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CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS
WWII auxiliary minelayers


100 - 1000 t displacement/ BRT tonnage vessels


Kaiwaka (RNZN) (1937, 169, 5.1941 - 1946)

Project history

requisitioned merchant vessels used as minesweepers.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Format of date including day/month/year means loss of the vessel. Format of date containing month/year means return to owner or conversion to miscellaneous vessel. There were many coasters, tugs and other vessels used as minesweepers with tonnage less than 100 BRT.