KATHARINE II was a an order from the then known as “War Department” which is of course now known as the Ministry of Defence or MoD for short.
She was in fact the very first of many ships built for the services by the shipbuilders at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb.
This ship was not for the Navy but was an order for the Army who had ships in the branch known as the Royal Army Service Corps.
KATHARINE II was to serve throughout the 6 years of World War II and she no doubt had many adventures supplying clandestine operations against the coasts of mainland Europe and perhaps landing Commando’s in strikes against the might of the “Third Reich”
She was used by the services for a further 14 years after the war and was then sold to Government contractors for further work.
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