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

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BYATT Alfred H Unknown07/09/1917Leading Deck Hand By George
MCASKILL John Unknown07/09/1917SeamanBy George

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