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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 on patrol rather than mine sweepingMined 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 BERRY Thomas W Able Seaman
GILBERT Thaddeus Ty/Skipper RNR died of wounds
HARE John R Cook
HARRIS Thomas G Able Seaman 
SPARROW Walter R Deck Hand
THORNTON Joseph W 2nd Hand 


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

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