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HM Trawler Klondike


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Does anyone know anything about this trawler being involved in collison on or about 3/6/1916 - any details would be greatly appreciated

Chris

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The Hull based Trawler Klondyke sank in the English Channel off Owers, Sussex on 4 June 1916 following a collison. Her Port Number was H420.

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Does anyone know anything about this trawler being involved in collison on or about 3/6/1916 - any details would be greatly appreciated

Chris

The hired Admiralty Trawler KLONDIKE ( No. 647) sank after collision with the steamer HINDU (770 tons). She lost one man by drowning.

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The Hindu survived the collision and in 1917 was requisitioned for service as an Indian Navy Patrol Ship. She was scrapped in 1923.

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Reference: COR/1/3/327

Creation dates: 10 Jun 1916

McKENZIE

Scope and Content

James, seaman in the Royal Naval Reserve attached to Portsmouth Patrol, Poullney Town, Wick, Scotland, 45; accidentally drowned as result of collision at sea

Thanks everyone for the excellent response - here is his extract from the E Sussex Coroners Records

Chirs

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Chris, there seems to be some doubt about the actual date of the collision, either 3rd or 4th, I have seen both quoted. The 3rd is listed in the Admiralty record.

The Klondyke was 155 tons.

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David

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David

cheers - this is all great stuff

Chris

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:) [Robb Robinson Nove 8 2006]

Does anyone know anything about this trawler being involved in collison on or about 3/6/1916 - any details would be greatly appreciated

Chris

[Klondyke was a boxing fleet trawler before war service. Hull had four such fleets that worked in the North Sea prior to the Great War. One vessel from one of the fleets still survives with her steam engines still intact. She is the Viola and now lies at the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken in South Georgia. She too was requisitioned during the Great War and involved in the sinking of the UB-30. During the Falklands War the Argentininan submarine Santa Fe was disabled by military action in the bay where she lies. For further details look at www.viola-dias.org /quote]

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Robb

thanks for the additional info

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