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FIFESHIRE H120
Built
1938
Smiths Dock South Tees
Off Number
166626.
Length Ft
175.8
Tons Gross
540.3
Yard Number
1035
Breadth Ft
28.6
Tons Net
198
Launched
17 01 1938
Draught
15.0
Hp
99 HP
Registered
.
Engine Builder
Smiths Dock
Knots
K
Registered FIFESHIRE GY 523 Owners Fifeshire Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby
Renamed FIFESHIRE H120 Owners 11 08 1939 Hellyer Brothers
  H.M.T FIFESHIRE Owners 21 Sept 1939 Admiralty Requisition
    Owners 25 03 1941 Hull Register Closed
    Owners  
Fate : 20 Feb 1940 The AYRSHIRE was on patrol East of Copinsay, Orkney Islands in the company of H.M.T FIFESHIRE Commanded by Acting Sub-Lieutenant J.V . Searle-Wood 3 sudden large explosions were heared and felt by the Ayrshire and as she looked across at the Fifeshire realised she was sinking fast, as the Ayrshire turned and headed for the Fifeshire she spotted the Heinkel`s which had inflicted the fatal wounds, they were turning and heading back Ayrshire the next intended victim. As the Heinkel`s came the Ayrshire run straight at them her bow facing them the heinkel`s payload dropping all around her, the lone lewis gun of the Ayrshire was no match to the cannon fire she was receiving but she battled on and eventually survived the day as the Heinkels flew off. The Ayrshire picked up the sole survivor of the Fifeshire Seaman ALBERT BLOWERS and headed back to Rosyth..
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Sept 1939
 

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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ARMITAGE PERCY 23 HMT FIFESHIRE . Signalman 20 Feb 1940 Son of William Joseph and Fanny Armitage, of Seacombe, Cheshire
BREWER JOHN RICHARD GOODWIN 31 HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman Cook 20 Feb 1940 Served previously on HMT Arctic Explorer but changed to Fifeshire after a spell in hospital, a fortnight before christmas was granted leave for his mothers funeral. Returned to depot on 8th Jan. Was a trawlerman with his father and brother for the Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Married with no children
. . . St Johns Tce Redbourne St Hull . . . .
BUXTON CHARLES HENRY   HMT FIFESHIRE . Chief Engineer 20 Feb 1940 .
CHICKEN JOHN ROBERTS 21 HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 Son of George and Helen Chicken, of North Shields, Northumberland
COOK WALTER JAMES   HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 .
COOPER JOHN CAM 22 HMT FIFESHIRE . Act Sub Lt 20 Feb 1940 Son of George Morton Cooper and Elizabeth Cooper, of Welland, Worcestershire
DODSWORTH HARRY  ( Henry) 27 HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 Husband of Alice Dodsworth - Son of Henry and Ada Dodsworth, of Hull - Three weeks previously his uncle had been lost on the ST Lucida, he had been in Barracks since Oct and joined the Fifeshire just before xmas.He was a trawlerman before the war and was on the Brotes when she went ashore, leaves a wife and two sons aged two and four.
. . . Witty St Hull . . . .
LAWSON JAMES EDWARD   HMT FIFESHIRE . Stoker 20 Feb 1940 .
LEPPINGTON JAMES E 43 HMT FIFESHIRE . Po Stoker 20 Feb 1940 Husband of Emily Maud Leppington, of Wymering, Hampshire
LLOYD JAMES ARTHUR 22 HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 Son of Sidney Lloyd, and of Winifred Lloyd, of Erwood, Brecknockshire.
LOADES ROBERT WILSON 31 HMT FIFESHIRE . Second Hand 20 Feb 1940 Husband of Elsie Loades, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire
MACKAY DONALD   HMT FIFESHIRE . Leading Seaman 20 Feb 1940 .
MACLEOD ALEXANDER 28 HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 Son of William and Johanna Macleod, of Back, Isle of Lewis ( Albert ? )
PARSONS ARTHUR ROY BAST 34 HMT FIFESHIRE . Telegraphist 20 Feb 1940 Son of Arthur Bast Parsons and Caroline Phoebe Parsons; husband of Hilda Alice Parsons
PLATT ROBERT ARMSTRONG   HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 .
PLATTEN ROLAND 22 HMT FIFESHIRE Maryport Seaman 20 Feb 1940 A native of Maryport - was due to sail with the ill fated HMT Sedgefly but spent four days in hospital which prevented him joining the ship. Before the war was a trawlerman on the Commander Naismith, married for two years leaves a wife and one youngster , wife is due to have another child in 1 weeks time.
. . . Manchester St Hull . . . .
PLUMMER CHARLES WILLIAM 28 HMT FIFESHIRE . Stoker 20 Feb 1940 Son of Arthur Henry and Beatrice May Plummer, of Ipswich, Suffolk
ROSE REGINALD JAMES   HMT FIFESHIRE . Engineer 20 Feb 1940 .
SEARLES- WOOD JOHN VALENTINE 20 HMT FIFESHIRE . Sub Lt 20 Feb 1940 Son of Comdr. Valentine Searles-Wood, R.N., and Sibyl Read Searles-Wood, of West Moor, Dorsetshire. .
WALKER CHARLESWILLIAM   HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 .
WATSON ALEXANDER . HMT FIFESHIRE . Stoker 20 Feb 1940 Son of Alexander and Barbara Ann Watson, of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
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FOWLER JOHN DUNBAR . HMT FIFESHIRE . Skipper RNR Nov 1939 .
BLOWERS ALBERT EDWARD . HMT FIFESHIRE . Seaman 20 Feb 1940 Sole survivor of sinking
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