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GY 792 Caulonia.....Redcar 1915

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:37 pm
by michaelb

Re: GY 792 Caulonia.....

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:43 pm
by michaelb
Shown here ashore at Redcar 25/2/1915
Built 1912,,Cochrane&Son Selby...
41.7x7x3.7m....79hp engine
(photo GYFH)

Re: GY 792 Caulonia.....Redcar 1915

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:25 pm
by magoonigal
From Hastings Lifeboat Site.

Bronze Medals awarded to Coxswain John E Muggeridge, who was in command of the lifeboat for the first time, and Motor Mechanic W R Hilder for the rescue of seven men from HM Trawler Caulonia that had been wrecked south of Jury’s Gap on 31 March 1943. Heavy seas were breaking over her but the coxswain kept the lifeboat alongside her for half an hour until the seven men were safely aboard. The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Commander Highfield, the Honorary Secretary, Second Coxswain E F Adams and Bowman I F P White. This was the outstanding service of the war. A few days after he won this Medal, Coxswain Muggeridge lost his life when his fishing boat struck a mine and sank, and eight weeks later Motor Mechanic Hilder was killed in an air-raid.

Assume its the same vessel??

Re: GY 792 Caulonia.....Redcar 1915

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:40 pm
by magoonigal
CAULONIA (R, 296t, 1912), ran aground and foundered, Rye Bay, Sussex, March 31, 1943

HMS Caulonia (4.163)

MS Trawler

Navy The Royal Navy
Type MS Trawler
Class [No specific class]
Pennant 4.163
Built by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)
Laid down
Launched 12 Oct 1912
Commissioned Apr 1942
Lost 31 Mar 1943
Completed in December 1912.
Taken over by the Admiralty in April 1942.
Displacement: 296 tons.

Ran aground and foundered off Rye Bay, Sussex, England on 31 March 1943.