From Our Contribution
A passenger ship converted to Auxiliary minesweeper, the Clacton participated in the Gallioli Campaign of 1915, and afterwards remained active in the Aegean Sea until it was sunk on 3 Aug 1916 by U-Boat U-73 at Chai Aghizi in the northern Aegean Sea with the loss of 5 personnel. Was used to evacuate walking and lightly wounded from Gallipoli, possibly to the hospitals at Mudross on Lemnos Island.
The day before ( 29 May 1915) the Clacton carried Bernard O'Reilly from Gallipoli to Mudross, it had been tasked with running ammunition and stores to the peninsula.
2 x 12 pounders
Gallipoli to Mudross 30 May 1915
- Bernard O'Reilly Post WW1