TR 20


Minesweeping Trawler



TR 20 at the Kingston, Ontario, shipyard circa 1917.

Source: flicker photo collection of Ron Bell


Completed: 10 November 1917 

Paid off: 

Sold: 1920

Acquired by RAN: 1940

Commissioned: 29 July 1940

Paid off: 1 November 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1952


Completed on 10 Nov 1917, she was paid off after the war and sold for commercial use. Sold in 1920, she was renamed Seville, then in 1926, Durraween. Acquired by the RAN in 1940, she was commissioned as HMAS DURRAWEEN on 29 Jul 1940. Paid off on 10 Nov 1945, she was returned to her pre-wartime owners. She was broken up at Blackwater Bay, Sydney, NSW in 1952.



Commanding Officers


Mate Abraham Boyce, RNCVR



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Boyce, Abraham


Commanding Officer







Photos and Documents



HMAS DURRAWEEN, Williamstown, Jul 1940

RAN photo / Public domain