Official No:  120067    Port Number and Year: Brixham, 1905

Description: Wooden smack. Ketch rigged.


Built: J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham, 1905.

Tonnage: 49 grt  37 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet):




17 May 1905:  Ernest Albert Stockman, 37 New Road. Brixham

7  Sep 1909:  Christina Jenkerson,  Milford


Landed at Milford: 12 Apr 1906 - 23 Jan 1917

Skippers: Albert Tucker (1917)

Notes: 13 Feb 1917: Captured by U-65 (Kapitšnleutnant Otto Steinbrinck), and sunk. All hands lost.

 Accidents and Incidents

 From the Brixham Heritage Sailing Trawlers Archive:


April 1907 - Collided with BM71 'Bonnie Lass' in Bristol Channel. Stem and Bowsprit carried away.


Dec 1910 - In the Bristol Channel Gale she lost two men overboard; Skipper: R. J. Foster and Second Hand C. R. Stook were lost. The two apprentices, Hugh Keating and Frank Cheadle, were rescued by BM25 'Gratitude' and later she and BM43 'Varuna'  towed the badly damaged vessel first to Milford and the next day to Brixham. Foster and Stook each left and wife and four children




From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 31st January 1912:


    The fishing smack "Friendship" (Mr. Tom Jenkerson) arrived for Monday's market, and the skipper reported a remarkable experience while at sea the previous day.  When off Trevose Head, north Devon, a fire broke out below, but how it originated the crew were unable to say.  They put to work and extinguished the outbreak with the means at their disposal, and eventually succeeded, but not before the cabin had been practically gutted.




From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 2nd March 1917:




    Once more Milford Haven is the scene of many distressing results of the new piracy campaign and during the past week a number of crews have been landed at the port after harrowing experiences at the hands of the Huns.  News came to hand on Friday, that the smack "Friendship", registered at Brixham, but owned by Mr. Thomas Jenkerson, had been sunk, and there were no tidings for [ sic ] the crew on Monday.  They consisted of Skipper Albert Tucker, mate H. Rackley (senior), and two apprentices.  This is the second smack Mr. Jenkerson has lost within a few weeks.  Much anxiety is felt for the crew. 


From Merchant Shipping Losses, 1914-1918:


February 1917  Name - Friendship (smack). Tons - 37.  Date - 13th. Position - Off Smalls.  Cause of Loss - submarine.  How attacked - Captured. 

                         How sunk - Not known.  Lives lost - 4 including Skipper




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