Daily Event for January 12, 2013

The steam trawler Iranian was built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell in 1911, during the Great War she was taken up by the Admiralty and used as an anti-submarine trawler and as an auxiliary patrol vessel again in the Second World War. She was returned to her owners in Dec. 1941 and returned to fishing.

On January 12, 1944 the thirty-three year old vessel left Grimsby for the last time and headed for the fishing grounds off Hornsea. Due back on or around the 20th, the Iranian did not appear. The trawler and her twelve crewmen were never seen again. The cause of her loss in still unknown as to the best of my knowledge the wreck has not been identified to this day.
© 2013 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in
Iranian (GY-728)
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Bland, Richard
Skipper (Former RNR)
Brambles, William
Chief Engineer
Bryant, Thomas B.
Deck Hand
Chester, Albert E.
Deck Hand
Evans, Herbert S.
Deck Hand
Fitzgerald, Henry A.
Johansen, Tobias
3rd Hand
Johnson, George K.
Oliver, Timothy
Popple, Ernest E.
2nd Engineer
Quickfall, Milson
Deck Hand
Staff, Edward G.

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