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British naval vessels lost at sea, 1939-45, miscellaneous

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FLEET SUPPLY VESSELS

Armament store carrier

ESCAUT (R, 1,087t, 1938) Sunk by aircraft off Suez, Egypt. Date given. Date given as 3rd-4th, 41/08/04

Store carriers

TIBERIO (R, 237t, 1902) Foundered off Mersa Matruh, Egypt, 41/12/23

TUNA (R, 662t, 1907) Fire at Aden; constructive total loss (Colledge - loss date 13/07/41), 41/09

ULSTER PRINCE (R, 3,791t, 1930) Grounded off Nauplia, Greece; attacked by aircraft during evacation, 41/04/25

Victualling store ship

MORAY (R, 206t, 1918) Foundered off Milford Haven, SW Wales, 43/03/13

Water boats

CECIL (R) Constructive total loss, 43/12/18

CHANT 69 (R, 400t, 1944) Capsized off Normandy, 44/06/14

GENERAAL VAN SWIETEN (1,300t, 1928) Marine cause, 44/04/14

ISBJORN (R) Sunk, 43/05/13

PETRONELLA (R, 2,770t, 1927) Mined off Pireaus, Greece, 44/10/15

Water carriers

EMPIRE ARTHUR (R, 760, 1942) Capsized and sank, Freetown, W Africa, 43/11/22

GENERAAL VAN DER HEIJDEN (R, 1,213t, 1929) Marine cause, 44/04/14

KALGAH (R). Cause and place unknown, 42/09/24

Distilling ship

STAGHOUND (R, 468t, 1894). Sunk by aircraft bombs, Torquay. Subsequently salved, 42/03/27

Freighters

WILLAMETTE VALLEY (R, 4,702t, 1928) Sunk by U-boat, SW Approaches, 40/06/29

CAPE HOWE (R, 4,443t, 1930) Sunk by U-boat, SW Approaches, 40/06/21

Tankers/oilers

ALBERT L ELLSWORTH (8,309t, 1937) Sunk by U-boat off W Africa. Date approximate, 43/01/08

ALCIDES (R, 7,634t, 1930) Sunk by Japanese Raider, Indian Ocean. Date approximate, 43/08/02

ALDERSDALE (8,402t, 1937). Sunk, cause unknown, Barents Sea, Arctic, 42/05/26

ANDREA BROVIG (R, 10,173t, 1940). Sunk by U-boat, West Indies, 42/06/23

BELITA (R, 6,323t, 1933). Sunk by U-boat, off Socotra, Arabian Sea, 42/12/03

BETH (R, 6,852t, 1930). Sun by U-boat off Barbados, West Indies, 42/05/18

BIRCHOL (1,115t, 1917) Wrecked off Hebrides, W of Scotland, 39/11/29

BOARDALE (8,400t, 1937) Grounded at Narvik, Norway and sunk, 40/04/30

CAIRNDALE (8,129t, 1939) Sunk by U-boat torpedo, W of Gibraltar Straits, 41/05/30

CIRCLE SHELL (R, 8,207t, 1931). Sunk by U-boat off Venezuela, 42/02/21

DARKDALE (8,145t, 15/11/40) Sunk by explosion, believed torpedoed by U-boat, St Helena, South Atlantic, 41/10/22

DINSDALE (8,250t, 11th April 1942). Sunk by U-boat torpedo, South Atlantic, 42/05/31

FINNANGER (R, 9,551t, 1928). Sunk by U-boat, North Atlantic, 42/02/24

FRANCOL (2,623t, 1917). Sunk by gunfire of Japanese surface craft, S of Java, 42/03/03

HALLANGER (R, 9,551, 1928) Sunk by U-boat, W Mediterranean, 43/03/30

HAVSTEN (R, 6,161t, 1930). Sunk by U-boat, West Atlantic, 42/08/03

JOHN P PEDERSEN (R, 6,128t, 1930) Sunk by U-boat, N Atlantic, 41/05/20

LEIV EIRIKSSON (R, 9,952t, 1936). Sunk by U-boat, West Indies, 42/06/27

LITIOPA (R, 5,356, 1917) Sunk by U-boat off W Africa, 43/10/22

MALMANGER (R, 7,078t, 1920). Sunk by U-boat off West Africa, 42/08/09

MARIT (R, 5,542t, 1918) Sank by U-boat off Benghazi, Libya, 43/10/04

MINISTER WEDEL (R, 6,833t, 1930) Sunk by U-boat off W Africa, 43/01/09

MIRLO (R, 7,455t, 1922). Sunk by U-boat, off West Africa, 42/08/11

MONTENOL (2,646t, 1917). Torpedoed by U-boat, North Atlantic. Sunk by own forces, 42/05/21

NYHOLT (R, 8,087t, 1931). Sunk by U-boat, West Atlantic, 42/01/17

OLEANDER (7,048t) Damaged and beached on 26th May; sunk in Harstad Bay, Norway, 40/06/08

OLNA (12,667t, 1921) Bombed and set on fire, Crete, 41/05/18

PERICLES (R, 8,324, 1936) Lost in heavy weather on passage to Alexandria, Egypt, 41/04/14

PLUMLEAF (5,916t, 1917). Sunk by aircraft bombs, Malta, 42/04/04

ROSEWOOD (R, 5,989t, 1931)Torpedoed and presumed sunk, 43/03/09

SANDAR (R, 7,624t, 1928). Sunk by U-boat off Tobago, West Indies, 42/05/02

SILDRA (R, 7,313t, 1927) Sunk by U-boat off W. Africa, 41/08/19

SLAVOL (2,623t, 1917). Sunk by U-boat torpedo sailing for Tobruk, Libya, 42/03/26

SLEMDAL (R, 7,374t, 1931). Sunk by U-boat, North Atlantic, 42/06/15

SVENOR (R, 7,616t, 1931). Sunk by U-boat, West Atlantic, 42/03/27

SVEVE (R, 6,313t, 1930). Sunk by U-boat, North Atlantic, 42/09/10

TANKEXPRESS (R, 10, 095t, 1937). Sunk by U-boat off West Africa, 42/07/25

THELMA (R, 8,297t, 1937). Cause and place unknown, 42/08/26

THORSHAVET (R, 11,015t, 1938). Sunk by U-boat, Caribbean Sea, 42/11/03

THORSHOVDI (R, 9,944t, 1937) War cause, 43/08/04

VARDAAS (R, 8,176t, 1931). Sunk by U-boat, off Tobago, West Indies, 42/08/30

WAR DIWAN (5,550t, 1919) Sunk by mine, River Schelde, Holland, 44/12/16

WAR MEHTAR (5,502, 1920) Torpedoed off Yarmouth, 41/11/20

WAR SEPOY (5,574t, 1919) Damaged by aircraft off Dover. Constructive total loss, 40/07/19

WAR SIRDAR (5,518t, 1920). Lost on reef, NW Batavia, 42/03/01

Fuelling ship

ILTON CASTLE (R) Cause and place unknown, 45/08/01

Colliers

BELHAVEN (R, 1,498t, 1921) Bombed during air raid on Clyde, Scotland. Later salvaged. Date given as 13th-14th, 41/03/14

BOTUSK (R, 3,092t, 1919) War cause, 41/01/31

FERNWOOD (R, 1,892t, 1923). Sunk by aircraft, Dartmouth. Subsequently salved, 42/09/18

KING CITY (R, 4,744t, 1928) Sunk by German Raider, lndian Ocean, 40/08/15

lOANNI FAFALIOS (R, 5,670, 1919) War cause, 44/09/05

MAINDY HILL (R, 1,918t, 1911) Sunk in collision off Hartlepool, 40/03/09

NEVA (R, 1,456, 1928) Presumed sunk by U-boat N Atlantic, 43/01/22

OLGA E EMBIRICOS (R, 4,677t, 1922) Sunk by U-boat ,Gulf of Aden, 44/01/29

PLM 21 (R, 5,400, 1921) Grounded off Milford Haven, SW Wales. Subsequently sank, 44/12/03

ROLFSBERG (R, 1,831t, 1915) Sunk in collision, Firth of Forth, E Scotland, 45/07/13

YEWDALE (R, 823t, 1929) Marine cause, 44/10/03

ZANNIS L CAMBANIS (R, 5,317t, 1920). Mined off Singapore, 42/01/21

Transport vessels

EVANGELISTRIA (SAMOS 82, R) Constructive total los, 44/01/25

FAROUK (auxiliary schooner, R, 91t). Sunk by "U-83" in Mediterranean, 42/06/13

MARY VI (R, 13t) Destroyed by fire, 45/02/02

TERPSITHEA (R, 157t, 1919). Mined at Famagusta, Cyprus, 42/04/29

TRIUMPH VI (R, 46t, 1903) Sunk in collision, Rosyth area, Scotland, 44/12/15

ZOODOCHOS PIGHI (R, 170t). Sunk by enemy action, Eastern Mediterranean, 42/03/13

Train ferry

DAFFODIL (2,500t) Sank after being mined off Dieppe (17th), 45/03/18


BASE DEFENCE AND SUPPORT VESSELS

Training ship

CENTURION (ex-battleship, 25,500t, 1913) Sunk as blockship for Mulberry Harbour, Normandy, 44/06/09

Fleet Air Arm target vessel

ST BRIAC (R, 2,312t, 1924) Sunk by mine, off Aberdeen, E Scotland, 42/03/12

Accomodation ship

GYPSY (R, 261t) Sunk at Tower Pier, London during air raid, 41/05/11

Base ship

ANKING (R, 3,472t, 1925) Sunk by gunfire from Japanese surface craft, S of Java, Indian Ocean, 42/03/03

Boom defence vessels

ALDGATE (290t, 1934) Scuttled at Hong Kong, 41/12/19

BARFLAKE (750t, 23/9/4) Sunk by mine, Naples, 43/11/22

BARLIGHT (730t, 1938) Scuttled at Hong Kong, 41/12/19

BAYONET (605t, 1939) Mined Firth of Forth, E Scotland, 39/12/21

CAMBRIAN (R, 338t, 1924) Mined in Spithead, 40/05/30

CHORLEY (R, 284t, 1914) Foundered off Start Point, Devon, 42/04/25

DOWGATE (290t, 1935) Lost or destroyed to prevent falling into Japanese hands at Singapore, 42/02

FABIOUS (R, 230t deep) Sunk, 43/01/16

LOCH SHIN (R, 255t, 1930) Capsiszd at Harstad, Norway, after being damaged by aircraft and beached, 40/05/26

LUDGATE (290t, 1935) Lost or destroyed to prevent falling into Japanese hands at Singapore, 42/02

MARCELLE (R, 64t, 1923) Mined, Bristol Channel, 40/11/10

OTHELLO (R, 201t, 1907) Mined, Humber, 41/04/11

PANORAMA (548t, 1919) Overdue at Bathurst, W Africa, 42/10/30

RISTANGO (R, 178t, 1913) Fouled Medway boom, Sheerness, 40/11/14

THOMAS CONNOLLY (R, 290t, 1918) Sunk by mine, Sheerness, 40/12/17

TUNISIAN (R, 238t, 1930) Mined, Harwich area, 42/07/09

WATERGATE (290t, 1934) Scuttled at Hong Kong, 41/12/19

Netlayers

KYLEMORE (R, 319t, 1897) German aircraft, Harwich, E England, 40/08/21

MINSTER (R, 707t, 1924) Sunk by mine, Seine Bay, Normandy, 44/06/08

TONBRIDGE (R, 683t, 1924) Sunk by aircraft off Yarmouth. Norfolk, 41/08/22

Boom accomodation ship

SUI WO (R, 2,672t, 1896) Lost or destroyed to prevent falling into Japanese hands at Singapore, 42/02/13

Barrage vessel

BV-42 (270t, 1918) Lost by explosion, Leith Docks, E Scotland, 43/12/22

Gate vessels

KING HENRY (R, 162t, 1900) Sunk byaircraft off Lowestoft, 41/06/13

PLACIDAS FAROULT (R, 136t, 1927) Cause and place unknown. Date given as 30th-31st, 40/10/31

Mooring Vessels

MOOR (767t, 1919). Blown up and sunk by enemy action, Malta, 42/04

STEADY (758t, 1916) Sunk by mine oft Newhaven, 40/07/17

Guardship

LORMONT (R, 1,561t, 1927) Sunk in collision off Humber, 40/12/07

Harbour defence vessel

MANORA (R, 1936) Lost through fouling boom, 44/12/17

Balloon barrage vessels

TANEVIK (R) Foundered in tow from Methil to Buckle, E Scotland, 45/01/19

BOREALIS (R, 451t, 1930) Sunk, 40/08/10

REIDAR (R, 1915). Constructive total loss, 42/12/28

SATURNUS (R, 200t, 1935) Wrecked, Isle of Man, constructive total loss, 41/05/01

SVERRE (R, 1938) Foundered in two off E Coast of England, 45/01/02

Salvage vessels

SALVIKING (1,490t, 27/1/43) Sunk by U-boat, torpedo, Indian Ocean, 44/02/14

VIKING (R) Sunk by aircraft, Piraeus, Greece, 41/04/06

Tugs

ADEPT (700t, March 1942). Grounded, total loss, Hebrides, W Scotland, 42/03/17

ADHERENT (700t, 30/3/42) Foundered, N Atlantic, 44/01/14

ALAISIA (R, 72t, 1929). Lost by enemy action, Tobruk, Libya, 42/06/20

ALLIGATOR (39rt, 6/2/41) Cause and place unknown. Date reported, 45/03

ANDROMEDA (R). Sunk by aircraft during raid on Malta, 42/04/18

ASSURANCE (675t, 28/9/40) Grounded Lough Foyle, N Ireland; total loss, 41/10/18

ATHLETE (570t, 15/11/43) Sunk by mine off Leghorn, Italy, 45/07/17

BAIA (R). Lost in tow between Mogadishu and Mombasa, 42/11/03

C.308 (154t). Sunk by mine off Malta, 42/05/11

CAROLINE MOLLER (R. 44t, 1919). Torpedoed and sunk by E-boats, North Sea, 42/10/07

CORINGA (R, 294t, 1914) Lost in Atlantic, cause unknown, 40/06/23

CORY BROS (R, 38t) Constructive, total loss, 43/08/09

DAISY (R) Foundered on passage from Alexandria to Tobruk, 42/01/02

DANUBE 111 (R, 234t, 1924) Mined off Sheerness, 40/10/13

EMILY (R) Sunk by aircraft during raid on Malta, 42/04/07

EMILY (R). Sunk by aircraft during raid on Malta, 42/04/07

FAIRPLAY TWO (R, 282t, 1921) Wrecked on Yorkshire Coast, 40/03/02

GUARDSMAN (R, 102t, 1905) Sunk by mine off N. Foreland, SE England, 40/11/15

HELEN BARBARA Abandoned in sinking condition in heavy weather, 41/10/21

HELESPONT (690t). Sunk by aircraft during raid on Malta. Date given as 6th-7th, 42/04/07

HESPERIA (1,118t, 21/5/43) Grounded off Libya, 45/02/09

HORSA (700t, 21/2/42) Grounded, total loss, Osfles Rock, E Iceland, 43/03/16

INDIRA (R, 637t, 1918) Sunk during air attack on Hong Kong, 41/12/15

IRENE VERNICOS (R, 250t) Constructive total loss, possibly Greek area, 41/06

J.T.A.1 (R). Lost, Tobruk, Libya, 42/06/20

J.T.A.6 (R) Constructive total loss, 42/04

J.T.A.7 (R). Lost, Tobruk, Libya, 42/06/20

J.T.A.14 (R). Lost, Tobruk, Libya, 42/06/20

LETTIE (R, 89t, 1914) Sunk, cause unknown, off St. Abb's Head, E Scotland, 41/11/09

MURIA (R, 192t, 1914) Sunk by mine off N. Foreland, SE England, 40/11/08

NAPIA (R, 155t, 1914) Explosion, probably mined off Ramsgate, 39/12/20

PENGAWAL. Sunk by aircraft, Durian Straits, Singapore, 42/02/14

PEUPLIER (R) Sunk, Plymouth area, SW England. Date given as 29th-30th, 41/04/30

ROODE ZEE (R, 468t) Sunk by E-boat, torpedo,off Dungeness, SE England, 44/04/24

SALVAGE KING (R, 1164t, 1923) Grounded W of Duncansby Head, NE Scotland, 40/09/12

SAUCY (R, 597t, 1918) Mined, Firth of Forth, 40/09/04

SEAGEM (R, 92t, 1939) Missing, presumed lost. (approx.), 40/10/30

SESAME (700t, 18/1/44) Sunk by E-boat, torpedo, off Normandy, 44/06/11

SOLITAIRE (91t, 1904) Capsized and sank off Normandy, 44/06/20

ST ANGELO (150t, 1935). Sunk by mine off Malta, 42/05/30

ST BREOCK (810t), Sunk by aircraft bombs off Sumatra, 42/02/14

ST CYRUS (810t, 1919) Mined off Humber, 41/01/22

ST ISSEY (810t, 1918). Sunk, probably by U-boat off Benghazi, Libya, 42/12/28

ST JUST (810t, 1919) Sunk by aircraft, Durian Straits, Singapore, 42/02/14

ST OLAVES (R, 468t, 1919). Grounded, total loss, off Duncansby Head, NE Scotland, 42/09/21

ST SAMPSOM (R, 451, 1919) Foundered in Red Sea, 42/03/07

ST. ABBS (550t, 1919) Sunk by aircraft at Dunkirk, 40/06/01

ST. FAGAN (550t, 1919) Sunk by aircraft at Dunkirk, 40/06/01

TIENTSIN (R) Foundered, Red Sea, on passage to Massawa, 43/10/26

TWENTE (R, 239t, 1937) Lost through enemy action, 40/06/12

VAILLANT (R, 58t) Formally paid off, 42/02/15

VISION. Sunk at Mersa Matruh, Egypt, 42/06/18

WEST COCKER (229t, 1919). Sunk by aircraft during raid on Malta, 42/04/06

WO KWANG (R, 350t, 1927). Assumed lost at Singapore, 42/02

YIN PING (R, 1914) Sunk by gunfire, 42/02/15

Harbour duty vessels

AYIOS IONNIS (CHIOS 116, R) Cause and place unknown, 45/04/13

BRODRENE (R, 1922). Sunk in collision, Hvalfiord, Iceland, 42/12/26

CHRYSOLITE (R, 1934). Lost, cause and place unknown, 42/07/15

ISMINI (R) Cause and place unknown, 44/10/16

NYKEN (R, 111t). Damaged, W Scotland area, constructive total loss, 42/01/

RUBY (R, 46t, 1902). Wrecked in gale, Scapa Flow, Orkneys, 42/10/09

ST ANNE (R, 37t) Cause and place unknown, 43/12

VASSILIKI (R). Sunk by U-boat on passage from Beirut to Famagusta, 42/07/23

Harbour tender

SENGA (R) Sunk in collision off Londonderry, N Ireland, 44/06/21

Motor fishing vessels

No.70 (43t, 1/5/43) Lost after striking submerged object en route for Casteloriso, Dodecanese, 44/02/27

No.117 (50t, 30/12/43) Sunk by explosion, probably mine, off Pasha Island, N Aegean, 44/10/14

Ferry service vessels

SANDOY (R, 49t, 1940). Lost, cause and place unknown, probably Iceland, 42/12/11

SANDVIKHORN (R, 78t nett, 1917) Sunk in collision, Londonderry, N Ireland, 44/01

Tender

CHABOOK (R, tender to SHEBA) Formally paid off, 41/03/22

Ammunition hulks

CARLO (1,737t, 1911) Cause and place unknown, 39/09/15

DUNMORE HEAD (1,682t, 1898) Cause and place unknown, 39/09/29

LUCY BORCHARDT (1,850t, 1905) Cause and place unknown, 39/09/14

MOURINO (2,165t, 1906) Cause and place unknown, 39/09/15

STANLARD (1,737t, 1912) Cause and place unknown, 39/09/15


MISCELLANEOUS

Motor attendant craft

No.5 (1936) Presumed mined, off NE Gunfleet, 40/12/26

Motor canal boats

AMBLEVE. Ran aground Dunkirk, 40/05/30

ESCAUT. Lost at Dunkirk. Date approximate, 40/06/01

SEMOIS. Lost at Dunkirk. Date approximate, 40/06/01

YSER. Ran aground Dunkirk, 40/05/30

Naval servicing boats

No.9 (On loan to USN, 20t, 12/40) Sunk, 42/09/14

No.30 (8t, 1918) Sunk, 43/11/08

No.38 (20t) Capsized and sank after damage, 45/02/09

Sailing barges

DELTA (1898) Sank at Harty Point, Sheppey, SE England, 44/11

DUNDONALD (50t,1897) Foundered when moored off Chatham, SE England, 44/11/29

E.F.Q. (32t, 1900) Sank at Sheerness, SE England, 44/12

Schooners

KANTARA (R) Cause and place unknown, 41/09/26

KEPHALLINIA (R, 1,267t, 1893) Foundered off Alexandria, Egypt, 41/08/13

MARIA DI GIOVANNI (R) Grounded, W of Tobruk, Libya, 41/11/22

Special service vessels

ALYNBANK (R, 5,157t, 1925) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

ARMENlER (R, 914t) Scuttled, 45/04

ARTHUR (R). Cause and place unknown, 42/12/01

ASEL I (R, 10t, 1919). Cause and place unknown, 42/12/11

ATLANTIC GUIDE (1,943t, 1924) Sunk as blockship at Zeebrugge, Belgium, 40/05/27

BECHEVILLE (4,200t, 1924) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/08

BELGIQUE (4,606t, 1902) Sunk as blockship, 44/06

BENDORAN (5,600t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/03/28

BERGHOLM (R, 50t, 1935) Cause and place unknown, 43/03/23

BILLDORA (R) Sunk by enemy action, 43/11/11

BORODINO (2,004t, 1911) Sunk as blockship at Zeebrugge, Belgium, 40/05/27

BOSWORTH (6,672t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/09/04

BRANKSEA (214t, 1890) Sunk off Girdleness on way to Scapa. Cause unknown, 40/02/10

BRATTHOLM(R, 50t, 1937) Cause and place unknown, 43/03/30

BUSK (367t, 1906) Sunk as blockship, 40/02/19

CARRON (1,017t, 1894) Sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow, 40/03/03

COLLINGDOC (1,780t, 1925). Sunk as blockship, 42/03

DAH PU (R, 1,974t, 1922) Torpedoed by U-boat, Muscat Harbour, E coast of Arabia, 43/06/08

DOVER HILL (5,815t, 1918) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/07

DUPLEIX (R) Cause and place unknown, 44/10/04

DURHAM CASTLE (8,240t, 1904) Sunk by mine off Cromarty on way to Scapa, 40/01/26

EDV. NISSAN (R, 2,062t, 1921) Sunk as blockship, 40/06/03

ELSWICK PARK (4,200t, 1920) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/10

EMERALD WINGS (2,139t, 1920) Sunk as blockship at Scapa. Date is for arrival date, 40/07/05

EMPIRE BITTERN (8,500t, 1902) Sunk as blockship, 44/06

EMPIRE BUNTING (6,448t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

EMPIRE DEFIANCE (4,632t, 1909) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

EMPIRE FLAMINGO (5,200t, 1920) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

EMPIRE MOORHEN (5,617t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

EMPIRE SEAMAN (1,927t, 1922) Sunk, cause unknown, 40/12/04

EMPIRE TAMAR (6,581t, 1907) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

EMPIRE TANA (6,148t, 1923) Sunk as blockship, 44/03

EMPIRE WATERHEN (6,004t, 1920) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

EVANGIELISTRIA (Chios 345, R) Sunk by enemy action, 43/09/23

FEIOY(R) Cause and place unknown, 43/01

FIDELIA (147t, 1891) Sunk by aircraft, Lowestoft Harbour, 41/05/05

FIDELITY (R, 2,456t). Probably torpedoed by U-boat, North Atlantic, 42/12/30

FLORENTINO (1,822t, 1921) Sunk as blockship at Zeebrugge, Belgium, 40/05/25

FLOWERGATE (5,200t, 1911) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/07

FORBIN (R, 7,291t, 1922) Sunk as blockship, 44/04

FREYA I (R, 1934). Cause and place unknown, 42/05/02

GAMBHIRA (5,257t, 1919) Sunk as blockships, date unknown, 40/

GEORGIOS P (4,052t, 1903) Sunk as blockship, 44/03

GONDOLIER (250t, 1886) Sunk as blockship between 18th and 25th, 40/03/25

GOURKO (1,975t, 1911) Mined off Dunkirk, 40/06/04

GRETHE MORTENSEN (R, 35t, 1943) Abandoned in sinking condition off N Foreland, Kent, SE England, 44/11/07

GUILDBORG (R) Cause and place unknown, 43/01/22

HOLLAND (R, 1,251t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 40/06/03

ILSENSTEIN (8,216t, 1904) Sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow, 40/02/18

INGMAN (R, 3,169t, 1907) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

INNERTON (5,300t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/04/06

JACOBUS (1,262t, 1920) Sunk as blockship at Dieppe, 40/06/10

JAMES 83 (397t, 1926) Sunk as blockship, later salvaged, 40/07/03

JAMES 9 (85t, 1924) Sunk as blockship, 40/07/08

JOKER (R). Lost in tow, in heavy weather, 42/07/16

JUNIATA (1,139t, 1918) Sunk as blockships, date unknown, 40/

KANTUNG (R) Sunk as blockship in Anking Harbour, 41/12/09

KAUPO (R, 2,420t, 1888) Sunk as blockship, 40/06/10

LAKE NEUFCHATEL (3,859t, 1907) Sunk as blockships, date unknown, 40/

LYCIA (3,338t, 1924) Sunk as blockships, date unknown, 40/

LYNGHAUG (2,839t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/26

MACAO (R) Sunk as blockship in Anking Harbour, 41/12/09

MANCHESTER SPINNER (4,767t, 1918) Sunk as blockship, 44/03/25

MARIPOSA (3,800t, 1914) Sunk as blockship, 44/03/27

MARS (R, 1938). Reported lost in May, cause and place unknown, 42/05

MARTIS (2,483t, 1894) Sunk as blockships, date unknown, 40/

MASHOBRA (R, 8,324t, 1920) Damaged by aircraft, and beached at Narvik, 40/05/25

MAYCREST (5,900t, 1913) Sunk as blockship, 44/06/30

MINNIE DE LARINAGA (5,046, 1914) Sunk as blockship at Dover, 41/02/05

MINNIE DE LARINAGA (5,046t, 1914) Damaged by aircraft, London Docks. Total loss. Date given as 7th-9th, 40/09/09

MODLIN (3,569t, 1906) Sunk as blockship, 44/02

MOREA (1,968t) Sunk as blockship, 40/08/16

MOYLE (1,761t, 1907) Sunk as blockships, date unknown, 40/

NJEGOS (R, 4,393t, 1908) Sunk as blockship, 44/03

NORFALK (5,672t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/06/24

NORJERV (5,600t, 1919) Sunk as blockship, 44/06/26

NORSEMANN (R) Cause and place unknown, 41/12

NORSJOEN (R) Wrecked on enemy coast, 41/11/19

PACIFIC0 (687t, 1905) Sunk as blockship at Dunkirk, 40/06/04

PANOS (4,900t, 1920) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/08

PARKHAVEN (4,803t, 1920) Sunk as blockship, 44/06

PARKLAAN (3,807t, 1911) Sunk as blockship, 44/06

REDSTONE (3,110t, 1918) Sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow, 40/05/02

RIVER TYNE (1,525t, 1920) Sunk as blockship at Dieppe, 40/06/10

SALTERS GATE (3,900t, 1924) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/11

SIREHEI (3,888t, 1907) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/26

SJO (R, 1938). Cause and place unknown, 42/12

SQUALLY (R) Sunk by enemy action, 43/11/11

STANWELL (5,800t, 1914) Sunk as blockship, 44/06/29

SYLVIA (R) Lost by enemy action, 44/09/20

TRANSEAS (1,499t, 1924) Sunk as blockship at Zeebrugge, Belgium, 40/05/25

TWEEDLEDEE (163t, 1925) Sunk as blockship, 40/07/01

TWEEDLEDUM (163t, 1925) Sunk as blockship, 40/07/01

UMVOTI (R, 5,183t, 1903) Sunk as blockship, 40/07/29

VERA RADCLIFFE (5,600t, 1925) Sunk as blockship, 44/03/30

VINLAKE (3,938t, 1913) Sunk as blockship, 44/02/21

VITA (R) Cause and place unknown, 41/09/22

WESTCOVE (2,735t, 1912) Sunk as blockship at Dunkirk, 40/06/03

WESTWICK (R, 18T, 1935) Sunk by enemy action, 43/11/11

WINHA (3,391, 1904) Sunk as blockship, 44/03

Small craft

AGHIOS PANTALEIMON (R, 105t) Presumed lost, possibly Greek area, 41/05/30

BOY PETER. Lost by fire, 42/02/05

DANEHILL (14t, 1933) Formally paid off, 41/12/01

MATCHLOCK (70t). Sunk by mine at Canton, China, date unknown, 42/

SHUN AN (R). Lost or destroyed to prevent falling into Japanese hands, Singapore, 42/02

Small miscellaneous craft

AYIOS IOANNIS (CHIOS 466) Cause and place unknown, 44/12/15

EUSTATHIOS GHIOKIS (R) Constructive total loss, 44/12/16

FOLIOT (33, 1905) Sunk in Collision, 43/11/17

NAIEM, Sunk at Tobruk, Libya, 43/01

Dumb barges

DARTMOUTH (226t, 1923). Sunk as blockship, 42/10/02

CELT, COOLIE, COSSACK, DERVISH, MAORI, MATABELE, ODESSA, PARTISAN, PHILISTINE, REDRESS, RESPITE, REVENGE, VALENCIA. Sunk for boom defence purposes, believed in 1942, 42/

CLACTON (196t deep) Cause and place unknown, date approximate. Subsequently Salved, 43/11

FOUR (204t deep) Cause and place unknown, date approximate. Subsequently Salved, 43/11

GREENFINCH (218t deep) Cause and place unknown, date approximate. Subsequently Salved, 43/11

MONICA (233t deep) Cause and place unknown, date approximate. Subsequently Salved, 43/11

NELL JESS (96t, 1902) Wrecked, English Channel, 43/05

SAN FRANCISCO (241t deep) Cause and place unknown, date approximate. Subsequently Salved, 43/11

UTOPIA (226t deep) Cause and place unknown, date approximate. Subsequently Salved, 43/11

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