William Griffin 1918 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

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William Griffin 1918 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Post by Woody » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:02 pm

HMS William Griffin
Admiralty Trawler Strath Class - Admiralty No 3765
Launched by Scotts Bowling, Yard No 272, in August 1918. 9/12/1939 wrecked at Cruden Bay
311t, 429t deep
123ft oa x 22ft x 12ft (depth of hold)
1 shaft Reciprocating, VTE, 1 boiler, 430 ihp giving 10.5 knots
1 x 12 pdr,
Crew 18 approx

Completed 27/11/1918
1921 sold as a mercantile, same name, to Perihelion Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Grimsby.
1928 to A.B.Lee of North Shields and renamed TYNEMOUTH CASTLE
1939 she was sold to John Lewis Ltd of Aberdeen but was lost before her fishing registry could be changed.
9/12/1939 struck the Cruden Scares then drifted off and foundered three miles south-east of Cruden Bay. The fate of the crew is unknown.
1. Tynemouth Castle ex william griffen 1918 Carl Racey.jpg
Tynemouth Castle
Carl Racey

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Re: William Griffin 1918 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Post by Robert » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:21 pm

Happily, the crew were saved.
Clearly, all other reports of the foundering are a day adrift.
This clip is from the Dundee Evening Telegraph of Saturday, 9th December reporting of the previous day.
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