H.M.Trawler Benton Castle

 

H.M.T. Benton Castle was a British Navy trawler.
 
She was built in 1914 by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough for the Castle Steam Trawlers Co. Ltd of Swansea
 
Benton Castle was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1915 and was used as a minesweeper near the mouth of the River Dart.
 
She was sunk off Dartmouth on the 10th November 1916 by a mine from German submarine uc-17 (captain Ralph Wenninger) [uboat.net].
 
Ten crew men were killed [wrecksite]
 
Local Crewmen lost
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view  Ordinary Telegraphist FRANCIS WILLIAM   BONNER   PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL  
view  Lieutenant FREDERICK VICTOR   VARLEY   LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CEMETERY  
Other Crewmen lost
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view Engineman FRANK BEARD PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Deck Hand GEORGE LLEWELLYN GARNHAM PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Deck Hand CHARLES HENRY HICKS CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Trimmer   THOMAS BROOKS SIMMONS PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Second Hand   LEON O'CONNELL SPENCE SIMPSON PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Engineman JAMES TAYLOR DARTMOUTH (LONGCROSS) CEMETERY
view Skipper   ALFRED THOMAS PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY
view Deck Hand WILLIAM THOMAS PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL