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Name: WILLIAM DOWNES
Type: Naval Trawler
Launched: 05/11/1017
Completed: 1917
Builder: Charles Rennoldson & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 190
Dimensions: 275grt, 113nrt, 125.3 x 23.4 x 12.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (12.5, 21 & 35 x 26ins), 61nhp
Engines by: Shields Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145120
History:
1917 The Admiralty, London
1922 Henry Leetham & Sons, York; registered at London
1924 Phoenix Trawling Co Ltd, York
1929 Ritchie & Davies, London
16/09/1941 Sank
Comments: 03/12/1940: Damaged by air attack 5 miles WNW of the Skelligs
16/09/1941: Foundered off Rosslare