british Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. FV Lapwing (GY24) ? [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1904
live live
weight (tons) 217  grt
dimensions 35.1 x 6.6 x 3.5 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion by Great Cental Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby, one single boiler, single screw (new boiler 1930)
power 60  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 325
IMO/Off. no. 118929
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 05/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
engine by
Great Central Co-Operative Engineering & Ship Repairing Co., Ltd., Grimsby
last owner
[1]Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Lapwing (GY24) ? [+1940]
period 1940 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 118929
prev. owners
[2]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Lapwing
period 1939 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 118929
[3]Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Lapwing (GY24)
period 1918 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 118929
[4]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Lapwing II (FY39)
period 1915 ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 118929
[5]Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby
FV Lapwing (GY24)
period 1904 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 118929
no. of crew 9
about the wreck
depth (m.) 39 max. / 35 min. (m)
orientation 160°
war grave
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Racey Carl22/09/2009Yard No 325; Launch Date 16/06/1904; New boiler fitted in 1930; Lost due to miscellaneous war causes other that enemy action. Struck a British laid mine; 9 crew, no lives lost.

Original owners: Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby; In January 1915 Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1206; In February 1915 Renamed Lapwing II; In October 1918 Returned to owners. Regained original name; In November 1939 Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel; In January 1940 Returned to owners.

Fate: Sank with 4 tons of fish after hitting a mine about 50 miles off Flamborough Head on Thursday 6th June 1940.
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About Owners
Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby

E. Bacon, Grimsby, Manager
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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