Large Minelayer Conversion
The British did not design any large minelayers from the keel up for the purpose, but modified existing vessels, mercantile and warship, to the purpose. Those selected had a high capacity and so not very many vessels were needed to sow and maintain large fields.
|Radius of Action
miles / knots
|Trips per Month||Station in Nov 1918|
|Princess Margaret||420||21||1500 at 21||4||Northern Barrage|
|Paris||80||21.5||490 at 21.5||6||South|
|Angora||300||16.5||1550 at 16.5||4||Northern Barrage|
|Wahine||160||19.5||580 at 19.5||4||South|
|Biarritz||125||22||1000 at 22||6||Mediterranean|
|Old Colony||300||–||–||–||"Will possibly not be available at all"|
|Amphitrite||354||17||2243 at 17||–||Northern Barrage|
|Euryalus||336||20.5||1700 at 18||–||fitting out in Hong Kong|
|London||240||15||2150 at 15||3||Northern Barrage|
|Kinfauns Castle||900/1000||–||–||–||fitting out|
|2 "special minelayers"||300||31||2000 at 20||–||contemplated|
|Anglesey and Sheppey||–||–||–||–||fitting out at war's end|
The last two vessels were being built by William Denny & Brothers at war's end, known by their builder's numbers, 1034 and 1035, respectively. They were cancelled on 6 December, 1918 but completed in 1920 for other use as Anglia and Hibernia.
- Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. pp. 11-13, Plate 7.
- Approximate. Not yet fitted.
- Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
Pages in category "Minelayer (UK)"
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total.