Allied Warships

ASW Whalers

Lake class

6 ships


The asw whaler HMS Ellesmere of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 24 Feb 1945.

Technical information

TypeASW Whaler
Displacement568 BRT 
Length148 feet 
Complement35 men 
Armament1 12pdr AA gun
1 20 mm AA
2 .5" AA (1x2) 
Max speed13.75 knots
EnginesReciprocating engine, 1 shaft 
Power1400 
Notes on class 


All ships of the Lake class


Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Buttermere (FY 205)
HMS Ellesmere (FY 204) Lost on 24 Feb 1945
HMS Thirlmere (FY 206)
HMS Ullswater (FY 252) Lost on 19 Nov 1942
HMS Wastwater (FY 239)
HMS Windermere (FY 207)


6 ASW Whalers of the Lake class. 2 of them were lost.

See all ASW Whaler classes.


Lake class ships hit by U-boats (1)

24 Feb 1945HMS EllesmereSunkU-1203

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