InaWilliam GY 872

Inawilliam built 1913 Cochrane & Sons Selby for Hecla steam Fishing Co 
04/1915 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper and armed patrol sweeper
05/06/1915 Atlantic off SW Ireland – Sub-Lt Nettleingham RNR steaming towards Cahirmore Signal Station few miles west of Berehaven 
Large submarine came to the surface 1 or 2 miles away on port beam Inawilliam now 11 miles W of Mizen Head headed for the U-boat which fired 4 or 5 rounds then a torpedo which just missed 
The trawler fired back hit her once or twice as she submerged and escaped
30/05/1917 Atlantic off SW Ireland – Skipper Charles Slapp RNR on patrol 
21/05/1917 Mined at 0923 laid by UC 50 Rudolf Seuffer sank rapidly off Bull Rock Light off Berehaven Co Cork 51.14N 10.18W Skipper and 11 ratings lost 

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
CARTERErnest21/05/1917Deck HandInawilliam
DAWNJohn H21/05/1917Trimmer Inawilliam
DENNEHY John21/05/1917Deck HandInawilliam
FAHYJohn21/05/1917Deck Hand Inawilliam
RITCHIEJames H21/05/1917TrimmerInawilliam
RUSSELLWilliam C21/05/1917SignalmanInawilliam
SHIMMINWilliam H21/05/19172nd HandInawilliam
 CLAYTONAlbert E W21/05/1917EnginemanInawilliam

Her Details are

  • Official Number 134784
  • Yard Number 556
  • Admiralty Number 2658
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 337 NT 134
  • Dimensions 140 x 24.1 x 12.5
  • Quarter deck 78 Foc’sle 20

30/05/1917 Mined near Bull Light off Berehaven whilst in Admiralty Service