british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMT Dungeness [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose war (prev. fishing)
type patrol boat (ex-trawler)
propulsion steam
date built 1914
live live
weight (tons) 263  grt
dimensions 38.2 x 6.9 x 3.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, 1 screw
power 78  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 609
IMO/Off. no. 136214
about the loss
cause lost air raid
other reasons ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 15/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
engine by
Amos & Smith, Ltd., Hull
last owner
[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Dungeness [+1940]
period 1940 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
prev. owners
[2]Trident Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. (G. A. Ledger), Hull
FV Dungeness (H418)
period 1928 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
[3]Sun Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Fleetwood
FV Sea Ranger (FD426)
period 1923 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
[4]Elliott, Henry, Fleetwood
FV Sea Ranger (FD426)
period 1923 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
[5]Fresh Fish Supplies Ltd., Hull
FV Sea Ranger (H188)
period 1919 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
[6]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Sea Ranger (FY1219)
period 1915 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
[7]Humber Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Hull
FV Sea Ranger (H188)
period 1914 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 136214
captain Skipper C. W. Needham R.N.R.
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
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Racey Carl24/12/2012During May 1940 the Hull trawler DUNGENESS (H408) was requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler; hire rate £70.2.8d per month.

On 15/11/1940 the HMT DUNGENESS was damaged by German aircraft attack off Hammonds Knoll, the vessel stayed afloat and was beached on Haisborough Sands, Norfolk, and became a total loss. Crew saved.
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 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
Allen Tony24/12/2012FV Sea Ranger was lost to enemy aircraft off Haisborough on the 15th November 1940.
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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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