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Saturday, 29 May 2010

H.M.S. SALTARELO

Ship No 312


Was an order for an Armed Trawler of the Dance Class, to also undertake minesweeping duty? She was very similar to the “Tree class” ships.

Part of “The little ship Navy” The Dance class armed trawlers where a slight improvement on the “Tree class” although the same tonnage they were better armed.

She was 463 tons with a length overall of 150 feet and a beam of 27 feet and 6 inches with a draught of 14 feet and 6 inches.

She was launched from the yard on 6th August 1940, H.M.S. Saltarelo survived the war and was sold on by the navy to Portugal and renamed Salvador Correia.

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