From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Former name retained.
(Tr: dp. 443; 1. 127'; b. 21'6''; dr. 14'4"; s. 10 k.; cl. Strath)
John Dunkin, a British trawler, was leased by the Navy and commissioned 30 May 1919, Lt. (j.g.) J. G. Doerscburg in command. She operated out of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, with the minesweeping detail in the North Sea. Ships stationed at Kirkwall cleared the western half of the mine barrage laid down during World War I to protect British Harbors. After completing this task, John Dunkin decommissioned 12 August 1919 and was returned to her owners.