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Fr506 Laurel Crown Lost 22 June 1916

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#1 Andrew Hollinrake

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 03:56 PM

Hello all

Hoping to find an image of FR506 Laurel Crown, lost with nine crew while sweeping for mines 22 June 1916.

Or a good image of similar, Fraserburgh built wooden drifter of the same vintage. (e.g. see list on http://www.naval-his...FishPortNos.htm)

We are including the names of those lost on a new memorial wall to be built next to the Kitchener Memorial (www.hmshampshire.org)

Wooden, 81grt, built 1912, Fraserburgh-reg FR506, hired 1914 as net drifter, Admiralty No.2050, Skipper John Coull RNR.

One of nine vessels sweeping area on 22 June in which Hampshire was lost (with Lord Kitchener on board) on 5 June 1916 - between 58.46N-59.22N and 03.18W-04.39W - passed Brough of Birsay and steering WSW. At 2000, detonated mine laid by U.75, foundered west of Orkney, going down stern first and breaking up; Skipper and eight ratings lost, no survivors.

Any info on the crew below would be gratefully received.

BAKER Baker Thomas James T. J. RNR Engineman ES 739

COULL Coull John J. RNR Skipper  

DURRANT Durrant Charles C. RNR Deck Hand DA 8421 17 Son of Charles and Emma Durrant, of 118 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen.

MITCHELL Mitchell Robert R. RNR Engineman ES 1461 26 Son of James Mitchell, of Peterhead; husband of Mary Mitchell, of 11 Maiden Street, Peterhead.

MURPHY Murphy Alfred A. RNR Deck Hand DA 7018

NICOLSON Nicolson Murdo M. RNR Deck Hand DA 7916 45 Son of Kenneth and Catherine Nicolson, of 11 Calbost Lochs; husband of Isabella McLeod Nicolson, of 11 Calbost Lochs, Stornoway, Ross-shire.

PETRIE Petrie George G. RNR Deck Hand DA 11223 32 Son of George and Betsy Petrie, of Burray, Orkney; husband of Flora Petrie, of Wart, Burray, Orkney.

SLATER Slater Robert R. RNR Second Hand DA 4577 30 Son of Robert and Annie McIntosh Slater, of 3 New Street, Portknockie, Banffshire.

STEPHENSON Stephenson Clarence Percy C. P. RNR Trimmer TS 3322 22 Son of Emma Stephenson, of 8 Strickland Terrace, Strickland Street, Hessle Rd., Hull.

All the best,
Andrew Hollinrake
Orkney Heriatge Society

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:51 PM

http://www.fishingbo...age.com  Have you tried Douglas Paterson admin of the fishing boat heritage site, also try the https://www.facebook.../?ref=bookmarks quite a few memebrs on their might have one
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