Sunday 4th October 1914




Monday  5th October 1914

 Aberdeen steam Trawlers SN 202 Princess Beatrice andA 516 Drumoak sunk by British? mines off the Belgian Coast while on hire to the Admiralty as minesweepers.

The trials of a new trawler SN 92 William Purdy were successfully run. She had been built by Messers Joseph T Eltringham and Co., Ltd., Willington Quay on Tyne to the order of Purdy Steam Fishing Co., Ltd., North Shields.


Tuesday 6th October 1914





Wednesday  7th October 1914

 Steam Drifter SN 275 Lily of North Shields sank after striking a mine. Seven fishermen were lost and three saved. The survivors two of whom were seriously injured were landed at North Shields by the Yarmouth drifter YH 719 Oakland. They were named as Daniel Dunham and Arthur Shillings of Lowestoft and William Nichols of Great Yarmouth.


J J Strong Skipper, Lowestoft

C Cokell, Engineer, Gorleston

W Blake, Cook, Cobholm, Yarmouth

R Leonard, Fireman, Yarmouth

R Brittain, Net Stower, Lowestoft

 J Riches, Net Stower, Lowestoft

F Self, Younker, Lowestoft.

The Yarmouth drifter YH 973  Floandi recovered one of the dead.



Thursday 8th October 1914


Friday 9th October 1914




Saturday  10th October 1914