Croxton GY 1189

Croxton Built 08/1900 Cook Welton & Gemmell as the Victorian for William Butt & Willie Hill Grimsby
07/1912 went to Loyal Steam Fishing Co
10/1913 went to W Ellis
1915 Requisitioned as a mine-sweeper
12/1915 Renamed Victorian II
09/1918 went to J Coombes
1920 returned and reverted
03/1920 Renamed Victorian
06/1925 went to South Western Steam Fisheries
03/1928 went to TC & F Moss
04/1928 Renamed Croxton
11/01/1940 The Croxon was fishing in the North Sea under command of skipper W. Blythe and his crew of nine
The vessel was attacked by two German aircraft with bombs and machine guns
The Croxton foundered in position 53°20N / 02°40E where the crew abandoned to a small boat
The next day at 9.00 a.m. after twenty four hours in open seas and having rowed sixty miles they sighted a drifter near North Hammond Knoll Buoy and were picked up at 9.45 a.m. by HMD Citron at about 2.00 p.m., and later landed at Lowestoft

Her Details are

  • Official Number 113194
  • Admiralty Number FY 1841
  • GT 195 NT 62
  • Dimensions 113.6 x 21 x 11.2
  • Quarter Deck 49 Foc’sle 19

11/01/1940 Sunk in the North Sea by German aircraft