s.v. Surprise FD151


Official Number: 22663
Completed: 1857
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 32
Length: 58.1 ft
Rig: Yawl
Built: Gibson & Butcher, Fleetwood


26.6.1857: Completed by Gibson & Butcher, Fleetwood for Mr Wilson, North Meols & others as SURPRISE.
1857: Registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
1.1.1870: Owned by Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
15.8.1879: Re registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
21/22.12.1894: After a day of severe weather, in the early evening NW wind strengthened and during the night in storm force conditions (100 – 120mph) foundered off Cumberland coast/ in Morecambe Bay. Crew lost *.
1985: Fleetwood registry closed.

Lost* – Skipper William Baxter, William Lynch, John Enwright and Sam Nichols.

23/02/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
07/07/2017: Information updated.