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Amplify GY 789

Amplify built 21/12/1915 by Smiths Dock Co Ltd South Bank Middlesbrough for Iceland Steam Fishing & Fish Curing 02/1916 Requisitioned as a minesweeper  17/01/1917 off W Scotland – Skipper William Grant RNR Driven ashore in SE’ly gale and wrecked at Skeirascape Castlebay Barra island 56.57N, 07.30W Salvage attempted but filled with water, heeled to 75 degrees and abandoned as constructive total loss No lives lost 


Her Details are

  • Official number 138948
  • Yard number 555
  • Admiralty number FY 1982 FY 59
  • Armament 1-6pdr
  • GT 342 NT 141
  • Quarter Deck 78 Foc’sle 21
  • Dimensions 140.6 x 24 x 13.2

17/01/1917 Stranded Castle Bay whilst in Admiralty service