S.T. Burnley FD242


Admiralty Number: 3277
Official Number: 139211
Yard Number: 634
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 276
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.3 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Engine: 87hp T.3-cyl by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland


3.4.1916: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.634) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood as BURNLEY.
5.1916: Completed (John N. Ward, manager).
11.5.1916: Registered at Fleetwood (FD242). Requisitioned direct from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.3277). Attached to Harwich Auxiliary Patrol.
26.9.1916: Magnus B. J. Wedum appointed manager.
25.11.1916: While sweeping off Orford Ness, mined in position 52.4.45N 1.42.0E *.
27.11.1916: HMTrawler KELVIN (H357)(Ad.No.1974) when off S.I. Gabbard Buoy at about 2.00 pm. recovered body of W. Wetherly, Mate, transferred to HMDrifter ORION II (BF368) (Ad.No.2280) and landed at Harwich.
19.12.1916: Fleetwood registry closed.

*Lost – Lieut Cdr Thomas R. Heap; Ty/Sk. Robert Page; William Wetherly, 2nd Hand; Richard D. Johnstone & Stephen Leslie, Enginemen; William W. B. Raffin, telegraphist; Japheth Levett, AB; Albert Pretten, seaman; Walter Braime, Frederick R. Francis, John R. Goodwin, William Jenkinson, Charles Margerison, David Swanson, deckhands; William E. Hammant, & William H. Wells, trimmers; Amos Purkiss, trimmer/cook; William Trusler, boy cook; Oliver H. Lawrence, boy.

16/05/2012: Page published. 2 updates since then.
23/08/2021: Updated history.