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AVANTURINE H197
Built
1930
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
160887
Length Ft
128.9
Tons Gross
296
Yard Number
542
Breadth Ft
24.0
Tons Net
130
Launched
01 03 1930
Draught
12.9
Hp
89 HP
Registered
24 03 1930
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
11 K
Registered AVANTURINE H197 Owners 1930 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
  H.M.T AVANTURINE Owners FEB 1940 - Admiralty
    Owners  
1940 Requisitioned as a Auxilliary Patrol Vessel based at Aberdeen
1942 Converted to a Minesweeper joined 69th Flotilla
1943 Sept - Received Orders to move to Tilbury to assist moving Thames Barges along the coast which would be a task that lasted 3 months
1943 23 Nov- Newhaven Lifeboat - Cecil and Lillian Philpott- Coxswain Leonard Peddleston  was requested to assist HMT Avanturine which had grounded off Cuckmere in a south westerly gale, After locating the Trawler the lifeboat anchored on her lee side and payed out a cable. Whilst doing so heavy seas brought the Avanturine down onto the lifeboat amidship causing severe damage to her. One crewman of the lifeboat was thrown overboard and drowned. With the assistance of the Shoreham lifeboat both the Cecil & Lillian Philpott and the Avanturine where brought back to Newhaven.
Fate : 1 Dec 1943 The 5th E Boat flottila consisting of nine boats attacked the Convoy that H.M.T Avanturine was part of, she was at the time under tow from HMT Peter Carey off Beachy Head, E-boat S142 claimed to have sunk H.M.T Avanturine.
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
FEB 1940
FY1886
APV
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1942 Converted
FY1886
Minesweeper
Lost
12 Pdr Gun
Anti Aircraft Guns
 

 

Newhaven Lifeboat Service
PEDDLESTON LEONARD . NEWHAVEN LIFEBOAT . Coxswain 23 Nov 1943 RNLI Silver Medal
. . . . . Escorting the grounded trawler HMT Aventurine awarded silver medal seven other crewmen received the Bronze Medal
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CLARK BENJAMIN J . NEWHAVEN LIFEBOAT . Signalman 23 Nov 1943 RNLI Bronze Medal ( Posthumously )
. . . . . Lost while assisting the Trawler HMT Avanturine when grounded
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IN REMEMBERANCE OF CREWMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
BRUCE JOHN . HMT AVANTURINE . Stoker 01 Dec 1943 .
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CASTLEMAN LESLIE FRANCIS 20 HMT AVANTURINE . Steward 01 Dec 1943 .
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CHESWORTH ROY 20 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Charles Henry and Emily Chesworth, of Rotherham, Yorkshire
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CRAINE JOHN HENRY . HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Husband of Patricia Castleman
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DOUGHERTY JOHN 34 HMT AVANTURINE . Able Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Born Glasgow
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FARRELL SYDNEY EDWARD 20 HMT AVANTURINE . Telegraphist 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of William Miller and Florence Emily Farrell, of Northampton
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GATT JAMES MOIR . HMT AVANTURINE . Engineer 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Born Pennan, Aberdeenshire
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GULLY RONALD ASHLEY 19 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
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JACKSON FARROW HOWDEN . HMT AVANTURINE . Stoker 01 Dec 1943 .
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JAPPY ALEXANDER 40 HMT AVANTURINE . Skipper 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Husband of Margaret Helen Jappy, of Buckie, Banffshire
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JOHNSON DONALD HENRY 19 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Rose Elizabeth Johnson, of Norwich
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LAMBERT GEOFFREY MICHAEL 20 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Harry and Margaret Lambert, of Lazenby, Yorkshire
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MACDONALD ANGUS 32 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Annie Macdonald, of Sanday Island, Inner Hebrides
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MEADS THOMAS . HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Thomas Roger and Emma Jane Meads, of Amold, Nottinghamshire
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MURRAY ALEXANDER GEDDES 23 HMT AVANTURINE . Second Hand 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Husband of Margaret Murray of Buckie, Banffshire
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OWEN JACK 20 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of William and Louisa Owen, of Atherton, Lancashire
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PARKINSON FREDERICK 17 .HMT AVANTURINE . Signalman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Thomas Lunn Parkinson and Lucy Eveline Parkinson, of Allerton Bywater, Yorkshire
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PATERSON ALEXANDER PURVES 34 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Husband of Jean Paterson, of Edinburgh
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PHILLPOTS EDWARD STANLEY .18 HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Edward and Dora Kate Phillpots, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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STRINGER ISIAH . HMT AVANTURINE . Seaman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of Josiah and Mary Stringer, of Clarenville, Newfoundland.
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TINSON GEORGE WILLIAM RONALD 18 HMT AVANTURINE . Stoker 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Son of G. W. and Eleanor Kate Tinson, of Kensington, London
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WATSON JAMES 49 HMT AVANTURINE . Engineman 01 Dec 1943 .
. . . . . Husband of Catherine Bella Watson, of Buckie, Banffshire.
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Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
HMT AVANTURINE CREWMEN
GILLARD EDWARD . HMT AVANTURINE . Temp Skipper 05 Dec 1939 15 Apr 1940 Skipper When Vessel Lost
COPELAND MAT . HMT AVANTURINE . Leading Seaman 1943 Was on leave to be married from the Advanturine when the vessel was lost
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Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
STOW ANDREW . AVANTURINE H197 . Skipper 1932 .
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