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HMS Venator June 1918

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David I

I attach a photo of poignant inscriptions in a book Cruise of the Cachalot. Do you think it is HMS Venator. I can find no record of her.

Please can anyone help?

Many thanks.

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Falloden

I think it possibly reads HMT Venator, a trawler requisitioned during the Great War:

 

HMT Venator was launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby on the 22nd January 1913 for The Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.

5.1915: Requisitioned for war service

12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.

 

VENATOR, hired trawler, Adty No 1520. Built 1913, 293grt, Grimsby-reg GY.827. Armament: 1-6pdr AA. In service 5.15-1919.

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horatio2

Telegraphist Cecil Harmer BARNARD Tyneside Z/7619 RNVR. Records :-

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7277651 and here  http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7698293

 

HMS VENATOR was parented by HMS GUNNER (Granton, Firth of Forth) and by HMS GANGES II (Shotley) during his service.

 

 

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horatio2

He was transferred to the post-war Mine Clearance Service (MCS) on 1 April 1919, hence his late demob. MCS service was in the Hunt Class minesweeper HMS COTSWOLD.

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David I

Thank you all so much for this extraordinarily detailed information, bringing history alive in a way. I am going to begin reading his book now.

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