Official Number: 132408
Yard Number: 472
Gross Tonnage: 299
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 130.5 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 13.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
11.5.1911: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.472) for The New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (Ernest Tomlinson, manager) as SARAH ALICE.
27.6.1911: Registered at Fleetwood (FD140).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.329).
4.1915: Operating from Kirkwall under O&S Northern Patrol command as a Patrol Vessel covering Ronaldsay/Fair Isle to Sumburgh Head routes.
26.9.1916: North of Fair Isle, in approx position 59.44N 1.35W in company with HMY CONQUEROR II (Ad.No. 051) investigating a British steamer with no number up, afterwards identified as Admiralty store carrier St. GOTHARD (2788grt/1903). At 5.20 pm. attacked by enemy submarine (U.52). Three torpedoes fired, struck by first one; no survivors and third sank CONQUEROR.
27.9.1916: At 4.00 am. seventeen officers and men from CONQUEROR II picked up from carley floats by HM Destroyer SYLVIA.
14.10.1916: Fleetwood registry closed “Lost on Admiralty service”.
(Lost – (C.O.) Act Lieut Hugh McV Lovett RNR; Rennals E .Widdicombe & Ernest J. Brooks, 2nd hands; Richard J. Reynolds, P.O.; William Griffin & John F. Moore, Enginemen; Frederick N. Cadby, seaman; Thomas McL Fraser, telegraphist; Alfred Hearn, William A. Macleod, William W. Muir, William G. Manslow & David Scott, deckhands; James Cass & Joseph Collinson, trimmers)
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