Category Archives: Sailing Trawlers

Sailing Trawlers

sv Wild Rose FD86

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Technical

Net Tonnage: 6
Rig: Cutter/seining

History

24.10.1925: first registered at Fleetwood.
Post 1930: Converted to aux. motor.

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sv Wild Rose FD86

sv Wild Rose FD86
Picture courtesy of The George Westwood Collection

Changelog

05/03/2011: Page published.
12/11/2018: Page re-published. Removed FMHT watermark from image.

sv Schoolgirl FD84

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History

Lost in the great storm of October 1895.
Foundered off Crusader Bank
Boat subsequently came ashore at St Annes

Crew Robert Fleming (2nd cox of Fleetwood lifeboat) G. Ball

Changelog
14/12/2017: Page published.

s.v. Ventures FD2

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Technical
Gross Tonnage: 8.0

History
24.11.1898: Registered at Fleetwood.
3.9.1918: Sold to ?? Fleetwood.
8.10.1925: Converted to auxiliary motor and re-registered.
12.11.1930 Transferred to Chester (CH37). Based at Great Meols, near Hoylake.

Changelog
03/11/2017: Page published.

s.v. Cockle Girl FD101

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Technical
Part IV registered
Net Tonnage: 7

History

24.3.1888: Registered at Liverpool as COCKLE GIRL (LL283) (Liverpool Return of Fishing Boats
1893-1898 – ‘283’ struck out and ‘284′ inserted).
1893: Liverpool registry (LL283) closed (no notation).
4.4.1893: Registered at Fleetwood (FD101).
10.4.1895: Sold to East Coast.
22.1.1900: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Sunderland.

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s.v. Cockle Girl

s.v. Cockle Girl

Changelog
11/10/2017: Page published.
12/10/2017: Information added.

sv Farmer – FD??

Information courtesy of Andy Hall

Technical

Official Number: 27318
Gross Tonnage: 39
Rig: Smack

History

1861: Launched by Thomas Smith, Ashton Quays, Preston (Yd.No.?) for John Wright, Fleetwood and others as FARMER.
1861: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD??). John Wright designated managing owner.
1867: Sold to John Stove, Lerwick, Shetland.
1867: Fleetwood registry closed.
1867: Registered at Lerwick (LK102).
5.8.1872: Advertised for sale in the Shetland Times. Offers to John Stove Jnr, Grocer, Lerwick.
6.10.1873: Advertised for sale by auction on 28.11.1873, if not sold previously.
16.2.1874: Advertised for sale again.
By 1876: Owned by John Walker, 1 Polworth Terrace, Edinburgh.
15.11.1876: Whilst anchored off Sandlodge, Sandwick, Shetland parted her cable and drove ashore; crew landed safely.
By 1878: Fishing registration closed.
4.5.1878: Advertised in Shetland Times – “Wanted a crew for the smack “FARMER”, to sail her on shares in the Coasting Trade, viz., carrying ore from Sandlodge Mines to the Southern Markets and General Goods Home“.”.
12.1880: John Walker declared bankrupt.
29.10.1881: Advertised in the Shetland Times for sale by auction unless previously sold along with the smack (cutter) DRYAD 53g/1846 both belonging to the sequestrated estate of Mr John Walker. Considerable repairs undertaken to both vessels two years ago. Both vessels open to view at Lerwick.
21.2.1882: At anchor off Lerwick, cable parted and driven onto Freefield Quay, Lerwick.
By 1883: Owned by John Morgan Aitken, Lerwick.
30.4.1887: Labourer William Garriock injured “While unloading paving stones when vessel lurched with the motion of the sea.“
24.12.1887: Shetland Times: “Owing to the unavoidable absence of the steamer “EARL of ZETLAND”. The following arrangements have been made until her return. The steamer “QUEEN” will make a trip to the North isles in the first week of January and every alternate week, the smack “FARMER” has been put on the passage sailing alternately for the North Isles and Yellsound until the return of the “EARL of ZETLAND”.”.
21.5.1898: Drove ashore and wrecked at Port Stoth beach in an ESE force 4 wind having loaded granite stones and asphalt for Potrnaguran, Isle of Lewis for the erection of the lighthouse at Tiumpan Head. Capt. W. Irvine and three crewmen landed safely (vessel was uninsured). Registration closed.

Changelog
24/11/2016: Page published.