Official Number: 68612
Yard Number: 19
Gross Tonnage: 38
Net Tonnage: 25
Length: 65.0 ft
Breadth: 16.4 ft
Depth: 7.6 ft
Rig: jigger smack – trawling, drifting & lining
Built: John Gibson, Fleetwood
17.1.1873: Completed by John Gibson, Fleetwood (Yd.No.19) for David & John Moss, Fleetwood as King David. Registered at Fleetwood (FD93).
1.1.1875: Owned by David Moss, Fleetwood.
1881: Census at Fleetwood – William Moss (27), b-Southport, master fisherman; Thomas Hallsall (50), b-Southport, mate fisherman; John Smith (22), b-Southport, fisherman; John Eaves (24), b-Fleetwood, fisherman; Robert Hallsall (19), b-Fleetwood, cook.
22.10.1887: Sold to John Moss, Fleetwood & others.
25.11.1896: Sold to William Moss, Fleetwood.
8.5.1906: Sold to John Hamlet Fogg, 35 Pharos St, Fleetwood (managing owner).
19.4.1911: Holed after collision with steam trawler CYGNET (FD110) near ferry slipway. Beached on Knott Spit.
30.8.1917: Sold to James Myerscough, Knott End for demolition.
9.3.1918: Fleetwood registry closed “Vessel broken up”.
18/02/2009: Page published.
06/12/2014: Information updated.
03/02/2016: Minor information update.
Official Number: 70166
Net tonnage: 36.87
Length: 57.3 ft
Rig: Dandy – trawling & drifting
Built: Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton
1874: Completed by Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton for J. Randles, Fleetwood as DESDEMONA.
2.7.1874: Registered at Fleetwood (FD127).
1.1.1875: Owned by Philip Turner, Fleetwood.
1.1.1880: Owned by David Moss, Fleetwood.
1.1.1883: Owned by John Moss, Fleetwood & others.
24.10.1887: Sold to ??, ??.
1.1.1888: Owned by John Moss, Fleetwood.
9.5.1902: Fleetwood registry closed.
8.5.1902: Registered at Liverpool (LL353).
10.11.1902: Sold to Jeffrey Wright (64/64), 73 Kemp Street, Fleetwood (managing owner).
10.11.1902: Liverpool registry closed.
13.11.1902: Registered at Fleetwood (FD203).
19.3.1903: Sold to Alice Marquis (64/64), 63 New Road, Blackpool.
23.3.1903: John Rimmer, 30 North Street, Fleetwood designated manager.
12.6.1906: Sold to Richard Ashcroft, London Street, Fleetwood.
20.6.1906: Richard Ashcroft designated managing owner.
26.3.1908: Re-measured 24.86net.
9.7.1909: Shares (32/64) sold to John Rimmer, 6 North Church Street, Fleetwood.
21.8.1918: John Rimmer shares (32/64) sold to Richard Ashcroft, Devon House, Blakiston Street East, Fleetwood.
9.9.1918: Shares (32/64) sold to H. B. Shepherd, ??
11.2.1920: Sold to John Shippen & Thomas William Dixon, Whitehaven.
26.1.1922: Fleetwood registry closed. Transferred to Whitehaven.
1925: Whitehaven registry closed.
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Sailing Trawler Desdemona
Picture courtesy of rossallbeach.co.uk
05/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
12/06/2016: Picture added.
21/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
25/11/2018: Updated information.