s.v. Confidence FD48


Official Number: 70167
Completed: 1874
Rig: Smack
Gross Tonnage: 37
Net Tonnage: 25
Length: 50.0 ft
Breadth: 16.3 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Rig: Smack – trawling & drifting
Built: Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton


1874: Launched by Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton for Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood as CONFIDENCE.
21.7.1874: Appropriated.
8.8.1874: Registered at Fleetwood (FD121).
4.11.1875: At Whitehaven in company with AMETHYST (FD107), PETREL (FD59) and SPRAY (LR??). Attempted to leave harbour. Informed by Mr Dawson, collector of dues, that they could not leave until harbour dues paid. As they refused to pay the harbour tug was moored across the entrance to prevent them leaving. CONFIDENCE and PETREL skippers decided to pay, but AMETHYST and SPRAY continued their attempt to leave, one of the crew of SPRAY cut the tug’s head ropes and AMETHYST fell foul of the tug, smashing her boat. AMETHYST and SPRAY boarded by harbour master and mainsails confiscated.
6.11.1875: Skippers attended at the office of the solicitors to the Harbour Trustees and consented to pay all dues, damages and costs. Sails returned and allowed to sail.
1881: Census at Fleetwood – William Leadbetter (25), b-Fleetwood, fisherman master; Robert Y. Lemming (23), b-Preston, fisherman mate; John Salthouse (19), b-Fleetwood, fisherman; Richard Hughes (41), Liverpool, fisherman; Simeon Hughes (58), b-Tarleton, cook).
1899: Sold to Hugh F. Hathorn, Isle of Whithorn, Wigtown & other (Hugh F. Hathorn managing owner). Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven (1/1899).
5.2.1901: Sold to William Leadbetter, The Emporium, Fleetwood.
30.1.1901: Whitehaven registry closed.
5.2.1901: Registered at Fleetwood (FD48).
1919: William Leadbetter, 27 North Albert Street, Fleetwood.
1919: Sold for use as a houseboat.
23.2.1919: Fleetwood registry closed.

05/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
25/11/2018: Information updated.
10/10/2021: Information updated.