Trawlers of the Royal Navy

Trawlers of the Royal Navy

This is an accounting of the naval trawlers, purpose built or requisitioned, operated by the Royal Navy mainly during WWI and WWII.

ummary

"Basset" class trawlers

The trawler "Basset", built in 1935, became the prototype for nearly 250 military trawlers built in the following ten years. The "Basset" class trawlers were minesweeping trawlers built to a British design in India.

Requisitioned trawlers

There were also 215 trawlers of specific class [ [http://uboat.net/allies/warships/class.html?ID=332 uboat.net - Allied Warships - ASW Trawlers ] ] These were commercial trawlers taken over by the Admiralty. The Royal Navy classified requisitioned trawlers by manufacturer, although such classes were more diverse than traditional naval classifications. 72 ships of this class were lost.

List of requisitioned trawlers

Expand list|date=August 2008 [ [http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/naval_trawlers.htm Naval Trawlers, Admiralty trawlers ] ]

ee also

* HM Trawler "Force"
* HMS "Cambridgeshire" (FY142)
* HMS "Lord Middleton" (FY219)

* Auxiliary Patrol
* Royal Naval Patrol Service‎
* Anti-submarine warfare
* List of mine countermeasure vessels of the Royal Navy
* Minesweepers of the Royal New Zealand Navy

References

;Notes

;Reading List
* Cocker, M P (1993) "Mine Warfare Vessels of the Royal Navy - 1908 to date." Airlife Publishing. ISBN 9781853103285
* Lund, Paul and Ludlam, Harry (1971) "The Trawlers go to War" ISBN 978-0572007683
* Lund, Paul and Ludlam, Harry (1978) "Out Sweeps! - The Story of the Minesweepers in World War II." New English Library Ltd ISBN 9780450044687
* McKee, Alexander (1973) "The Coal-Scuttle Brigade : The splendid, dramatic story of the Channel convoys." New English Library ASIN B000RTAX2Y
* [http://www.abfar.co.uk/catalogs/rnps_cat.htm RNPS Book list]
* [http://www.rnps.lowestoft.org.uk/rnpsbooks.htm Royal Naval Patrol Service Booklist]
* [http://www.ibooknet.co.uk/archive/news_nov02.htm Books about the RNPS]

External links

* [http://uboat.net/allies/ships/trawlers.htm A/S Trawlers (uboat.net)] >
* [http://www.harry-tates.org.uk/trawlers.htm The Trawlers go to War]
* [http://www.harry-tates.org.uk/battleofmescopoint.html The Battle of Mesco Point]
* [http://www.harry-tates.org.uk/history2.htm The Dover Convoys]
* [http://www.minesweepers.org.uk/sweeping.htm The 'Art' of Minesweeping]
* [http://www.worldnavalships.com/naval_trawlers.htm Naval Trawlers]
* [http://www.royal-naval-reserve.co.uk/namsen-fjord/reports2.htm Trawlers lost in the Namsen Fjord]
* [http://www.capdantifer.org.uk/index.php The Loss of HMT Cap d'Antifer]
* [http://www.royal-naval-reserve.co.uk/rutlandshire/ The Loss of the Rutlandshire]
* [http://www.orfasy.com/next.asp HM Trawler Orfasy]
* [http://www.royal-naval-reserve.co.uk/lost.htm List of all trawlers lost during WW2]
* [http://www.royal-naval-reserve.co.uk/ Memorial site to a trawler skipper]
* [http://www.farthings.org.uk/hmsalmond/ HMS Almond Memorial Site]


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