Courtland GY 35

Courtland Built 1904 Cook Welton & Gemmell Hull for Alec L. Black Grimsby
29/06/1908 Sold to Naam Ven Stoomv Grotius Ijmuiden Holland renamed Grotius 
1910 Bought by Christian M. Evensen Thorshaven Færoe Islands renamed Pauline 
12/03/1915 Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby renamed Earl Granard Registered as GY 449 
04/1915 Requisitioned as a minesweeper 
1919 Returned to commercial fishing 
24/09/1915 Bought by the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby 
16/03/1918 Sold to Isaac Bunch Grimsby
22/12/1923 Bought by Great Central Co-op Eng & Repair Co Ltd Grimsby 
15/06/1928 Sold to Harold Bacon Grimsby 
26/09/1930 Bought by T. C. & F. Moss Ltd Grimsby 
01/04/1931 Renamed Castleton 
11/1939 Requisitioned as an auxiliary patrol vessel 
01/1940 Returned to commercial fishing
28/06/1940 While on patrol she was sunk by a German Luftwaffe Do17Z aircraft east of the Orkney Islands at 09.30 hours
10 crew were lost. Note: Castleton was previously presumed sunk by U-102, which is not true
The vessel was off the Orkney Islands at the time of the attack

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
DILLONCHARLES JAMES4528/06/1940Deck HandCastleton
STEWARTWILLIAM5328/06/1940Chief EngineerCastleton
HUBBARDTHOMAS GEORGE5028/06/1940Third HandCastleton
SQUIREJOHN THOMAS3728/06/1940Deck HandCastleton
COOKHENRY GEORGE5628/06/1940Second EngineerCastleton
RYANJOHN DENNIS4028/06/1940SailorCastleton
WEBBJOHN ALLEN4528/06/1940MateCastleton
OSBORNELESLIE ALBERT1928/06/1940TrimmerCastleton

Her Details are

  • Official Number 118938
  • Yard Number 61 
  • Admiralty Number FY 2653
  • GT 211 NT 76 
  • Dimensions 115.4 x 21.6 x 11.5 
  • Quarter deck 58 Foc’sle 19 
  • Engines Amos & Smith 65 NHP 10 knots 

Sunk by Aircraft 28/06/1940