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Histories of the Royal Navy Minesweepers, including Halcyon Class, Bangor Class, Bathhurst Class, Algerine Class and Catherine Class Minesweepers. Some trawlers were also converted to minesweepers click here to see any messages.

WWI Minesweepers

NAME

LAUNCHED

FATE

WORLD WAR ONE

Hunt Class                   View Class

Belvoir 8th March 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Bicester 8th June 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Blackmorevale 23rd March 1917 Sunk by mines on 1st May 1918.
Cotswold 28th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Cottesmore 9th February 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Cattistock 21st February 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Croome 22nd May 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Dartmoor 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Garth 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Hambledon 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Heythrop 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Holderness 1916 Sold for scrapping in August 1924.
Meynell 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Muskerry 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Oakley 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Pytchley 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Quorn 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
Southdown 1916 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
Tedworth 1916 Became a diving tender in August 1923 and was later used for the radar trials before being sold for scrap in late 1946.
Zetland 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
Aberdare Class             View Class
Aberdare 1917 Sold in 1947.
Abingdon 1917 She was beached at Malta after taking heavy bomb damage from Italian aircraft on 5th April 1942. Scrapped in 1950.
Albury 1917 Sold in 1947.
Alresford 1917 Sold in 1947.
Appledore 1917 Sold in 1920.
Badminton 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bagshot 1917 Became depot ship named Medway II from April 1945- February 1946 until she was sold in 1949. She was mined while in tow on 1st September 1951.
Barnstaple 1917 Sold in 1921.
Banchory 1917 Sold in 1922.
Blackburn 1917 Sold in 1922.
Bootle 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bradford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Burslem 1917 Sold in 1928.
Bury 1917 Sold in 1923.
Caerleon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Camberley 1917 Sold in 1923.
Carstairs 1917 Renamed Dryad in 1924 before being sold in April 1935.
Caterham 1917 Sold in April 1935.
Cheam 1917 Sold in 1922.
Clonmel 1917 Sold in 1922.
Craigie 1917 Sold in 1922.
Cupar 1917 Mined and sunk on 5th May 1919.
Derby 1917 Sold in 1946.
Dorking 1917 Sold in 1928.
Dundalk 1917 Mined 16th and sunk on 17th October 1940.
Dunoon 1917 Mined and sunk on 30th April 1940.
Elgin 1917 Sold in 1945.
Fairfield 1917 Sold in 1920.
Fareham 1917 Became depot ship St Angelo II from 1944-45 before being sold in 1948.
Faversham 1917 Sold in 1927.
Fermoy 1917 Bombed and sunk on 4th May 1941 while at Malta. Raised and scrapped.
Forfar 1917 Sold in 1922.
Fitzroy 1917 Completed as a survey vessel she was converted to minesweeper in 1939 but was mined and sunk on 27th May 1942.
Ford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Forres 1917 Sold in 1935.
Gaddesdon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Gainsborough 1917 Sold in 1928.
Gretna 1917 Sold in 1928.
Harrow 1917 Sold in 1947.
Havant 1917 Sold to Thailand and renamed Chow Phraya in August 1922.
Huntley 1917 Sank after coming under fire from aircraft on 31st January 1941
Instow 1917 Sold in 1920.
Irvine 1917 Sold in 1923.
Kendal 1917 Sold in 1928.
Kinross 1917 Mined and sunk on 16th June 1919.
Leamington 1917 Sold in 1928.
Longford 1917 Sold in 1923.
Lydd 1917 Sold in 1947.
Marlow 1917 Sold in 1928.
Mistley 1917 Unknown
Monaghan 1917 Sold in 1920.
Mallaig 1917 Sold in 1927.
Malvern 1917 Sold in 1928.
Marazion 1917 Sold in 1933.
Munlochy 1917 Sold in 1922.
Nailsea 1917 Sold in 1927.
Newark 1917 Sold in 1928.
Northolt 1917 Sold in 1928.
Pangbourne 1917 Sold in 1947.
Penarth 1917 Mined and sunk on 4th February 1919.
Petersfield 1917 Wrecked on Tung Yung Island on 11th November 1931.
Pontypool 1917 Sold in 1922.
Prestatyn 1917 Sold in 1923.
Repton 1917 Sold in 1920.
Ross 1917 Sold in 1947.
Rugby 1917 Sold in 1927.
Salford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Saltash 1917 Unknown
Saltburn 1917 Sold in 1946.
Selkirk 1917 Unknown
Sherborne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Shrewsbury 1917 Sold in 1927.
Sligo 1917 Sold in 1922.
Stafford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Stoke 1917 Sunk by aircraft on 7th May 1941.
Sutton 1917 Sold in 1947.
Swindon 1917 Sold in 1921.
Tiverton 1917 Sold in 1938.
Tonbridge 1917 Sold in 1928.
Tralee 1917 Sold in 1929.
Tring 1917 Sold in 1927
Truro 1917 Sold in 1928.
Wem 1917 Sold in 1921.
Wexford 1917 Sold in 1921.
Weybourne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Widnes 1917 Took heavy damage from aircraft on 20th May 1941 and beached at Suda Bay in Crete. She was repaired and refloated by the German Navy - renamed UJ2109 but sunk on 17th October 1943.
Yeovil 1917 Sold in 1928.
Dance Class
Cotillon Acquired from War Office in October 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Sold in May 1920.
Coverley Acquired from War Office in October 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Sold in May 1920.
Fandango Acquired from War Office in April 1919 Used to sweep coastal areas of Northern Russia. Mined and sunk on 3rd July 1919.
Gavotte Acquired from War Office in December 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Given back to War Office in 1920.
Hornpipe Acquired from War Office in October 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Sold in May 1920.
Mazurka Acquired from War Office in October 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Sold in May 1920.
Minuet Acquired from War Office in October 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Sold in May 1920.
Morris Dance Acquired from War Office in April 1919 Used to sweep coastal areas of Northern Russia. Sold in May 1920.
Pirouette Acquired from War Office in December 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Given back to War Office in 1920.
Quadrille Acquired from War Office in October 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Sold in May 1920.
Sarabande Acquired from War Office in December 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Given back to War Office in 1920.
Step Dance Acquired from War Office in April 1919 Used to sweep coastal areas of Northern Russia. Sold in May 1920.
Sword Dance Acquired from War Office in April 1919 Used to sweep coastal areas of Northern Russia. Mined and sunk on 24th June 1919.
Tarantella Acquired from War Office in December 1917 Used to sweep coast of Flanders. Given back to War Office in 1920.

WORLD WAR TWO

Halcyon Class
HMS Halcyon 20th December 1933 Sold for scrapping at Milford Haven on 19th April 1950.
HMS Skipjack 18th January 1934 Lost on 1st June 1940 while near Dunkirk.
HMS Harrier 17th April 1934 Scrapped at Gateshead in July 1950.
HMS Hussar 27th August 1934 Bombed by friendly fire on 27th August 1944.
HMS Speedwell 21st March 1935 Served as the merchant ship Topaz in 1946 she was wrecked while en-route to the breakers on 11th May 1954 and was subsequently scrapped at Dordrecht.
HMS Niger 29th January 1936 Lost on 5th July 1942 off the coast of Iceland.
HMS Salamander 24th March 1936 Damaged beyond repair by friendly fire on 27th August 1944 she was scrapped on 7th May 1947 at Blyth.
HMS Gleaner 10th June 1937 Scrapped in May 1950.
HMS Hazard 26th February 1937 Scrapped in May 1949 at Grays.
HMS Hebe 28th October 1936 Lost on 22nd November 1943 off Bari.
HMS Sharpshooter 10th December 1936 Renamed Shackleton in 1953. Eventually scrapped in November 1965 at Troon.
HMS Franklin 22nd December 1937 Originally completed as survey ship she was converted back to a survey ship before being scrapped in 1956 at Dunston.
HMS Gossamer 5th October 1937 Bombed on 24th June 1942.
HMS Jason 6th October 1937 Served as the merchant ship Jaslock in 1946 before being scrapped in 1950 at Grays.
HMS Leda 8th June 1937 Sunk by U435 on 20th September 1942.
HMS Seagull 28th October 1937 Became the naval drillship at Leith in 1955 before being scrapped in May 1956 at Plymouth.
HMS Bramble 12th July 1938 Sunk by destroyers on 31st December 1942.
HMS Britomart 23rd August 1938 Bombed by friendly fire on 27th August 1944.
HMS Scott 23rd August 1938 Originally completed as survey ship she was converted back to a survey ship before being scrapped in July 1965 at Troon.
HMS Speedy 23rd November 1938 Became the merchant ship Speedon in 1946. Scrapped in 1957 at Aden.
HMS Sphinx 7th February 1939 Bombed on 3rd February 1940 in the Moray Firth.
Bangor Class                   View Class
HMS Bangor 23rd May 1940 Transferred to the Norwegian Navy as Glomma in 1946.
HMS Blackpool 4th July 1940 Transferred to the Norwegian Navy as Jana in 1946.
HMS Bridlington 29th February 1940 Transferred to the RAF in 1946, eventually scrapped on 6th May 1958 at Plymouth.
HMS Bridport 29th February 1940 Transferred to the RAF and renamed Cawley in 1946. Eventually scrapped on 6th May 1958 at Plymouth.
HMS Brockville 20th June 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Macleod in 1950. Transferred again to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951. Eventually scrapped in 1961.
HMS Digby 5th June 1942 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Perry in 1950. Transferred again to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951.
HMS Esquimalt 8th August 1941 Lost on 16th April 1945.
HMS Granby 9th June 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Colonel White in 1950. Transferred again to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951. Eventually scrapped in 1961.
HMS Lachine 14th June 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Starnes in 1950. She then became a merchant ship called Jacks Bay in 1952.
HMS Melville 7th June 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Cygnus in 1950. Eventually scrapped in 1961.
HMS Noranda 13th June 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Irvine in 1950. Eventually scrapped in 1961.
HMS Transcona 26th April 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as French in 1950. Eventually scrapped in 1961.
HMS Trois Rivieres 30th June 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as MacBrien in 1950. Eventually scrapped in 1959.
HMS Truro 5th June 1942 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Herchmer in 1950. Became the merchant ship Gulf Mariner in 1952.
Algerine Class                        View Class
HMS Alarm  (J.140) 5th February 1942 Constructive total loss 2nd January 1943 and scrapped January 1944
HMS Albacore  (J.101) 2nd April 1942 Scrapped at Post Glasgow September 1963
HMS Alert  (J.106) 14th April 1942 Name changed to HMS Acute in 1942 sold 20th November 1964  and scrapped at Spezia
HMS Algerine (J.213) 22nd December 1941  Lost 15th November 1942 sunk by Italian S/M Ascianghi oof Bougie
HMS Bramble 26th January 1945 Scrapped 1961.
HMS Brave  (J.305) 4th February 1943 In 1954 becoming RNVR Satellite and scrapped 25th November 1958 at Dunston
HMS Cadmus (J.230) 27th May 1942 Sold and became RBN Georges Lecointe in 1950 and scrapped 1960
HMS Chamaeleon  (J.387) 6th May 1944 Scrapped April 1960 at Silloth
HMS Cheerful  (J.388) 22nd May 1944 Scrapped 1963 at Queenborough
HMS Circe  (J.214) 27th June 1942 becoming Drill ship (RNVR) on the Tay and scrapped December 1966 at Dalmuir
HMS Cockatrice 27th October 1942 Broken up 1963.
HMS Espiegle 1941-44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Fancy 1941 - 44 Sold to Belgium, 9th August 1951.  Renamed A F Duffour.  Hulked 1959.  Renamed Nzadi.  Sunk 1980.
HMS Fantome 1941 - 44 Constructive Loss 20th May 1943
HMS Fierce 11th September 1945 Broken up 1959.
HMS Fly 1st June 1942 Sold to Iran, 30th July 1949. Renamed Palang. Stricken 1972.
HMS Hare 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Hound 29th July 1942 Broken up 1962.
HMS Hydra 29th September 1942 Damaged by mine, constructive loss, 10th November 1944.  Broken up 1945.
HMS Jaseur 19th April 1944 Broken up 1956.
HMS Jewel 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Laertes 25th March 1944 Broken up 1959.
HMS Larne 2nd September 1943 Sold to Italy, 1947.  Renamed Eritrea.  Became orphanage ship 1951, renamed Alabarda.  Broken up 1981.
HMS Lennox 15th October 1943 Broken up 1961
HMS Liberty 1941 - 44 Became Belgian Adrien de Gerlache 29th November 1949.  Stricken 1969.
HMS Loyalty (ex- Rattler) 1941 - 44 Sunk 22nd August 1944 by U-boat
HMS Maenad 8th June 1944 Broken up 1957.
HMS Magicienne 24th June 1944 Broken up 1956.
HMS Mameluke 19th July 1944 Broken up 1950.
HMS Mandate 9th August 1944 Broken up 1957.
HMS Marvel 30th August 1944 Broken up 1958.
HMS Michael 20th January 1944 Broken up 1956.
HMS Minstrel 5th October 1944 Sold April 1947 to Thailand. Renamed Phosampton.  Became training ship 2001.
HMS Mutine 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Myrmidon 21st October 1944 Broken up 1958.
HMS Mystic 11th November 1944 Broken up 1958.
HMS Nerissa 25th November 1944 Broken up 1960.
HMS Niger 1st May 1945 Broken up 1966
HMS Onyx 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's
HMS Orcadia 8th August 1944 Broken up 1958
HMS Orestes 25th November 1942 Broken up 1963
HMS Ossory 3rd October 1944 Broken up 1959
HMS Pelorus 18th June 1943 Transferred to South Africa 1947.  Renamed Pietermaritzburg.  Became accommodation ship 1968. Scuttled 19th November 1994. 
HMS Pickle 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Pincher  1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Plucky 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's
HMS Pluto  (J-446) 21st October 1944 Scrapped 1972.
HMS Polaris 13th December 1944 Scrapped 1956.
HMS Pyrrhus 19th May 1945 Broken up 1956.
HMS Rattlesnake 23rd February 1943 Broken up 1959.
HMS Ready 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Recruit 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Rifleman 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Rinaldo 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Romola 19th May 1945 Broken up 1957.
HMS Rosamund 20th December 1944 Transferred to South Africa, 1947, renamed Bloemfontein.  Sold March 1966.
HMS Rosario 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Rowena 5th June 1944 Broken up 1958.
HMS Spanker 1941 - 44 Disposed of in 1960's?
HMS Squirrel 1941 - 44 Sunk 24th July 1945 by mines
HMS Stormcloud 28th December 1943 Broken up 1959.
HMS Sylvia 28th February 1944 Broken up 1958.
HMS Tanganyika 12th April 1944 Broken up 1963.
HMS Vestal 19th June 1943 Sunk 26th July 1945 by Kamikaze
HMS Waterwitch 22nd April 1943 Sold 9th October 1970.
HMS Wave 18th August 1944 Broken up 1962
HMS Welcome 14th November 1944 Broken up 1962
Ex Canadian / US Algerine Class                     View Class
HMS Antares (ex - USN) 15th August 1942 Returned 1947.
HMS Arcturus (ex - USN) 31st August 1942 Returned 1946.
HMS Aries (ex - USN) 19th September 1942 Returned 1946.
HMS Clinton (ex - USN) 5th October 1942 Returned 1947.
HMS Coquette (ex - RCN Bowmanville) 24th November 1943 Broken up 1958.
HMS Courier (ex - RCN Arnprior) 22nd December 1943 Broken up 1959.
HMS Felicity (ex - RCN Coppercliff) 19th January 1944 Sold 1947. Renamed Fairfree.
HMS Flying Fish (ex - RCN Tillsonburg) 16th February 1944 Transferred to Ceylon, 7th October 1949. Renamed Vijaya.  Broken up 1975.
HMS Friendship (ex - USN) 24th October 1942 Returned 1947.
HMS Golden Fleece (ex - RCN Humberstone) 29th February 1944 Broken up 1960.
HMS Gozo (ex - USN) 27th January 1943 Returned 1946.
HMS Lightfoot (ex - USN) 14th December 1942 Returned 1946. Subsequently sold to Greece.
HMS Lioness (ex - RCN Petrolia) 15th March 1944 Broken up 1956.
HMS Lysander (ex RCN Hespeler) 1st January 1943 Transferred June 1943.  Renamed Cornflower 1950 - 1951.  Broken up 1957.
HMS Mariner (ex RCN Kincardine) 9th May 1944 Transferred to Burma 18th April 1958, renamed Yan Myo Aung.  Stricken 1982.
HMS Marmion (ex RCN Orangeville) 15th June 1944 Broken up 1959.
HMS Mary Rose (ex - RCN Toronto) 5th August 1943 Broken up 1957.
HMS Melita (ex - USN) 8th December 1942 Became drill ship Satellite 1947 - 1951.  Broken up 1959.
HMS Moon (ex - RCN Mimico) 2nd September 1943 Broken up 1957.
HMS Octavia (ex - USN) 3rd December 1942 Broken up 1950
HMS Persian (ex - USN) 12th February 1943 Returned 1946.
HMS Postillion (ex - USN) 18th March 1943 Returned 1946.
HMS Prompt (ex - RCN Huntsville) 30th March 1944 Mined 8th May 1945.  Broken up 1947.
HMS Providence (ex - RCN Forrest Hill) 27th October 1943 Broken up 1958.
HMS Regulus (ex - RCN Longbranch) 18th September 1943. Sunk by mine, 12th January 1945.
HMS Seabear (ex - RCN St Thomas) 6th November 1943 Broken up 1958.
HMS Serene (ex - RCN Leaside) 18th October 1943 Broken up 1959.
HMS Skipjack (ex - RCN Solebay) 7th April 1943 Broken up 1959.
HMS Thisbe (ex - USN) 12th April 1943 Broken up 1957.
HMS Truelove (ex - USN) 8th July 1943 Broken up 1957.
HMS Welfare (ex - USN) 15th July 1943 Broken up 1957.
Catherine Class (ex - US Auk Class)                  View Class
HMS Catherine Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Erdemli. Stricken 1963.
HMS Cato Acquired under lend / lease Sunk 6th July 1944.
HMS Chamois Acquired under lend / lease Damaged by mine, constructive loss, 21st July 1944.
HMS Chance Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Edremit. Stricken 1973.
HMS Combatant Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946. Sold to Greece 1947.
HMS Cynthia Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1947.
HMS Elfreda Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Cesme. Stricken 1974.
HMS Fairy Acquired under lend / lease returned to US, 1946.
HMS Florizel Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.  Sold to Greece.
HMS Foam Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Frolic Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Candarli. Became survey ship in 60s.  Stricken 1986.
HMS Gazelle Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Gorgon Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.  Sold to Greece.
HMS Grecian Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey March 1947. Renamed Edincik. Stricken 1974.
HMS Jasper Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Magic Acquired under lend / lease Sunk 6th July 1944.
HMS Pique Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey March 1947. Renamed Eregli.  Stricken 1973
HMS Pylades Acquired under lend / lease Sunk 8th July 1944
HMS Steadfast Acquired under lend / lease Returned to United States in 1946.  Sold to Greece.
HMS Strenuous Acquired under lend / lease Returned to United States 1946, but laid up until 1956 in the UK.  Broken up in Germany, 1956.
HMS Tattoo Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Carsamba.  Stricken 1985.
HMS Tourmaline Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Cardak. Stricken 1974.
Blyth Class (Bangor Class II)
HMS Blyth 2nd September 1940 Conversion to the merchant ship Radbourne in 1949 was never completed and she was scrapped.
HMS Bude 4th September 1940 Transferred to the Egyptian Navy and renamed Nasr in 1946.
HMS Clydebank 20th November 1941 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Orissa in 1942 before being scrapped in 1949.
HMS Cromer 7th October 1940 Lost on 9th November 1942.

HMS Cromer, 1941.

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HMS Eastbourne 5th November 1940 Scrapped in October 1948 at Dunston

HMS Eastbourne, September 1946.

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HMS Felixstowe 15th January 1941 Lost on 18th December 1943.
HMS Fraserburgh 12th My 1941 Scrapped in March 1948 at Thornaby.
HMS Lyme Regis 31st December 1941 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Rajputana in 1942, she was scrapped in 1961.
HMS Peterhead 31st October 1940 Scrapped in May 1948 at Pembroke.
HMS Rhyl 21st June 1940 Scrapped in October 1948 at Gateshead.
HMS Romney 3rd August 1940 Scrapped in February 1950 at Granton.
HMS Seaham 16th June 1941 Converted to merchant ship in 1947.

HMS Seaham, October 1946.

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HMS Sidmouth 15th March 1941 Sold for scrapping at Charlestown on 18th January 1950.
HMS Stornoway 10th June 1941 Transferred to the Egyptian Navy and renamed Matruh in 1946
HMS Tilbury 18th February 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Konkon in 1942.
HMS Lantan December 1941 Captured by the Japanese Navy. Converted to the merchant ship Gyosei Maru in 1943 and renamed again in 1943 as Kago and then as Shima Maru.
HMS Lyemun 1942 Captured by the Japanese Navy and renamed Nanyo in 1943 before being lost on 23rd December 1943.
HMS Taitum 20th February 1943 Captured by the Japanese Navy and renamed No.101 in 1944. She was lost on 10th March 1945. 
HMS Waglan 20th March 1943 Captured by the Japanese Navy and renamed No.102 in 1944. After the Japanese surrender she was returned to the Royal Navy in 1947. She was eventually scrapped in 1948 at Urago.

Indian Navy Vessels

Bihar 7th July 1942 Scrapped in 1949.
Deccan 24th April 1944 Converted to merchant ship Kennery in 1948 
Malwa 21st June 1944 Transferred to the Royal Pakistan Navy as Peshawar in 1948 and sold on 22nd January 1959.
Oudh 3rd March 1942 Transferred to the Royal Pakistan Navy as Dacca in 1948 and sold on 22nd January 1959.

Canadian Navy Vessels

Bayfield 26th May 1941 Scrapped at Gateshead on 1st January 1948.
Bellechase 20th October 1941 Sold in 1946.
Blairmore 14th May 1942 Transferred to Turkey in 1958 and renamed Beycoz.
Burlington 23rd November 1940 Sold in 1946.
Canso 9th June 1941 Transferred to Canadian Navy from 1942-45 and then sold for scrapping at Sunderland on 1st January 1948.
Caraquet 2nd June 1941 Transferred to the Canadian Navy from 1942-45. Transferred to Portuguese Navy in 1946 and renamed Almirante Lacerda.
Chedabucto 14th April 1941 Lost on 21st October 1943.
Chignecto 12th December 1940 Scrapped in 1957.
Clayoquot 3rd October 1940 Lost on 24th December 1944.
Courtenay 2nd August 1941 Removed from list on 3rd April 1946.
Cowichan 9th August 1940 Served as merchant ship in 1947.
Drummondville 21st May 1941 Served as the merchant ship Fort Albany in 1958.
Fort William 30th December 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy in 1957 renamed Bodrum.
Gananoque 23rd April 1941 Sold in February 1959.
Georgian 28th January 1941 Sold in February 1959.
Goderich 14th May 1941 Sold in February 1959.
Grandmere 21st August 1941 Served as a merchant ship in 1947, renamed Elda in 1950.
Guysborough 21st July 1941 Transferred to the Canadian Navy from 1943-45. Lost on 17th March 1945.

HMS Guysborough, May 1943.

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Ingonish 30th July 1941 Transferred to Canadian Navy from 1943-45. Sold for scrapping at Dunston on 1st January 1948.
Kelowna 28th May 1941 Served as the merchant ship Condor in 1950, later renamed Hung Hsin.
Kenora 20th December 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Bandirma in 1957.
Kentville 17th April 1942 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Bartin in 1957.
Lockeport 22nd August 1941 Served under the Canadian Navy from 1942-45 and sold on 1st January  1948.

HMS Lockeport, April 1944.

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Mahone 14th November 1940 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Beylerbeyi in 1958.
Malpeque 5th September 1940 Sold in February 1959.
Medicine Hat 25th June 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Biga in 1957.
Fort York 24th August 1941 Transferred to Portuguese Navy Commandate Almeida Carvalho in 1950.
Milltown 5th August 1942 Sold in February 1959.
Minas 23rd January 1941 Scrapped on 20th August 1959 at Seattle.
Miramichi 2nd September 1941 Scrapped in 1949 at Vancouver.
Mulgrave 2nd May 1942 Damaged beyond repair on 8th October 1944. Eventually scrapped in May 1947 at Llanelly.
Nipigon 1st October 1940 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Bafra in 1957.
Outarde 27th January 1941 Served as the merchant ship Content in 1950 and again renamed in 1950 as Ping Hsin.
Parrsborough 26th June 1941 Scrapped in January 1948 at Pembroke.
Port Hope 14th December 1941 Sold in February 1959.
Qualicum 3rd September 1941 Scrapped in June 1949 at Rosyth.

HMS Qualicum, January 1943.

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Quatsino 9th January 1941 Served as the merchant ship Concord in 1950 and renamed again in 1950 as Chen Hsin.
Quinte 8th March 1941 Scrapped in August 1947 at Sydney.
Red Deer 12th May 1941 Sold February 1959.
Sarnia 21st January 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Buyukdere in 1957.
Shippigan 12th August 1941 Scrapped in Charlestown in June 1949.

HMS Shippigan, 1943.

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Stratford 14th February 1942 Sold in 1947.
Swift Current 29th May 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Bozcaada in 1958.
Tadoussac 2nd August 1941 Served as the merchant ship Alexandre in 1946.
Thunder 19th March 1941 Sold
Ungava 9th October 1940 Sold
Vegreville 7th October 1941 Scrapped in 1947 at Hayle.
Wasaga 12th December 1940 Taken off list on 3rd April 1946.
Wedgeport 2nd August 1941 Transferred to the Egyptian Navy and renamed Sollum in 1946. Lost on 7th March 1953.
Westmount 14th March 1942 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Bornova in 1958.
Ardrossan Class (Bangor Class III)
HMS Ardrossan 22nd July 1941 Scrapped on 29th August 1948 at Thornaby.
HMS Beaumaris 31st October 1940 Sold on 1st January 1948 and scrapped at Milford Haven.

HMS Beaumaris, 1941.

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HMS Beaumaris, March 1946.

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HMS Beaumaris. Contributed by email.

HMS Bootle 23rd October 1941 Scrapped in June 1946 at Charlestown.
HMS Boston 30th December 1940 Scrapped in June 1946 at Charlestown.

HMS Boston, September 1943.

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HMS Brixham 21st October 1940 Scrapped on 7th July 1948 at Dunston.
HMS Clacton 19th December 1941 Lost on 31st December 1943.
HMS Cromarty 24th February 1941 Lost on 23rd October 1943.

HMS Cromarty, June 1943.

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HMS Cromarty, October 1943.

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HMS Dornoch 4th February 1942 Sold on 1st January 1948 and scrapped at Thornaby.
HMS Dunbar 5th June 1941 Sold on 1st January 1948 and scrapped at Southampton.
HMS Greenock 11th May 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Baluchistan in 1942. Transferred to the Pakistani Navy in 1948. Sold on 22nd January 1959.
HMS Hartlepool 14th July 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Kathiawar in 1942. Transferred to the Pakistani Navy and renamed Chittagong in 1948. Scrapped in 1956.
HMS Harwich 17th February 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Khyber in 1942. Scrapped in 1949. 
HMS Hythe 4th September 1941 Lost on 11th October 1943.

HMS Hythe, August 1942.

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HMS Ilfracombe 29th January 1941 Sold on 1st January 1948 and scrapped at Dunston.
HMS Llandudno 8th November 1941 Served as the merchant ship Rorvick in 1947. Scrapped in 1952.
HMS Middlesborough 2nd May 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Kumaon in 1942. Scrapped in 1949. 
HMS Newhaven 29th July 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Carnatic in 1942. Scrapped in 1949. 
HMS Padstow 29th October 1942 Transferred to the Indian Navy and renamed Rohilkand in 1943. Scrapped in 1961. 
HMS Polruan 18th July 1940 Scrapped in June 1950 at Sunderland.
HMS Poole 25th June 1941 Scrapped in January 1948 at Pembroke.

HMS Poole, October 1943.

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HMS Rothesay 18th March 1941 Scrapped in April 1950 at Milford Haven
HMS Rye 19th August 1940 Scrapped in September 1948 at Purfleet.
HMS Lyme Regis 19th March 1942 Sold on 24th August 1948 and later scrapped at Sunderland.
HMS Tenby 10th September 1941 Scrapped in January 1948 at Dunston.
HMS Whitehaven 29th May 1941 Scrapped in January 1948 at Briton Ferry.

HMS Whitehaven, April 1943.

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HMS Worthing 22nd August 1941 Scrapped in July 1948 at Dunston.
Bathhurst Class
Ararat 20th February 1943 Served with the Royal Australian Navy. Sold on 6th January 1961 and scrapped at Darwin.
Armidale 23rd January 1942 Served with the Royal Australian Navy. Lost on 1st January 1942.
Ballarat 10th December 1940 Served as the merchant ship Carmencita in 1947.
Bathurst 1st August 1940 Scrapped on 31st August 1948 in Sydney.
Benalla 19th December 1942 Served with the Royal Australian Navy. Scrapped in Japan in March 1958.
Bendigo 1st March 1941 Served as the merchant ship Cheung Hing in 1947.
Bowen 28th July 1942 Served with the Royal Australian Navy. Scrapped in Hong Kong in June 1956.
Broome 6th October 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Alanya in 1946.
Banbury 16th May 1942 Scrapped in March 1962 in Japan.
Bundaberg 1st December 1942 Scrapped in March 1962 in Japan.
Burnie 25th October 1940 Served in the Dutch Navy as Ceram in 1946.
Cairns 7th October 1941 Served with the Dutch Navy as Ambon in 1946 before transferring to Indonesia as Banteng in 1949.
Castlemaine 7th August 1941 Became training ship at Flinders.
Cessnock 17th October 1941 Sold on 23rd April 1947.
Colac 13th August 1941 Became training ship in 1962.
Cootamundra 3rd December 1942 Put on disposal list.
Cowra 27th May 1943 Scrapped in 1962 in Japan.
Deloraine 26th July 1941 Scrapped in September 1956 in Hong Kong.
Dubbo 7th March 1942 Scrapped in 1958 in Japan.
Echuca 17th January 1942 Transferred to the New Zealand Navy in 1952 eventually scrapped in April 1967 at Auckland.
Fremantle 18th August 1942 Scrapped in March 1962.
Gawler 4th October 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy in 1946 and renamed Ayvalik.
Geelong 22nd April 1941 Lost 18th October 1944.
Geraldton 16th August 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy in 1946 and renamed Antalya.
Gladstone 26th November 1942 Served as the merchant ship Akuna in 1956.
Glenelg 25th September 1942 Scrapped in Hong Kong in 1957.
Goulburn 16th November 1940 Served as the merchant ship Benita in 1947.
Gympie 30th January 1942 Scrapped in 1962 in Japan
Horsham 23rd May 1942 Scrapped in Hong Kong on 1956.
Inverell 2nd May 1942 Transferred to the New Zealand Navy in 1952.
Ipswich 11th August 1941 Transferred to the Dutch Navy as Morotai in 1946, then transferred to Indonesia as the Hang Tuah in 1949.
Junee 16th November 1943 Sold in July 1958.
Kalgoorlie 7th August 1941 Transferred to the Dutch Navy as Ternate in 1946, then transferred to Indonesia as the Patti Unis in 1949.
Kapunda 23rd June 1942 Scrapped in 1962 in Japan.
Katoomba 16th April 1941 Scrapped in 1957 in Hong Kong.
Kiama 9th July 1943 Transferred to the New Zealand Navy in 1952.
Latrobe 19th June 1942 Scrapped in 1956 in Hong Kong.
Launceston 30th June 1941 transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Ayancik in 1946.
Lismore 10th August 1940 Transferred to the Dutch Navy and renamed Batjan in 1946.
Lithgow 21st December 1940 Scrapped in 1956 in Hong Kong.
Maryborough 17th October 1940 Sold in May 1947.
Mildura 15th May 1941 Became training ship at Brisbane. Sold in September 1965.
Parkes 30th October 1943 Sold on 2nd May 1957.
Pirie 3rd December 1941 Transferred to the Turkish Navy and renamed Amasra in 1946.
Rockhampton 26th June 1941 Scrapped in 1962 in Japan.
Shepparton 15th August 1941 Scrapped in 1958 in Japan.
Stawell 3rd April 1943 Transferred to the New Zealand Navy in 1952 and sold in 1968.
Thornycroft Motor Minesweepers (MMS)

MMS1 and MMS2 launched 1937. MMS1 sold to Turkey, 1939. Renamed Kavak. Discarded 1950s.  MMS2 sold to Turkey, 1939. Renamed Canak. Discarded 1950s.

MMS1, 1938.

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MMS2, 1938.

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Admiralty Motor Minesweepers (MMS)

MMS1 -  MMS312 and MMS1001 - MMS1090.  Launched 1940 - 1945.

MMS32, July 1944.

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MMS34, November 1943.

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MMS185, March 1944.

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MMS1006, September 1946.

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MMS1569, July 1951.

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MMS1791, July 1951.

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Admiralty Motor Minesweepers (YMS) (ex - US)

FYS2001 - FYS2284. Acquired under lend / lease.

YMS186 and YMS187, August 1943.

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YMS2022, November 1943.

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YMS2051, April 1946.

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YMS2070, for scrapping, 1947.

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YMS2189, November 1947.

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YMS2230, April 1946.

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YMS2282, November 1947.

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POST WAR

Ton Class                                 View Class
Coniston  (M1101 ) 9th July 1952 Scrapped 1970
Alcaston   (M1102) 5th January 1953 Sold to the Royal Australian Navy. in 1961
Alfriston  (M1103) 29th April 1953 Scrapped 1988
Alverton  (M1104) 18th Nov  1953 Sold to the Irish navy 1971
Amerton  (M1105) 16th march 1953 Scrapped 1971
Appleton  (M1106) 4th Sept 1953 Scrapped 1972
Beachampton  (M1107) 29th June 1953 Sold to Hong Kong 1985
Bevington  (M1108) 17th March 1953 Sold to Argentina, recommissioned 23rd December 1968.
Bickington   (M1109) 14th May 1952 Scrapped 1988
Bildeston  (M1110 ) 9th June 1952 Scrapped 1988
Edderton   (M1111) 1st November 1953 Became HMS Myrmidon a survey ship
Boulston  (M1112) 6th Oct 1952 Scrapped 1975
Brereton  (M1112) 14th March  1955 Scrapped 1992
Brinton  (M1114) 8th August 1952 Sold after 1993
Brontington  (M1115) 19th March  1953 In 1989 became a Museum Ship
Burnaston  (M1116)  18th Dec 1952 Scrapped 1971
Buttington  (M1117) 11th June 1953 Scrapped 1970
Calton   (M1118) 24th October 1953 Scrapped 1968
Carhampton   (M1119) 21st July 1955 Scrapped 1970
Caunton   (M1120)  18th Dec 1952 Scrapped 1970
Chediston  (M1121) 20th February 1953 Purchased by Australia in 1968
Chilcompton   (M1122) 6th October 1953 Sold 1970
Clarbeston   (M1123) 18th February 1954 Scrapped 1987
Crichton   (M1124) 17th march 1953 Scrapped 1987
Cuxton  (M1125) 9th November 1953 Scrapped 1992
Dalswinton   (M1126) 24th September 1953 Scrapped 1973
Darlaston   (M1127) 29th September 1953 Purchased by Malaysia 1960
Derriton   (M1128) 22nd December 1953 Scrapped 1970
Oulston   (M1129) 29th September 1953 Purchased by The Irish Navy 1971
Highburton   (M1130) 2nd June 1954 Scrapped1978
Blaxton  (M1131) 26th January 1955 Purchased by Argentina 1967
Hickleton  (M1132) 26th January 1955 Purchased by The Irish Navy 1971
Bossington   (M1133) (ex Embleton) 2nd December 1955 Scrapped 1988
Essington  (M1134) 26th September 1956 Purchased Maylasia 1964
Fenton   (M1135)   2nd December 1955 Scrapped 1968
Fittleston  (M1136) 26th September 1956 Scrapped after being sunk in collision, 1977.
Flockton   (M1137)   3rd June 1954 Scrapped 1969
Floriston  (M1138) 26th January 1955 Sold `1968
Somerleyton  (M1139) (ex Gamston) 1st July 1954 Purchased by Australia in 1961
Gavinton   (M1140)   27th July 1953 Scrapped 1991
Glasserton  (M1141) 3rd December 1953 Scrapped 1988
Hazleton  (M1142)   6th February 1954 Purchased by South Africa in 1955
Hexton  (M1143) June 1954 Purchased by Malaysia in 1963
Dunkerton  (M1144)   8th March 1954 Purchased by South Africa in 1955
Dufton  (M1145) 13th November 1954 Scrapped 1977
Hodgeston  (M1146)   6th April 1954 Scrapped 1988
Hubberston  (M1147) 14th September 1954 Scrapped 1992
Ilmington  (M1148)   8th March 1954 Purchased by Argentina 1967
Badminton  (M1149) 14th October 1954 Scrapped 1970
Invermoriston  (M1150)   2nd June 1954 Scrapped 1971
Iveston  (M1151) 14th October 1954 Became a training ship in 1993
Jackton  (M1152)   28th February 1955 Purchased by Australia 1961
Kedleston  (M1153) 21st December 1953 Scrapped 1992
Kellington  (M1154) 12th October 1954 Became a training ship in 1993
Monkton  (M1155) Ex Kelton 30th November 1955 Purchased by Hong Kong 1985
Kemerton  (M1156) 27th November 1953 Became a training ship in 1993
Kirkliston  (M1157) 18th February 1954 Scrapped 1991
Laleston  (M1158)   18th May 1954 Scrapped 1985
Lanton  (M1159) 30th July 1954 Scrapped 1970
Letterston  (M1160)   26th October 1954 Scrapped 1971
Leverton  (M1161) 2nd March 1955 Scrapped 1972
Kildarton  (M1162)  ex Liston 23rd May 1955 Became merchant ship, 1969.
Lullington  (M1163) 31st August 1955 Purchased by Malaysia in 1966
Maddiston  (M1164) 27th January 1956 Scrapped 1975
Maxton  (M1165)   24th May 1956 Scrapped 1989
Nurton  (M1166) 22nd October 1956 Scrapped 1995
Repton  (M1167)  ex Ossington 1st May 1956 Sold 1982
Dilston  (M1168) 15th November 1954 Purchased by Malaysia in 1964
Penston  (M1169) 9th May 1955 Scrapped 1970
Picton  (M1170) 20th October 1955 Scrapped 1969
Aldington  (M1171) 15th September 1955 Purchased by Ghana in 1964
Thankerton  (M1172) 4th September 1955 Purchased by Malaysia in 1966
Pollington  (M1173) 10th October 1957 Scrapped 1987
Puncheston  (M1174) 20th November 1956 Scrapped 1977
Quainton  (M1175) 10th October 1957 Scrapped 1979
Rennington  (M1176) 27th November 1958 Purchased by Argentina in 1967
Roddington  (M1177) 24th February 1955 Scrapped
Santon   (M1178) 18th August 1955 Purchased by Argentina in 1967
Sefton  (M1179) 27th November 1958 Purchased by Argentina in 1967
Shavington  (M1180) 25th April 1955 Scrapped 1987
Sheraton   (M1181) 20th July 1955 Sold 1995 ?
Shoulton  (M1182) 10th September 1954 Scrapped 19
Singleton   (M1183) 18th November 1955 Purchased by Argentina in 1961
Sullington   (M1184) 20th July 1955 became HMS Mermaid a survey ship
Swanston  (M1185) 10th September 1954 Purchased by Australia in 1954
Tarlton   (M1186) 18th November 1955 Purchased by Argentina in 1967
Upton  (M1187) 15th March 1956 Scrapped 19
Walkerton   (M1188) 21sr November 1956 Scrapped 1990
Wasperton   (M1189) 28th February  1956 Sold 1986
Wennington  (M1190) 6th April 1955 Purchased by India in 1956
Whitton   (M1191) 30th January 1956 Purchased by India in 1956
Wlkieston  (M1192) 26th June 1956 Scrapped 1976
Wolverton  (M1193) 22nd October 1956 Purchased by Hong Kong in 1986
Woolaston  (M1194) 6th march 1958 Scrapped 19
Wotton   (M1195) 24th April 1956 Scrapped 1992
Yarnton  (M1196) 26th March 1956 Sold 1986
Overton  (M1197) 28th January 1956 Purchased by India in 1956
Ashton  (M1198)  (ex Cheriton) 5th September 1956 Scrapped 19
Belton   (M1199) 3rd October 1955 Scrapped 1974
Soberton  (M1200) 20th November 1956 Sold 1993
Durweston  (M1201) 18th August 1955 Purchased by India in 1956
Maryton  (M1203) 3rd April 1958 Scrapped 1969
Stubbington  (M1204)  8th August 1956 Scrapped 1989
Wiston  (M1205) 3rd June 1958 Scrapped 1982
Fiskerton  (M1206) 12th April 1957 Scrapped 1977
Castleton  (M1207) 26th August 1958 Purchased by South Africa in 1959
Lewiston  (M1208) 3rd November 1959 Scrapped 1986
Chawton  (M1209) 24th September 1957 Scrapped 1977
Stratton  (M1210) 29th July 1957 Purchased by South Africa in 1959
Houghton  (M1211) 22nd  November 1957 Scrapped 1971
Dumbleton  (M1212) 8th November 1957 Purchased by South Africa in 1958
Oakington  (M1213) 10th December 1958 Purchased by South Africa in 1959
Packington  (M1214) 3rd July 1958 Purchased by South Africa in 1959
Chiltonn  (M1215) 15th July 1957 Purchased by South Africa in 1958
Crofton  (M1216) 7th March 1958 Scrapped 1987
Ham Class                   View Class
Inglesham 23rd April 1952 Sold 1966
Altham 2nd December 1952 Transferred to Malaysia 1st April 1959. Renamed Sri Johore.  Broken up 1967
Arlingham 1st April 1953 Sold 1977
Asheldham 20th September 1959 Transferred to Malaysia, 1st April 1959. Renamed Sri Perlis. Broken up 1967.
Bassingham 24th June 1952 Sold 1966
Bedham 29th July 1953 Transferred to Malaysia 1959.  Renamed Lanka Suka.  Broken up 1967.
Bisham 6th March 1954 Destroyed by fire, 29th September 1956. Wreck sold 1957.
Blunham - -
Bodenham 21st August 1952 Transferred to Saudi Arabia, 4th March 1968. Stricken 1984.
Boreham 21st October 1952 Transferred to Malaysia, 5th March 1966. Renamed Jerong.  Broken up 1970.
Bottisham 16th February 1953 Sold 1973.
Brantingham 4th December 1953 Transferred to Malaysia, 1959. Renamed Temasek. Broken up 1966.
Brigham 17th January 1953 Sold 1968
Bucklesham 8th August 1952 Sold 1981
Cardingham 24th June 1952 Sold for breaking, 1967.
Chelsham 9th July 1952 Sold 1977.
Chillingham 19th December 1952 Sold August 1969.
Cobham 14th May 1953 Sold 1966.
Darsham 19th November 1952 Sold 1966.
Davenham 23rd March 1953 Sold 1966.
Dittisham October 1953 Given to Sea Cadets, 1983. Broken up 1997.
Downham 1st September 1955 Sold 1982.
Edlingham 21st July 1955 Destroyed by fire 29th September 1956. Wreck sold 1957.
Elsenham 25th May 1955 Sold to Arabian Federation, 1967. Stricken 1984.
Etchingham 9th December 1957 Sold for breaking 1967.
Everingham 4th March 1954 Sold 1983.
Felmersham 24th September 1953 Transferred to Malaysia, 5th March 1966. Renamed Todak. Broken up 1976.
Flintham 10th March 1955 Sold 1982
Damerham 15th June 1953 Sold September 1966.
Fritham 24th September 1953 Sold 1980.
Glentham 29th April 1957  Sold April 1966.
Greetham 19th April 1954 Transferred to Libya, 1962. Renamed Zuara. Broken up 1973.
Halsham September 1953 Sold 1981.
Harpham 14th September 1954 Transferred to Libya, 1962. Renamed Brak. Broken up 1973.
Haversham 3rd June 1954 Broken up 1985.
Lasham 31st May 1954 Sold 1981.
Hovingham 24th May 1956 Sold 1966.
Cranham 24th November 1953 Sold September 1966.
Frettenham 18th May 1954 Sold to France, 13th December 1954. Renamed Tulipe. Broken up 1989.
Isham 13th September 1954 Transferred to France 22nd April 1955. Renamed Oilette. Broken up 1989.
Kingham 26th January 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Paquerette. Broken up 1989.
Hildesham 5th February 1954 Transferred to India, 1955. Renamed Bimlipatan. Stricken 1994.
Ledsham 30th June 1954 Sold April 1971 for breaking.
Littleham 4th April 1954 Transferred to India, 15th June 1955. Renamed Bassein. Stricken 1994.
Ludham 16th June 1954 Sold March 1967.
Mersham 5th April 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Violette. Stricken 1987.
Mickleham 11th March 1954 Sold August 1966.
Mileham 1st July 1954 Transferred to France, 1955.  Renamed Hortensia. Stricken 1983.
Neasham 14th March 1956 Transferred to Australia, 1968. Renamed Porpoise. Sold 1988.
Nettleham 19th December 1956 Sold November 1967.
Ockham 12th May 1959 Sold September 1967.
Ottringham 22nd January 1958 Transferred to Ghana, October 1959. Renamed Afadzato. Broken up 1977.
Pagham 4th October 1955 Sold 1983.
Fordham 7th August 1956 Sold 1981
Petersham 12th January 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Capucine. Stricken 1985.
Pineham 9th May 1955 Transferred to France, 10th November 1955. Renamed Petunia. Broken up 1985.
Powderham 27th November 1958 Became survey vessel Waterwirch, 1964. Sold 1986.
Pulham 10th January 1956 Sold August 1966.
Rackham 27th April 1956 Sold July 1967.
Reedham 19th August 1958 Sold August 1966.
Rendlesham 13th October 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Aubepine. Sold 1974.
Riplingham 11th January 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Myosotis. Stricken 1985.
Shipham 14th July 1955 Sold 1986
Saxlingham 17th October 1955 Sold April 1968.
Shrivenham 28th March 1956 Sold February 1969
Sidlesham 25th March 1955 Sold July 1967.
Stedham 12th January 1955 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Jasmine. Stricken 1985.
Sparham 14th October 1954 Transferred to France, 30th September 1955. Renamed Hibiscus. Stricken 1986.
Sulham 24th March 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Jonquille. Broken up 1985.
Thakenham 9th September 1957 Sold 1977.
Tibenham 10th March 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Geranium. Stricken 1987.
Tongham 30th November 1955 Sold 1980.
Tresham 11th May 1954 Sold 1966.
Warmingham 23rd April 1954 Sold 1983.
Wexham 3rd April 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Armoise. Stricken 1987.
Whippingham 28th August 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Dahlia. Stricken 1992.
Wintringham 24th May 1955 Transferred to Australia, 1967. Renamed Seal. Diving Tender. Sold 1988.
Woldingham 30th November 1955 Sold September 1966.
Wrentham (ex - Edgeley) 8th February 1955 Sold August 1966.
Yaxham 21st January 1958 Became survey vessel Woodlark 1964. Used as target, 1986.
Portisham 3rd November 1955 Sold January 1989.
Popham 11th January 1955 Sold February 1976.
Odiham 21st July 1955 Sold 1980.
Puttenham 25th June 1956 Sold 1980.
Birdham 19th September 1955 Sold 1980.
Rampisham 1st May 1957 Renamed Squirrel December 1957. Reverted to Rampisham December 1959. Sold August 1966.
Abbotsham 16th December 1955 Sold June 1967
Georgeham 15th February 1957 Sold November 1967.
Malham 29th August 1958 Transferred to Ghana, October 1959. Renamed Yogada. Broken up 1977.
Thatcham 25th September 1957. Sold 1986.
Sandringham 16th April 1957 Sold 1986.
Polsham 13th October 1958 Sold February 1967.
Thornham 18th March 1957 Broken up 1985.
Ley Class                                View Class
Dingley 3rd September 1952 Sold July 1967.
Aveley 16th February 1953 Became Sea Cadet training ship Woolwich, 1983. Broken up 1986.
Brearley 16th June 1953 Sold May 1971.
Brenchley 19th July 1954 Sold January 1966.
Brinkley 14th September 1954 Sold January 1966.
Broadley 24th November 1953 Destroyed by fire, 29th September 1956. Wreck sold 1957.
Broomley 14th April 1953 Renamed Watchful, January 1959. Sold 1968.
Burley 6th January 1954 Renamed Squirrel December 1959. Sold January 1968.
Chailey 11th November 1954 Sold June 1969.
Cradley 24th February 1955 Renamed Isis, 1963. Sold April 1982.
ABDIEL Exercise Minelayer
Abdiel   (N21) 22nd January 1967 Sold 1988

HMS Abdiel.  Closing to fuel from RFA Black Rover, North Atlantic, 1977.

HMS Abdiel - Exercise Minelayer, Built by Thornycroft and launched 22nd January 1967, HMS Abdiel was designed to lay exercise minefields, and was commissioned on 17th October 1967, receiving a major refit shortly after this photograph was taken, in 1978.  She was sold in 1988.

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HMS Abdiel, June 1969.

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HMS Abdiel, 1968.

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HUNT Class Countermeasures Minesweepers                 View Class
Brecon   (M29) 21st June 1978  
Ledbury   (M30) 5th December 1979  
Cattistock    (M31) 22nd January 1981  
Cottesmore  (M32) 9th February 1982  
Brocklesby  (M33) 12th January 1982   
Middleton  (M34) 27th April 1984  
Dulverton    (M35) 30th June 1984  
Bicester  (M36) 11th January 1985  
Chiddingfold  (M37) 7th February 1985  
Atherstone  (M38) 7th May 1985  
Hurworth  (M39) 25th September 1984  
Berkeley     (M40) 3rd December 1986  
Quorn  (M41) 23rd January 1988
RIVER Class Minesweepers                 View Class
Waveney   (M2003) 8th September 1983 Purchased by Bangladesh 3rd  October 1994
Carron   (M1212) 23rd September 1982 Purchased by Bangladesh 3rd  October 1994
Dovey    (M1213) 7th December 1983 Purchased by Bangladesh 3rd  October 1994
Helford  (M1214) 16th May 1984 Purchased by Bangladesh 3rd  October 1994
Humber  (M1215) 17th May 1984 Purchased by Brazil 1995
Blackwater  (M1216) 29th August 1984 Purchased by Bangladesh 3rd  October 1994
Itchen    (M1217) 30th June 1984 Purchased by Brazil, 1998
Helmsdale  (M1218) 11th January 1985 Purchased by Brazil 1995
Orwell  (M1219) 7th February 1985 Purchased by Guyana, 2001.
Ribble  (M1220) 7th May 1985 Purchased by Brazil 1995
Spey  (M1221) 22nd May 1985 Purchased by Brazil, 1998
Arun      (M1222) 20th August 1985  Purchased by Brazil, 1998.
SANDOWN Class Minesweeper  VIEW CLASS
Sandown  (M101 ) 18th April 1988 Still in Service
Inverness   (M102) 27th February 1990 Still in
Cromer  (M103) 6th October 1990 2002 became a static training ship HMS Hindustan at Dartmouth 
Walney  (M104) 31st July 1992 Still in
Bridport  (M105)  1993 at Portsmouth for Disposal
Penzance  (M106)  1998 Still in service 2005
Pembroke  (M107) 1998 Still in service 2005
Grimsby  (M108) 1999 Still in service2005
Bangor   (M109) 2000 Still in service 2005
Ramsey  (M110 ) 2000 Still in service 2005
Blyth   (M111) 2001 Still in service 2005
Shoreham  (M112) 2001 Still in service 2005
 

HMS Totnes after being mined, December 1916.

Ascot Class Paddle Minesweeper, Launched 1916, sold 1922.

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World War One Minesweeper Conversions, Nos 185, 186, 184 and 187.  Photograph December 1914.

Converted Paddle Steamers : 185 (nearest) is Glen Avon.  186 (far right) is Lady Ismay (mined 21st December 1915), 184 and 187 are Westward Ho and Junior (both nearest to shore) respectively.

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1st Flotilla (Grand Fleet) Minesweepers.

Possible boats :- Godetia, Carnation, Dahlia, Daphne, Iris, Lilac, Marigold, Pansy and Sunflower.

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HMS Folkestone.  Minesweeper and Fleet Messenger 1903.  

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HMS Lynn.  Screw Steamer converted to Minesweeper.

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HMS Pontefract, one of the Ascot Class paddle steamer minesweepers used by the Admiralty and built in 1916. HMS Pontefract was eventually sold in 1922.  

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Minesweepers. circa 1940 Courtesy of Steven Harper

 

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