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s.v. White Rose FD21

Technical

Official Number: 109670
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 44
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 59.4 ft
Breadth: 17.2 ft
Depth: 8.6 ft
Built: ??. Freckleton

History

Ketch – trawling

1900: Completed by ??. Freckleton for Richard Leadbetter & Others, Fleetwood (Mary Ellen Leadbetter (managing owner) as WHITE ROSE.
14.3.1900: Registered at Fleetwood (FD21).
31.12.1907: Tonnage altered to 24.80net. New Fishing Certificate issued.
1910: William Leadbetter, North Church St, Fleetwood (managing owner).
30.7.1920: Fleetwood registry closed. Sold to foreigners (Belgian subjects).

Changelog
24/02/2009: Page published.

sv Surprise II FD122

Technical

Official Number: 127579
Completed: 1910
Gross Tonnage: 46
Net Tonnage: 24
Length: 67.9 ft
Breadth: 19.0 ft
Depth: 8.75 ft
Rig: Dandy
Built: Liver & Wilding, Fleetwood

History

Dandy – trawling

1910: Completed by Liver & Wilding, Fleetwood for William Leadbetter, 8 Ash St, Fleetwood (managing owner) as Surprise II.
21.9.1910: Registered at Fleetwood (FD122).
19.7.1920: Fleetwood registry closed. Sold to foreigners (Belgian subjects).

Changelog
23/02/2009: Page published.

s.v. Margaret FD208

Additional information courtesy of Henry Leadbetter.

Technical

Official Number: 114301
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 51
Net Tonnage: 22
Length: 64.8 ft
Breadth: 17.7 ft
Depth: 9.85 ft
Rig: Ketch/Auxiliary motor ketch – trawling
Built: John Singleton & Co, Fleetwood

History

1903: Built by John Singleton & Co, Fleetwood. 5.1903: Completed by Richard (‘Fish Dick’) Leadbetter, Wyre Dock, Fleetwood for William Leadbetter, 33 North Church Street, Fleetwood (20/64); Nanny Leadbetter, Fleetwood (2/64); Harriet Leadbetter, Fleetwood (4/64); Betty Wright, Fleetwood (8/64); William Coulburn, Fleetwood (2/64); John Coulburn. Fleetwood (2/64); Thomas Rigby, Fleetwood (8/64); George Butler Woods, Fleetwood (4/64) and Richard Leadbetter (16/64) (64 shares) as MARGARET.
29.5.1903: Registered at Fleetwood (FD208), William Leadbetter designated managing owner.
25.9.1903: Eight shares (W. Leadbetter) sold to Isaac Leadbetter, 40 St. Anne’s Road West, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea and two shares (W. Leadbetter) sold to Edwin William Mann, 60 Claremont Terrace, Fleetwood.
30.1.1915: Fishing off Morecambe Bay (Sk. Leadbetter), picked up 23 survivors of steamer BEN CRUACHAN (3092grt/1903) on passage Scapa Flow – Liverpool, stopped by U.boat (U21) 15 miles NW of Morecambe Bay Light Vessel and scuttled by explosive charges in position 53.36N 03.51W. Landed at Fleetwood.
Pre 1924: Sold to William Leadbetter, 54 Sagar Terrace, Blakiston Street Fleetwood (managing owner).
1924: Converted to auxiliary motor at Skippool and fitted with a 4 stroke 4-cyl 56bhp oil engine by Gardner Engines Ltd, Patricroft, Manchester. Re-measured 56.87g 17.71 net.
10.10.1924: Registry closed and re-registered as auxiliary motor ketch. Owner William Leadbetter, 23 North Albert Street, Fleetwood (managing owner).
5.5.1939: Sold to John Wignall, 11 Walmsley Street, Fleetwood & others (John Wignall managing owner).
20.9.1941: Sold to William Winston Curwyn, Crawford Arms Hotel, Conway.
4.5.1944: Sold to James C. Screech, 10 Myrtle Street, Appledore.
27.6.1944: Sold to Hubert Jones, 30 The Grove, Uplands, Swansea.
10.12.1946: Sold to William Alfred & D. L. George, Swansea.
12/??/1949: Sold to James Robert Sheader, 20 Tennyson Terrace, Hartlepool. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Hartlepool (HL92).
1961: Suffered engine explosion and subsequently abandoned near old Lifeboat Station.
1991: Buried when new Boathouse constructed to house Atlantic 21.

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sv Margaret FD208

sv Margaret FD208

Changelog
22/02/2009: Page published. 5 revisions since then.
15/12/2014: Information updated.
02/07/2015: Updated information and added picture.
14/08/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.

s.v. Confidence FD48

Technical

Official Number: 70167
Completed: 1874
Rig: Smack
Gross Tonnage: 37
Net Tonnage: 25
Length: 50.0 ft
Breadth: 16.3 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Rig: Smack – trawling & drifting
Built: Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton

History

1874: Completed by Peter Rawstrone, Freckleton for Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood as CONFIDENCE.Registered at Fleetwood (FD121).
1881: Census at Fleetwood – William Leadbetter (25), b-Fleetwood, fisherman master; Robert Y. Lemming (23), b-Preston, fisherman mate; John Salthouse (19), b-Fleetwood, fisherman; Richard Hughes (41), Liverpool, fisherman; Simeon Hughes (58), b-Tarleton, cook.
By 1900: Sold to Hugh F. Hathorn, Isle of Whithorn, Wigtown & other (Hugh F. Hathorn managing owner. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven.
5.2.1901: Sold to William Leadbetter, The Emporium, Fleetwood. Whitehaven registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD48).
1919: William Leadbetter, 27 North Albert Street, Fleetwood.
1919: Sold for use as a houseboat.
23.2.1919: Fleetwood registry closed.

05/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
25/11/2018: Information updated.