View Full Version : Frigate BIRd sunk by German UC63. Does anyone know a casualty list for vessel?
13th February 2012, 00:26
Just wondering if i can confirm loss of a family member abord this vessel. If i could find a casualty list , this should do it, does one exist ? Please help , Thank you.
13th February 2012, 04:03
I thought the Frigate's name was Bird
google FRIGATE BIRD
1. FRIGATE BIRD TRAWLER 1907-1917 - WRECK WRAK EPAVE ...
www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?146418 - United KingdomCached
On June 28th, 1917, Frigate Bird was sunk by the German submarine UC-63 (Karsten von Heydebreck), 10 miles northeast of Spurn Point. 5 persons were lost.
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1. BF 398 Frigate Bird - first Buckie built Steam Drifter
The Frigate Bird BF 398 was the first Steam Drifter to be built by the McIntosh ... off Yarmouth, & had sunk in deep water, all the gear etc. on board being lost.
13th February 2012, 07:39
I think he means the feathered type Frigate Bird.
It says Crew not recovered.
13th February 2012, 08:55
Have a look at http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/sxH4H.php?value=1&pageno=1
that might help
13th February 2012, 10:01
Have you tried the Commonwealth War Grave Commission HERE (http://www.cwgc.org/) or the Tower Hill MN Memorial site HERE (http://www.merchantnavymemorial.com/thm.htm) .
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