Agamemnon GY 187

Agamemnon built 20/09/1906 Cochranes of Selby for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Company Grimsby
08/1914 Hired by the Royal Navy and converted to a Minesweeper
15/02/1915 Renamed Agamemnon II
Harwich-based Skipper Frederick Sibley RNR
With other Harwich sweepers clearing minefield discovered that morning and in fact laid that morning by UC.1 
Lt-Cdr Hugh Archer of HMS Actaeon Sheerness Torpedo School embarked and in command of operation Recovering sweep when a mine fouling the wire was pulled into the ship and detonating a mine off Shipwash Light Vessel 51,57 N 01,36’45 E.
The mine was laid by UC 1 commanded by Egon Von Werner 
Sank off the Shipwash Sands off Orford Ness
Total crew lost 9

SurnameForenameAge At DeathDate Of DeathRankBoat
OLIVERWILLIAM SIDNEYUnknown15/07/1915Deck HandH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
NORRISPHILIPSUnknown15/07/1915Deck HandH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
STAPLEWILLIAM JOHN4315/07/1915Petty Officer 1st ClassH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
STRATTONJOHN ALFRED3715/07/1915EnginemanH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
STRUTTFRANKUnknown15/07/1915EnginemanH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
JEPSONCARL FREDERICK2115/07/1915Trimmer CookH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
CLARKHERBERT3415/07/1915EnginemanH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
ASTLENORMAN HENRYUnknown15/07/1915Able SeamanH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
BERRYJAMESUnknown15/07/1915Second HandH.M. Trawler Agamemnon II
MARSHALLEDWARD HUnknown21/10/1914Deck HandAgamemnon

Her Details are 

  • Official Number 123598
  • Yard Number 383
  • Admiralty Number 19
  • 225 GT 106 NT
  • Quarter Deck 66′ Foc’sle 18′
  • Dimensions 117.2 x 22 x 11.6
  • Engines 3 cylinder triple expansion

Registry closed 24/08/1915