BY George GY 69

By George built 17/01/1914 Cook Welton & Gemmell Beverley for North Western Steam Fishing 07/1914 Requisitioned as a minesweeper 02/11/1915 Sold to Harold Croft Baker Grimsby 07/09/1917 Aegean Sea – Skipper Francis Joint Hulland RNR Based at Stavros Northern Greece Preparing to sweep field where Helgian was sunk the previous day with other minesweepers  Mined port side forward at 1710 laid by UC.23 on 11/07/1917 Volkhard von Bothmer Broke up and sank in Gulf of Ruphani location not identified but believed to be 40.38N 23.54E  2 ratings lost  BYATT Alfred H Leading Deck Hand RNR

Her details are 

  • Official Number 136004
  • Yard Number 291
  • Call Sign JFKM
  • Admiralty number FY 253
  • Armament 1-3pdr
  • GT 225 NT 112
  • Quarter deck 61
  • Dimensions 117 x 22 x 12.7
  • Engines Amos & Smith 68NHP 9½ knots

07/09/1917 Mined in the Gulf of Ruphani Aegean Sea whilst in Admiralty Service