british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMT Cleon (FY1514) [+1918]
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general
nationality british
purpose war (prev. fishing)
type minesweeper (ex-trawler)
propulsion steam
date built 1907
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 266  grt
dimensions 39.2 x 6.7 x 3.5 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion, single boiler, single screw.
armament 1 x 3 pounder gun
power 76  h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 391
IMO/Off. no. 125050
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 02/01/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.12rank: 648
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builder
Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
engine by
Great Central Co-Operative Engineering & Ship Repairing Co., Ltd., Grimsby
last owner
[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Cleon (FY1514) [+1918]
period 1915 ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 125050
prev. owners
[2]Orient Steam Fishing Co., Ltd., Grimsby
FV Cleon (GY240)
period 1907 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 125050
captain Ty/Skipper Peter C. Sinclair, R.N.R.
about the wreck
depth (m.) 23 max. / 18.7 min. (m)
orientation 60°
protected
war grave
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 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Racey Carl
last update 10/01/2013
 
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Racey Carl10/01/2013During May 1915 the Grimsby steam trawler CLEON (GY240) was requisitioned for war service as an armed minesweeper Ad.No.1514.
On 01/02/1918 the minesweeper HMT CLEON (FY1514) was mined off Folkestone Gate Buoy. The Skipper and eleven crew lost.
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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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 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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