Ameer GY 397

Ameer was built 08/10/1908 by Smiths Dock North Shields for E Sleights and was delivered on 11/1908
08/1914 Requisitioned and converted for mine sweeping duties  18/03/1916 North Sea Skipper Frederick Kemp RNR Harwich-based attached to Boys Training Establishment HMS Ganges
Mined, laid by UC.7 Georg Haag and sank at 1520 off Felixstowe, Suffolk
Skipper and 8 ratings lost

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BAILEYWILLIAM A018/03/1916SignalmanAmeer
BENSONGORGE W018/03/19162nd HandAmeer
BESSANTALBERT A018/03/1916Deck HandAmeer
CHRISTIEWILLIAM018/03/1916Deck HandAmeer
KEMPFREDERICK R018/03/1916SkipperAmeer
SHELLADAM018/03/1916Deck HandAmeer
SMITHALFRED E018/03/1916Deck HandAmeer

Her Details Are

  • Official No 127836
  • Yard Number 812
  • Call Sign HNKB
  • Admiralty Number 38
  • Armamants 1 x 6 pdr
  • 216 GT 83 NT
  • Dimensions 117.4 x 21.6 x 11.6
  • Quarter Deck 67′ Foc’sle 19′ 

This photo courtesy of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph  

She was lost on 18/03/1916 having been mined off Felixstowe 51.56.30 N, 01.20 E whilst in Admiralty Service