Chameleon GY 105
The Chameleon was built by Mackie & Thomson of Govan 09/1896 for Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co. She stayed with the company until her sinking.

"Samuel Francis Gladstone Coles was captured by the Germans whilst fishing on the steam trawler Chameleon on August 25th 1914 & subsequently interned in Ruhleben POW Camp until Nov 23rd 1918. Other members of the crew were Cornelius Betts, Edgar Boyce, Edward Burman, Frank Hanneman, Thomas Patchitt, C Rodgers, George Williamson, Benjamin Wilson, all from Grimsby/Cleethorpes area" From the Ruhleben Story website click here

This information came via The Clyde Built Database

Her Details are
  • Official Number 106666
  • Yard Number 115
  • 132 GT 45 NT
  • Dimensions 99.3 x 20.1 x 10.4
  • Quarter Deck 17' Foc'sle 19'
24/08/1914 Captured and sunk by torpedo boat in the North Sea whilst fishing