HMS Carstairs (1919)

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Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Builder: Bow, McLachlan and Company, Paisley, Scotland
Launched: 19 April 1919
Fate: Sold 26 April 1935 to Thos W Ward, Grays
General characteristics
Class and type:
Displacement: 710 tons
Length: 231 ft (70 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Yarrow-type boilers, Vertical triple-expansion engines, 2 shafts, 2,200 ihp
Speed: max 16 knots
Range: 140 tons coal
Complement: 73 men

HMS Carstairs was a Hunt-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy from World War I. She was originally to be named Cawsand, but this was changed to avoid any conflict between the vessel name and a coastal location.

On 4 January 1924 she was renamed HMS Dryad, but reverted to Carstairs on 15 August 1924.

See also


  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.

External links

  • A scale model of Carstairs is held by National Museums Scotland

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