Okino GY 4

OKINO built 1914 for H L Taylor
Requisitioned 08/1914 as a mine sweeper
08/03/1915 Smyrna Blockade – Lt Geoffrey Whitehouse RNR in command, sweeping channel into Smyrna [Izmir] at night to allow battleships to close and bombard the forts, battleships Triumph and Swiftsure firing on the searchlights. 
Night of 8th/9th – Mined and sunk about 3,000yds from Fort Yeni Kali, South side of Gulf of Smyrna 10 crew lost, skipper and four men saved 
APPLEYARD, Ernest, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 407 
BEER, Charles, Signal Boy, RNR, SB 17 
CUMMINGS, Roderick T, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 1233 
FISHER, Ernest A, 2nd Hand, RNR, SA 849 
HILL, Thomas, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 3177 
INGRAM, Benjamin S, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 492 
NICOL, William R, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 1217 
SHEPHERD, Alexander, Trimmer, RNR, TS 441 
SMITH, William, Engineman 2c, RNR, TS 458 
WRIGHT, Alfred J, Petty Officer 2c (RFR B 3251), 182258 (Ch)

Her Details are

  • Official Number
  • Admiralty Number 285
  • GT 241

Mined 08/03/1915 near Yeni Cale Gulf of Smyrna Dardanels whilst in Admiralty Service