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KINGSTON AMBER H471 (GBBV)
Built
1937
Smiths Dock - South Bank
Off Number
165677
Length Ft
178.1
Tons Gross
467
Yard Number
1047
Breadth Ft
27.1
Tons Net
170
Launched
08 Jul 1937
Draught
14.3
Hp
99HP
Registered
09 Sept 1937
Engine Builder
Smiths Dock Co
Knots
K
Registered KINGSTON AMBER H471 Owners 09 Sept 1937 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
  H.M.T KINGSTON AMBER Owners 18 Sept 1939 Requisitioned Admiralty
    Owners Feb 1946 Returned to owner from Admiralty
  KINGSTON AMBER H471 Owners 1946 Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull
Fate : Scrapped 14 Jan 1959 Bruges Belgium
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Armour
Sept 1939
FY 211
Anti - Submarine
Feb 1946
1 4" gun,  2 .5" AA,  2 - AA MG
 

Fact File

24 Oct 1954 an RAF Sunderland flying boat on its way to pick up Edward Owen from the Kingston Amber for urgent hospital treatment, crashes in a storm with the loss of four lives.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
. . . . . Skipper . .
LONGDEN ? . KINGSTON AMBER H471 . Deckhand Sept 1958 .
YOUNG W E . KINGSTON AMBER H471 . Deckhand Sept 1958 .
FISHBURN KEN . KINGSTON AMBER H471 . Deckhand 1949 .
CROCKETT TERRY . KINGSTON AMBER H471 . Deckie Learner Sept 1958 .
OWEN EDWARD WILLIAM . KINGSTON AMBER H471 . Seaman 24 Oct 1954 .
CODD DON . KINGSTON AMBER H471 . Galley Boy 1956 .

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
HMT CREWMEN
FLETT JAMES . HMT KINGSTON AMBER . Skipper RNR 29 Nov 1939 .
PILE BENJAMIN . HMT KINGSTON AMBER . Skipper RNR 17 Apr 1941 27 Dec 1940 - Mentioned in despatches
KENNEDY ROBERT JOHN . HMT KINGSTON AMBER . Temp Lieutenant RNR 20 Jun 1941 .
ROGERS BRYAN HUMPHREY CRAIG . HMT KINGSTON AMBER Temp Lieutenant RNVR 02 Dec 1941 01 Jan 1942 Mentioned in despatches
SPENCER Hon, GEORGE CHARLES . HMT KINGSTON AMBER Temp Lieutenant RNVR 15 Sept 1942 .
ADAMS RICHARD . HMT KINGSTON AMBER . Temp Lieutenant RNR 11 Jan 1943 .
CALDERWOOD PATTERSON JAMES . HMT KINGSTON AMBER . Temp Lieutenant RNVR Jan 1945 .
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