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Deck Hand W G Blanch


chrisharley9
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As usual i would be very grateful for any help with this chap or his vessel

Name: BLANCH, WILLIAM GEORGE

Initials: W G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Deck Hand

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve

Unit Text: H.M.M.S. "Blackmorevale."

Date of Death: 01/05/1918

Service No: 16000DA

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 30.

Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

All The Best

chris

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BLACKMOREVALE was lost on 1 May 18.

1 RN officer, 2 RN ratings

1 RNR officer, 5 RNR ratings

1 RNVR officer, 2 RNVR ratings

15 MMR

were lost when the minesweeper was sunk off Montrose on a mine laid by U 71

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don

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Again thanks Don

All The Best

chris

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Hello

A correction on my last. Only one RN rating was lost in the ship, vice two. The other information stands.

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don

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HMMS BLACKMOREVALE early Hunt Class Minesweeper of 750 tons launched 23rd March 1917 at Ardrossan. armed with 2 x 12 pounder, 2 x 6 pounderoriginal Admiralty No 485 which became T.C2 in 1918. Lost 1st May 1918 by mine off Montrose.

note:

Twin screw Fleet Minesweepers ordered in 1916. This class were coal fired. Most of this class formed the 2nd and 3rd Flotillas based at Granton near Edinburgh.

Aye

Malcolm

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Malcolm

once again my thanks

All The Best

Chris

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