HMS Kinross

HMS Kinross was a Hunt-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy. Kinross was a member of the Admiralty's modified design of Hunt-class minesweepers, which are known variously as the Aberdare class or Aberdare group.

Sister ship to HMS Kinross, HMS Aberdare in 1919
United Kingdom
Name: Kinross
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company
Yard number: 576
Launched: 4 July 1918
Out of service: 16 June 1919
Fate: Sunk by mine 16 June 1919 in the Aegean Sea[1]
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)
Range: 140 tons coal
Complement: 73


At the time of her loss HMS Kinross' was serving with the Mediterranean Fast Minesweeper Flotilla.


12 members of the ships company were lost, with most casualties incurred in the ships engine & boiler rooms.[2]

On 16 June 11 men were lost in the sinking.
  • BEAMES, John, Cook, M 7573
  • BRACEWELL, Robinson, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, 270477
  • BROOKS, Albert H, Stoker 1c, K 23341
  • FLOOD, Arthur, Stoker Petty Officer, 292870
  • JOYCE, Ralph, Stoker 1c, SS 118607
  • LETHBRIDGE, James A, Stoker 1c, K 14459
  • MONTE, Emilio, Officer's Steward 2c, 122493
  • OLIVER, William S, Able Seaman, J 11034
  • RICHARDS, Edward A, Stoker 1c, K 14474
  • STONE, Henry T, Stoker 1c, K 17232
  • WEBBER, Samuel C, Leading Stoker, 183706
On 17 June 1 man died of wounds.
  • MCCORQUODALE, Duncan, Engine Room Artificer 4c, M 33412


  • 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.
  1. Admiralty Estimates for 1919 (appendix) accessed 25 October 2016
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