Oswaldian GY 1104

Oswaldian built 10/1917 Cook Welton & Gemmell for loyal Steam Fishing Company
09/1917 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper
1919 Returned
29/10/1931 Lost Crew A G Swan
22/05/1940 Owned by Sir Alec Black
05/1940 Requisitioned as an Auxilary Patrol Vessel based at Milford Haven
04/08/1940 Sunk by Mine off Breaksea Light Vessel in the Bristol Channel
7 survivors picked up and landed at Barry

Photo supplied by Richard Davies
1939 RNLI Report
SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
DonaldWilliam5404/08/19401st EnginemanHMT  Oswaldian
AllenHenry3804/08/1940Deck HandHMT  Oswaldian
BlackmoreSamuel Wheaton4904/08/1940CookHMT  Oswaldian
CartwrightThomas Henry3404/08/1940Deck HandHMT  Oswaldian
Fenty JohnUnknown04/08/19403rd HandHMT  Oswaldian
FlemmingJohn2504/08/1940TrimmerHMT  Oswaldian
KeyGeorge EdwardUnknown04/08/1940FiremanHMT  Oswaldian
MillsDouglas Ross2004/08/1940Able SeamanHMT  Oswaldian
PrestonFredrick William4304/08/19402nd EngineerHMT  Oswaldian
Rice Thomas2504/08/1940Deck HandHMT  Oswaldian
Smith James2704/08/1940TrimmerHMT  Oswaldian
Wass Peter Thomas1904/08/1940Ordinary SeamanHMT  Oswaldian

Her Details are 

  • Official Number 139962
  • Yard Number 355
  • Admiralty Number FY 1651
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 261 NT 102
  • Dimensions 120 x 22.5 x 12
  • Quarter Deck 67
  • Engines Amos & Smith 74nhp 9.5 Knots

04/08/1940 Mined Bristol Channel whilst in Admiralty Service