Dagon GY 957

Dagon built 1914 Smiths Dock Co Ltd South Bank Middlesbrough for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice
06/1915 Requisitioned 
08/12/1916 English Channel – Lt Edward Roberts RNR Skipper Isaac Pearce employed as patrol vessel
Dover Patrol near Royal Sovereign LV 
Mined at 18:25 laid by UC.21 Reinhold Saltzwedel shortly before sank rapidly off Royal Sovereign LV off Beachy Head 50.40N 00.30E
Both officers and 10 ratings lost but 7 survivors
Note according to “The Dover Patrol 1914-18” a U-boat fired a torpedo at a British destroyer missed and hit HMS Dagon with the loss of all her crew including Lt E E Roberts
“Swept Channels” supports the torpedoing the ship exploding violently and sinking almost at once It goes on to report that none of the officers and crew were saved 

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
PARTONGEORGE2608/12/1916Second HandDagon
RAPERWILLIAM THOMASUnknown08/12/1916Deck HandDagon

Her details are

  • Official Number 135991
  • Yard Number 568
  • Admiralty Number FY 3202
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 250 NT 96
  • Dimensions 125 x 23.5 x 13
  • Quarter Deck 74 Foc’sle 20

08/12/1916 Mined near Royal Sovereign Light Vessel whilst in Admiralty Service