BORN BIRMINGHAM 1876. WIFE MARTHA STOKES. JOINED RECKITTS 0N 5/2/08. HIS SHIP HIT A MINE IN THE CHANNEL. PHOTO. HULL GARDENER SOCIETY. FIREMAN. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, KENT, UK.
HMS Derwent, built by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co., Ltd., Newcastle in 1903 and owned at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British destroyer of 555 tons. On May 2nd, 1917, HMS Derwent was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-26 (Matthias Graf von Schmettow), off Le Havre. 58 persons were killed. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?391
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