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Name: QUAIL
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 16/06/1897
Completed: 07/1897
Builder: Edwards Brothers
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 554
Dimensions: 143grt, 39nrt, 106.0 x 20.5 x 11.0ft; (1908: 162grt, 61nrt, 116.5 x 20.6 x 11.0ft)
Engines: T3cyl (12, 18 & 30 x 21ins), 41nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 108531
History:
07/1897 Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd (JEA Kelsall), Manchester
23/06/1915 Sank
Comments: 1897: Allocated fishing registration number FD179 at Fleetwood
1899: Allocated fishing registration number H236 at Hull
04/1908: Lengthened at Goole to 116.5ft
11/1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper
02/1915: Renamed QUAIL II
23/06/1915: Sank after a collision with tug BULLDOG when 7 miles SW of Portland Bill


Above photo courtesy of Steve Farrow