Official No: 14670 Port Number and Year: - in Cowes, 1854? (CS ?)
- in Inverness, 1866? (INS ?)
- in Milford, 1881
Description: Wooden sailing smack; trawling. Cutter rigged.
Crew: 3 men, 1 boy (1904)
Registered: 14 Jan 1881
Built: 1854, Gosport
Tonnage: 47.85 grt
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 50.9 / 13.8 / 6.9
As CS ?
By 1857: Unknown owner in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
As INS ?
By 1866: William Fraser, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye.
By 1878: John Rickaby, Bridlington, Yorks.
14 Jan 1881: Samuel Kingdom, St. Julian St., Tenby.
1 Sparla Cottage, Bridge St., Tenby.
9 Mar 1885: Mrs. Maria Lewis & Mrs. Caroline Ware, 4 Harding St., Tenby.
Manager and skipper: William Henry Ware.
19 Mar 1888: William Henry Ware, 4 Harding St., Tenby.
c.1892: Mrs. Maria Lewis, Pembroke, & Mrs. Caroline Ware, 4 Harding St., Tenby.
Manager: William Henry Ware.
Landed at Milford: [Landed at Tenby.]
Skippers: 1881-1886: Samuel Kingdom (Jnr.) (04545); b. Tenby in 1840, of Cresswell St., Tenby;
1886-1887: William Henry Ware (05029), b. Devon in 1854, of Tenby.
Notes: 19 Sep 1911: Condemned & sold for breaking up.
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 19 Sep 1911.
Accidents and Incidents
From the Tenby Observer of Thursday, 30th August 1883:
The wind, which was light during the early morning, increased with the day, so that by the time named for the vessels to start a fresh breeze was blowing. The first race to be got away was the trawlers, at 10.30 There were six competitors, but the interest in the race lay between the Gannet, belonging to Mr S. Kingdom; and the Prosperous, owned by Mr William EddyŚnone of the others were in it. The vessels started from moorings, the distance to be traversed being 25 miles the Gannet proved herself to be the superior boat, beating her opponent by one minute.
From The Weekly Mail of Saturday, 9th August 1884:
AQUATIC SPORTS.Ś These sports came off on Friday, and consisted of races for trawlers, yachts, and small boats. There was a good breeze going, and the races were watched by several hundreds of persons from the Castle-hill, where the band of the Royal Munster Fusiliers played a splendid selection of music during the afternoon. The sports were intended to fill up the summer amusements, which have been altered slightly owing to the postponement of the regatta. Six trawlers were entered for the trawlers' race, which was won by the Gannet (S. Kingdom). There was only one race for yachts, there being only two entries, the Oak Apple and the Kate, the Oak Apple winning easily. The boat races all filled, and some good sport was witnessed in the duck hunt, climbing greasy bowsprit, and other minor events. Great praise is due to Mr. J. C. Williams, of Cawdor House, and the several gentlemen who formed the committee for their exertions in getting up such a pleasant, afternoon's sport.
From The Cardiff Times of Saturday, 29th November 1902:
Trawler in Peril Off Tenby.
Early on Tuesday the trawler Lily of the Valley, of Tenby, Thomas Richards master, parted her moorings in Tenby Harbour, and was stranded on the rocks outside on the north shore. The captain and three men were rescued with great difficulty by a shore boat. The vessel will be a wreck. The Caldy steamer was washed to high water mark, and the trawlers Gannet and Shamrock were damaged. The gale was very heavy.
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