Catherine Class

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Catherine Class (ex - US Auk Class) Minesweepers.  Photos and history of the Catherine class minesweepers, transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend lease programme in the Second World War from America.
HMS Catherine Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Erdemli. Stricken 1963.
HMS Cato Acquired under lend / lease Sunk 6th July 1944.
HMS Chamois Acquired under lend / lease Damaged by mine, constructive loss, 21st July 1944.
HMS Chance Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Edremit. Stricken 1973.
HMS Combatant Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946. Sold to Greece 1947.
HMS Cynthia Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1947.
HMS Elfreda Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Cesme. Stricken 1974.
HMS Fairy Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Florizel Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.  Sold to Greece.
HMS Foam Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Frolic Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Candarli. Became survey ship in 60s.  Stricken 1986.
HMS Gazelle Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Gorgon Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.  Sold to Greece.
HMS Grecian Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey March 1947. Renamed Edincik. Stricken 1974.
HMS Jasper Acquired under lend / lease Returned to US, 1946.
HMS Magic Acquired under lend / lease Sunk 6th July 1944.
HMS Pique Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey March 1947. Renamed Eregli.  Stricken 1973
HMS Pylades Acquired under lend / lease Sunk 8th July 1944
HMS Steadfast Acquired under lend / lease Returned to United States in 1946.  Sold to Greece.
HMS Strenuous Acquired under lend / lease Returned to United States 1946, but laid up until 1956 in the UK.  Broken up in Germany, 1956.
HMS Tattoo Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Carsamba.  Stricken 1985.
HMS Tourmaline Acquired under lend / lease To Turkey, March 1947. Renamed Cardak. Stricken 1974.

HMS Frolic

HMS Frolic, August 1946.

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HMS Pylades

HMS Pylades, January 1944.

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HMS Steadfast

HMS Steadfast, December 1943.

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