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KOORAH H77
Built
1912
Hall Russell Aberdeen
Off Number
128760
Length Ft
117.4
Tons Gross
227
Yard Number
505
Breadth Ft
22.6
Tons Net
86
Launched
5 February 1912
Draught
12.2
Hp
76HP
Registered
Feb 1912
Engine Builder
Hall Russell
Knots
K
Registered KOORAH H77 Owners 1912
  KOORAH M120 Owners Edward Brand Milford Haven 1915
  HMT KOORAH Owners 1914 - 1919 Admiralty
  KOORAH GY 122 Owners E E Cox Grimsby
  KOORAH GN 14 Owners 1935 P & G M Liston Edingburgh
    Owners 1939 Carnie & Gibb ( W Carnie Jnr Manager ) Granton
  KOORAH A249 Owners 1942 Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd & Regent Fishing Co Ltd Aberdeen ( T Walker Manager )
    Owners 1944 A & M Smith ( Registered Hull )
  KOORAH A18 Owners 1944 Brebner Fishing Co Ltd Aberdeen
    Owners  
Fate : 11th February 1954 The Aberdeen registered trawler KOORAH ran ashore 1/2 mile west of Dunnet Head Caithness. . The crew were rescued by the seine-net boat "Our Lassie" and landed at Scrabster. Salvage failed and the vessel sank
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1914
324
Minsweeper
1919

A young mine-sweeper describes to the "Daily Telegraph" the perilous operation of mine sweeping in the Dardanelles. The shells fell so thickly, that he declares that had the Turks been good shots, not a man could have lived. The water splashed up by the falling shells almost swamped the trawlers.

Captain Woodgate and his crew of the Koorah performed an extremely gallant act. The Manx Hero was blown up. Captain Woodgate and his crew launched a small boat, and in this hell of fire rescued the crew. The Koorah was now the last sweeper.
Captain Woodgate tried to save his boat, but a shell smashed it as it was being hauled on deck. Woodgate, with powerful searchlights on his boat, and the centre of a fierce fire, steered her to the northern shore. His daring deed took nearly ninety minutes to accomplish.

 


Surname
Christian
Age
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Occupation
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HUMPHRIES
ABRAHAM
20
HMT KOORAH . Stoker 1st class 04 APR 1915 Alfred James and Sarah Jane Humphries Newport, Native of Bradley, Wolverhampton. Died from wounds in dardanelles
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