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    Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 08:19

1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 590. Launched: Saturday 15th November 1913. Completed: 1914. Registered: January 1914. Gross Tons: 241. Nett Tons: 94. Length: 119 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Call Sign: JDVK. Official Number: 135992. Original Owners: H. L. Taylor & H. G. Hopwood, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Admiralty number: 285.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine near Yeni Cale in the Dardenelles on Monday 8th March 1915.

Ten of her crew died when she sank, their names will be added to the Roll of Honour Shortly.

Edited by Mal Murray - 10 Mar 2011 at 09:34
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