CHARLES PEARCE M4
Official No: 15530 Port Number and Year: - in Bideford, 1848 BD?
- in Milford, in 1869
Description: Wooden sailing smack, trawling. Cutter rigged.
Crew: 2 men, 1 boy
Registered: 8 Apr 1869
Built: Newlyn, 1848
Tonnage: - grt ; 19 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 36 / - / -
1848: Unknown Bideford owner.
By 1866: Elizabeth Jones, Tenby
By 1869: M4
By 1874: David Jones, Tenby.
By 1894: Thos. Morris, 37 Front St., Pembroke Dock.
2 Nov 1899: Milford registration closed.
By 1909: George A. Morris, 40 Front St., Pembroke Dock.
Landed at Milford: [Probably landed at Tenby.]
Skippers: John Davies; Thomas Harries; George T. Lewis.
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 2 Nov 1899; no longer fishing.
Accidents and Incidents
From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 17th June 1870:
THE TENBY FISHERY
.............. But, besides fish, the trawls often bring up large anchors, quantities of firewood, and other debris of wrecks. One day last week the Charles Pierce netted so large a quantity of blubber-fish that the beam could hardly be drawn up on deck.
The number of trawlers which at present make Tenby their head-quarters is about thirty and upwards of one hundred men are employed.
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