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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

8. MINE WARFARE SHIPS

1. minelayers

1. PLOVER coastal minelayer (1937)

2. LINNET small minelayers (1938)

3. "M" small minelayers (M1) (1939 - 1944)

4. ABDIEL training minelayer (1967)

2. netlayers

1. GUARDIAN netlayer (1933)

2. PROTECTOR netlayer (1936)

3. minesweepers

1. ASCOT paddle minesweepers (1916)

2. "HUNT" minesweepers (MUSKERRY) (1917)

3. "DANCE" "tunnel" minesweepers (COTILLION) (1917 - 1919)

4. BANBURY paddle minesweepers (1918)

5. ABERDARE minesweepers (1918 - 1919)

6. HALCYON minesweepers (1934 -1939)

7. BANGOR minesweepers, diesel-engined (BANGOR) (1940 - 1942)

8. BANGOR minesweepers, VTE-engined (BLYTH) (1940 - 1944)

9. BANGOR minesweepers, turbine-engined (BEAUMARIS) (1940 - 1942)

10. BATHURST minesweepers (1940 - 1944)

11. 105-ft Admiralty-type motor minesweepers (MMS1) (1940 - 1946)

12. ALGERINE minesweepers, turbine-engined (ALGERINE) (1941 - 1944)

13. Newfoundland-built motor minesweepers (MMS119) (1941 - 1942)

14. ALGERINE minesweepers, VTE-engined (COCKATRICE) (1942 - 1945)

15. "YMS" motor minesweepers (BYMS2001) (1942 - 1943, 1943 - 1944 / 1943 - 1944)

16. CATHERINE minesweepers (1942 - 1943 / 1943 - 1944)

17. 126-ft Admiralty-type motor minesweepers (MMS1001) (1942 - 1946)

18. CYBELE mine destruction vessels (1944)

19. "CAMBUS" motor minesweepers

20. "TON" coastal minesweepers (CONISTON) (1953 - 1960)

21. "HAM" inshore minesweepers (INGLESHAM) (1953 - 1960)

22. "LEY" inshore minesweepers (DINGLEY) (1953 - 1955)

23. WILTON mine-hunter (1973)

24! "HUNT" mine warfare ships (BRECON) (1980 - 1989)

25. "RIVER" seagoing minesweepers (WAVENEY) (1984 - 1986)

26! SANDOWN mine-hunters (1989 - 2002)

4. mine warfare ships, based on construction of fishing vessels

* Many of these vessels were completed and used as escorts, ASW or patrol. These roles were changed from time to time and most of these ships can be used in many purposes. So all of them are showed in this volume for simplicity.

1. "MILITARY" Admiralty-type trawlers (LANCER) (1915)

2. "MERSEY" Admiralty-type trawlers (1917 - 1920)

3. "CASTLE" Admiralty-type trawlers (1917 - 1920)

4. "STRATH" Admiralty-type trawlers (1917 - 1920)

5. Canadian-built trawlers (1917)

6. Admiralty-type drifters, steel hull (1917 - 1920)

7. Admiralty-type drifters, wooden hull (1917 - 1919)

8. "AXE" trawlers (1916 / 1918)

9. CEDAR group trawlers (1928 - 1933 / 1935 - 1939)

10. AGATE group trawlers (1932 - 1935 / 1935 - 1939)

11. BASSET trawlers (1935 - 1946)

12. "LAKES" whalers (BUTTERMERE) (1939)

13. "TREE" (ASH), "DANCE" (COTILLION), "SHAKESPEARIAN" (CELIA) and "ISLES" (ARRAN) trawlers  (1940 - 1945)

14. KIWI trawlers (1941)

15. Portuguese-built trawlers, steel hull (PRODIGAL) (1941 - 1942)

16. Brazilian-built trawlers (PAMPANO)

17. "CASTLE" trawlers (HINAU) (1941 - 1944)

18. "HILLS" trawlers (BIRDLIP) (1941 - 1942)

19. Portuguese-built trawlers, wooden hull (PROTEST) (1942 - 1943)

20. "ROUND TABLE" trawlers (SIR GALAHAD) (1942 - 1943)

21. "FISH" trawlers (BONITO) (1942 - 1943)

22. "MILITARY" trawlers (COLDSTREAMER) (1943 - 1944)

23. VENTURER trawlers-minesweepers (1972 - 1973 / 1978)

24. CORDELLA trawler-minesweeper (1973/1982)

25. FARNELLA trawler-minesweeper (1972/1982)

26. JUNELLA trawler-minesweeper (1975/1982)

27. NORTHELLA trawler-minesweeper (1964/1982)

28. PICT trawler-minesweeper (1973/1982)

5. minesweeping launches

1. Thornycroft-built motor minesweepers (MMS1) (1937)

2. MMS51 motor minesweeper (1938)

Ivan Gogin, 2008-17