S.T. Gelsina (1) GY869

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 138946
Yard Number: 327
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 226.27
Net Tonnage: 108.88
Length: 117.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull


12.10.1915: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.327) for Walter Olney (64/64), Fleetwood.
7.2.1916: Registered at Grimsby (GY869).
7.2.1916: Alick Black, Grimsby designated manager.
18.2.1916: Completed.
2.1916: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr HA) (Ad.No.3258).
25.6.1917: Mined off Girdle Ness and foundered in position 57.07N 01.58W . Mine laid by U.boat (UC40). Four men lost*.
16.4.1919: Grimsby registry closed “Ship lost on Admiralty service 25.6.17”.
Lost * Peter Brown, 2nd Hand, John D. Meldrum & Henry Neslen, Deckhands, George S. Buchan & Alexander H. Clark, Trimmers all RNR

04/12/2013: Page published. 2 updates since then.
28/10/2020: Updated technical details.