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Orianda GY 291

Orianda built 11/07/1914 Cochranes of Selby for Dolphin Steam Fishing co Ltd Grimsby
09/1914 Requisitioned as a Minesweeper she was modified to be able to engage in Mine clearing laid off Scarborough by the German Cruiser Kolberg 19/12/1914 North Sea After bringing several mines to the surface working with the M/S Gunboat SkipJack she closed in and struck a mine sinking inside of 10 mins with engines at full ahead wreck lies in 54.15.17N 00.18.32W and stands upright and remains in one piece
loss of 1 life
WILSON, James, Deck Hand

Here details are

  • Official Number 136999
  • Yard Number 610
  • Admiralty Number FY 99
  • Armament 1 x 6pdr
  • 273 GT 145 NT
  • Dimensions 130.4 x 22 x 12.6
  • Quarter deck 72′ Foc’sle 21′

19/12/1914 Mined off Scarborough whilst in Admiralty Service