From the Western Telegraph & Cymric Times of Wednesday 2nd October 1940:
During the week grave anxiety has been felt by everyone as to the vessel's safety. The vessel left port on Wednesday, September 11th [sic - see below], for the fishing grounds. She was a mixed fishing boat carrying a crew of eleven men, of which Mr Tom Owston was skipper. In the ordinary course the ship should have returned to port on the 18th or 19th. On Tuesday twenty days had elapsed and we were officially informed by the firm that they must regretfully regard the vessel as missing or lost.
The list of the crew is as follows:
Thomas Owston. (36) Skipper, married, The Lodge, Priory Road, Milford.
William Harteveld. (65) Mate, married, Cromwell Road, Milford.
H. R. Bennet. (26) Bosun, single, 9, Albion Street, Milford.
E. A. Scrivens. (35) Third Hand, married, 32, Brooke Avenue, Milford.
Peter Huys. (32) Deck Hand, single, Belgian, 38, Cromwell Road, Milford.
W. Owston. (33) Spare Hand, single, Castle Pill Road, Steynton.
A. Tichner. (50) Cook, widower, 19, Dartmouth Gardens, Milford.
H. B. Barr. (39) Chief Engineer, married, 33,Church Street, Haverfordwest.
A. Phillips. (60) Second Engineer, married, 8,Mayoral Terrace, Haverfordwest.
J. Evans. (43) Fireman, single, 83, Military Road, Pembroke Dock, late Marble Hall Road, Milford.
S. Eynon. (45) Fireman, single, 82, Marble Hall Road, Milford.
Skipper Owston and Spare Hand W. Owston are brothers and the sons of the late Mick Owston. William Harteveld , Mate and veteran of the crew, was a Dutchman who settled in Milford many years ago. This further catastrophe brings the total of the three trawlers lost to a death role of twenty eight men.