Portuguese-class naval trawler

HMT Promise in February 1943
Class overview
Name: Portuguese-class naval trawler
  • Estaleiros CUF (Lisbon)
  • Arsenal do Alfeite (Lisbon)
  • Estaleiros Mónica (Aveiro)
Built: 1941 - 1943
In commission: 1941 - 1946
Completed: 12
General characteristics
Class and type: Portuguese
Type: Armed trawler
Displacement: 525 tons
Speed: 12 kts
Complement: 30 men
Armament: 1 x 12 pdr AA gun

Portuguese-class vessels of World War II were naval trawlers, built in Portugal for the Royal Navy.

These vessels were built in several Portuguese yards, and offered by Portugal to the Royal Navy. This aid to the British war effort solicited protests by Nazi Germany, since, officially, Portugal was a neutral country.

After the war the ships were sold, most of them becoming mercantile vessels, some under the Portuguese flag. The former HMT Product went to the Royal Hellenic Navy.

Ships in class

See also


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