Tag Archives: William Hudson

s.v. Spray FD147


Official Number: 56959
Completed: 1873
Net Tonnage: 26
Rig: Sloop/Dandy
Built: ??, St. Ives


1873: Completed by ??, St. Ives as SPRAY.
1874: Owned by Isaac M. Sibbald, Morecambe.
1874: Registered at Lancaster.
4.11.1875: At Whitehaven in company with AMETHYST (FD107), CONFIDENCE (FD121) and PETREL (FD59). Attempted to leave harbour. Informed by Mr Dawson, collector of dues, that they could not leave until harbour dues paid. As they refused to pay, the harbour tug was moored across the entrance to prevent them leaving. CONFIDENCE and PETREL skippers decided to pay, but AMETHYST and SPRAY continued their attempt to leave, one of the crew of SPRAY cut the tug’s head ropes and AMETHYST fell foul of the tug, smashing her boat. AMETHYST and SPRAY boarded by harbour master and mainsails confiscated.
6.11.1875: Skippers attended at the office of the solicitors to the Harbour Trustees and consented to pay all dues, damages and costs. Sails returned and allowed to sail.
1.1.1880: Owned by William Hudson, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD147).
1.1.1888: Owned by Mrs Margaret Hudson, 48 Warren Street, Fleetwood.
1.1.1889: Owned by James Armour, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood (managing owner).
6.11.1890: In Morecambe Bay in SSE force 8 gale, driven on to Pilling Sands; crew saved and landed at Fleetwood.

07/03/2011: Page published. 2 updates since then.
05/07/2016: Information updated.
10/10/2021: Information updated.

s.v. Pride of Bute FD142


Official Number: 67138
Completed: 1865
Net Tonnage: 16
Rig: Smack
Built: ??, Rothesay


1865: Completed by ??, Rothesay for ??, ?? as PRIDE.
1.1.1870: Not listed in MNL.
1.1.1875: Owned by James Wilson, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD142).
1.1.1880: Owned by William Hudson, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood as PRIDE OF BUTE (FD142).
1881: Census at Fleetwood – Gilbert Ball (49), b-North Meols, master; Isaac Leadbetter (25), b-Fleetwood, fisherman; Moses Wilson (24), b-Fleetwood, fisherman; Richard Ball (16), b-Fleetwood, cook.

05/03/2011: Page published.
14/01/2015: Information updated.

sv Herring ??


Official Number: 1566
Completed: 1837
Net Tonnage: 32
Rig: Smack
Built: ??, Douglas


1837: Completed by ??, Douglas, IoM as Herring.
1849: Registered at Liverpool.
1.1.1870: Owned by Joseph Newton, Liverpool.
1874: Owned by William Hudson, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD??).
22.1.1874: Wrecked.
1874: Fleetwood registry closed.


28/02/2011: Page published.

sv Elizabeth Ann FD130


Official Number: 56682
Completed: 1862
Gross tonnage: 39
Net tonnage: 24
Length: 54.6 ft
Breadth: 16.5 ft
Depth: 8.0 ft
Rig: Jigger Smack
Built: George Rigby & Robert Rawstorne, Freckleton


Jigger smack – trawling

1867: Completed by George Rigby & Robert Rawstorne, Freckleton as ELIZABETH ANN.
1.1.1875: Owned by William Robinson, Southport. Registered at Preston.
1.1.1880: Owned by William Hudson, Fleetwood. Registered at Fleetwood (FD130).
24.12.1886: Sold to Mrs Margaret Hudson, 42 Warren Street, Fleetwood.
7.12.1896: Sold to Thomas Fairclough, 4 Blakiston Street East, Fleetwood.
8.1.1910: Foundered and lost after being run down by the Fleetwood registered S.S DUKE of CORNWALL.
14.1.1910: Fleetwood registry closed “totally lost”.

27/05/2009: Page published.

s.v. Champion FD67


Official Number: 20855
Completed: 1858
Net Tonnage: 20
Rig: Smack
Built: Barrow


Smack – trawling

1858: Completed by William & Richard Ashburner, Barrow as CHAMPION.
1859: Registered at Fleetwood (FD67).
1.1.1875: Owned by Thomas Roskell, Fleetwood.
1.1.1880: Owned by John Chamney, Fleetwood.
1.1.1883: Owned by William Hudson, Fleetwood.
23.12.1886: Sold to Mrs Margaret Hudson, 49 Warren Street, Fleetwood.
1897: Fleetwood registry closed.

19/02/2009: Page published.