british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMS Almond (T14) [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1940
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 530  grt
dimensions 49.99 x 8.05 x 2.99 m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed trawler
power  
speed 11.5  knots
yard no. 382
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 02/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.19rank: 634
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builder
Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan
owner
British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 08/09/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 22/05/2014
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Allen Tony26/06/2007

Wk in decca position B2.41 H37.46 Decca Chain SW British 1B;

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Allen Tony22/05/2008Almond HMS was a British Armed Navy Trawler of 530 tons built in 1940 by the Ardrossan Dockyard, Yard No 382. She was powered by a steam, reciprocating, single screw giving 11.5 knots. On the 2nd February 1941 she was mined off Falmouth, Cornwall and sunk.
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British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London

In 1509 when Henry VIII was crowned he realised the growing navel power of King James IV of Scots. James had built an impressive fleet to control the Western Isles and was allied to France. Henry built up of his own fleet, the Navy Royal, as it was then known. New ships were constructed, the best known being the Mary Rose. Smaller types of warships (galleases) combining the best features of oars, sails and guns were also built. By Henry's death in 1547 his fleet had grown to 58 vessels.

In 1546 a 'Council of the Marine' was established which later became the 'Navy Board'. The Navy Board was in charge of the daily administration of the navy until 1832 when it was combined with the Board of the Admiralty.

Elizabeth I inherited a fleet of only 27 ships in 1558. Instead of building up her own fleet Elizabeth encouraged private enterprise against Spain's new empire. Men like Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake to command groups of Royal and private ships to attack the Spanish. When Spain threatened invasion with its Armada in 1588 the Navy of England both Royal and private defended the realm.

Early in the Seventeenth Century, larger galleons were built with heavier armaments. the largest English ship was Sovereign of the Seas built for prestige purposes by Charles I in 1637. The first ship with three gun decks to carry her 102 guns, she was the most powerful ship in the world for many years.

When King Charles II came to the throne in 1660 he inherited a huge fleet of 154 ships. This was a permanent professional national force and the beginning of the Royal Navy as we know it today.

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