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John Dunkin

Strath Class Trawler:

  • Built in 1917 by Fleming and Ferguson, Paisley, Scotland
  • Launched 6 August 1917
  • Completed 6 August 1918
  • Placed in service as HMT Pekin in March 1919
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned UST John Dunkin 30 May 1919
  • Decommissioned 12 August 1919 and returned to the Admiralty
  • Sold in 1921 to John S. Boyle of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sold in 1940 to W. Livingstone of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Bombed and sunk by German aircraft 13 miles northeast of Buckie, Scotland 11 February 1941.


  • Displacement 443 t.
  • Length 127'
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 14' 4"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: Small arms
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one 430ihp Fleming and Ferguson triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. G. Doerscburg, USN30 May 1919 - 12 August 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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