sv Greenport – ?? ??

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm


Official Number: 17223.
24 regd tons
Remeasured 20 tons.


1845: Completed by Richard Ashburner, Greenodd, Lancashire for Alfred Fell, Ulverston as GREENPORT.
24.2.1949: Registered at Liverpool O.N.17223.
9.5.1851: Landing at Fleetwood.
7.7.1856: Sailed on the morning tide for the fishing grounds. The wind was variable changing direction and freshening throughout the day. At about 11.30pm it started to blow from the north.
8.7.1856: At 12.30am a furious gale suddenly blew up and the Fleetwood fleet, 12 in number, which were lying off Black Combe, north of Duddon Estuary, received considerable damage. Mainsail split. The smacks then laid their vessels under snug canvas and the wind later being favourable for them to reach Fleetwood, left the area. Sailed with jib run up the mainmast.
10.7.1856: Arrived Fleetwood at noon. Most of the fleet had arrived home about 6.00 am without further damage.
26.7.1861: TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, ONE-HALF of the FISHING SMACK “GREENPORT”; she is carvel built, copper fastened, well forwarding Sail and Fishing Tackle, and now Fishing. The above will be sold a bargain. – Application to be made to Mr.Edmund Porter, Ship Broker, &c, Fleetwood.
By 1865: Sold to John Williams, Port Madoc. Liverpool registry closed. Registered at Caernarvon.
1867: Sold to Hugh Hughes, Porthdinllaen, Caernarvonshire.
5.4.1871: Sailed Porthdinllaen for Caernarvon (Hugh Hughes, master). Arrived Caernarvon same day.
1873: Sold to Hugh Jones, Sand Street, Pwllheli.
1883: Not in MNL under this name. FATE?

28/01/2023: Page published