BORN LONDON 1897. SON OF ADA ADAMS ABOVE & SIX CHILDREN. LATER MOVED TO 16 WEST DOCK AVENUE. HIS BROTHER GEORGE ADAMS ALSO SERVED ON MINE SWEEPERS AND HIS FATHER WAS CAPTAIN OF ONE. LOST WITH 8 SHIPMATES, AGED 19. RECORDED IN HULL TRAWLERMAN RECORDS.HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 9TH NOVEMBER 1916, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
Expedient, built by Mackie & Thomson, Govan in 1893 and owned at the time of her loss by Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British trawler of 145 tons. On March 28th, 1917, Expedient was scuttled by the German submarine UC-75 (Johannes Lohs), in the North Sea. The crew was ordered to the lifeboats, but none were seen again. 10 persons were lost.
CREW LOST ON EXPEDIENT (H219), enemy action, North Sea, 27th March, 1917.
ADAMS, John (19), 12 Ivy Grove, Rugbt St. Cook
ASKEY, Henry (55), 158 Somerset St, Hull. Mate
BEE, George (29), 6 Thorsby-ave, Flinton St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
ELLIS, Benjamin (52), Address not traced. Skipper
HENDERSON, George (31), 89 Westbourne St, Hull. 3rd/Hand
HILL, Daniel (21), 6 Salford-Avenue, Manchester St, Hull. Fireman
JACKSON, J (50), 15 Newbridge Road, Hull. 4th/Hand
TOWNEND, Charles (50), 17 Westbourne St, Hull. Bosun
WATSON, John (57), 38 Whitty St, Hull. Chief Engineer
WOODHEAD, Thomas (37), 7 Alpha Terrace, Nornabell St, Hull. Stoker 1st Class