HMS Kinross was a Hunt-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy. Kinross was a member of the Admiralty's modified design of Hunt-class minesweepers, which are known variously as the Aberdare class or Aberdare group.

HMS Aberdare IWM Q 14134.jpg
Sister ship to HMS Kinross, HMS Aberdare in 1919
United Kingdom
BuilderFairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company
Yard number576
Launched4 July 1918
Out of service16 June 1919
FateSunk by mine 16 June 1919 in the Aegean Sea[1]
General characteristics
Class and typeHunt-class minesweeper, Aberdare sub-class
Displacement710 tons
Length231 ft (70 m)
Beam28 ft (9 m)
Draught8 ft (2 m)
Speed16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Range140 tons coal


At the time of her loss HMS Kinross' was serving with the Mediterranean Fast Minesweeper Flotilla.


12 members of the ships company were lost, with most casualties incurred in the ships engine & boiler rooms.[2]


  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.