The Shakespearian class trawler was a class of anti-submarine naval trawlers that served the Royal Navy. Ships in this class had a displacement of 545 tons, a top speed of 12 knots, a crew of 40 men, and armament of one 12-pounder AA gun, three 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns and 30 depth charges. They were nearly identical to the Isles class trawlers, of which they are usually considered a subclass.
Three of the Shakespearian class trawlers were war losses: Coriolanus, Horatio and Laertes. One, Othello, was transferred to Italy in 1946, and another, Rosalind, to Kenya, also in 1946. By the end of that year, only Hamlet and Macbeth remained in service with the Royal Navy; both were sold in 1947.
HMT Celia - Launched 1940, sold 1946:
HMT Coriolanus - Launched 1940, war loss 1945:
HMS Fluellen - Launched 1940, sold 1946:
HMT Hamlet - Launched 24 July 1940, sold 1947
HMT Horatio - Launched 1940, war loss 1943
HMT Juliet - Launched 1940, sold 1946
HMT Laertes - Launched 1940, war loss 1942
HMS Macbeth - Launched 3 October 1940, sold 1947:
HMS Ophelia - Launched 1940, sold 1946
HMS Othello - Launched 1941, transferred to Italy 1946 as DR 310:
HMS Romeo - Launched 1941, sold 1946:
HMS Rosalind - Launched 3 May 1941, transferred to Kenya 1946, joined Royal East African Navy 1952, redeployed to Madagascar 1964: