Oficial Number: 161463.
Yard Number: 928
Gross Tonnage: 388
Net Tonnage: 128
Length: 133.7 ft
Breadth: 25.0 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesborough
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
11.6.1930: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees (Yd.No.928) for Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager) as RED GAUNTLET.
17.7.1930: Registered at London (LO33).
8.1930: Fitted with radio telephone.
7.3.1932: Inbound Wyre Dock struck dock wall and sustained damage to stem and shell plates.
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.900)(Hire rate £167.11.10d/month).
5.8.1943: Lost by E-boat (S-86) attack while sweeping off Felixstowe; crew lost (Ty.Lieut. J. N. Childs RNVR).
6.8.1943: One body picked up by RAF rescue launch.
(MPK – Ty.Lieut. J. N. Childs RNVR – CO; Walter Govis, 2nd Hand; Thomas W. Davies, Thomas R. Godfrey, Edwad H. Judd, Enginemen; John A. H. Heather, Telegraphist; Eric W. Eames, Ldg Cook; Patrick Coleman, John Craig, Joseph Frankist, James P. Lees, Angus Maclean, Roderick McKinnon, Arthur Phillips, seamen; Alexander G. Bunyan, Arthur L. Lang, John Legg, Robert McLean, stokers; James Porteous, steward; Robert J. L. Roberts, Ord. Signalman.
Killed – Donald H. W. Hunnisett, Ldg Sea)
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30/04/2009: Page published. 8 Updates since then.