can anyone direct me to a web site dealing with the Auxiliary Patrol vessels of WW1?
In particular I am interested in the claim by the Mine-sweeping drifter FEASIBLE LT 122 that on 24/11/1917 she had a fouled sweep - U-boat surfaced - ran onto Goodwins attempting to escape - captured.
The U-48 gives a slightly different version:
24 Nov, 1917 - While waiting for the moon to set, U 48 drifted and eventually went aground at high tide on the Goodwin Sands. She was discovered at dawn by British patrol craft. After a brief exchange of gunfire, scuttling charges were set and the crew abandoned the boat.. 19 dead and 17 survivors.
Any comment on this would be appreciated and also the address of a web site generally covering these auiliary patrol craft.
If you look on google for "Sparrows Nest", Lowestoft, Suffolk, be it ww1 or ww2 the lads there in the archives dealing with the Royal Naval Patrol Service are very helpfull and most knowledgeable, on all aspects with regards to your research. Neil.
Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton Somerset has all details of Trawler Minesweepers crews.Maybe of some help.I am just waiting on my grandad's
Service papers etc far more readable that N/A's at Kew.Address :- as below
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Email, a very helpful Gentleman Roy Swales.
RNAS,Yeovilton [email protected]
Hope this helps. Best Regards Ken B(Thumb)(Applause)