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M1

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: M
Fate: Rammed and was sunk on 12th November 1925 by SS Vidar off Start Point. Wreckage was not found until 1990 by Royal Navy and more recently by divers in 1999.

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Started life a K18. Served with the 6th Flotilla until October 1918.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Adams, Cecil Passey  Leading Seaman  J 52992    25
Alexander, Arthur Horace  Petty Officer  J 14439    30
Allen, William Charles  Able Seaman  J 51725    25
Andrews, Enoch James  Able Seaman  J 39562    26
Baby, Ernest Arthur  Able Seaman  J 71374    25
Baker, Edward Charles Goodchild  Stoker Petty Officer  K 12959    32
RN DoB 10/01/1893. Actual 10/01/1894
Ball, Harold  Able Seaman  J 39475    27
Ball, John Samuel  Leading Stoker  K 35977    27
Bell, William McDonald  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 7020    27
Bicker, Roland  Chief Petty Officer  224812    38
Buttle, James Fry  Able Seaman  J 22045    30
Carrie, Alec Murray  Lieutenant Commander (CO)      30
Casey, Robert Cameron  Lieutenant (RAN)      25
Clark, Walter Thomas  Able Seaman  J 98756    21
Cleaver, Edward George  Stoker 1st Class  K 58802    27
Clough, Nelson Orlando  Signalman  J 39878    26
Cowling, Albert George  Leading Stoker  K 18120    31
Dearing, Leonard Andree Percy  Able Seaman  J 78620    23
Dennis, William Francis  Electrical Artificer 2nd Class  M 12651    30
Dixon, Reginald Charles  Petty Officer  231628    37
Duggan, Albert Frederick Harvey  Leading Seaman  J 62085    24
Edden, Thomas Henry  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 14517    25
Erskine, William  Leading Stoker  K 63811    24
Joined with Service Number SS 120628 before signing for extended engagement and changing to K63811.
Evans, Albert  Able Seaman  J 96697    21
Feltham, Frank  Stoker 1st Class  K 57863    24
RN DoB 27/07/1901. Actual 27/07/1902
Foley, John Frederick  Able Seaman  J 48199    26
Gardner, Charles  Chief Stoker  233422    37
Gay, Albert Arthur  Telegraphist  J 62961    24
Good, Cyril Sidney  Warrant Engineer      44
At birth Good, Cyril Sidney On some RN records Good, Cyril Sydney
Gore, Sidney John Ethelbert  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  M 4730  DSM  34
In ADM 104 Series M4731, Service record has M4730
Harding, Gordon George  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  M 10953    35
Hewson, Philip  Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class  M 8641    29
Hobday, Albert Edmund  Petty Officer  236378    41
Jewell, Henry George  Able Seaman  J 48749    25
Jones, Bertie William  Petty Officer  J 20035    30
Kemble, George  Leading Stoker  K 10187    33
RN DoB 06/02/1892. Actual 06/02/1891
Kent, Arthur William  Leading Seaman  J 15182    29
Kidney, James  Leading Seaman  J53085    25
Law, John William  Able Seaman  J65730    24
Littell, Robert Charles  Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class  M 35596    31
Lovering, Ernest Thomas  Able Seaman  J 24879    27
Manning, John  Able Seaman  J 103109    20
Mansell, Cecil George Cobden  Stoker 1st Class  K 60530    24
Martin, Charles James  Able Seaman  J 90561    23
Millard, Harold  Stoker 1st Class  K 62220    22
Morgan, George Petvin  Petty Officer  239799    34
Morrisey, James  Stoker 1st Class  K 62857    20
Moyse, Victor Charles  Able Seaman  J 23751    27
Neighbour, Herbert Edward  Able Seaman  J 89919    23
Nichols, David Richard  Stoker 1st Class  K 57987    25
Nicholson, William Frederick  Leading Seaman  J 19870    29
Pearson, William Adolphus  Able Seaman  J 42467    26
RN DoB 04/05/1899. Actual 04/05/1901
Philpott, Thomas Walker  Lieutenant      24
Price, William Frederick  Leading Seaman  J 25784    27
Sayers, Charles Alfred  Able Seaman  J 31401    26
Smith, Frederick William  Petty Officer Telegraphist  J 9944    30
Spratley, Percival  Telegraphist  J 69385    24
Storey, Charles Clarence  Stoker 1st Class  K 58715    31
Styles, Reginald Percy  Able Seaman  J 28159    27
Tamblin, William John  Leading Seaman  J 94557    37
Taylor, Robert  Able Seaman  J 41914    26
Thorpe, Charles Arthur Robert  Lieutenant      26
Commander of M2
Turner, Walter Isaac  Leading Signalman  J 36092    26
Vaughan, William Charles Albert  Leading Seaman  J 32281    26
Washington, Sidney William  Leading Seaman  J 24170    27
Webster, Albert Ernest  Leading Seaman  J 92635    23
Williams, Henry Richard  Stoker 1st Class  K 56132    24
RN DoB 24/03/1901. Actual 24/03/1903
Wright, Charles Edwin  Steward  L 12944    22
Wright, Frederick George  Able Seaman  J 99863    22

Events

01-07-1916 : Laid Down
09-07-1917 : Launched
17-04-1918 : Completed
12-11-1925 : M1 was rammed by the SS Vidal off Start Point and was lost without survivors.
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