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STELLA SIRIUS H 22
Built
1934
Smiths Dock Middlesborough
Off Number
163190
Length Ft
158.7
Tons Gross
437
Yard Number
966
Breadth Ft
26.7
Tons Net
166
Launched
14 Feb 1934
Draught
12.7
Hp
99 HP
Registered
Aug 1934
Engine Builder
Smiths Dock Ltd
Knots
K
Registered ESQUIMAUX H22 Owners 1934 Hellyer Brothers Hull
Renamed STELLA SIRIUS H 22 Owners 1938 Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd Hull
  HMT STELLA SIRIUS Owners  
Fate : 25 Sep 1940 Bombardment from French enemy aircraft in Gibralter.
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1939
Anti-Submarine
Lost
29 January 1940 HM Trawler "Stella Sirius" in difficulty Assistance given and Vessel was seen to safety ( Selsey Lifeboat )."Canadian Pacific
 

 

Fact File

H.M.T STELLA SIRIUS was based in Gibralter and was part of the 7th a/s group. On 25 Sep 1940 she came under bombardment from French enemy aircraft. A bomb hit her fore-deck killing and injuring sheltering cremembers in the fore-peak, a huge fire started and seamen from surrounding vessels attempted to rescue the injured and put out the fire. There was very little headway against the fire and as it threatened the ammunition magazine and depth charges the decision to sink her was taken. After opening the Kingston Valve and splitting the intake pipe to the condenser she quickly flooded and sank, avoiding further damage to vessels nearby. One survivor a young seaman that had been on deck was blown into the sea.( Ref ADM 1/10776)

 

Crewmen Who Died at Sea 25 Sep 1940
 
BOYLAN - JAMES - 36 ( Engineer ) Husband of Mary Boylan, of Torry, Aberdeen
BUTTERS - HARRY ( Telegraphist )
CAMPBELL - JAMES - ALEXANDER - 24 ( Seaman ) Son of Alexander and Lena Campbell, of Findochty, Banffshire
DUNN - HARRY - 39 ( Chief Engineer ) Husband of Elizabeth Duncan Dunn, of Aberdeen
GREGGOR - GEORGE - ILLUSTRIOUS - 25 ( Seaman ) Son of Benjamin and Margaret Greggor, of Peel, Isle of Man
GRIFFIN - THOMAS - RICHARD - 24 ( Seaman ) Son of Tom and Lilian Maud Griffin, of Hull
HELLENS - CHARLES ( Seaman )
MacINNES - JOHN - 36 ( Seaman )
MAIN - ROBERT - MEIN ( 2nd Hand )
TAYLOR - WILFRED (Stoker)
THOMAS - GILBERT - CARVIS 25 (Seaman) Son of William James Thomas and Mary Catherine Thomas, of Mullion, Cornwall
WILCOX - KENNETH - FREDERICK - WOODLAND 27 ( Sub-Lieutenant )
WOOTTON - JOSEPH - HENRY 42 ( Leading Seaman ) Son of Charles and Lilly Wootton; husband of Edith Wootton, of Cudworth, Yorkshire
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