WRECKSITE - SWALLOW MINESWEEPER (EX-TRAWLER) 1897-1918

WRECKSITE - SWALLOW MINESWEEPER (EX-TRAWLER) 1897-1918

british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMT Swallow (FY654) [+1918] report an error
Details
general
nationality british
purpose war (prev. fishing)
type minesweeper (ex-trawler)
propulsion steam
date built 1897
status
live live
details
tonnage 243  grt
dimensions 40.75 x 6.58 x 3.29 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3-cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 1 boiler
armament 1 x 3 pounder QF deck gun
power 70  n.h.p.
yard no. 543
IMO/Off. no. 108523
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 29/03/1918 [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Edwards Co. Ltd. - H. S. Edwards & Sons, Howdon-On-Tyne
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Swallow (FY654) [+1918]
period 1914 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 108523
prev. owners
[2]Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd., Hull
FV Swallow (H97)
period 1897 ~ 1914
IMO/Off. no.: 108523
captain H. E. Miller
about the wreck
depth (m.) 50 max. / 46 min. (m)
orientation 65°
position on seabed upright
visibility good
current normal
sea bed hard ground
protected no
war grave no
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entered by Jan Lettens
entered 27/08/2008
last update Carl Racey †
last update 21/11/2015
Position
Jan Lettens 01/10/2009
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The Wreck today
Jan Lettens 01/10/2009
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Neildhunter 23/08/2010
The crockery recovered has the naval markings of "WR" indicating it was intended for use in the Wardroom.
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Carl Racey † 01/03/2009
SWALLOW
Steam trawler HMS SWALLOW - lost due to a collision off Whitby High
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Carl Racey † 01/03/2009
Side Plate
9 inch plate recovered by Carl Racey (SSAC) bearing the emblem WR (Ward Room)
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Jan Lettens 25/04/2010
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Carl Racey † 27/02/2015
The Admiralty
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Carl Racey † 03/03/2015
British Admirals
A famous and iconic symbol the 'British Admirals' - NELSON surrounded by HOWE, St VINCENT, DUNCAN & COLLINGWOOD. Engraved by Meyern and first published by Edward Baines in 1816. --- By definition King Charles II was the founder of the British Royal Navy in 1660. Much is owed down the years to many prominent figures in the development and success of the British Royal Navy.
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owner British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN
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 warsh... read more
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Carl Racey † 17/03/2015
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History
Jan Lettens 29/03/2010
The steam trawler SWALLOW was requisitioned by the Admiralty in October 1914 as a minesweeper No 654. Vessel foundered and lost following a collision with Norwegian s.s. AUDAX, 5 miles south east of Whitby.
Neildhunter 26/08/2010
Registered at the port of Hull at time of requisition as H.97.
Date of loss in various references stated as 29th March 1918.
Launch date 03/04/1897.
Carl Racey † 29/03/2009
Built for Kelsall Brothers & Beeching and first registered at Fleetwood; Yard No 543; Launch Date 03/04/1897; Requisitioned by the Admiralty in October 1914 as a minesweeper No 654; 1 x 3 pounder QF deck gun, also reported as 1 x 6 pounder deck gun; Sank following a collision with s.s. AUDAX, off Whitby. The AUDAX was also sunk later in the same year by a U-boat off Whitby.
Jan Lettens 04/04/2013
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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 warsh...

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About Builders
Edwards Co. Ltd. - H. S. Edwards & Sons, Howdon-On-Tyne
H. S. Edwards, Sons & Craig (1883) Newcastle (Howdon-on-Tyne).
H. S.Edwards & Sons (1884-88) Newcastle (Howdon-on-Tyne).
Edwards' Shipbuilding Co Ltd (1889-94) Newcastle (Howdon-on-Tyne).

North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend...

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WRECKSITE - SWALLOW MINESWEEPER (EX-TRAWLER) 1897-1918