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nationality british
purpose war (prev. fishing)
type patrol boat (ex-trawler)
propulsion steam
date built 1893
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 117  grt
dimensions 26.9 x 6.1 x 3.2 m
material iron
engine compound engine, 1 boiler, 1 screw
power 44  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 92
IMO/Off. no. 99707
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 02/03/1915  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Cochrane, Hamilton, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley (Hull)
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Holmes C. D. & Co. Ltd., Hull
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[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Rondo (FY666) [+1915]
period 1914 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 99707
prev. owners
[2]Sleight, George F., Grimsby
FV Rondo (GY528)
period 1893 ~ 1914
IMO/Off. no.: 99707
about the wreck
depth (m.) 30 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
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Racey Carl17/12/2012During November 1914 the Grimsby steam trawler RONDO (GY528) was requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Ad.No.666).
On 03/03/1915 the HMT RONDO was wrecked in the Shetland Isles. No casualties.
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About Owners
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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 Cochrane, Hamilton, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley (Hull)
Grovehill Shipyard, Beverley. Yard Numbers 1 -4 built by Cochrane, Hamilton & Cooper at Grovehill.

Holmes C. D. & Co. Ltd., Hull
In 1869 Charles D. Holmes was founded in Hull as marine engineering company.

In 1959 the company was privatized.

During the 1960's the company built tugs for the Humber fleet, as well as companies from further. The company were general marine engineers, boiler makers, welders, metal sprayers, and makers of marine diesel engines with 400 employees. In 1963 purchased the yard of Cook, Welton & Gemmel.

During the 1970s the yard made more tugs for the Navy, BP and the Iranian Government. The yard was acquired by the Drypool Group in 1975 and after building one further ship, went into liquidation again.

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