Isles-class file photo [13656]


CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassIsles-class Trawler
Hull NumberT239
BuilderCook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Laid Down30 Apr 1943
Launched5 Aug 1943
Commissioned30 Oct 1943
Sunk14 Apr 1951
Displacement545 tons standard
Length164 feet
Beam28 feet
Draft11 feet
MachinerySingle triple expansion reciprocating engine, rated at 850ihp
Speed12 knots
Armament1x76mm QF 12-pdr gun, 3x20mm Oerlikon cannon, 30 depth charges


ww2dbaseHMT Gulland was commissioned into British Royal Navy in 1943 to counter the German submarine threat. After the war, she was sold to a Belgian company in Mar 1946 for civilian service. In 1947, she was sold to another company which renamed her Henken. In 1949, she was sold to Arab Navigation & Transport Co. in Aden and was renamed Arab Trader. On 13 Apr 1951, she ran aground three miles north of Mombasa, Kenya, and she sank on the following day.

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HMT Gulland underway off Britain, Nov 1943

Gulland Operational Timeline

30 Apr 1943 The keel of trawler Gulland was laid down.
5 Aug 1943 British trawler Gulland was launched.
30 Oct 1943 HMT Gulland was commissioned into service.
13 Apr 1951 Merchant ship Arab Trader ran aground three miles north of Mombasa, Kenya.
14 Apr 1951 Merchant ship Arab Trader sank off Mombasa, Kenya after running aground on the previous day.

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Is it HMT or HMS?

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