This section of the Norwegian Shipping History Society’s website is dedicated to information on war-built tonnage, i e vessels built as a result of wars.
For minesweeping in coastal and inshore waters Admiralty had a simple minesweeper of wooden construction projected in 1940. The vessels were to be uncomplicated to be manned by Royal navy Reserve-personnel.
The larger MMS 1001-type came to replace the original MMS-design from 1943.
Of the Admiralty classes Isles, Dance, Tree and Shakespearian escort trawlers of WWII, 51 vessels ended up with Scandinavian, mostly Norwegian owners after the war. Most of these were acquired in 1946/47 and converted to commercial purposes. Here follows a general examination of the type and details of the vessels included.