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Isle class royal navy ship

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Picture added on 13 November 2007
I think this photo has been taken from the Naval History Forum web site - www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/naval_trawlers.htm. Not much information given, apparently launched on 13 February 1941, unlucky as she was lost on 6 November 1941, no details of circumstances. 545 tons, carried one 12 pdr. AA and three 20mm AA guns with a complement of 40. Accommodation must have been a bit cramped! Several other Orkney named trawlers in the Isles Class, Cava, Copinsay, Eday, Egilsay, Graemsay, Hoxa, Hoy, Ronaldsay, Rousay, Shapinsay, Stroma, Stronsay and Westray.
Added by Tom Scott on 15 November 2007
Another snippet from a web site recounting the actions of the Peterhead lifeboat through the ages:
"1941 Nov. 6 HMS Flotta 530grt steam trawler built as a minesweeper in 1941. She ran aground on Buchan Ness on 29 October, eventually refloated, then foundered soon after on 6 November 1941"
Added by Tom Scott on 15 November 2007
My father George Clifford "Cliff" Barrett LT/X 6114ES R.N.R.was the engineer on the Flotta when she was lost. I have only just come across your website. I was born on March 4th 1942 so never knew him Would be grateful if you have any further information you could let me know.I live in Western Australia.
Added by Dorothy Ellison on 11 September 2018
Hi Dorothy, I believe we are related. Your brother Ken was my mums father. If you reply to this message hopefully we can make contact.
Added by Jayne Amin on 23 May 2021
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