Official No: 137763 Port Number and Year: 6th in Milford, 1915
Description: Steel side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail, mizzen.
Crew: 9 men. (13 as HMS COTSMUIR.)
Registered at Milford: 29 May 1915
Built: 1915 by Cochrane & Sons, Selby. (Yard no. 638)
Tonnage: 242.66 grt 105.2 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 120.3 / 21.5 / 11.75
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 75 hp. 10.5 kts.
29 May 1915: David Pettit, 'Westcliff', Wellington Rd., Hakin. (64/64)
Landed at Milford: On war service, and never fished out of Milford.
Cotsmuir was a surname listed on the original roster of settlers placed on Roanoke Island in 1587.
Jun 1915: Requisitioned, and converted to minesweeper. (Admy.no 1537) 1x6 pdr. HA.
2 Feb 1917: Disappeared on passage from the Tyne to the Humber. [ See below. ]
[Mayes G. & Thomas M. (2014): Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol.2: 1915 - 1939.]
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 24 Jan 1919 - Vessel lost.
From www.naval-history.net: HMS COTSMUIR - Crew members lost.
Surname, Christian name, initial(s), rank, service number.
BIRNIE, William A, Trimmer, RNR, TS 1159
BURNETT, James, Trimmer, RNR, TS 3789
BUTLER, James, Ty/Skipper, RNR
BUTLER, James W, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 3729
DUFF, Alexander, Seaman, RNR, A 6124
GALBRAITH, James, Deck Hand, RNR, SD 899
GIBBS, George W, Engineman, RNR, TS 3708
HUNTER, William L, 2nd Hand, RNR, DA 297
KIRKPATRICK, Thomas W, Cook, RNR, TC 714
MCKAY, John K McL, Seaman, RNR, A 8119
OXENBURY, George E, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 7529
ROOK, William H, Deck Hand, RNR, DA 5610
STOCKTON, William, Engineman, RNR, ES 3984
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