Resmilo GY 1029

Resmilo Built 03/1917 Cook Welton & Gemmell for G F Sleight
03/1917 Requisitioned as a mine sweeper then hydrophone vessel
1920 Returned
08/02/1931 Lost Crew F S Baxter – gave his life trying to save the life of his ship mate.
17/11/1933 went to G F Sleight & R Humphreys
09/09/1940 Requisitioned as a minesweeper
20/06/1941 Sunk by bombs from German aircraft off the south breakwater at Peterhead, One of the bombs exploded under the vessel which split her plates.
At the time of the sinking the vessel was serving with the 70 minesweeper group which was based at Aberdeen.
There were no casualties and all the crew were rescued

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BAXTERF SUnknown08/02/1931Resmilo
McLEODUnknown01/01/1919Deck HandResmilo

Her Details are

  • Official Number 139938
  • Yard Number 359
  • Admiralty Number FY 3021
  • Armament 1-12pdr 1-3.5in Bomb Thrower
  • GT 258 NT 113
  • Dimensions 120.5 x 22 x 12.2
  • Quarter Deck 67′
  • Engines C.D. Holmes Co. Ltd 80 nhp 10½ knots

Reported Lost 08/06/1941 Sunk by Aircraft at Peterhead whilst in Admiralty Service
The vessel was raised in 1946 and scrapped.