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Northumbria GY 169

Northumbria built 1906 Cook Welton & Gemmell Beverley for East Anglia Steam Fishing
09/1914 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper and armed patrol sweeper
03/03/1917 North Sea – Skipper A YoungHeading for patrol position Mined at 1840 laid by UC 29 Ernst Rosenow earlier that day sank quickly near May Is, Firth of Forth about 1 mile N 1 1/2m NE of Fife Ness
Wreck found in 56.17.31N 02.32.24W
5 ratings lost 1 officer 8 ratings survived

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BELL   Tom Unknown03/03/1917TrimmerNorthumbria
HEEPS Walter H Unknown03/03/1917TrimmerNorthumbria
MANNINGRichard Unknown03/03/1917TrimmerNorthumbria
MATTHEWSRobertUnknown03/03/19172nd HandNorthumbria
COLLINSGeorgeUnknown03/03/1917TrimmerNorthumbria

Her Details are

  • Official Number 123580
  • Yard Number 116
  • Admiralty Number FY 623
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 211 NT 76
  • Quarter deck 58 Foc’sle 19
  • Dimensions 115.4 x 21.6 x 11.5
  • Engines Charles D. Holmes 60 NHP 10 knots 

03/03/1917 Sunk by mine near May Island off Firth of Forth whilst in Admiralty Service