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It is known the Boy Philip was with the Nore Command and based at Wildfire III, Queenborough, in 1941 and 1942.
She is recorded as at the Nore Command, Sheerness (Wildfire III, Queenborough) on 22 June 1941.
She is again recorded in 1942, NORE COMMAND 1942, SHEERNESS (Wildfire III, Queenborough).
LL Drifters - BOY PHILLIP, EGERIA, EUNICE & NELLIE, FORERUNNER under repair, INTERNOS, JACK EVE, SOLSTICE, TILLY DUFF, VERNAL, WELCOME HOME, all at Sheerness.
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Watch this short minesweeping video.
HMT Minesweeper Drifter.
Wildfire III, Queenborough.
Little is known about the Boy Philip. She was a fishing Drifter, fishing with long “drift” nets in the North Sea when requisitioned by the Admiralty in October 1939.
The Boy Philip was based at the Minesweeper Base, Wildfire III, Queenborough.
HMT Minesweeper Drifter Boy Philip would have looked like this. She would have a 3 inch gun mounted on her bow and sweeping gear fitted in her stern.