Heron GY 1230

Heron built 1902 G. Cooper Hull for T. Baskcomb Grimsby
10/1914 To T. W. Baskcomb Grimsby
12/1914 Requisitioned as a minesweeper
11/1915 To T. Baskcomb Ltd Grimsby
1919 Returned 
07/1933 Bought by the Amalgamated Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby 
02/1935 Sold to H. A. Baskcomb Grimsby 
12/1939 Bought by the Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd Grimsby Served as Foamcrest in WW2
12 /07/1942 sunk when she struck a mine in the British minefield at Faroes Bank
The crew of 12 managed to escape and reached the Faroese island of Sk├║voy in a lifeboat where they were cared for by local inhabitants
The minefield had been laid by the Royal Navy on 11/07/1942
Lieutenant JC Luke RN was not a member of the trawler’s crew
He died at HMS Heron the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton in 06/1942

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
ColeErnest Webb3701/09/1940Deck HandHeron

Her Details are

  • Official Number 113230
  • Admiralty number FY 715
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 209 NT 73
  • Dimensions 118.2 x 21.5 x 11.2
  • Quarter deck 48 Foc’sle 20

 Lost near Faeroe Bank on the 27/07/1942