british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMT Chestnut ? [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1940
status
live live
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weight (tons) 505  grt
dimensions 47.2 x 15.5 x 3 m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft
power 35  h.p.
speed  
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 30/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Goole
owner
British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 16 max. / 10.6 min. (m)
orientation 90°
protected
war grave
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entered by Jan Lettens
entered 27/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 15/12/2011
 
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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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 Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Goole
The Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. was founded by the Craggs family in 1901 and was based on the Dutch River at Goole in Yorkshire, England. - - The yard had a towering reputation for building coasters, tugs and trawlers for the Hull and Grimsby fishing fleets. - - The yard's name was changed to Goole Shipbuilders in 1982, coasters, oil rig supply vessels and a coastal tanker were the last ships built under the Goole name. The yard closed on 27th April 1984.

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