Photograph of Isles class trawler HMS ‘Tiree’.
HMS ‘Tiree’ was an ‘Isles’ class armed trawler that saw service during World War II. Built in 1941 in Goole, Yorkshire, the boat was 164 feet long and weighed 545 tons. She carried 184 tons of coal and was capable of a top speed of 12 knots.
Fitted with minesweeping and ASDIC (sonar) U-boat detection equipment, she was crewed by four officers and thirty-six men. In 1942 she was deployed in the North Sea, and from 1943 to 1945 in the Atlantic. She was decommissioned in 1960
The ship’s bell was presented to the people of Tiree at a ceremony in 1995 at Tiree High School where it now hangs outside the dining room.
Black and white photograph of H.M.S. `Tiree`.
The Isles class trawler H.M.S. `Tiree` photographed by Right & Logan of Portsea, Portsmouth. She carried minesweeping and ASDIC U-boat detection equipment and a crew of forty officers and men. In 1942 she was deployed in the North Sea and from 1943 to 1945 in the Atlantic. She was decommissioned in 1960. The ship`s bell was presented to the people of Tiree in 1995 at a ceremony at the school where it hangs outside the dining room.. (Original photo in Filing Cabinet 7 drawer 4)