S.T. Gavina (1) FD236

Technical

Official Number: 139207
Yard Number: 635
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 289
Net Tonnage: 115
Length: 130.3 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

17.7.1915: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.635) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as GAVINA.
22.11.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD236).
6.1.1916: Completed (James A. Robertson, manager).
4.1916: Requisitioned from the builders for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA & W/T)
(Ad.No.1995).
23.10.1918: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD236). Based Falmouth.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
10.1921: Outward for West of Ireland fishing grounds in dense fog ran on reef north of Bruce’s Castle, Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim. Crew launched boat and landed on island. Salvage failed due to extensive bottom damage and vessel declared a total loss. Wreck still visible 6m in position 55°17.50N/06°10W.
17.11.1921: Fleetwood registry closed.

ANNEX A

4.1916: Fitted with WT and Hotchkiss 12pdr HA and fitted out as minesweeper (Ad.No.1995).
By 1.10.1918: At Falmouth F.C.T. Escort (Lieut. RNR).

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S.T. Gavina FD236 ashore at Rathlin

S.T. Gavina FD236 ashore at Rathlin

The write off

The write off

Lloyds Letter

Lloyds Letter

Loss Report

Loss Report

Changelog
28/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
23/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from images.