Additional information courtesy of Gary Hicks Plymouth Merchant Ships
Official Number: 17227
Net Tonnage: 33n (35 tons burthen)
Breadth: 14’ 91/2”
Rig: Smack (sloop rigged)
8.4.1830: Launched at Plymouth, builder not recorded, for John Gambell Jnr (64/64), Plymouth as ELIZABETH & EMMA.
24.4.1830: Registered at Plymouth.
13.5.1840: Remeasured 41.7 x 12.7 x 6.85 feet 26 tons burthen.
13.5.1840: Register closed and reregistered following re-measurement.
29.1.1850: Sold to George Hall (64/64), Manchester.
23.7.1850: Plymouth registry closed.
23.7.1850: Registered at Fleetwood (FD6).
20.11.1854: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD6) O.N.17227.
17.5.1864: Re-measured 33.65 tons.
17.5 1864: Re-registered at Fleetwood following re-measurement.
1.1.1870: Owned by F. W. Rigby, Preston.
1.1.1875: Owned by William Wignall, Fleetwood.
16.6.1886: Fleetwood registry closed “Condemned at Fleetwood”.
14/01/2014: Page added.
11/11/2014: Information updated.
23/03/2015: Added information.
Registered Part IV
Gross Tonnage: 22
Sailing trawler/steam trawler/liner
Previously registered at Caernarvon (CO98).
Converted to steam.
2.1919: Sold to M. Blyth, Fleetwood.
26.2.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD5).
15.7.1919: Sold to ??, ??.
9.3.1920: Fleetwood registry closed “Broken up”.
22/08/2010: Page published.
Official Number: 131935
Gross Tonnage: 41
Net Tonnage: 29
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
Picture from the Internet
05/04/2010: Page published.
10/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
Official Number: 17237
Net Tonnage: 28
Built: ??, Lytham
1839: Completed by ??, Lytham for ??, ?? as BRAZEN NOSE.
1.1.1875: Owned by Peter Leadbetter, Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD3).
1.1.1880: Not listed in MNL.
08/01/2010> Page published.
Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
Official Number: Unknown
Net Tonnage: 50
Length: 69.4 ft
Breadth: 18.4 ft
Depth: 9.9 ft
Rig: Sail with auxiliary motor
Built: Wm. Fulton, Pittenweem as a liner/seiner
1903: Completed by Wm. Fulton, Pittenweem for George Flett & W. McKechnie, Pittenweem as IMPREGNABLE. Registered at Methil (ML24).
Pre 1910: Auxiliary motor fitted.
5.1928: Sold to Frederick Newton, Bispham Road, Blackpool. Methil registry closed.
22.5.1928: Registered at Fleetwood (FD178).
15.6.1928: Sold to Sk. Frederick Newton, Bispham Road, Blackpool & Sk. Holmes, Fleetwood. Carried out seining trials on Kish Bank off east coast of Ireland. Returned after six days with no fish.
27.6.1928: Sailed for Clyde for further trials with the seine net; five crew all told.
9.7.1928: Returned to Fleetwood under sail having suffered damage to engine. Trials unsuccessful.
19.1.1929: Fleetwood registry closed “Sold to foreigners (Belgian subjects)”.
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sv Impregnable FD178
20/02/2009: Page published.
22/07/2016: Information added.
02/05/2019: Updated information.