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HMS ROBURN

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1916 wreck of British drifter, requisitioned for war service, which foundered off Dover after being shelled during a Channel raid by German torpedo boat destroyers. In the same raid HMS NUBIAN [remains of bow 1540610, account of wreck event 1540613] and HMS FLIRT [possible remains, 901838, and account of wreck event, 883706] were sunk, as was THE QUEEN transport [813816], and the ROBURN's fellow requisitioned drifters SPOTLESS PRINCE [1201633]; LAUNCH OUT [1201654]; GLEANER OF THE SEA [1201655]; DATUM [1201659]; AJAX II [1201667] and WAVENEY II [1201791]. The ROBURN had also been instrumental in the capture which resulted in the sinking of U-8 (901747) in 1915. Constructed of steel, the ROBURN was a steam-driven vessel.

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