Tree-class trawler

HMT Acacia
Class overview
Built: 1939 - 1945
Completed: 20
Lost: 6
General characteristics [1]
Type: Naval trawler
Displacement: 545 tons
Length: 164 feet
Beam: 27 feet 8 inches
Draught: 11 feet i inch (mean)
Propulsion: One triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 40

Tree-class trawlers were a class of anti-submarine naval trawlers 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.[2] Both were sold in 1948.

Ships in class


  1. Robert Gardiner (ed. dir.), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, p. 66. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980.
  2. 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.
  3. Richard Humble, Hitler's High Seas Fleet, p. 57. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971.

See also

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