Official No: - Port Number and Year: - in Milford, in 1877
Description: Wooden sailing smack, trawling. Cutter rigged: foresail, jib, mainsail.
Crew: 3 men, 1 boy
Registered: 1 Jan 1877
Tonnage: 27 grt - net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 48 / - / -
1 Jan 1877: George Nicholas & William Pedwell, Tenby
26 Aug 1889: Edward Wales
Nov 1891: Unknown owner.
Landed at Milford: [Landed at Tenby.]
Skippers: George Nicholas; Edward Wales
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed:
Accidents and Incidents
From Aberystwyth Observer of Saturday, 20th November 1880:
TENBY.- A storm of unusual severity occurred at Tenby early on Tuesday morning. It blew a heavy gale from the South-West, and rain at times descended in torrents. The sea in Carmarthen Bay ran terribly high, and before daybreak much anxiety was felt for the vessel in Caldy Roadstead, a large number of whom were known to be there. At dawn the boatmen descried a schooner dangerously near the Patch, midway between Caldy Island and the South Beach, whilst three others were making very heavy to the eastward of Caldy Point. The fishing smack Brunette, Wood master, was got out of harbour, and endeavoured to reach the schooner nearest the Patch, her progress from the harbour to the roadstead being watched by scores of persons. She was unable, however, to render any assistance, as she split one of her sails, and having missed stays twice in endeavouring to run down upon the schooner, the master put her about, and ran back to the harbour. Soon after eight o'clock a flag of distress was shown from one of the schooners to the eastward of the Island, and preparations were made to launch a shore gig, the Bluebell, belonging to one of the boatmen, Thomas Thomas. At the same time the coxswain of the lifeboat (William Way) summoned his crew, and prepared to render assistance. In the meantime a signal was run up by the schooner near the Patch. A large crowd of visitors and residents by this had assembled on the Esplanade and Castle Hill, and the progress of the gig was watched with some anxiety. Being the lighter boat, she got a considerable start of the lifeboat, and reached the distressed vessels some time before the lifeboat was fairly under weigh the first vessel boarded by the gig was the schooner nearest the Patch, the Charles Walker, of Wexford, from Newport, with coals for Wexford. A couple of men were put on board, and the anchor being got up she was brought into Tenby Roadstead, and anchored in safety. During this time the gig proceeded to the other vessel, and succeeded in boarding her. The Tenby crew at once shipped her anchors, and ran for the Pier. She proved to be the schooner Alice of Aberystwyth (Lewis master), from Newport to Bandon with coals. The master states that they suffered a terrible night. The vessel was off St. Govan's Head when the storm came on, and it was with the utmost difficulty that he got the vessel into Caldy Roadstead. Both the Alice and Charles Walker were brought into the harbour at high water, the former of which leaking considerably from the heavy bumping she had at the back of the pier. The lifeboat returned to the boat-house about ten o'clock.
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