Tag Archives: Thomas Leadbetter

sv Industry FD22


Official Number:
Completed: 1830
Net Tonnage: 21
Rig: Smack
Built: ??, Freckleton


Smack – trawling

1830: Completed by ??, Freckleton for ??, ?? as INDUSTRY.
1854: Thomas & William Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
1.1.1875: Owned by Thomas Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
1898: Fleetwood registry closed.

26/02/2011: Page published.

s.v. Dottrel FD5


Official Number: 62951
Completed: 1885
Net Tonnage: 36
Length: 55 ft
Rig: Smack- trawling
Built: Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton


Smack- trawling

1869: Completed by Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton for Thomas Leadbetter, Fleetwood as DOTTREL. Registered at Fleetwood (FD5).
1.1.1875: Owned by William Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
1881: Census at Fleetwood – William Leadbetter (37), b-North Meols, master fisherman; Robert Wilson (65), b-North Meols, mate; William Baxter (39), b-North Meols, fisherman; James Middleton, b-Stafford, fisherman; Richard Rimmer (14), b-Fleetwood, cook.
10.1885: Foundered in Lune Deep after collision.


20/02/2011: Page published. 3 updates since then.

s.v. Syren FD30


Official Number: 9903
Launched: 1846
Gross Tonnage: 31
Net Tonnage: 24
Length: 50
Rig: Smack – netting
Built: ??, Brixham


1846: Completed by ??, Brixham as SYREN.
1853: Registered at Dublin.
By 1860: Registered at Galway.
1.1.1867: Owned by George Green, Londonderry. Registered at Londonderry.
1869: Owned by Thomas Seed, Fleetwood.
1869: Registered at Fleetwood (FD30).
187?: Sold to J. Wright, Fleetwood.
1.1.1875: Owned by Thomas Wright, Fleetwood.
1.1.1880: Owned by Thomas Leadbetter, Fleetwood & others.
24.10.1887: Sold to ??, Fleetwood.
1902: Driven ashore on Drigg beach, Ravenglass, Cumberland.
2.10.1902: Fleetwood registry closed. “Broken up”.

24/02/2009: Page published.
14/02/2015: Information updated.

s.v. Wonder FD68


Official Number: 63932
Completed: 1870
Gross Tonnage: 38
Net Tonnage: 25
Length: 57 ft
Rig: Smack – trawling & lining
Built: John Gibson, Fleetwood


16.12.1870: Completed by John Gibson, Fleetwood (Yd.No.14) for Thomas Leadbetter, Fleetwood & Others as WONDER.
1871: Registered at Fleetwood (FD68).
1881: Census at Fleetwood – John Leadbetter (36), b-North Meols, master; John Leadbetter (38), b-North Meols, mate; Spencer Sumner (26), b-Warton, AB; William Leadbetter (15), b-Fleetwood, AB: Robert Leadbetter (13), b-Fleetwood, cook.
24.10.1887: Sold to John Leadbetter, Fleetwood & Others (John Leadbetter, managing owner).
1910: Owned by Richard Ashcroft.
1918: Sold to Thomas W. Dixon, 38 James Street, Whitehaven (managing owner).
23.2.1922: Fleetwood registry closed. Transferred to Whitehaven.
1929: Same.

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Wonder FD68

Wonder FD68
Picture courtesy of Alan Hirst

24/02/2009: Page published.
01/03/2015: Minor information update.
23/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.

s.v. Oyster Girl FD115


Official Number: 70157
Completed: 1874
Net Tonnage: 25
Rig: Smack
Built: ??, Plymouth


Smack – trawling & drifting

1874: Completed by ??. Plymouth as OYSTER GIRL.
1874: Owned by William Poole, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD115).
1.1.1880: Owned by William Coulburn, Fleetwood.).
10.3.1888: Sold to Thomas Leadbetter, Victoria Street, Fleetwood.
10.8.1905: Fleetwood registry closed. Broken up.

23/02/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.