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John Graham

Castle Class Trawler:

  • Built in 1918 by Cook, Welton, and Gemmell, Ltd., Beverley, England
  • Launched 27 July 1918
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned UST John Graham 30 May 1919 at Grimsby Naval Base, England
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1919 and returned to the Admiralty at Brightlingsea, England
  • Sold in 1921 to Kingston Steam Trawling Co., Ltd., Hull, England and renamed Ruby
  • Sold 18 February 1935 to the City Steam Fishing Co., Ltd., of Hull and renamed Eastcoates
  • Requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper 28 August 1939
  • Returned to her owner 26 October 1939
  • Again requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper 28 August 1940
  • Returned to her owner 27 April 1945
  • Sold 28 April 1947 to Odafoam Ltd. of London, England
  • Sold 3 August 1950 to J. Marr and Son, Ltd. of Fleetwood, England
  • Sold for scrap in 1955 to The West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co., Ltd., Troon, Scotland
  • Arrived for breaking up 23 July 1955.


  • Displacement 500 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one 480ihp Amos and Smith triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Leon H. Ackerman, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)30 May 1919 - 12 August 1919
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