ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
LOCH NAVER
Construction
STEEL
Type
TRAWLER
Date
1905
Description
Yard Number: 418
Taken up for minesweeping April 1915. Mined 13 May 1918.

LOCH NAVER was launched by A. Hall & Co. Aberdeen in 1906 and requisitioned in February 1915. She was mined in the Aegean off Mindisi Point, on 13th May 1918.

Extract from British Warships of the Ironclad Era 1860-1919 by David Hepper:
LOCH NAVER (Admiralty trawler no. 1179) trawler
Hired 1915; 216 tons; 120 1/4ft x 21 1/4 ft; 1 x 6pdr
Skipper Edmund Artis Butler RNR
Former Aberdeen trawler fitted as patrol vessel and based in the Aegean. She left Syra at 8.50am for Cape Spathi, Zea on 13 May (1918) and was not heard from afterwards. The lighthouse keeper at Port St Nikolo on Zea later reported that at about 2pm he had seen a trawler disappear in a cloud of smoke. A search of the area found wreckage in position 37.50N 24.26E, between Cape Angelistro and Port St Nikolo, and it was presumed that she had been lost by striking a mine. All thirteen hands were lost.

The mine that sank LOCH NAVER was laid by the German mine laying submarine UC74.

List of those lost:
BLEWETT, Richard B, Deckhand RNR 9905.DA(D)
BUTLER, Edmund A, Ty/Skipper, RNR
COOK, William Henry, Deckhand RNR 6127.DA (PO)
DUNCAN, David, Deckhand RNR 4528.DA (PO)
ENGLAND, Alexander Fowler, Engineman RNR 2405.ES (PO)
FLINN, Robot William, 2nd Hand RNR 10042.DA (C)
HADDEN, Thomas, Engineman RNR 2296.ES (PO)
KELMAN, William Stewart, Trimmer RNR 2317.TS (PO)
MATTHEWS, Cecil, Deckhand RNR 11107.DA
RICHARDS, John, Philpin PO RNR 1695, C (D)
SHEARING, Alfred Jethro AB RN 134678 (PO)
THOMAS, John, Trimmer RNR 4857.TS (D)
TRENEARY, Ernest, Deckhand RNR 13752 (D)


Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co.
Shipowner
Bon Accord Steam Fishing Company Limited
Dimensions
length 120 1/3' x breadth 21 5/6' x depth 13'
gross tonnage: 216 tons

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