Above: The tramp steamer S.S. Venture on which Clifford T. Bell served as Master-at Arms for a single voyage to the far South
Seas. The 4700-ton vessel was built around 1905 at Bath, Maine. According to old maritime lore the
Venture survived many perilous
voyages only to succumb to a Japanese torpedo off Mindanao on Christmas Day 1941. If this is true then she outlasted her former
Master-at Arms for a bit more than a year.
Mounted Ship's Portrait Photograph
Approximately 12 Inches Wide by 10 Inches High

From the Secret Archives of The Noble & Antediluvian Order of
the Brotherhood of the Purple Fez