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USS George Clarke

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Castle Class Trawler:
  • Built by J.P. Rennoldson, South Shields, England (YN 305) 1
  • Launched, 02 October 1917
  • Completed, 20 December 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy, spring 1919
  • Commissioned USS George Clarke, 15 May 1919
  • Decommissioned at Brighton and returned to the Admiralty, 11 August 1919
  • Registered at London (B143865), 22 November 1919
  • Registered to Hull Northern Fishing Co, Hull, renamed Tranio, 26 November 1923
  • Registered to Harry Eastoe Rees, Milford, 13 February 1936
  • Wrecked off the Aran Islands, Co Galway,04 March 1938
  • Declared a total loss, but refloated and repaired
  • Registered to Saint Andrew's Steam Fishing Co, Hull, November 1938
  • Renamed Lady Stanley, 04 January 1939
  • Requisitioned by the Royal Navy and converted to an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel, 1940
  • Converted to a Minesweeper, May 1941
  • Returned to her owners, September 1945
  • Registered to JC Llewellin (Trawlers), Milford, 1945
  • Registered to Stephen Fishing Co., Aberdeen, 1948
  • Registered to Seafield Fishing Co., Aberdeen, 1956
  • Sold to BISCO & allocated to Metal Industries (Salvage) Ltd., 1960
  • Arrived at Charlestown for breaking up, 03 December 1960
  • Final disposition, breaking up commenced, 16 April 1962
    1. DANFS incorrectly lists builder as Smiths Dock Co., Middlesbrough, England.
  • Displacement 550 tons
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 14' 5"
  • Speed 10 knots
  • Complement 25
  • Armament one 12-pounder
  • Propulsion one boiler, one triple-expansion steam engine (12.5-21-35 x 26), one shaft, 430ihp
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    George Clarke
    60k As Lady Stanley during World War Two.
    Imperial War Museum photo FL 14495
    John Spivey

    Commanding Officers
    01LT(JG) Edwin Vernon Wilder, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)15 May 1919 - 11 August 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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