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s.v. Fern Leaf BM317


Official Number: 131935
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 41
Net Tonnage: 29
Rig: Ketch/Aux-trawling
Built: Sanders & Co, Galmpton, Devon


1911: Completed by Sanders & Co, Galmpton for Charles Bond, 16 Prospect Road, Brixham as FERN LEAF.
25.10.1911: Registered at Brixham (BM317).
5.5.1919: Sold to Charles C. Bond, Church Street, Brixham.
1922: Sold to G. H. Hole, 10 Trafalgar Terrace, Brixham.
192?: Re-measured 24n
25.4.1925: Sold to C. M. Ashford, ??.
30.8.1925: Sold to J. E. Rowse Jnr, Milford Haven.
22.1.1934: Sold to Ralph Stockman Dugdall, 57 Esplanade, Fleetwood.
Post 1934: Auxiliary motor fitted
9.2.1941: Requisitioned for war service and employed on miscellaneous Naval duties (Hire rate £20.0.0d/month).
1942: Brixham registry closed “no longer fishing”.
1943: Based Clyde as TRV attached to Alexandria Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire.
1946: Returned to owner.
Pre 1948: Sold for breaking up.

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Fern Leaf BM317

Fern Leaf BM317
Picture from the Internet


05/04/2010: Page published.
10/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

Sailing Trawler Victoria II M112

Additional information courtesy of Barry Johnson


Official Number: ??
Completed: 1897
Gross Tonnage: 22.69
Net Tonnage: 8.68
Length: 39.6 ft
Breadth: 14.3 ft
Depth: 8.58 ft
Built: ??, Porthleven


Cutter – trawling

1897: Completed by ??, Porthleven for ??, ?? as VICTORIA II.
1917: Sold to William Henry Fransham, 4 Gwili Road, Hakin; Henry James Hewer, 75 Waterloo Road, Hakin and Thomas Legget, 59 Waterloo Road, Hakin.
27.4.1917: Registered at Milford (M112).
1918: Auxiliary motor installed.
22.4.1918: Sold to Carrie Cranford c/o Ralph Dugdall, 18 The Bartons, Bristol (Fishing from Brixham?).
28.7.1938: Sold to Walter Chapman & Emily Chapman, 462 North Drive, Cleveleys.
15.9.1938: Sold to Ralph Stockman Dugdall, 57 Esplanade, Fleetwood.
18.9.1940: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Wyre Dock, Fleetwood (Ralph S. Dugdall, manager).
17.5.1941: Sold to E. G. Wright, 75 Poulton Road, Fleetwood.
29.5.1946: In thick fog about 16 miles NNE of Bar Light Vessel run down by Liverpool tug CARLGARTH (179grt/1922) on passage Liverpool – Barrow. Vessel quickly foundered with only one survivor, Nicholas Grundy, Shakespeare Road, Fleetwood.
26.6.1946: Milford registry closed.
(Lost – Sk Lesie Hall; Thomas Wright, mate & Thomas Blundell Wright, deckhand, all Fleetwood)

The Times, Thursday, May 30, 1946
News in Brief
fishing smack rammed
When the tug CARLGARTH, of Liverpool, rammed and sank the Fleetwood fishing smack VICTORIA II in the Irish Sea, about 16 miles N.N.E. of Liverpool, early yesterday, only one member of the fishing boat crew, Nicholas Grundy, of Shakespeare Road, Fleetwood, was saved. Captain Leslie Hall, master of the vessel, Thomas Wright, and Thomas Blundell Wright, all of Fleetwood, are missing. The tug was on its way to Barrow-in-Furness to assist at the launching of the HINEMOA, the first passenger liner to be built in this country for the Dominions since 1939.