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John Collins

 

Former name retained.

 

(Tr: dp. 500; l. 135'; b. 22'; dr. 14'6"; s. 9 k.)

 

John Collins, a British civilian trawler, was leased by the Navy and commissioned 28 May 1919. She immediately commenced minesweeping operations out of Kirk-wall, Scotland, clearing the western half of the Northern Mine Barrage which had been laid down during World War I to protect the harbors of the United Kingdom. John Collins continued this task until she decommissioned 6 August and was returned to her owners.