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HMS LAUNCH OUT

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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 LAUNCH OUT's fellow requisitioned drifters SPOTLESS PRINCE [1201633]; ROBURN [1201652]; GLEANER OF THE SEA [1201655]; DATUM [1201659]; AJAX II [1201667] and WAVENEY II [1201791]. Constructed of steel in 1909, the LAUNCH OUT was a steam-driven vessel.

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