Assyrian GY 401

Assyrian built 05/02/1908 Coopers of Selby for Great Central Co-Op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd Grimsby
04/1909 Requisitioned and renamed SPIDER Converted to a mine sweeper and employed on M/S Experiments at Portland
1914 based at Portsmouth as an M/S Training Ship for Fishery Reserve Crews
Her Chief Gunner was Albert Frankland She was headed inshore at 2.00 am in a strong easterly gale with very heavy seas and was driven onto the beach near the War Signal Station at the Northern end of the breakwater, Lowestoft. The crew were taken off by lifeboat and she was abandoned as a wreck, the remains were sold 04/1915

Her Details Are

  • Official Number 127837
  • Yard Number 426
  • Admiralty Number FY 54
  • Armament 1 x 6pdr
  • 256 GT 107 NT
  • Dimensions 127 x 22 x 11.6
  • Quarter Deck 68′ Foc’sle 21′

22/11/1914 Wrecked off Lowestoft whilst in Admiralty Service