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HMS Teviot Bank
Career (UK) Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom
Name: HMS Teviot Bank
Launched: 1938[1]
Commissioned: 1939[1]
Fate: returned to Bank Line, 1944[1]
Notes: Pennant number: M04[1]
Class overview
Operators: Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
In service: 1939–1944
General characteristics as built
Class & type: Auxiliary minelayer
Displacement: 5087 (GRT)[2]
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)[2]
Armament:

1 × QF 4 inch Mk V naval gun
1 × QF 2-pounder naval gun
4 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
4 × 0.5 in (13 mm) machine guns
[1]

280 × mines[2]

SS Teviot Bank was a Bank Liner launched in 1938. She was requisitioned by the Royal Navy for conversion to the auxiliary minelayer HMS Teviot Bank. She one of the first merchant ships (and the slowest) converted for this purpose during World War II.[2] She served in home waters until transferred to the Eastern Fleet in 1941. She then served briefly in the Mediterranean before being returned to the Bank Line (Andrew Weir Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd) in 1944.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lenton & Colledge, pp.306 & 308
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mason, Geoffrey B.. "Auxiliary Minelayers (Requisitioned from Trade)". naval-history.net. http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Ops-Minelaying.htm#3. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

ReferencesEdit

  • Lenton, H.T.; Colledge, J.J. (1968). British and Dominion Warships of World War II. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company. 
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two (Third Revised ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2. 


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