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Earl Essex GY 48

Earl Essex built 1914 Cook Welton & Gemmell Beverley for Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby
08/1914 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper 1920 Returned to commercial fishing  02/11/1915 Sold to Harold Croft Baker Grimsby  08/01/1923 Bought by the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby  06/02/1937 Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd Grimsby  11/1939 Requisitioned as a minesweeper 1946 Returned to commercial fishing Sank in the North Sea on the 24/04/1946 when a mine that had been trawled up exploded The trawler Vera Grace FD 211 which was fishing near by had seen the explosion picked up one survivor Ten crew were lost


Her details are 

  • Official Number 136002
  • Yard Number 290
  • Admiralty Number FY 292 FY 852
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 225 NT 112
  • Dimensions 117 x 22 x 12.7
  • Quarter Deck 61 
  • Engines Amos & Smith 68 NHP 9½ knots

24/04/1946 Foundered as a result of an explosion in the North sea probably a mine