ESMERALDA  M3

Official No:  68344    Port Number and Year: -  in Milford, 1877   

Description: Wooden sailing smack; trawling.  Cutter rigged.

Crew: 3 men, 1 boy

Registered: 31 May 1877

Built: Plymouth, 1875

Tonnage: 32 grt 

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 49 / - / -

Engine: -

Owners:

 

1875: Phillip Hingston, Plymouth.

 

31 May 1877:  David Jones, Tenby, & F. H. Fishwick, Tenby

 

Landed at Milford: 7 Jan 1895  [Otherwise presumably at Tenby or Waterford (see below)]

Skippers: John Sapper;

1884: John Whittle (02467), b. Dunmore in 1859; of Dunmore East, Ireland. (Signed on in Waterford, 1 Jan 1884, 1886; signed off in Waterford, 30 Jun 1884, 1886.)

1888: Thomas Power (02339).

1889: James Power (2342).

Notes: Wrecked 24 Apr 1899

Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 19 Dec 1901.  Vessel ceased fishing.

Accidents and Incidents

From the Western Mail of Monday 20th August, 1877:

 

TENBY REGATTA

    Tenby annual regatta was held on Friday, and was a great success.  .............

    HANDICAP RACE FOR TRAWLERS.  Course about 25 miles.― 1st, 20, "Frederick Ward", Edward Gill, scratch; 2nd, 10, "Esmeralda", David Jones, 8 min. .............  The winner, a dandy-rigged boat, had it all her own way.

 

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The Times, Friday, May 11, 1883; pg. 11; Issue 30817; col G:    

 

LATEST SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE(From Lloyd's)

wrecks and casualties

    The Esmeralda, fishing trawler of Milford, landed at Dunmore East yesterday the crew of the Countess, trawler, of Milford, which vessel was abandoned 35 miles S.S.W. of Hook Tower, full of water.

 

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