Dance class armed trawler

Dance class armed trawler
HMT Foxtrot IWM FL 13270.jpg
HMT Foxtrot in December 1942
Class overview
Name: Dance
Operators:  Royal Navy
 Portuguese Navy
 Marina Militare
Built: 1940 - 1941
In service: 1940 - 1946
Completed: 20
General characteristics
Type: Armed trawler
Displacement: 545 tons
Length: 164 feet
Beam: 27 ft. 8 in.
Draught: 11 ft. 1 in. (mean)
Propulsion: One triple expansion Reciprocating engine, 850 IHP
Speed: 12 kts
Complement: 40 men
Armament: 1 x 4 in gun; 3 x 20mm AA, 30 depth charges

The Dance class vessels of World War II were armed trawlers of the Royal Navy. They were used for anti-submarine (A/S) and minesweeping work and were nearly identical to the Isles class trawlers, of which they are usually considered a subclass.

One Dance class trawler (Sword Dance) was a war loss, and one (Saltarelo) was transferred to Portugal in 1945. Four were transferred to Italy in 1946: Gavotte, Hornpipe, Minuet and Two Step. None remained in service with the Royal Navy by the end of 1946.

Ships in class

  • Built by the Ardrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossa, UK
    • Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, UK
      • edit] References
        • Robert Gardiner (ed. dir.), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, p. 66. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980.
        • Francis E. McMurtrie and Raymond V.B. Blackman (eds.), Jane's Fighting Ships 1949-50, pp. 217, 258. New York: The McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1949

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