The Silvain disappeared without a trace after it left the port of IJmuiden on November 24, 1939.
Contemporary sources assumed that the trawler ran on a mine. All eleven people on board are missing.
Name: IJM 116, ex- Ella Ober, ex- Cuxhaven & Saale
Type: steam trawler, fishing boat
Built: G. Seebeck A.G., Wesermünde. 1912
Owner: Nationale Stoomvisserij Maatschappij (A.S. Groen) from IJmuiden,
Crew: 11 (all eleven missing)