Allied Warships


Royal Navy

All Minelayer classes (in service with the Royal Navy).

 Adventure (1)1926 - 1926
 Plover (1)1937 - 1937
 Linnet (3)1938 - 1938
 Auxiliary minelayers (10)1939 - 1941
 M 1 (9)1939 - 1944
 Abdiel (6)1941 - 1944
 Douwe Aukes (1)1941 - 1941
 Fish (2)1942 - 1943
 Isles (2)1943 - 1943

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Minelayers



Polish Navy3 Sep 1939ORP GryfGryf 


Royal Dutch Navy15 May 1940HNMS HydraHydra 
Royal Navy19 May 1940HMS Princess Victoria (M 03)Auxiliary minelayers 
Royal Navy27 Nov 1940HMS Port Napier (M 32)Auxiliary minelayers 


Royal Hellenic Navy22 Apr 1941RHS AliakmonAixos 
Royal Hellenic Navy23 Apr 1941RHS NestosAixos 
Royal Hellenic Navy28 Apr 1941RHS AxiosAixos 
Royal Dutch Navy22 May 1941HNMS Nautilus (M 12)Nautilus 
Royal Navy25 Oct 1941HMS Latona (M 76)Abdiel 
Royal Navy19 Dec 1941HMS Redstart (M 62)Linnet 


Royal Dutch Navy11 Jan 1942HNMS Prins van OranjePrins van Oranje 
Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS Kung WoAuxiliary minelayers 
Royal Dutch Navy15 Feb 1942HNMS Pro PatriaPro Patria 
Royal Dutch Navy2 Mar 1942HNMS BangkalanBangkalan 
Royal Dutch Navy2 Mar 1942HNMS RigelRigel 
Royal Dutch Navy2 Mar 1942HNMS SoemenepSoemenep 
Royal Dutch Navy7 Mar 1942HNMS Gouden LeeuwPrins van Oranje 
Royal Dutch Navy8 Mar 1942HNMS KrakatauKrakatau 


Royal Navy25 Jan 1943HMS Corncrake (M 82)Fish 
Royal Navy1 Feb 1943HMS Welshman (M 84)Abdiel 
Royal Navy10 Sep 1943HMS Abdiel (M 39)Abdiel 
Italian Navy5 Oct 1943IT LegnanoAzio 


Brazilian Navy21 Jul 1944BZ Camaqua (C 6)Carioca 

23 Minelayers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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