Official Number: 109728
Yard Number: 398
Gross Tonnage: 184
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 110.2 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.4 ft
Built: Brooklyn Steam Fishing Co Ltd
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
12.3.1906: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.398) for Henry A. Tweddell, Hartlepool as ADVENTURE.
14.4.1906: Registered at Hartlepool (HL19 ).
1909: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Sk. G. Aket).
1912: Sold to Richard Watson Mason & John Wright, Fleetwood. Richard W. Mason designated managing owner.
9.1912: Hartlepool registry closed.
14.9.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD154).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 71.05net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
13.3.1915: Twelve miles off Black Head, Rhins of Galloway. Picked up body from damaged lifeboat ex auxiliary merchant cruiser BAYANO (5948grt/1913) torpedoed 3 miles west of Corsewall Point, Rhins of Galloway (55.03N 5.26W) by U-boat (U27).
11.3.1915. Put in to Ramsey to land body later identified as CPO H. B. Williams.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA). Renamed ADVENTURE II (Ad.No.2771).
6.6.1916: Sold to Brooklyn Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Richard W. Mason, manager).
26.3.1917: Sold to Margaret Fawns, Granton.
4.10.1917: Sold to Archibald Glen Brown, Granton.
14.10.1917: Reverted to ADVENTURE (FD154).
1919: Returned to owner.
1.1920: Sold to John Mitchell, Peterhead. Robert S. Mitchell designated manager.
25.2.1920: Fleetwood registry closed.
26.2.1920: Registered at Peterhead (PD239).
1921: Sold to Imperial Cold Storage & Supply Co Ltd. Aberdeen.
6.1.1922: Trawling off Buchan Ness (Sk. William Cowe); ten crew in total. On hauling 10 miles SSE of Buchan Ness, mine in trawl exploded causing hull damage on the starboard side in way of the fishroom. Pumps could not cope with ingress of water and abandoned before foundering. All crew saved by another trawler.
13.1.1922: Peterhead registry closed “Totally lost”. Wreck lies upright in 71metres in position 57.24N 01.37W facing south-east.
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Note Adventure’s Bell salvaged by Buchan Shipwrecks. Wreck found & dived 24 August 2007 at 57 24.097N 01 37.318W 7 miles east of Cruden Bay.
18/05/2012: Page published. 8 updates since then.
27/07/2015: Information updated.
02/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
11/06/2019: Minor information update.