Recepto GY 254

Recepto Built 06/06/1914 Cook Welton & Gemmel for G F Sleight  
11/1914 Requisitioned until 02/1917 Converted to a minesweeper
16/02/1917 North Sea Sweeping with hired trawler Perihelion in Tees BayMined laid by UC.30 Heinrich Stenzler sank off Longscar Buoy off The Heugh Hartlepool about 1 mile from Long Scarr bouy 54.40.20N 01.07.40W
Skipper and crew Lost

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
TAYLORWILLIAM DARLINGUnknown16/02/1917Deck HandRecepto
WATSONCHARLES PERCY2216/02/1917Deck HandRecepto
LUPTONSTEPHEN GOODWIN2016/02/1917Deck HandRecepto
DODDSMATTHEW TREWICK2816/02/1917Trimmer CookRecepto
MORRISROBERTUnknown16/02/1917Second HandRecepto
MACIVER3924/02/1917Leading SeamanRecepto

Her details are

  • Official Number 136991
  • Yard number 299
  • Admiralty Number FY 47
  • Gt 245 NT 107
  • Dimensions 120.5 x 22 x 12.3
  • Quarter Deck 67′
  • Engines by C D Holmes 80 NHP 10.5 Knots

16/02/1917 Mined off Longscar Bouyin Tees Bay whilst in Admiralty service The mine was laid by UC 30 on 12/02/1917