Tree-class trawlers were a class of anti-submarine naval trawlers which served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. They were nearly identical to the Isles-class trawlers, of which they are usually considered a subclass.
|Built:||1939 - 1945|
|Beam:||27 feet 8 inches|
|Draught:||11 feet i inch (mean)|
|Propulsion:||One triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp|
Six Tree-class trawlers were lost during the war: Almond, Ash, Chestnut, Hickory, Juniper and Pine. One, Mangrove, was transferred to Portugal in 1943.
Ships in class
- Built by Ardrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossan, UK
- Acacia - Launched 1940, sold 1946
- Almond - Launched 1940, war loss 1941
- Built by Cochrane & Sons, Ltd., Selby, UK
- Ash - Launched 1939, war loss 1941
- Bay - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, UK
- Birch - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Blackthorn - launched 1939, sold 1946
- Built by Ferguson Brothers, Ltd., Port Glasgow, UK
- Built by Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Goole, UK
- Chestnut - Launched 1940, war loss 1940
- Deodar - Launched 1940, sold 1946
- Built by Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen, UK
- Olive - Launched 26 February 1940, sold 1948
- Pine - Launched 1940, war loss 1944
- Built by A. & J. Inglis, Ltd., Glasgow, UK (part of Harland and Wolff)
- Elm - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Fir - Launched 1940, sold 1946
- Built by Henry Robb, Ltd., Leith, UK
- Hazel - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Hickory - Launched 1940, war loss 1940
- Built by Smith's Dock Company, Ltd., South Bank-on-Tees, UK
- Rowan - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Walnut - Launched 1939, sold 1948 as Baltic refugee ship
- Whitethorn - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Wistaria - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Robert Gardiner (ed. dir.), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, p. 66. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980.
- Anthony Preston (ed.), Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II, p. 78. New York: Military Press, 1989. This is largely a reprint of Jane's Fighting Ships 1946-47 with materials from some earlier editions.
- Richard Humble, Hitler's High Seas Fleet, p. 57. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971.