british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMT Ormonde (FY782) [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose war (prev. fishing)
type minesweeper (ex-trawler)
propulsion steam
date built 1906
live live
weight (tons) 250  grt
dimensions 38.1 x 6.7 x 3.8 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engine, one boiler, 1 screw
power 69  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 367
IMO/Off. no. 123578
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 16/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.20rank: 634
about people
Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
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Amos & Smith, Ltd., Hull
last owner
[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Ormonde (FY782) [+1941]
period 1940 ~ 1941
IMO/Off. no.: 123578
prev. owners
[2]Arctic Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Ormond (GY162)
period 1919 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 123578
[3]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Ormonde II (FY147)
period 1917 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 123578
[4]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Ormonde (FY147)
period 1914 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 123578
[5]Dolphin Steam Fishing Co. (Edward Bacon & Co.), Grimsby
FV Ormonde (GY162)
period 1906 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 123578
[6]Dolphin Steam Fishing Co. (Edward Bacon & Co.), Grimsby
FV Ormonde (GY162)
period 1906 ~ 1906
IMO/Off. no.: 123578
captain Lt. Phillip Frances George Hamilton Rnvr
about the wreck
depth (m.) 62 max. / 55 min. (m)
war grave
[1] Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
[2] Charles B. Cox, The Steam Trawlers & Liners Of Grimsby
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Racey Carl06/01/2013The ORMONDE ((GY162) was requisitioned for war service 27/11/1939 as a minesweeper (P.No.FY782) at a hire rate of £62.10.0d per month. On 15/02/1940 the vessel was returned to owners. Vessel re-requisitioned as minesweeper in September 1940 and was then based at Aberdeen with the M/S Group 69.
On 16/02/1941 The HMT ORMONDE was attacked and sunk by enemy aircraft bombs off Peterhead, 7 miles from Cruden Scar. Lt. Hamilton and nineteen crew lost.
HMT ORMONDE (FY782) - Lost crewmen. William Thomas Cummings (35). Stoker. Died on Sunday 16th February 1941.
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Allen Tony26/11/2010HMS Ormonde (FY 782) was taken over by the Admiralty in November 1940. HMS Ormonde (Lt. Philip Francis George Hamilton, RNVR) was sunk by German aircraft off the east coast of Scotland on 16 February 1941.
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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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About Builders
 Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
Cochrane and Sons was owned by Andrew Cochrane who originally founded a shipyard in 1884 at Beverley, but then moved in 1898, 50 miles away from the sea by river to Selby in Yorkshire, England. Cochrane and Sons built their reputation for building trawlers and coasters for the Hull and Grimsby fishing fleets. - - - In 1965 control of the yard passed from the Cochrane family to Ross Group Ltd who then sold on to the Drypool Group Ltd in 1969. In 1976, the Selby yard was bought up by United Towing Co. Ltd of Hull. The company’s name was changed to Cochrane Shipbuilders in 1977 and built an average of four ships per year for the next 15 years, mainly tugs, trawlers, oil rig supply vessels, ferries dry-cargo coasters and coastal tankers.

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Amos & Smith, Ltd., Hull
Amos & Smith of Neptune Street Hull was established in 1874. In 1888 showed vertical and horizontal steam steering gear at the Glasgow exhibition. They became a private company in 1909.

In 1914:- Marine and General Engineering, Boilermaking, Iron and Brass Founding, Ship Repairing. Employees 700 to 1000.

In 1961:-Marine, general and electrical engineers, boilermakers, iron and brassfounders, ship repairers and dry-dock owners. 450 employees.

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