H.M.S. Gretna (1918)

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H.M.S. Gretna (1918)
Admiralty Pendant Number: 3431[1]
Pendant Number: T.8C (Sep 1918)
T.38 (Nov 1919)[2]
Builder: Joseph T. Eltringham & Company[3]
Ordered: mid 1917[4]
Launched: 11 Apr, 1918[5]
Sold: 3 Oct, 1928[6]
H.M.S. Gretna was one of one hundred and fourteen Hunt Class minesweepers completed for the Royal Navy.


Paid off to a C. & M. Party on 22 October, 1919.[7]

In January, 1921, she was at Harwich, one of forty-one paid off minesweepers there.[8]

In early 1926, she was in the Reserve Fleet at the Nore.[9]

As the Central Reserve of Minesweepers at Sheerness was being merged into the general Fleet Reserve at the Nore in February 1928, it was deemed necessary to trim the fat. Gretna was one of ten obsolete minesweepers ordered to be placed on the for sale list, adding to a group of nine previously set for disposal.[10]


See Also


  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 113.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. "C" denotes Code pendant here. p. 113.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 113.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 98.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 113.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 113.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 242.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 707a.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243.
  10. "Obsolete Minesweepers." The Times (London, England), Friday, February 3, 1928, Issue 44807, p.7.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 805.
  12. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 805.
  13. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Aug 14, 1919; pg. 16; Issue 42178.
  14. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 20, 1924; pg. 5; Issue 43683.


Hunt Class Minesweeper
Ailsa Design
Belvoir Bicester Blackmorevale Cotswold Cottesmore
Cattistock Croome Dartmoor Garth Hambledon
Heythrop Holderness Meynell Muskerry Oakley
Pytchley Quorn Southdown Tedworth Zetland
Admiralty Design
Aberdare Abingdon Albury Alresford Beaufort
Collinson Appledore Leamington Badminton Bagshot
Barnstaple Swindon Banchory Bloxham Bradfield
Burslem Goole Blackburn Bootle Caerleon
Camberley Carstairs Caterham Battle Fermoy
Forfar Bury Cheam Gretna Harrow
Havant Huntley Instow Gaddesden Gainsborough
Northolt Clonmel Elgin Sherborne Tiverton
Tonbridge Tralee Tring Truro Kellett
Verwood Wem Wexford Craigie Derby
Dorking Dundalk Dunoon Fairfield Forres
Cupar Sutton Fareham Faversham Ford
Rugby Irvine Kendal Kinross Lydd
Longford Marlow Mistley Monaghan Mallaig
Malvern Marazion Munlochy Nailsea Newark
Repton Weybourne Pangbourne Penarth Petersfield
Pinner Pontypool Prestatyn Radley Ross
Salford Saltash Saltburn Selkirk Shrewsbury
Sligo Widnes Yeovil Stafford Stoke
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