S.T. Red Gauntlet (1) LO33

Technical

Oficial Number: 161463.
Yard Number: 928
Completed: 1930
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

History

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.
7.1930: Completed.
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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S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

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30/04/2009: Page published. 8 Updates since then.