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 / - / -
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 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.
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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