Royal Navy patrol service HM trawler Sisapon

22nd July 2007, 19:10
The Sisapon was mined on the 12th of June 1940 off Harwich.
I am looking for any information about the crew and any pictures of the ship.
My wife's grandfather James Mitchell was second hand on the trawler and lost his life when she went down.

K urgess
22nd July 2007, 19:18
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
Plenty of fisher folk among the crew who will be able to help you. Enjoy the site.

22nd July 2007, 21:19
Hi Reggie,

If you go to the following site and scroll down to the 12th June 1940 - James Mitchell is mentioned along with other members of the crew. Hope this helps


Gavin Gait
22nd July 2007, 21:40
I don't have a photo of her but here's the information on her from Gerald Toghill's "Royal Navy Trawlers , Part Two: Requisitioned Trawlers"

Sisapon GY483
Built 1928 at Beverly( Hull ) by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd.
326 Gross Tons , 133 Net Tons
Length 137.2 ft
Beam 23.6 ft
Depth 12.7 ft
Construction Notes : Yard No. 508
Steam Powered : 92Shp (902kw/1211hp) giving 10.5 Knots service speed
Owned by the Standard Sea Fishing Company of Grimsby

Requisitioned in September 1939 and converted into a Mine Sweeper in Grimsby.
1940 Based at Grimsby ( Ungrouped ) , Lost due to Mine off Harwich on the 12th of June 1940.

If I find a photo i'll put it up here for you

Davie Tait(Thumb)

22nd July 2007, 23:03
My thanks to Marconi Sahib,Santos and Davie Tait for their response and very good information all very welcome.(Thumb)

23rd July 2007, 05:27
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

23rd July 2007, 11:00
Greetings reggie and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.