british FV Ada (+1917)
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type smack
propulsion sailing ship
date built
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dead (not found) dead (not found)
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weight (tons) 24  grt
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cause lost charges/explosives
date lost 01/02/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 25/07/2010
last update Allen Tony
last update 02/11/2011
 
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Lettens Jan25/07/2010
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remarksCalculated as '5 mile N N W [337.5°] from UK, Trevose Head'.
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Lettens Jan05/11/2010English Fishing Smack

The Smack was the type of fishing boat that brought home the fish to Market for most of the 19th Century, up to the Second World War .

The smack was usually ketch rigged, some had a topsail on the Mizzen mast , while others had a bowsprit carrying a jib.

These boats were very popular in Brixham, Grimsby and Lowestoft. Having sails in red ochre, they were a picturesque sight.
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Lettens Jan25/07/2010The British fishing vessel Ada was sunk on 1st February 1917 by the German submarine U-55 (Wilhelm Werner), NNW of Trevose Head.

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