Garmo GY 1165

Garmo built 1900 Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd Hull for Ocean Steam Fishing
11/1914 Requisitioned as auxiliary patrol vessel
20/12/1914, North Sea – One of two hired auxiliaries mined in the Kolberg-laid Scarborough field.
Skipper Thaddeus Gilbert RNR was on patrol rather than mine sweeping
Mined about an hour after Valiant
Turned right over and sank off Scarborough 54.15.12N 00.17.06W
Skipper died of injuries from the explosion and five ratings lost
Survivors saved by HM Drifter Principal

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BERRY Thomas W Unknown20/12/1914Able SeamanGarmo
GILBERT Thaddeus Unknown20/12/1914Ty/Skipper RNR Garmo
HARE John R Unknown20/12/1914CookGarmo
HARRIS Thomas G  Unknown20/12/1914Able SeamanGarmo
SPARROW Walter R 3320/12/1914Deck HandGarmo
THORNTON Joseph W Unknown20/12/19142nd Hand Garmo

Her Details are

  • Official Number 113172
  • Admiralty Number FY 810
  • GT 203 NT 71
  • Quarter deck 50 Foc’sle 20
  • Dimensions 112.2 x 21.6 x 11.6

20/12/1914 Mined off Scarborough whilst in Admiralty Service