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Hi. Thank you both for your replies. No I did not know about the mine . Only just stated to research her and as of yet found very little. Many Thanks for this.   

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A BANBURY Class paddle minesweeper, she was brought into service by the Admiralty on 7 Jan 1918 and based on HMS NESMAR at the Oban Auxiliary Patrol base.. On 16 Jul 1918 she was transferred to the Granton base at HMS GUNNER on the Firth of Forth. She was paid off on 30 Aug 1918, presumably because of the mining damage

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  • 4 months later...

I have only just noticed this post which started whilst I was away.

RFA Racer salvaged Shirley after the mining incident and this work is included in the book I have written "U-Boat Enigmas : Royal Navy Salvage & Secrecy in WW1.

It is available on Amazon either as an e-book or paperback.

There are 3 photographs in  the book.


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