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.




3 Aug 1899: The Great Grimsby Albion Steam Fishing Co., Grimsby.

Manager: Richard Atkinson, Dudley St., Grimsby.


As A209

9 Dec 1914: Thomas Lauder, 208 Market St., Aberdeen.

Managing owner.


As FD325

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



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

Managing owner.


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.




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