H.M.S. Saltburn (1918)

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H.M.S. Saltburn (1918)
Admiralty Pendant Number: 4365[1]
Pendant Number: T.3/ (Dec 1918)
T.5/ (Nov 1919)[2]
Builder: Murdoch & Murray[3]
Ordered: mid 1917[4]
Launched: 9 Oct, 1918[5]
Sold: 23 Oct, 1946[6]
H.M.S. Saltburn was one of one hundred and fourteen Hunt Class minesweepers completed for the Royal Navy.


Paid off 20 December, 1919 into hands of a C. & M. Party.[7]

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

In mid-1931, she was in the Reserve Fleet at the Nore.[9]

She commissioned on 22 January, 1934 and by mid-1937, she was operating as a Signal and Navigation Schools sloop.[10]

In March, 1938, Saltburn received an experimental 79X radar set – the first radar to be fitted to a ship. Sheffield and Rodney would receive 20 kW versions of 79Y systems in August and October.


See Also


  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. "/" denotes Oblique pendant here. p. 114.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 98.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 267.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 707a.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 268.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 273.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 902.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 273.


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 Gaddesdon Gainsborough
Northolt Clonmel Elgin Sherborne Tiverton
Tonbridge Tralee Tring Truro Uppingham
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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