Night Hawk GY 643

Night Hawk built 1911 Cook Welton & Gemmell Beverley for Pioneer Steam Fishing
08/1914 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper
25/12/1914 North Sea Skipper Evans sweeping Scarborough field laid by cruiser Kolberg between Flamborough Head and Whitby
On Christmas Day at 0700 Whole bottom of the ship fell out with her engines and all hands that happened to be below 
Disappeared in less than 10sec off Scarborough 5.5 miles E of Whitby 54.16N 00.15W
Six ratings lost in the explosion 7 survivors including Lt Senior who rescued most of them from the freezing water using a life raft which he sculled through the icy water 

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
CHAPPLEAlfred W J Unknown25/12/1914EnginemanNight Hawk
CHURCHJosephUnknown25/12/1914TrimmerNight Hawk
HEARNEArthur HUnknown25/12/1914TrimmerNight Hawk
HUBBARDGeorge HUnknown25/12/1914Deck HandNight Hawk
ROWBOTHAMWilliam HUnknown25/12/1914EnginemanNight Hawk
SHEARSMITHThomas HUnknown25/12/1914CookNight Hawk

Her Details are

  • Official Number 132107
  • Yard Number 216
  • Admiralty Number FY 57
  • GT 287 NT 113
  • Quarter deck 72
  • Dimensions 130.2 x 23 x 12.4
  • Engines Charles D. Holmes 88 NHP 10½ knots

25/12/1914 Mined off Scarborough whilst in Admiralty Service