HMT ‘COMMANDER FULLERTON’, was a destroyer, lost on 12th December 1917, trying to protect a convoy in the North Sea. She was sunk by SMS EMDEN and destroyers of the German Third Half-Flotilla on 12th December 1917. Destroyers PELLEW and PARTRIDGE, together with trawlers COMMANDER FULLERTON, LIVINGSTONE, LORD ALVERSTONE and TOKIO were escorting a Scandinavian convoy when attacked by the Germans. The Skipper, John William Whelan, from Hull, was killed and all the ships in the convoy were sunk, as were all the escorts with the exception of PELLEW, which was damaged.
Crew lost on the Trawler, ‘COMMANDER FULLERTON H286′, 12th December 1917.
LONG, Trimmer, John William, 7153TS, Royal Naval Reserve.
WHELEN, Skipper, John William, Royal Naval Reserve. Age 40. Native of Hull.
KINGDOM, John (32), 17 Scarborough st, Hull. Skipper
Crew lost on the ‘COMMANDER FULLERTON H286′, Stranded at Kilnsea, 18th July, 1915.
MALONEY, Arthur (35), 2 Cuthbert-ave, Airlie Street, Hull. Mate
WILLIAMSON, Joseph (25), 78 Gillett Street, Hull. Bosun.