Remarko GY 228

The Remarko was built by Cook Welton & Gemmel 27/04/1914 for G F Sleight.

Requisitioned 04/1915 by the Royal Navy as a Minesweeper Adm 1489

On 3rd December 1916, in a position off Lowestoft, (54' 20" North, 01' 53" East) off the East Cross Sands Buoy, she detonated a mine that had been laid on 07-11-1916 by the German submarine UC 4, under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Hans Howaldt, with the loss of all twelve crew members

The 12 members of the crew lost

Arthur Bedford : Skipper 
George Andrews : Petty Officer 1st Class
George Lee : Lieutenant : 37 years *
Charles Brandon : Telegraphist : 19 years
Arthur Redgrave : Engineman : 29 years
Henry Hartley : Engineman : 27 years
James Bain : Deckhand : 50 years
James Feather : Deckhand : 26 years
John Groves : Deckhand : 19 years
George Sheader : 2nd Hand : 23 years
Leonard Goddard : Trimmer : 22 years
Sidney Manoury : Trimmer : 24 years

* Lieutenant George Lee had been twice mentioned in despatches.

This information was gratefully supplied by Eriskay on Ships Nostalgia

03/12/1916 She was sunk by Mine in the North Sea off Lowestoft, The mine was laid by UC 4 on 07/11/1916

Her Details are

  • Official Number 136987
  • Yard Number 297
  • Admiralty Number 1489
  • 245 GT 107 NT
  • Dimensions 120.5 x 22 x 12.3
  • Quarter Deck 67'
  • Engines by C D Holmes 80 NHP 10.5 Knots