Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, in the case of a ship for the Royal Navy this meant she also had to be commissioned as fit for purpose, once commissioned she was then considered ready for action and would take her place in the fleet.
HMS HICKORY was the second of the armed trawlers ordered from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb, she had a short service time with the Royal Navy as she hit a mine in the English Channel and sank.
Based on the original "Dog Class" design, the trawlers of this class that survived the war were all sold on to other navies as surplus stock.
We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.