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Birch GY 677

Birch built 23/01/1912 by Cook Welton & Gemmell for W Grant and D. Robinson Grimsby 02/1915 Requisitioned as minesweeper 23/08/1916 North Sea – Skipper Edward Yallop RNR With group of minesweepers sweeping War Channel approaches to Lowestoft she was Mined at 1600, laid by UC.1 Kurt Ramien 3 days before, She broke up and sank off Yarmouth 52.35N 01.54E 3 ratings lost 
BROWN Charles V Deck Hand RNR
MILLER William 2nd Hand RNR
WRIGHT Frank S Deck Hand RNR


Her details are

  • Official Number 132125
  • Yard Number 236
  • Admiralty number 1129
  • GT 215 NT 84
  • Quarter Deck 67
  • Dimensions 118.9 x 21.5 x 11.4
  • Engines Amos & Smith 67 HP 10.5 Knots

23/08/1916 Mined off Yarmouth whilst in Admiralty Service