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Carilon GY 692

Carilon built 28/04/1915 Cook Welton & Gemmell Beverley for Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby
Requisitioned 11/1915 as a minesweeper
24/12/1915 North Sea – Dover Patrol Skipper William Reuben Francis RNR, Sweeping near Elbow buoy off North Foreland was mined in field laid by UC.1 Egon von Werner off Kent the day before and badly damaged. Actaeon closed to take her in tow foundered near Margate last noted position 51.24.25N, 01.30.12E  No lives lost 


Her Details are

  • Official Number 138940
  • Yard Number 325
  • Admiralty Number 21
  • Armament 1-3pdr
  • GT 226 NT 109
  • Quarter Deck 61 Foc’sle 169
  • Dimensions 117 x 22 x 12.7
  • Engines Amos & Smith 75 NHP  9 knots

 Mined 24/12/1915 off Margate whilst in Admiralty Service The mine was laid by UC1 on the 23/12/1915