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Gambri GY 992

The Gambri was built  11/1916 by Cook Welton & Gemmell for Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co 02/1917 went to A Grant 04/1917  Requisitioned as a minesweeper 18/01/1918 English Channel – Chief Skipper George Bee RNR. Mined at 1015, laid by UC.71 Ernst Steindorff that day sank off Royal Sovereign Light Vessel off Beachy Head near Eastbourne 50.43.23N 00.26.32E 
Skipper, 1 officer and 20 ratings lost  ARMSTRONG, William J A, Trimmer, RNR, ST 3037  BEE, George, Chief Skipper, RNR
BERRIGAN, John T, Seaman, Newfoundland RNR, X 1455
BLANSHARD, George, Trimmer, RNR, TS 6965
BLOOMFIELD, Charles W, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNVR, London Z 7263
CORSTORPHINE, Alexander, Trimmer Cook, RNR, TC 678
COTTER, William, Engineman, RNR, EC 5221
DAVIES, William J, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 15108
DENNETT, Rowland, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNVR, Mersey Z 3816
LYNCH, James, Deck Hand, RNR, TS 370
MCNEIL, Roderick, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 14676
MORTON, Henry, Deck Hand, RNR, SD 2957
NUNN, Harry G, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 17980
OSBORNE, Thomas H, Deck Boy, RNR, SBD 665
PRINCE, Harold H, Seaman, Newfoundland RNR, X 1973
REESE, John, Telegraphist, RNVR, London Z 5731
ROBERTSON, James L, 2nd Hand, RNR, DA 10303
SAYERS, Albert E, Ty/Skipper, RNR
SMITH, Ralph P, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 6804
SPEIGHT, Ernest, Ordinary Seaman, J 73844 (Po)
VICARS, Fred, Engineman, RNR, ES 4204


Her Details are 

  • Official Number 139923
  • Yard Number 343
  • Admiralty number FY 1263
  • GT 274 NT 107
  • Armament 1-6pdr
  • Dimensions 123.8 x 22.7 x 12.2
  • Quarter Deck 71′ Foc’sle 19′
  • Engines Charles D. Holmes 79 NHP 10½ knots

18/01/1918 Sunk by mine off Royal Sovereign Light Vessel whilst in Admiralty service