The P.V. Class of Minesweepers were built as Menhaden trawlers. These ships were purchased in the United States and built in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. A total of 7 were acquired and numbered I through VII. Prior to service in the RCN, these trawlers were used in Atlantic Menhaden fishery.
HMCS P.V. I - VII were purchased and armed by the RCN to form a flotilla of already built ships capable of being minesweepers. They were based out of Sydney, Nova Scotia, and saw service as Minesweeper Patrol Boats from March, 1917 - April, 1919. In 1919 the class was decommissioned, disarmed, sold, and returned to their former occupation as Menhaden Trawlers.
Dimensions are average values across the class.
Original Names Prior to Commissioning: P.V. I William B. Murray P.V. II Amagansett P.V. III Herbert N. Edwards P.V. IV Martin J. Marran P.V. V Rollin E. Mason P.V. VI Leander Wilcox P.V. VII Rowland H. Wilcox