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 as RED GAUNTLET.
17.7.1930: Registered at London (LO33). Edward D. W. Lawford designated manager.
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 (1-12pdr, AA armament)(P.No.FY.900)(Hire rate £167.11.10d/month).
23.3.1940: Ty/Sk. Edward Hutchinson RNR appointed CO.
3.2.1941: Lt Cdr. Ralph Maxwell Sandbach RN appointed CO.
13.10.1941: Lieut. Henry Elphinstone Jackson RN appointed CO.
22.6.1942: Ty/Lieut. Robert Duncombe Thorburn RNR appointed CO.
3.8.1942: Lieut. Montague Harris RN appointed CO.
23.1.1943: Ty/Lieut. James Noel Childs appointed CO.
26.1.1943: A/Capt Edward Douglas Wyndham Lawford RN awarded DSO for service in HMS POZARICA (P.No.4.261) A/A ship on Russian convoys.
5.8.1943: Off Felixstowe (Ty/Lieut. James Noel Childs RNVR) in company with HM Trawler HORNBEAM (P.No.T53) (Ty/Lieut. Walter James Parker RNR) Attacked by E-boats, hit by torpedo from E-boat (S-86) with consequent explosion and foundered; crew lost.
6.8.1943: One body picked up by RAF rescue launch.
(MPK – Ty/Lieut. J. N. Childs RNVR – CO; Walter Govis, 2nd Hand; Thomas William Davies, Thomas Richard Godfrey, Edward Horace Judd, Enginemen; John A. H. Heather, Telegraphist; Eric William Eames, Ldg Cook; Patrick Coleman, John Craig, Joseph Frankish, James Somerville Lees, Angus Maclean, Roderick McKinnon, Arthur Phillips, seamen; Alexander Gillies Bunyan, Arthur Livingston 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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05/07/2020: Updated information and added an image.