Imperial Queen GY 502

The Imperial Queen was built by Dundee Ship Building Co for The Great Northern Steam Fishing Co of Hull in 1914
Her original Port registry was H193 owned by the Imperial steam Fishing Co Hull
05/1915 Requisitioned converted to a mine sweeper with Hydrophones
Returned 1919

Dick Appleton Has supplied the following documents from his family records of his Grandfather Charles Ernest Hill who was skipper at the time of its loss after believed striking a mine.

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BOYINGTONHORACE4028/07/1920EnginemanImperial Queen
CROUCHERDAN GEOFFREY1728/07/1920Deck HandImperial Queen   
RUSSELLALBERT EDWARD2128/07/1920Deck HandImperial Queen   
McIVERSIDNEY ERNEST2828/07/1920Third HandImperial Queen   
JACOBSENJOHN THOMAS1728/07/1920TrimmerImperial Queen
WILLIAMSONRICHARD3928/07/1920CookImperial Queen   
CHAPMANWALTER ALFRED6528/07/1920MateImperial Queen   
FLETCHERTHOMAS MARTIN3628/07/1920TrimmerImperial Queen   
BYRNEWILLIAM2628/07/1920Spare HandImperial Queen
RICHARDSONFRANCIS M T3328/07/1920Second EnginemanImperial Queen

Her details are

  • Official number 136215
  • Admiralty Number FY 1348
  • Armaments 1-12pdr, 1-7.5″ Bomb Thrower (Howitzer)
  • 246 GT 96 NT
  • Dimensions 120.4 x 22.6 x 12.4
  • Quarter Deck 67′ Foc’sle 19′
  • Engine 76 HP

She is thought to have struck a mine on or around the date of 28/07/1920