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s.v. Zephyr FD134


Official Number: 73750
Completed: 1876
Gross Tonnage: 37
Net Tonnage: 23
Length: 56.6 ft
Breadth: 16.3 ft
Depth: 8.2 ft
Rig: Jigger Smack – trawling
Built: John Gibson, Fleetwood


31.3.1876: Completed by John Gibson, Fleetwood (Yd.No.24) for Gibson & Co, Fleetwood as ZEPHYR.
1876: Registered at Fleetwood (FD134).
1.1.1880: Owned by James R. Gibson, Fleetwood.
18??: Sold to J. Wright, Fleetwood.
22.11.1889: Sold to James R. Gibson, Fleetwood.
2.11.1900: Sold to John David Gibson, Fleetwood & Another.
27.12.1906: Fleetwood registry closed. Sold to foreigners (Norwegian subjects).

24/02/2009: Page published.
01/03/2015: Minor information update.

s.v. Reliance FD210


Official Number: 114302
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 40
Net Tonnage: 16
Length: 64.0 ft
Breadth: 18.1 ft
Depth: 8.21 feet
Rig: Ketch – trawling
Built: Liver & Wilding, Fleetwood


1903: Completed by Liver & Wilding Ltd, Fleetwood for John Liver, ‘Brookfield’, Fairhaven, Lytham (64 shares) as RELIANCE at a cost of £1200.
23.11.1903: Registered at Fleetwood (FD210). John David Gibson, 88 York Terrace, Fleetwood designated ship’s husband.
24.11.1903: Sixteen shares sold to John David Gibson, Fleetwood, designated managing owner.
27.11.1903: Eight shares sold to Walter Whittaker, Hill Top, Cheadle Hulme.
7.12.1903: Eight shares each sold to Agnes Liver, Frank John Liver and Herbert James Liver all of ‘Brookfield’, Fairhaven, Lytham.
9.12.1903: Eight shares sold to Arthur Thomas Liver, 158 Dock St, Fleetwood.
28.5.1904: Re-measured at Liverpool and tonnage altered to 20.10 net.
11.3.1907: Arthur Thomas Liver designated managing owner.
1917(?) : Arthur T. Liver, 4. Clarendon Road, St. Annes-on-the-Sea (managing owner).
1925: Sold to Mary Ellen Leadbetter, Fleetwood and Others.
1925: Sold to Thomas W. Dixon (64.64), Holm Lea, Earls Road, Whitehaven (managing owner).
24.11.1925: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven (WA25).
1925: Converted to auxiliary motor.
1927: Not in MNL.
1947: Sold to Mr & Mrs Davison for conversion to a yacht.
02.06.1949: On passage to Cuba. In gale force winds driven ashore at Cave Hole, Portland. Mr Davidson lost his life.
4.6.1949: Mrs M. Davison climbed cliffs and rescued by coastguard. Total loss.

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Reliance FD210

Reliance FD210
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23/02/2009: Page published.
22/01/2015: Information updated.