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George Clarke

Castle Class Trawler:

  • Built in 1917 by Smiths Dock Co., Middlesbrough, England
  • Launched 2 October 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy in the spring of 1919
  • Commissioned UST George Clarke 15 May 1919
  • Decommissioned 11 August 1919 and returned to the Admiralty
  • sold in 1922 and renamed Tranio
  • Renamed Lady Stanley
  • Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 and converted to an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel
  • Converted to a Minesweeper in May 1941
  • Returned to her owners in September 1945
  • Broken up at Charlestown, Fife, Scotland.


  • Displacement 550 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 14' 5"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 25
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one 430ihp Amos and Smith triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft..
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Edwin Vernon Wilder, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)15 May 1919 - 11 August 1919
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