Category Archives: Sailing Trawlers

Sailing Trawlers

sv Hannah FD225

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical
Registered Tonnage: 10.70
Length: 32.7 ft
Breadth: 10.5 ftp
Depth: 4.3 ft
Rig: Cutter

History
1908: Completed by William Crossfield, Arnside for Richard Wright, 15 Kemp Street, Fleetwood as HANNAH.
15.10.1908: Registered at Fleetwood (FD225). (Sk. Richard Wright).
12.6.1909: At the Blackpool & Fleetwood Sailing Club regatta, in the handicap half-decked race finished second (Sk. Richard Wright).
1909: Morecambe regatta, in the handicap half-decked race finished second (Sk. Richard Wright).
18.6.1910: At the Blackpool & Fleetwood Sailing Club regatta, in the handicap half-decked race finished first (Sk. Richard Wright).
21.6.1911: At the Coronation Regatta promoted by the Blackpool & Fleetwood Sailing Club race for half-decked Registered Fishing Boats not exceeding 40ft, finished second (Sk. Richard Wright- £5 in cash).
26.2.1918: Sold to Thomas Warren Trevor, The Grey House, Glyngarth, Anglesey. (Sk. Thomas W. Trevor).
24.2.1923: Fleetwood registry closed “No longer fishing”.

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sv Hannah FD225

sv Hannah FD225

Changelog
12/09/2022: Page published.
26/09/2022: Updated history.

sv Harriet – CK59

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number: 53487
Registered Tonnage: 25
Completed: 1865
Rig: Cutter/Jigger Smack

History

1865: Completed at Jersey possibly by Charles W Aubin, Gorey, as Harriet possibly an oyster smack.
11.10.1865: Registered at Jersey.
11.10.1865: Appropriated.
By 1870: Owned by Charles Auger, Burnham, Essex. Registered at Colchester (CK59).
1872: Sold to George Maskell, Brightlingsea.
1879: Sold to Robert A. Dawson, 20 East Beach, Lytham and George Maskell, 25 London Street, Fleetwood.
24.9.1881: Took part in the Fleetwood Regatta, Trawl Boat Race, (Sk. George Maskell) in wet and hazy weather. OYSTER GIRL (FD115) (Sk. William Coulborn) was favourite, leading at first but soon overtaken by GRATITUDE (FD156) (Sk.Richard Johnson). Finished third (£3).
25.9.1883: Sailed Fleetwood for the fishing grounds (Sk. David Herbert, crew, T. Lennox, J. Smith and Sam Colley.
26.8.1883: Running for home In gale force winds, squally rain and heavy seas. About noon came off the wind and while the crew were engaged in taking a third reef in the mainsail, the forestay broke allowing the mast to break and fall over the stern. Smith who was reefing the sail had a narrow escape for had the mast not partially fallen, giving warning, he would either have been killed or knocked overboard. The crew cut away the rigging, allowing the mast to go clear and then put a spar to the stump and hoisted signals of distress. The OYSTER GIRL (FD115) passed within 200 yards, but probably owing to the weather could not risk stopping. The skipper let go the anchor and assessed the damage. About an hour later the mainmast and rigging floated close past the smack. This caused some anxiety, as it was generally supposed that the smack MARY ELLEN (FD21) first lost her mast and was afterwards sunk owing to it coming in contact with the boat. At about 11.00pm, the smack was spoken by the smack BADGER (FD55) who stayed with them overnight, their positions being marked by torch lights.
27.9.1883: At 6.00am weighed anchor and an hour later, the BADGER having closed and connected, the tow was underway. Several of the smacks that had returned yesterday reported that the HARRIET was seen with decks swept and masts gone. At about 10.00am the smacks WONDER (FD68) and BEAVER (FD55) sailed with volunteer crews of eight to ten men each to search for the HARRIET. They had not got far, however, before they met the disabled smack in tow of the BADGER. Arrived of Steep Brest about 1.00pm and met by steam tug WARDLEYS (122grt.1882), the service of which, however, was refused. Numerous spectators greeted them on arrival.
5.10.1883: Reported that mast and gear except standing rigging belonging to the smack has been picked up north of Ravenglass. Mr Maskell, the owner, has been to claim it, and it will be forwarded to Fleetwood by rail.
From at least 1886: Engaged in the coasting trade (Taylor, master) mainly out of Whitehaven but also Workington and Maryport. Ports visited, principally Garlieston, but also Wigtown, Creetown, Kirkcudbright, Dalbeatie, Port William, Ramsey and Larne, most likely with coals, returning either light or with grain, potatoes, etc.
1887: Sold to George Maskell, 25 London Street, Fleetwood.
18.1.1889: Arrived Whitehaven from Garlieston.
12.9.1893: Arrived Fleetwood.(Taylor, master).
24.10.1893: Sailed Fleetwood (Taylor, master) for Port Erin, IoM.
1.1894: Sold to Hamilton Dixon, Whitehaven & others. Hamilton Dixon managing owner.
1895: Remeasured 14n.
1894: Colchester registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven (WA56).(2/1894).
13/14.2.1895: A severe snow storm accompanied by a perfect gale of wind hit the Cumberland coast and the Solway Firth. In the area was the HARRIET and for 25 hours she encountered the worst of the weather.
14.2.1895: Arrived Garlieston., Wigtownshire, her appearance, covered with ice and snow, was that of a ghost ship. One of the crew had frost bite and all had traces of exposure.
17.2.1895: Arrived Whitehaven from Garlieston.
29.12.1915: Whitehaven registry closed. Broken up.

Changelog
19/08/2022: Page published.

sv Gipsey Queen – FD32

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number: 27133
Registered Tonnage: 31
Built: Runcorn
Rig: Smack – trawling

History

1858: Completed at Runcorn as GIPSEY QUEEN.
16.2.1859: Registered at Liverpool.
1865: Owned by John Beaham, Dublin.
1870: Sold to William Johnson, Preston. Liverpool registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD32).
1873: Owned by John Johnson, Bradford.
1875: Owned by John Johnson, Fleetwood.
1880: Sold to William Sherlock, 3 Marmion Road, Hoylake. Fleetwood registry closed.
4.6.1880: Registered at Liverpool (LL64).
1890: Sold to Mrs M. Sherlock, 3 Marmion Road, Hoylake & others. Mrs M. Sherlock managing owner.
17.2.1897: Sold to George James Pratt, 31 Bedford Street, North Liverpool.
1897: Tonnage recorded as 23 regd tons
8.12.1898: Liverpool Part IV registry closed.
1900: Register closed.

Changelog
13/06/2022: Page published.

sv New Alice

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number: 24133
Completed: 1849
Tonnage: 26.86 regd. tons
Length: 52.0 ft
Breadth: 14.3 ft
Depth: 6.9 ft
Smack-trawling

History

1849: Laid down by Thomas Wright, Freckleton.
10.1849: Completed by Robert Wright, Freckleton for William Robinson, Southport as NEW ALICE.
27.10.1849: Registered at Liverpool.
By 1869: Liverpool registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood.
1874: Sold to James McGee (32/64) and James Scott, (32/64), Whitehaven.
5.1.1875: On a fishing trip (Sk. James Goodall). About five miles off St. Bees Head came upon the decomposed body of Walter Bezant, labourer, of Harrington, one of the men who drowned during the Harrington regatta on the 24th of May. Took the body in tow and when off the West Pier, took it into the boat and brought it into Whitehaven.
19.1.1875: Fleetwood registry closed.
21.1.1875: Registered at Whitehaven.
23.1.1876: Stranded at St. Bees beach (Sk. Thomas Wignall). Only slight damaged, hope to refloat.
25.1.1876: Likely to be a wreck.
5.2.1876: Whitehaven registry closed. “Vessel totally lost on St. Bees beach the 23rd January 1876.”

Changelog
03/03/2022: Page published.

sv Reliance (2) – BM68

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number: 114254
Gross Tonnage: 49.81
Net Tonnage: 38
Length: 69.8 ft

History

1904: Built Galmpton for Richard Lewis Lamswood, 4 Trafalgar Terrace, Brixham & others, as RELIANCE.
4.3.1904: Registered at Brixham (BM68). Richard L. Lamswood designated managing owner. Regularly participated in Brixham Regatta (Sk. R. L. Lamswood), in ketch rigged smack classes, often in the prize list.
29 & 31.5.1909: Winner of the Brixham Trawler Class at Swansea Regatta. Prizes, a gentleman’s gold watch and chain and a lady’s gold watch and chain.
1913: Sold to Eynon H. Llewellin, Pen-Bryn, Milford Haven.
1918: Sold to John H. Collins, Abercrombie Road, Fleetwood & others.
9.11.1918: Alongside at Ramsey, IoM. Skipper, Amos Sumner, Warren Street, Fleetwood, went ashore.
10.11.1918: At daybreak his body discovered in the harbour.
12.11.1918: The remains brought back to Fleetwood in RELIANCE.
14.11.1918: Interred at Fleetwood Cemetery. Sk. Sumner left a son and two daughters.
1919: Brixham registry closed. Registered at Douglas, IoM (DO228).
2.1830: Sold to John M. Barnard & others, Trawl Market, Lowestoft. Douglas Registry closed.
20.2.1920: Registered at Lowestoft (LT779).
14.3.1933: Lowestoft registry closed “Broken up.”

Changelog
01/02/2022: Page published.