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126-ft Admiralty-type motor minesweepers (1942 - 1946)

MMS1001 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
MMS1001   Camper & Nicholson, Gosport   5/4/1943 7/1943 sold 5/1948
MMS1002   Camper & Nicholson, Gosport   30/9/1943 1/1944 degaussing vessel DGV400 1950
MMS1003   Wivenhoe Shipyard, Southampton   2/6/1943 9/1943 degaussing vessel DGV401 1950
MMS1004   Wivenhoe Shipyard, Southampton   2/10/1943 1/1944 degaussing vessel DGV402 1950
MMS1005   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   30/7/1942 1/1943 to Soviet Union 1/1944 (T-121)
MMS1006   Richards Ironworks, Lowestoft   24/11/1942 3/1943 sold 1947
MMS1007   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   6/3/1943 6/1943 sold 1947
MMS1008   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   22/5/1943 8/1943 sold 3/1947
MMS1009   Wivenhoe Shipyard   9/12/1942 2/1943 sold 4/1947
MMS1010   Wivenhoe Shipyard   9/3/1943 6/1943 sold 1946
MMS1011   Wivenhoe Shipyard   2/6/1943 8/1943 degaussing vessel DGV403 1950
MMS1012   Wivenhoe Shipyard   4/8/1943 10/1943 sold 1946
MMS1013   George Forbes, Peterhead   24/12/1942 5/1943 sold 1946
MMS1014   P. K. Harris, Appledore   9/1/1943 6/1943 to Netherlands 1943 (Tholen)
MMS1015   Herd & McKenzie, Buckie   20/1/1943 6/1943 sold 1946
MMS1016   Herd & McKenzie, Buckie   19/6/1943 9/1943 to Denmark 1945 (ME1016)
MMS1017   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh   11/9/1942 1/1943 RNVR tender Curzon 1947 - 1952, sold 1956
MMS1018   Walter Reekie, Anstruther   6/2/1943 7/1943 sold 10/1946
MMS1019   J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham   9/6/1943 8/1943 sunk 2/7/1944
MMS1020   J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham   1/10/1943 2/1944 sold 1946
MMS1021   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh   12/12/1942 4/1943 sold 1948
MMS1022   J. S. Doig, Grimsby   23/11/1942 2/1943 to Netherlands 1943 (Walcheren)
MMS1023   Humphrey & Smith, Grimsby   22/10/1942 12/1942 to Soviet Union 12/1943 (T-122)
MMS1024   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh   6/3/1943 7/1943 to France 1944 (D343)
MMS1025   Humphrey & Smith, Grimsby   25/2/1943 5/1943 to Netherlands 1943 (Wieringen)
MMS1026   J. S. Doig, Grimsby   8/3/1943 6/1943 to Netherlands 1943 (Ijsselmonde)
MMS1027   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   17/8/1943 12/1943 to Belgium 1948 (MMS1027)
MMS1028   Wivenhoe Shipyard   18/10/1943 1/1944 sold 1946
MMS1029   J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham   4/8/1944 3/1945 sold 1946
MMS1030   Philip, Dartmouth   20/7/1943 10/1943 RNVR tender Humber 1948 - 1954, sold 1959
MMS1031   P. K. Harris, Appledore   17/9/1943 11/1943 sold 1947
MMS1032   Frank Curtis, Par   23/3/1943 8/1943 to France 1944 (D342)
MMS1033   Frank Curtis, Par   21/5/1943 11/1943 to France 1944 (D345)
MMS1034   Frank Curtis, Par   21/6/1943 6/1944 RNVR tender Kilmorey 1948 - 1952, sold 1955
MMS1035   Frank Curtis, Totnes   7/2/1943 7/1943 sold 1952
MMS1036   Frank Curtis, Totnes   25/3/1943 11/1943 to France 1944 (D346)
MMS1037   Richards Ironworks, Lowestoft   23/12/1942 4/1943 sold 1947
MMS1038   Richards Ironworks, Lowestoft   30/3/1943 8/1943 to Denmark 1945 - 1950 (ME1038), sold 1/1959
MMS1039   Wivenhoe Shipyard, Milford Haven   1943 9/1944 to France 1944 (D341)
MMS1040   Frank Curtis, Par   29/10/1943 4/1944 to France 1944 (D344)
MMS1041   Walter Reekie, Anstruther   14/9/1943 2/1944 sold 10/1946
MMS1042   Humphrey & Smith, Grimsby   15/6/1943 9/1943 to Denmark 1945 - 1950 (ME1042), sold 3/1957
MMS1043   Humphrey & Smith, Grimsby   15/6/1943 8/1943 to Netherlands 1943 (Voorne)
MMS1044   Wivenhoe Shipyard   30/12/1943 9/1944 to Denmark 1945 - 1950 (ME1044), sold 11/1954
MMS1045   George Forbes, Peterhead   4/5/1943 10/1943 sold 1947
MMS1046   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   30/10/1943 3/1944 to Netherlands 1944 (Overflakkee)
MMS1047   Herd & McKenzie, Buckie   29/10/1943 1/1944 sold 1947
MMS1048   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh   3/6/1943 9/1943 RNVR tender Graham 1948 - 1950, sold 7/1957
MMS1049   Wilson Noble, Fraserburgh   18/6/1943 11/1943 sold 1946
MMS1050   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   27/11/1943 6/1944 sold 1948
MMS1051   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   30/12/1943 7/1944 sold 1946
MMS1052   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   18/1/1944 8/1944 sold 1946
MMS1053   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   29/1/1944 9/1944 sold 1946
MMS1054   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   27/4/1944 11/1944 sold 1946
MMS1055   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   27/6/1944 11/1944 sold 1947
MMS1056   Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   24/7/1944 1/1945 sold 1946
MMS1057   Marine Trust, Canada   28/7/1944 1/1945 sold 3/1946
MMS1058   Marine Trust, Canada   26/11/1944 2/1945 sold 1946
MMS1059   Marine Trust, Canada   3/2/1945 3/1945 sold 3/1946
MMS1060   Marine Trust, Canada   20/3/1945 5/1945 sold 1953
MMS1061   Marine Trust, Canada   17/4/1945 6/1945 sold 1954
MMS1062   Marine Trust, Canada   14/10/1943 5/1944 sold 1946
MMS1063   Wagstaff & Hatfield, Port Greville, Canada   30/11/1943 6/1944 sold 1946
MMS1064   Wagstaff & Hatfield, Port Greville, Canada   27/3/1944 8/1944 sold 1946
MMS1065   Marine Trust, Canada   20/6/1944 11/1944 sold 3/1946
MMS1066   Marine Trust, Canada   6/9/1944 3/1945 sold 1946
MMS1067   Marine Trust, Canada   18/11/1944 2/1945 sold 3/1946
MMS1068   Marine Trust, Canada   1/12/1943 7/1944 sold 3/1946
MMS1069   Fairbanks Morse, Montreal, Canada   7/2/1944 9/1944 sold 1946
MMS1070   Vaughan SB, Fredericton, Canada   24/5/1944 10/1944 sold 1947
MMS1071   Marine Trust, Canada   --- --- cancelled
MMS1072   Marine Trust, Canada   --- --- cancelled
MMS1073   Marine Trust, Canada   --- --- cancelled
MMS1074   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   27/1/1944 4/1944 to Netherlands 1944 (Duiveland)
MMS1075   Frank Curtis, Totnes   17/7/1943 2/1944 RNVR tender Mersey 1948
MMS1076   Frank Curtis, Totnes   15/9/1943 7/1944 sold 1947
MMS1077   Frank Curtis, Totnes   29/11/1943 11/1944 RNVR tender Montrose 1948
MMS1078   Frank Curtis, Par   19/9/1944 3/1945 sold 1946
MMS1079   Frank Curtis, Par   5/8/1944 3/1945 sold 11/1946
MMS1080   Frank Curtis, Par   30/11/1944 3/1945 sold 1946
MMS1081   J. S. Doig, Grimsby   16/8/1943 11/1943 sold 1946
MMS1082   J. S. Doig, Grimsby   1943 1/1944 to Netherlands 1944 (Schokland)
MMS1083   Wivenhoe Shipyard   12/4/1944 10/1944 sold 1946
MMS1084   Rowhedge Ironworks   1944 3/1945 sold 1946
MMS1085   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   22/4/1944 7/1944 // --- to Norway before completion 7/1944 (Orkla)
MMS1086   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   3/8/1944 10/1944 // --- to Norway before completion 10/1944 (Vefsna)
MMS1087   Frank Curtis, Totnes   18/12/1944 6/1945 sold 1946
MMS1088   Frank Curtis, Totnes   30/3/1945 6/1945 sold 1946
MMS1089, 1950 - Forth   East Anglian Constructors, Oulton Broad   18/10/1944 3/1945 RNVR tender Killiecrankie 1951
MMS1090   Philip, Dartmouth   23/10/1944 1/1945 RNVR tender Bernicia 1948
Alder Lake (RCN) J480 Midland SB, Canada   3/12/1944 9/1945 to Soviet Union 9/1945 (T-196)
Ash Lake (RCN) J481 Midland SB, Canada   --- 9/1948 // --- completed as research vessel
Beech Lake (RCN) J482 Vancouver SY, Canada   31/5/1945 2/1946 to Soviet Union 2/1946 (T-200)
Birch Lake (RCN) J483 Port Carling SB, Canada   1945 1945 // --- completed mercantile
Cedar Lake (RCN) J484 Taylor, Toronto, Canada   1/8/1945 11/1945 to Soviet Union 11/1945 (T-197)
Cherry Lake (RCN) J485 Taylor, Toronto, Canada   1945 1945 // --- completed mercantile
Elm Lake (RCN) J486 Mac Craft, Sarnia, Canada   25/8/1945 11/1945 to Soviet Union 11/1945 (T-198)
Fir Lake (RCN) J487 Mac Craft, Sarnia, Canada   1945 1945 // --- completed mercantile
Hickory Lake (RCN) J488 Grew Boats, Pentetanguishene, Canada   6/11/1944 8/1945 to Soviet Union 8/1945 (T-194)
Larch Lake (RCN) J489 Grew Boats, Pentetanguishene, Canada   8/9/1945 11/1945 to Soviet Union 11/1945 (T-193)
Maple Lake (RCN) J490 Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   --- --- cancelled 9/1944
Oak Lake (RCN) J491 Clare SB, Methaghan, Canada   --- --- cancelled 9/1944
Pine Lake (RCN) J492 Port Carling SB, Canada   1945 9/1945 // --- to Soviet Union on completion 9/1945 (T-195)
Poplar Lake (RCN) J493 Star SY, New Westminster, Canada   10/5/1945 1/1946 // --- to Soviet Union on completion 1/1946 (T-199)
Spruce Lake (RCN) J494 Star SY, New Westminster, Canada   10/7/1945 3/1946 // --- to Soviet Union on completion 3/1946 (T-201)
Willow Lake (RCN) J495 Newcastle SB, Nanaimo, Canada   27/7/1945 3/1946 // --- to Soviet Union on completion 3/1946 (T-202)

 

 

Displacement standard, t

360

Displacement full, t

430

Length, m

42.7

Breadth, m

8.51

Draught, m

3.15 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

diesel

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 54

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(9.5)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV or 2 x 2 -20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, sweeps

Sensors  

Complement

21

Ship project history: Enlarged variant of 115ft MMS. Wooden hull, acoustic and magnetic sweeping gears.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: MMS1019 was mined.

MMS1001 1946

 

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