POLLY JOHNSON H322
Built
1918
C ook Welton & Gemmel
Off Number
143267
Length Ft
125.6
Tons Gross
290
Yard Number
408
Breadth Ft
23.6
Tons Net
127
Launched
19 12 1918
Engine Builder
Amos & Smith
Hp
86HP
Registered
June 1919
Draught
12.9
Knots
10.5K
Registered JOHN AIKENHEAD Owners Admiralty Service
    Owners 14 11 1919 - registered as fishing vessel ?
Renamed POLLY JOHNSON SH171 Owners 1919 - James Johnson of Scarborough
  POLLY JOHNSON H322 Owners 31 01 1922 - W A Massey & Sons Ltd Hull
    Owners 1932 - Managed by Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd
    Owners  
Fate : 29th May 1940 The Polly Johnson was evacuating troops from Dunkirk harbour when enemy aircraft bombed the harbour, after a near miss the Polly Johnson left the Harbour, due to damaged plates the Polly Johnsons state became critical and all aboard were transfered to the HM Trawler Arley Fy 620. After a round of gunfire she was sunk near the harbour entrance.
Admiralty Purchased / Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Purchased 1918
Castle Class Minesweeper
Sold 1919
1939
Minesweeper
1940
Based at Dover
1940 Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk)
 


The following Awards and Appointments where made to the following person`s, While serving on H.M.T Polly Johnson as reported in the London Gazette of 29 Dec 1939 effective from 1st Jan 1940

His Majesty has also been graciously pleased to approve the Award of the Distinguished Service Medal to:

PETRINI - DENNIS - (DSM) ( Seaman )

The Appointments and Awards are for unfailing courage, endurance and resource in H.M Trawlers, Drifters and Minesweepers in their hard and perilous task of sweeping the seas clear of enemy mines, and combating submarines.