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: 45350
Gross Tonnage: 35
Net Tonnage: 20
Length: 54.1 ft
Breadth: 16.1 ft
Depth: 8.5 ft
Rig: Jigger Smack – trawling
Built by:John Gibson, Fleetwood
1866: Completed by John Gibson, Fleetwood (Yd. No. 8) for Jeffrey Wright, Fleetwood as WILLIAM and JOHN. Registered at Fleetwood (FD162).
1.1.1870: Owned by William Sumner, Fleetwood.
1881: Census at Fleetwood – George Bird (27), b-Hoylake, master; David Herbert (28), b-Colchester,AB; Robert Green (41), b-Poulton-le-Fylde, AB; Philip Kay (29), b-Peel, AB; James Bird (15), b-Hoylake, cook.
21.10.1890: Sold to Richard Ashcroft, 9 Adelaide St, Fleetwood (managing owner).
26.9.1919: Sold to Jane Meadows, 1 Elm Street, Fleewood.
16.2.1921: Sold to John Henry Collis, 35 Carr Road, Fleetwood.
28.10.1928: Fleetwood registry closed. No longer fishing.
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William & John
08/01/2009: Page published.
01/03/2015: Minor information update.
02/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
Official Number: 67125
Gross Tonnage: 33
Net Tonnage: 24
Length: 53.8 ft
Breadth: 15.4 ft
Depth: 7.6 ft
Rig: Jigger Jigger Smack/Steam screw/Yawl – trawling
Engine: C.2-cyl by A. Rutherford & Co, Birkenhead
Boiler: The Lune Valley Engineering Co, Lancaster
Built: Shepherd & Leech, Whitehaven
1871: Completed by Joseph Shepherd & Co, Whitehaven for John William Leech as ROYAL CONSORT.
14.10.1871: Registered at Fleetwood (FD75).
1881: Sold to John Johnson, Fleetwood (managing owner).
23.12.1886: Sold to John Johnson, Fleetwood & others (John Johnson managing owner).
23.12.1886: Registered at Fleetwood (FD75).
1.10.1890: Converted to a jigger.
20.2.1905: Sold to James Johnson, 9 Wellington Terrace, Preston & Jane Price, Fleetwood.
4.7.1906: Sold to Henry Robert Moss, 22 Windsor Terrace, Fleetwood (managing owner).
7.2.1908: Sold to Richard Riley, 3 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool (later Knowsley Villa, Thornton-le-Fylde); Samuel S. Waterhouse, 8 Regent Road, Blackpool & William F. Wilkinson, Maybell Avenue, Blackpool.
22.7.1908: Converted to steam. Re-measured 19.49net.
22.7.1908: Re-registered as steam vessel. Richard Riley appointed manager
22.9.1909: Converted back to sail. Re-measured 23.26net.
22.9.1909: Steam machinery removed re-rigged as a yawl. Re-measured 23.26net.
22.9.1909: Re-registered as a sailing vessel.
6.10.1909: Sold to Thomas Nisbett, 49, Poulton Rd, Fleetwood & Walter Porter
Hutson, 3 Elm Street, Fleetwood (Thomas Nesbett managing owner).
23.9.19??: Sold to Thomas Nesbett, 49 Poulton Rd, Fleetwood.
1915: Sold for breaking up.
19.3.1915: Fleetwood registry closed “broken up”.
05/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
30/01/2015: Information updated.
Official Number: 20851
Net tonnage: 20
Length: 61 ft
Breadth: 15.8 ft
Depth: 7.3 ft
Rig: Flat/Jigger smack – trawling
Built: William & Richard Ashburner, Barrow-in-Furness
1858: Completed by William & Richard Ashburner, Barrow-in-Furness as the trading flat GRATITUDE. Registered at Fleetwood.
1.1.1875: Owned by Richard Johnson, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD156).
1880: Lengthened at Freckleton to 61.2ft and re-rigged as a jigger smack for trawling 34n.
24.10.1887: Sold to Richard Leadbetter & P. Ball, Fleetwood.
1891: Owner Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
Post 1891: Sold to Hugh Fletcher Hathorn, Wigtown. Fleetwood registry closed.
Registered at Wigtown.
17.5.1901: Registered at Fleetwood (FD53).
12.6.1906: Sold to John Whittaker, Fleetwood.
1906: Sold to Wlliam H. Tinnion, 13 Queen St, Whitehaven.
22.8.1906: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven.
1910: Sold to John Boyd, Central Hotel, Duke St, Whitehaven.
1914: Sold to Miss Alice Pater, 31 Quay St, Whitehaven (Charles W. Pater, manager).
1926: Whitehaven registry closed.
05/01/2009: Page published.
20/11/2014: Information updated.
25/11/2018: Information updated.
Additional information courtesy of Gordon Wilson
Official Number: 68615
Gross tonnage: 36
Net tonnage: 25
Length: 57.3 ft
Breadth: 16.3 ft
Depth: 8.1 ft
Rig: Jigger smack – trawling & lining
Built: Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton
5.4.1972: Launched by Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton for Richard Roskell, Fleetwood as EXCELSIOR.
27.2.1873: Registered at Fleetwood O.N.68615.
20.3.1873: Registered at Fleetwood (FD97).
1892: Owned by R. Roskell, Fleetwood.
19.12.1900: Sold to Richard Ashcroft, 54 North Albert St, Fleetwood.
3.10.1921: Sold to Mark Leadbetter, 36 Belmont Road, Fleetwood (managing owner).
14.2.1927: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Ramsey. Registered owner Mark Leadbetter, 14 King Street, Ramsey, IoM & others. Mark Leadbetter managing owner.
1931: Ramsey registry closed.
05/01/2009: Page published.
14/11/2014: Information updated.
15/11/2019: Information updated.