british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMT Fontenoy (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1918
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 276  grt
dimensions 38.3 x 7.1 x 3.9 m
engine 1 x 3 cyl triple exp, 1 boiler, single shaft, 1 screw
power 87  h.p.
speed  
yard no. 364
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 19/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Bow, Mclachlan & Co., Paisley
engine by
Fraser & Chalmers, Blyth
last owner
[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Fontenoy (+1940)
period 1940 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Soc. Anon. Armement Ostendais, Oostende (Ostend)
SS Edouard Anseele
period 1922 ~ 1940
[3]Us Navy - United States Navy
USS Siam Duffy
period 1919 ~ 1922
[4]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMS Siam Duffy
period 1918 ~ 1919
[5]Rhondda Fishing Co. Ltd.
FV Fonteroy
period 1918 ~ 1918
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 27 max. / 18.2 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 19/11/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Slaats Martien21/01/2007

52°29,893N-01°56,301E

Filip Craey07/09/2005

52°29,870N-01°56,417E

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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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