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. ( 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 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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