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seafordpete

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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008, 13:48:50 »
Just found this,
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=125361
a transcript of ADM208/3 minor warships Sept 1940, lists everything in Nore command  Sparsholt is described as a "mooring lighter"


Resolvo (on U boat net)
Completed on 6 October 1913.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1939.
Displacement: 231 tons.
On 12 October 1940 HMT Resolvo (T/Skipper Alexander Affleck, RNR) struck a mine in the Thames estuary. The ship was beached and abandoned the next day.


Crew lost on Sparsholt:
Sidney Lockyer Ch Stoker age 50 fr
om Emsworth                     Portsmouth RN Memorial
L Stockwell  Riggers Mate  age 22   Westcliff on Sea                 "                    "
Ernest Pack       "         "    age 31   Sittingbourne                       "                      "
James Owen       "      "   age 20       Hull                                    1537 Woodlands Cemetery
Joseph Oakley   C/P/O             age 26    Poplar                 &n
bsp;                1485   "          "        "    
George GILBERT,  C/PO Stoker                                                         1348   Woodlands Cemetery. Naval
None listed against the other 2 ship names.

seafordpete

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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2008, 13:20:51 »
May have been, boom defence vessels laid the nets and maintained them but trawlers etc opened and closed the nets as it was just a question of towing them apart. THe Resolvo was part of a fleet of Grimsby trawlers requisitioned into the RNPS , all the fleet started with R ended with O. Reboundo was at Newhaven. I have a picture of her and crew, look more like pirates! Skipper is a middleaged Lt "wavy navy" rest of them dressed in odds 7 sods of jerseys etc, probably the civvy crew. Thew were used for escort and patrol work. Pete

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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 12:39:12 »
Would they be the boom ships ???
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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 09:42:47 »
RESOLVO, trawler (R, 231t, 1913) sunk by mine, Thames Estuary, October 12, 1940

MONARDA, drifter (R, 109t, 1916) foundered, Thames Estuary, November 8, 1941

As to Sparsholt the only ref is on the BBC Peoples war where someone is querying the fact   nothing can be found for her. They say sunk by a loose mine 13/3/42 off the Catholic Church. I can't find Sparsholt in any listings. I'll ask a friend who is a Naval Historian -watch this space. P

PS found a reference on Wrecksite which describes her as 127T barge or lighter, must be still down there as this is a diversite.
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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 09:42:16 »
Ive been looking and cant find any info on the boom ships ???

HMS Pallisade and (HMS)? Sparsholt are the only names that ive heard.
Wonder if the National Maritime Museum will know ???
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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008, 18:21:45 »
I just gather info, don't claim to know anything  ;D

You might be right though, i assumed it was Sheerness as it mentions Sheerness but could be the Minster Boom...

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 18:08:16 »
A boom ship  at Garrison Boom ???
Its only about a Mile :o

Im suprised ???
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 18:03:05 »
Sorry thats Sheerness Boom!

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 18:02:17 »
Was that Sheerness or Minster Boom ???

Minster boom had three ships as far as i can tell ???

There must have been "winding gear" at Garrison point or did they use ships ???

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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 17:25:13 »
Removal of wrecks of HM Trawler Resolvo, HM Drifter Monarda and Boom Mooring Vessel Sparsholt in Sheerness area Admiralty, and Ministry of Date range: 1946 - 1964.

National Archives document - ADM 1/26048

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 14:56:04 »
My understanding was that it was piles both sides (still intact in Essex, Kent ones were thinned out in the ?1960s) and nets across the entrance towed by Boom Defence vessels. Elsewhere I've seen the nets attached to sleepers held with chains so it floated. Pete

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 21:10:57 »
Did the Shoebury to Minster have a chain ???
I thought it was done by boats.
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Re: Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 07:39:44 »
The Essex side.
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Defence Boom at Minster I.O.S
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 10:32:48 »
Some pics of what remains of the Defence Boom at, Royal Oak Point,Minster, Sheppey.

















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