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Emillion GY 243

Emilion built 1914 Smiths Dock Co Ltd South Bank Middlesbrough for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co Grimsby 04/1915 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper 1919 Returned  09/1927 Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd  11/1939 Called for Admiralty service Served as a Minesweeper  Lost on Friday 24/10/1941 Sunk after striking a mine in the Thames Estuary in the vicinity of No B6 Buoy in the Barrow Deep and sank nearby All of the crew were rescued however She was considered a potential danger to navigation and was dispersed soon after by explosives


Her Details are 

  • Official Number 137000
  • Yard Number 579
  • Admiralty number FY 1613 FY 853
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 201 NT 78
  • Dimensions 112.3 x 21.6 x 12
  • Quarter deck 67 Foc’sle 19
  • Engines Triple expansion 11½, 19½, 32 in x 24 in 67 NHP by Smiths Dock

24/10/1941 Mined Thames Estuary whilst in Admiralty service