Trawler Donna Nook WW1

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trevor
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Trawler Donna Nook WW1

Post by trevor » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:05 pm

Evening all,
Looking for clarification concerning the Trawler Donna Nook
Its down as being a Grimsby Trawler GY 237 in various references Toghill Page 125 and Dittmar& Colledge Page 186 BUT when I check my records I can find no record of it ever being registered as GY 237
According to my records it was only ever managed from Grimsby but was in fact FD 237 (Fleetwood)
Admiralty Number 1981
Hired 02.1916 as an M/S with various armaments
returned to owners 1919

Can anyone help with this

Thanks
trevor
phil morgan
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Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

Post by phil morgan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:09 pm

Welcome Trevor
The following information from 2 sites:

DONNA NOOK, hired trawler, Adty No 1981. Built 1915, 307grt, Grimsby-reg GY.237. Armament: 1-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA, 1-7.5in BT. In service 2.16-1919 as minesweeper. Served in WW2.

Donna Nook GY 237
Donna Nook built 1915
Requisitioned 02/1916 as a mine sweeper
Returned 1919
Served in WW2

Her Details are
• Official Number
• Admiralty number 1981
• GT 307
• Armament 1 12pdr 1 3pdr AA 1 7.5in Bomb Thrower
Grimsby Trawlers

https://sites.google.com/site/trevorhal ... ook-gy-237

Hope this helps
Phil
Urs Heßling
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Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

Post by Urs Heßling » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:33 pm

phil morgan wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:09 pm
DONNA NOOK, hired trawler, .... Served in WW2.
Lost in action with German E-boats off Shipwash on 25 September 1943, she sank after colliding with HMT "Stella Rigel" while manoeuvring to rescue survivors of HMT "Franc Tireur", which had been torpedoed "S 96" (lost, too, after collision with "ML 145")

greetings, Urs
phil morgan
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Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

Post by phil morgan » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:34 am

A bit more digging in Lloyds etc shows that from about 1930 onwards it was managed by Mount Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, apparently of Fleetwood.
Managers variously Sir G E J Moody and William B Moody of Fish Dock Road Grimsby but registered throughout in Fleetwood.

A little mysterious?
Phil
trevor
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Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

Post by trevor » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:52 am

Morning Phil,
Yes this is the same as I found, I think its a typo with the managers being Grimsby Based when in fact she was only registered as a Fleetwood boat, I have now checked the Registry for Grimsby and it was definately NOT registered at Grimsby
Looking at the Fleetwood database it has only carried the FD reg

I suppose typo's do happen but always took Dittmar and Colledge as my datum to work from
Just for Clarity the info quoted was taken from My website and will be removed later today having posted it from previous sources

Thank you to all who replied
Trevor
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