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Admiral Souchon GY 136

The Following Details have been supplied by Hans-J. Heise Hamburg 
11/1916 construction contract issued as VICE-PRESIDENT DOVE
04/06/1918 commissioned ADMIRAL SOUCHON 
Intended for boat department Flanders, Flak School Blankenberghe
2nd escort flotilla, 7 half flotilla
1919 4th mine search flotilla Baltic Sea, 7th half flotilla
10/08/1920 delivered to Great Britain
12/1922 ADMIRAL SOUCHON Registered as GY 136
Owners Marshal Line Steam Fishing Co. Ltd Manager  Sir Alec. Black
27/12/1922 Renamed CHRISTINA CATHARINA registered IJM 13
New survey 242 GRT, 70 NRT with 38.65 x 7.06 x 3.16 m
05/05/1926 CHRISTINA CATHARINA Registered as IJM 3
29/11/1932 Renamed BLOEMENDAAL Registered IJM 71
04/09/1939 went to Dutch Navy
27/09/1939 Renamed BOEIENSCHIP 5
1940 Converted to a Minesweeper
29/10/1943 out of service
1943 went to the Royal Navy
1943 Renamed BLOEMENDAAL as a Barrage balloon vehicle
03/1946 Returned to Owners
1946 BLOEMENDAAL Registered as  IJM 71
04/09/1956 sold for demolition
06/09/1956 from IJmuiden in tow for demolition

Her Details are 

  • Official Number 146876
  • Yard Number 681
  • Admiralty Number FY 1787
  • GT 238 NT 91
  • Dimensions 38.45 x 7.03 x 3.15 x 4.10
  • Engines 400 hp, 3 Cyl 340 x 520 x 820 mm, 560 mm
  • Speed10 knots

Scrapped in 1957 the Netherlands