Skipper W Jackson HMS Gull WW1

hlj
9th April 2014, 17:03
hi

I am trying to find more about my granddad Skipper William Jackson (RNR) Temp.

He was on trawlers minesweepers HMS Gull, Egmont and Attentive
on the Dover Patrol.

Gulpers
9th April 2014, 19:05
hlj,

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Pompeyfan
9th April 2014, 21:25
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9th April 2014, 23:36
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Roger Griffiths
10th April 2014, 01:12
Hi,
Could you give us a little more?
Full name, date and place of birth.

regards
Roger

hlj
12th April 2014, 21:53
Hi

My granddad was born in Yarmouth, on 14.01.1880.
He joined the RNR in Hull, his seniority was 26.10.1914. His rank was Skipper (Temp). His no. was WSA 471. He was on the Dover Patrol, went to Malta, and maybe Russia.

His full name was William Jackson, I have got his naval records but am struggling to get a timeline from the records.

He was involved with the SS Prince Gregorious, on his record was
''Received appreciation of their Lordship .. exemplary conduct ....
displayed and the ... by them .. of the fire on board the Greek Ship SS Gergorious''

I have a feeling that the HMS Gull was the same ship that he sailed as a fisherman in Hull. He got his Skipper ticket in 1907, no SK7613 in Hull

Regards

hlj

R58484956
13th April 2014, 16:10
Greetings hlj and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Roger Griffiths
15th April 2014, 20:35
Hi,
All I can find are the logbooks of HMS GULL
Primarily a Navigational record the Logbook my enter important details and at least tell you where he got to. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/s/res?_ep=gull&_cr1=adm53&_ps=15&_ro=any&_srt=3&_advtxt=%22gull%22&_p=1900&Refine+dates=Refine
You would need to visit Kew to view.
EGMONT was a shore establishment at Malta.
ATTENTIVE was a shore establishment at Dover
Both probably on his record for accounting reasons.

GULL official number 108533 Port number H241
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C10691880

A post on the Fishing boat board on this site may give you more details of her fishing career.


regards
Roger

hlj
16th April 2014, 17:48
Hi

Thanks I will try both

gkh151
16th April 2014, 20:30
Hlj,

You may find the link below of interest.

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?149055


Regards,
Graham.