|Built:||1939 - 1945|
|General characteristics |
|Beam:||27 feet 8 inches|
|Draught:||11 feet i inch (mean)|
|Propulsion:||One triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp|
Tree-class trawlers were a class of anti-submarine vessel which served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. They were nearly identical to the Isles-class trawlers, of which they are usually considered a subclass.
Six Tree-class trawlers were lost during the war: Almond, Ash, Chestnut, Hickory, Juniper and Pine. One, Mangrove, was transferred to Portugal in 1943.
By the end of 1946, only Olive and Walnut remained in service with the Royal Navy. Both were sold in 1948.
Ships in class
- Built by Ardrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossan, UK
- Acacia - Launched 1940, sold 1946
- Almond - Launched 1940, war loss 1941
- Built by Cochrane & Sons, Ltd., Selby, UK
- Ash - Launched 1939, war loss 1941
- Bay - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, UK
- Birch - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Blackthorn - launched 1939, sold 1946
- Built by Ferguson Brothers, Ltd., Port Glasgow, UK
- Built by Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Goole, UK
- Chestnut - Launched 1940, war loss 1940
- Deodar - Launched 1940, sold 1946
- Built by Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen, UK
- Olive - Launched 26 February 1940, sold 1948
- Pine - Launched 1940, war loss 1944
- Built by A. & J. Inglis, Ltd., Glasgow, UK
- Elm - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Fir - Launched 1940, sold 1946
- Built by Henry Robb, Ltd., Leith, UK
- Hazel - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Hickory - Launched 1940, war loss 1940
- Built by Smith's Dock Company, Ltd., South Bank-on-Tees, UK
- Rowan - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Walnut - Launched 1939, sold 1948
- Whitethorn - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Wistaria - Launched 1939, sold 1946
- Robert Gardiner (ed. dir.), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, p. 66. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980.
- Anthony Preston (ed.), Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II, p. 78. New York: Military Press, 1989. This is largely a reprint of Jane's Fighting Ships 1946-47 with materials from some earlier editions.
- Richard Humble, Hitler's High Seas Fleet, p. 57. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971.
- Isles-class trawler
- Dance-class trawler
- Portuguese-class naval trawler
- Shakespearian-class trawler
- Trawlers of the Royal Navy
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