HM Trawler Kent or Knot

Discussion in 'History' started by Cramond Brig, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. Another test for your powerful brains from the Shetland Roll of Honour. A seaman[FONT=&quot] killed by magazine explosion on 5 November 1916. The Roll says HMT Kent (wrong, I suspect) and Commonwealth War Graves database says Knot[/FONT]
    Grateful for any information including what happened.

  2. I'd lean towards the CWGC as we know what the roll author is like.

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  3. HMT KNOT was a 168 ton trawler launched in 1903. She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in November 1914 and converted into a minesweeper but was lost on 5 November 1916 after being wrecked on the North Caer Rock off Fife Ness.
  4. That's very helpful, folks. Thank you. Now working on a Shetland lad who died on HMS Formidable - plenty information on the web about that sinking.

  5. As an interesting aside, a few years ago there was another chap with an RR thread who was researching a person who it transpired had died on Formidable. Chaps Service certificate, ships records the lot. (bit nostalgic reading my own posts in their on my old username.)

    Also, there is a published book regarding Formidable and the sinking.

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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  6. Thank you, Grim
  7. Pleasure. I love this sort of thing as it lets you learn things about people and subjects you wouldn't have known existed otherwise.

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  8. Two of this lad's brothers fell. One in hospital in London from wounds, the other on ss Pontypridd - not got to that yet.

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