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John Collins

Castle Class Trawler:

  • Built in 1917 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co., Troon, Scotland
  • Launched 19 November 1917
  • Completed 21 December 1917
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned UST John Collins 28 May 1919
  • Decommissioned 6 August 1919 and returned to the Admiralty
  • Sold in 1920 to the Anglo-Egyptian Oilfields, Ltd., London England and renamed Janera
  • Sold in 1952 to the Red Sea Petroleum Co.
  • Sold in 1962 to Heliopolis Metal and Contracts Co., Suez, Egypt and renamed Amoun
  • Scrapped in Egypt in October 1963.


  • Displacement 500 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 14' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: Small arms
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one 480ihp triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Fred O. Goldsmith, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)28 May 1919 - 6 August 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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