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Richard Bulkeley

Sunk 12 July 1919

Mersey Class Trawler:

  • Built in 1917 by Cochrane and Sons, Selby, England
  • Launched 21 August 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 May 1919 and commissioned the same day
  • Struck a mine in the North Sea and sank 12 July 1919.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 550 t.
  • Length 150'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 14' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 25
  • Armament: One 12-pounder
  • Propulsion One boiler, one triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Richard Bulkeley 20k c. 1919
    Photo by T. M. Trimble, USS SC-182 from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment"
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Michael Joseph Wilkinson, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)31 May 1919 - June 1919
    02LT Frederick G. Keyes, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)June 1919 - 7 July 1919
    03CDR Frank Ragan King, USN - USNA Class of 1907
    Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1919)
    7 July 1919 - 12 July 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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