TR 4


Minesweeping Trawler




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Launched: 1917

Delivered to RCN: 24 May 1918

Paid off: Mar 1919

Sold to civilian use: 26 Aug 1926

Sold to Brazilian Interests: 29 Dec 1927

Fate: Foundered on 15 Jan 1928


Built by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., she was completed on 23 May 1918. Her specifications were: Displacement: 275 tons, Length: 125 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. In 1926 the gun platform was removed and a fish hold was made forward of the main bunkers and she was sold to the Boston Deep Sea Fishing and Ice Company and renamed Cartagena. In Dec 1927 she was sold on to the Brazilian Ministry of Marine. She left Fleetwood for Rio de Janeiro on 14 Jan 1928 and encountered heavy weather the following day. A drum of oil and an unused life boat from the ship were found in Llandudno the following day. All 12 of the crew were lost. The SS Cartagena lies in approximately 35m of water 6 miles off the N.E. coast of Anglsey.



The Ship's Bell          Loss of the steamship Cartagena          History of the Catagena



Commanding Officers


Ch/Skpr Harry Adlem, RCN - 24 May 1918 - unk



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Adlem, Harry, Ch/Skpr, RCN


Drafted to TR 4 on 24 May 1918 as Ch/Skpr, RCN

Allen, Nelson W.

Howey, Denzil Stokes


Drafted to TR 4 on 29 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Stones, Herbert Ward


Drafted to TR 4 on 29 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR