Tag Archives: Yawl

s.v. Surprise FD151


Official Number: 22663
Completed: 1857
Gross Tonnage: 50
Net Tonnage: 32
Length: 58.1 ft
Rig: Yawl
Built: Gibson & Butcher, Fleetwood


26.6.1857: Completed by Gibson & Butcher, Fleetwood for Mr Wilson, North Meols & others as SURPRISE.
1857: Registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
1.1.1870: Owned by Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
15.8.1879: Re registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
21/22.12.1894: After a day of severe weather, in the early evening NW wind strengthened and during the night in storm force conditions (100 – 120mph) foundered off Cumberland coast/ in Morecambe Bay. Crew lost *.
1985: Fleetwood registry closed.

Lost* – Skipper William Baxter, William Lynch, John Enwright and Sam Nichols.

23/02/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
07/07/2017: Information updated.

s.v. Comet FD160


Official Number: 17226
Completed: 1882
Gross Tonnage: 28
Net Tonnage: 22
Length: 57.7 ft
Breadth: 14.4 ft
Depth: 7.1 ft
Rig: Yawl – Trawling
Built: ??, Fish House, Kircudbright


1843: Completed by ??, Fish House, Kirkudbright as COMET.
1853: Registered at Fleetwood (FD160).
1.1.1867: Owned by Hugh Ashcroft, Fleetwood.
1.1.1875: Owned by Thomas Smith, Fleetwood.
1.1.1880: Owned by James Billington, Preston.
1882: Sold to Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
1882: Lengthened at Fleetwood.
20.10.1888: Sold to John Wright, Fleetwood.
1891: Richard Leadbetter, Fleetwood.
18.7.1903: Sold to ??. ??.
1908: Sold to Francis McCallig Snr, Ballysaggart, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal.
21.12.1908: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Sligo.
1912: Francis McCallig Snr, managing owner.
1919: Sligo registry closed.

05/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.