british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN BYMS-2030 (J-830) [+1944]
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nationality british
purpose war
type minesweeper
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1941
weight (tons) 270  grt
dimensions 41.5 x 7.6 x 1.8 m
engine Geared diesels with 2 propellers
power 880  b.h.p.
speed 15  knots
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cause lost mine
date lost 09/10/1944  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Barbour Boat Works New Bern
British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
about the wreck
depth (m.) 10 max. / 9 min. (m)
war grave
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Claes Johnny
last update 02/09/2009
[1] Lettens Jan17/05/2009
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  The Wreck today  

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Debris area of 50m. Orientation SE-NW.

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Orientation of the debis field: 150°

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Lettens Jan06/08/2007Dredger; 40m; 207 tons. Sunk on 9th October 1944.
Claes Johnny18/09/2007Mined and sunk in the Seine Bay west of Le Harve
Lettens Jan27/08/2008UK hydro member
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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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Lettens Jan  04/11/2010
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