] off the Tyne
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt-class minesweeper, Aberdare sub-class
Displacement: 710 tons
Length: 231 ft (70 m)
Beam: 28 ft (9 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2 m)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) max
Range: 140 tons coal
Complement: 73

See also


  1. Admiralty Estimates for 1919 (appendix) accessed 25 October 2016
  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
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