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nationality british
purpose war (prev. fishing)
type minesweeper (ex-trawler)
propulsion steam
date built 1898
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 190  grt
dimensions 34.2 x 6.4 x 3.5 m
material iron
engine Steam triple expansion, one single boiler, single screw
armament 1 x 12pdr gun.
power 45  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 223
IMO/Off. no. 109823
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 03/11/1914  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Cochrane & Cooper Ltd., Beverley (Hull)
engine by
Bailey & Leetham, Hull
last owner
[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Ivanhoe (FY664) [+1914]
period 1914 ~ 1914
IMO/Off. no.: 109823
prev. owners
[2]United Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Ivanhoe (GY902)
period 1898 ~ 1914
IMO/Off. no.: 109823
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
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Racey Carl29/06/2009The IVANHOE was built and completed by Cochrane Cooper at Beverley as Yard No 223 and was launched on 6th August 1898. She was requisitioned in October 1914 and converted to an Armed Patrol Vessel; Admiralty No.664; Port Reg. GY.902; When mine-sweeping from Lowestoft and return, she stranded, sank and became a wreck on 3th November 1914, half a mile east of Leith Docks, with her masts, funnel and wheelhouse visible above the water after she ran aground
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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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