From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Former name retained.
(Tr: dp. 443; 1. 127'; b. 21'6"; dr. 14'4"; s. 9.5 k.)
John Clay, a British civilian trawler, was leased by the Navy and commissioned 15 May 1919 for minesweeping operations in the North Atlantic. She assisted many ships in United Kingdom waters engaged in the difficult task of destroying the countless mines remaining after the war. John Clay decommissioned 12 August 1919 and was returned to her owners.