BEN ADEN M119
Official No: 144600 Port Number and Year: 334th in London, 1920 (LO375)
11th in North Shields, 1923 (SN136)
1st in Milford, 1941
Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burner. Ketch rigged: foresail, main, mizzen.
Crew: 11 / 12 / 9 men
Registered at Milford: 24 Mar 1941
Built: Hall Russell & Co., Aberdeen, 1918, as JOHN BELL. (Yard no. 625)
Tonnage: 203.06 grt 77.8 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4 / 22.1 / 12.1
Engine: T-3Cyl. 74 hp. 10 kts. Engine: 1918, by W.H. Allenson, Bedford. Boiler: 1917, by builders.
As JOHN BELL LO375
1920: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London S.W.1
As JOHN SMART SN136
1923: John Smart & Co., Fish Quay, North Shields.
Manager: John Smart, Fish Quay, North Shields.
(By 1926): 13 Percy Gardens, Tynemouth.
As BEN ADEN SN136
1932: R. Irvin & Sons, Fish Quay, N. Shields.
Manager: Sir John H. Irvin, K.B.E., Albert Quay, Aberdeen.
1940: United Trawlers, Docks, Milford.
Manager: Henry James Horwood, Waterloo Rd., Hakin.
As BEN ADEN M119
24 Mar 1941: H. L. Trawlers Co., Docks, Milford. (64/64)
Manager: Henry John Horwood, Harbour Walls, Pier Rd., Milford
Landed at Milford: 14 Feb - 6 Apr 1941.
John Bell, age 23, born Gainsborough, Lincs.; O.S., HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.
Ben Aden is a mountain on the north-west coast of Scotland.
1918: Completed as JOHN BELL; Admy. No. 3635. Listening Hydrophones. 1x12pdr. AA.
1920: Registered as a fishing vessel by Admiralty at London.
20 Apr 1941: Vessel following collision, off the Smalls.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 28 Apr 1941
Accidents and Incidents
From R. &. B. Larn (2000): Shipwreck Index of the British Isles - West Coast and Wales:
BEN ADEN 20/04/1941
St. George's Channel, Cardigan Bay, offshore 52.21.30N 05.23W
Foundered and lost following collision.
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