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Chester GY 148

Chester built 03/11/1896 Edwards Bros North Shields for Hagerup Doughty & Co Grimsby 04/1906 Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co  Requisitioned 10/1914 as a minesweeper 1915 The vessel was hired by the Admiralty and renamed as Chester II  29/02/1916 North Sea  Skipper R Dutton In collision with torpedo boat TB.28 at 0340 both ships darkened sank in Firth of Forth Gullane Bay Aberlady Cockenzie in 56.04.16N 02.52.15W  No lives lost

Her Details are

  • Official Number 106682
  • Yard Number 533 
  • Admiralty number 629
  • Armament 1 3 pdr
  • GT 143 NT 45 
  • Dimensions 104 x 20.7 x 10.5 
  • Quarter deck 18 Foc’sle 18 
  • Engines Triple expansion 9 16 25½ x 19½ in 45rhp Sunderland works of N E Marine Co Sunderland   

29/02/1916 Sunk after collision in Firth of Forth whilst in Admiralty Service