Official No: 110893 Port Number and Year: 46th in Grimsby, 1899 (GY251)
- in Aberdeen, 1914 (A209)
- in Fleetwood, 1919 (FD325)
- in Ostend, 1920
4th in Milford, 1929
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen
Crew: 11 men (1899); 9 men (1914).
Registered at Milford: 26 Apr 1929
Built: 1899 by Duthie & Sons, Aberdeen. (Yard no. 205)
Tonnage: 180 grt 56 net. 1914: 70 net. By 1929: 167.55 grt 65.25 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 111.48 / 20.8 / 11.3
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 57 hp. 10.5 kts. Engine: 1899, by John Cran & Co., Leith; boiler: 1897, by J. T. Eltringham & Co., S. Shields.
As ARABIAN GY251
3 Aug 1899: The Great Grimsby Albion Steam Fishing Co., Grimsby.
Manager: Richard Atkinson, Dudley St., Grimsby.
9 Dec 1914: Thomas Lauder, 208 Market St., Aberdeen.
18 Jul 1919: Noah Ashworth, Orient Buildings, Station Rd., Fleetwood.
Rowland Morris, London St., Fleetwood
Ernest Taylor, Orient Buildings, Station Rd., Fleetwood
Manager: Joseph A Taylor.
As MARIE O.191
24 Dec 1919: Union des PÍcheries Maritimes S.A., Ostende
Manager: R. Peltier
As AVENTURE M9
26 Apr 1929: Peter Llewellyn Hancock, 'Beachways', Fort Rd., Hakin.
10 May 1929: Cecil Morton Lloyd, 165 Charles St., Milford
Managing owner: Alan L. Hancock, 'Beachways', Fort Rd., Hakin.
4 Mar 1933: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock, 'Beachways', Fort Rd., Hakin
Landed at Milford: 5 May 1929 - 21 Mar 1933; 9 Jan - 14 May 1934
Skippers: Walter H. Cherrington
James Wm. Chaney, 1930 (Cert. 6638)
George Cecil Cromwell Mileham, 1930
2 Jan 1905: The barquentine AURORA, London to Grangemouth, having lost her foremast overboard and other damage in a storm, ARABIAN towed her to Grimsby.
(Rhyl Record, 7 Jan 1905.)
31 Jan 1905: The ARABIAN landed 130 boxes of whiting, believed to have been a world record, the average price of 12s. to 15s. per box. (Rhyl Record, 4 Feb 1905.)
Jun 1915: As ARABIAN, requisitioned and converted to M/S, 1 x 3 pdr; later to BDV.
1919: Returned to owners.
7 Nov 1930: Towed from Irish coast to Milford by DUNCAN MCRAE (see below).
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 19 Jun 1936. Vessel broken up at Peter Hancock's Shipyard, Pembroke Dock.
Accidents and Incidents
Statement by the Skipper, Mr. J. W. Chaney
On the 4th of November 1930, we sailed from our home port of Milford Haven. We were sailing towards our usual fishing grounds off the Irish coast. We arrived back in Milford with a [catch] of fish on the 8th of the same month.
At about 7.15 a.m. on the 7th, we were off the Irish coast near the town of Queenstown, when we sustained a breakdown of the vessel's main engine pumps, necessitating the ship to seek assistance. The Milford trawler 'Duncan McRae' was fishing in the area. We asked her Skipper if he would come alongside, pass our warps across and tow the 'Aventure' back to Milford.
This what happened and we arrived back at Milford on the 8th, as stated.
See also DUNCAN McRAE
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