Ben Arthur

Date of Service: 7 Jan 1917

Name of Station: South Shields

No. of Coastguardsmen engaged: 1

No. of enrolled volunteers engaged: Brigade

No. of Assistants engaged: Brigade

Name and description of Vessel with place of casualty: “Ben Arthur”  S.S. North Sands

No. of lives saved by Apparatus: 9

No. of Lives lost: 0

Particulars of the Service (The time stated in this column refers in each case to the time of the arrival of the apparatus at the scene of the casualty.): Wind N. E. force 6. Time 8.45 p.m. Communication was obtained with the third rocket and the crew of nine were landed in 15 minutes.

Source:  1920 [Cmd. 1002] Rocket life-saving apparatus. Report of the Board of Trade on the life-saving apparatus on the coasts of the United Kingdom for the four years ended 30th. June 1920