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Bedfordshire GY 196

Bedfordshire built 17/07/1935 by Smiths dock for Bedfordshire Steam Fishing Co Grimsby
Requisitioned 1939 converted to an Anti Submarine vessel
12/1939 joined the A/S 17th Group at Swansea patrolling the Bristol Channel
03/1942 Loaned to the United States Navy, along with her crew, for anti-submarine duties
Escorted the damaged AMC Queen of Bermuda from Halifax to New York for repair
Loaned to the USA working on Convoy Duties on East coast of USA and Canada
11/05/1942 Sunk by U-558 off Cape Lookout, North Carolina
She was struck by two torpedoes and disintegrated of the 34 ship’s company just one survived

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
LUKINSErnest Wilkins3711/05/1942Petty Officer StokerBedfordshire
FEATHERSTONEGeoffrey2111/05/1942TelegraphistBedfordshire
TRAVELLCharles JamesUnknown11/05/1942Ordinary SignalmanBedfordshire
BOWENErnest George2211/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
CLUTTERBUCKHenry2411/05/1942Sub LieutenantBedfordshire
BRANSBYRussell2911/05/1942LieutenantBedfordshire
FORDHerbert3411/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
MAXWELLThomas2811/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
DUNCANAndrew Watt4211/05/1942Chief EnginemanBedfordshire
HALLBruceUnknown11/05/1942Sub LieutenantBedfordshire
BARNESFrederick William3111/05/1942EnginemanBedfordshire
BICKFORDLeonard Preston2911/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
CERRINOGeorge Whiley2411/05/1942Leading SeamanBedfordshire
WATSONThomas Alexander2611/05/1942Ordinary SignalmanBedfordshire
BENNETTStanley2311/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
CARRUTHERSEdward Sydney2011/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
WHITECharles William2911/05/1942Ordinary TelegraphistBedfordshire
LEEWilliam3011/05/1942Leading SeamanBedfordshire
CLEMANCEWiliam Frederick W2111/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
CRAGGFrancis1811/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
FISHERGeorge HenryUnknown11/05/1942Stoker 2nd ClassBedfordshire
DICKJohn Rowan3211/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
KELLYJosephUnknown11/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
McCAULEYJames Lorne1911/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
DAVIS Russell Samuel1811/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
MORTON Ernest Neil2011/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
McCRINDLEAlexander AllenUnknown11/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
MYERSWillaim John3411/05/1942Stoker Bedfordshire
MALTBYFrederick Francis3111/05/1942Leading SeamanBedfordshire
McKENZIEAngusUnknown11/05/1942StokerBedfordshire
CUNNINGHAMThomas2711/05/1942Sub LieutenantBedfordshire
DRYDENAlfred3211/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
CRAIGStanley R2411/05/1942Ordinary TelegraphistBedfordshire
SMITTENSidney William2011/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire
STONE Percy Ernest2511/05/1942SeamanBedfordshire
WILLIAMSLesley Joseph2811/05/1942StokerBedfordshire
SWEENEYJohn Unknown11/05/1942Ordinary SeamanBedfordshire

Her Details are

  • Official Number 164392
  • Yard Number 988
  • Admiralty Number 141
  • Armament 1-4 pdr
  • GT 433 NT 161
  • Quarter Deck 84 Foc’sle 28
  • Dimensions 162 x 27 x 14
  • Engines 99 NHP

11/05/1942 Sunk Off Cape Lookout North Carolina by U 558