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Name: SNIPE
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 15/04/1897
Completed: 05/1897
Builder: Edwards Brothers
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 549
Dimensions: 143grt, 39nrt, 106.0 x 20.5 x 11.0ft; (1911: 165grt, 64nrt, 119.0ft)
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: 108524
History:
05/1897 Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd (JEA Kelsall), Fleetwood
10/1921 Sank
Comments: 1897: Allocated fishing registration number FD168 at Fleetwood
1899: Allocated fishing registration number H133 at Hull
22/10/1904: Damaged by shell fire from Russian warships in the ‘Dogger Bank Incident’
1911: Lengthened to 119.0ft
11/1914: Requisition by the Admiralty as a minesweeper
1920: Released to owners
10/1921: Sank after a collision in the North Sea