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WESTELLA H124 - GYBP
Built
1934
Cochranes Selby
Off Number
163956
Length Ft
152.8
Tons Gross
413
Yard Number
1129
Breadth Ft
25.6
Tons Net
160
Launched
25.9.34
Engine Builder
Amos & Smith
Hp
106HP
Registered
Nov 1934
Draught
13.6
Knots
K
Registered WESTELLA H124 Owners 21 11 1934 J Marr & Sons Ltd Hull
  H.M.T WESTELLA Owners 15 11 1939 Sold to Admiralty
    Owners  
Fate : 02 06 1940 Mined Dunkirk
Admiralty Purchased
Pennant No
Role
Returned
15 11 1939
Minesweeper
Lost
Arctic Pioneer was a asdic trawler and patrolled the waters during the Dunkirk evacuations in june 1940 On June 2nd nearing the last day of the Dunkirk withdrawal Arctic Pioneer heared the distress signal from the trawler Blackburn Rovers in thick fog but could not assist. Blackburn Rovers another asdic trawler was leading the Hull trawler Westella and the trawler Saon on patrol of the channel, Blackburn Rovers picked up a asdic sounding which it believed to be a U boat. On going to investigate Blackburn Rovers entered a British minefield and subsequently exploded, her depth charges also exploding. The trawler Westella had also followed Blackburn Rovers into the minefield and as she was picking up the survivors from Blackburn Rovers she also hit a mine blowing off her bow.The trawler Saon picked up survivors from both the Westella and the Blackburn Rovers.
 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
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WAR SERVICE CREWMEN
ENGLISH .? . HMT WESTELLA . Skipper . .
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