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John Fitzgerald

Strath Class Trawler:

  • Built in 1917 at Duthrie Torry, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Launched 10 December 1917
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned UST John Fitzgerald 30 May 1919
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1919 and returned to the Admiralty
  • Sold in 1923 to R. Haste and Sons, Ltd. of North Shields, England
  • Requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1941 and converted to a Boom Defense Vessel
  • Sold in 1946 to River Ness Fishing Co., Ltd. of Aberdeen
  • Sold in 1947 to John Reid of Peterhead, Scotland and renamed Rosamund
  • Sold again in 1947 to South Western Trawlers, Ltd. of Milford Haven, England and renamed Queenleigh
  • Scrapped in May 1956.


  • Displacement 432 t.
  • Length 127'
  • Beam 21' 6"
  • Draft 14' 4"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: Small arms
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one 430ihp Hawthorns and Co., Ltd. triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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