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South Shields, Crathie

South Shields


Maritime Craft

Fishing Vessel





24th August 1914 British trawler which foundered approximately 30 miles east of the Tyne after being mined while on patrol duty as a minesweeper, operating out of the Tyne in the North Sea. Constructed of steel in 1911, she was a steam-driven vessel which had been hired by the Admiralty. She was one of six vessels all lost in the same minefield within 24 hours. Builder: Duthie Torry Where Built: Aberdeen Propulsion: Screw-driven, 3-cylinder triple-expansion engine Fishing Number: A350 Crew Lost: 2 Owner: Royal Navy




Ian T. Spokes Wreck Database, Inga Project, National Monument Record (1002310); United Kingdom shipwreck index [pre publication typescript]; 1990 Lloyd's war losses, The First World War: Casualties to shipping through enemy causes 1914-1918 Page(s)2; 1988 British vessels lost at sea 1914-18 and 1939-45 Section I Page(s)10; J J Colledge 1989 Ships of the Royal Navy, volume 2: navy-built trawlers, drifters, tugs and requisitioned ships from the fifteenth century to the present Page(s)92; Richard and Bridget Larn 1997 Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 3. The east coast of England : Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland Section 6, County Durham (CF); Taffrail (Captain Taprell Dorling, DSO, FRHistS) 1935 Swept Channels Page(s)38-40; accessed on 20-NOV-2008; accessed on 20-NOV-2008

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