HMT Texas

Jamaica,Caribbean

TR-57 was laid down as a steam trawler by Kingston Shipbuilding Company in Canada. She was launched in 1919 and delivered to British Royal Navy who used her as an auxiliary navy vessel. In 1920 she was sold to the American Gulf Export & Transportation Company and renamed Colonel Roosevelt. After the outbreak of World War Two she was again requisitioned by Royal Navy and refitted as an armed trawler and renamed HMT Texas. She sank after a collision 19. July 1944 outside Port Royal. The wreck rest today on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 23 to 33 meter outside Kingston harbor. Also see the wreck of Cayman Trader.


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HMT Texas
TR-57, Colonel Roosevelt
39,6 x 7,6 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
301 grt
Kingston ( CA ) 1919
( UK )


Last updated: February 2020