MARGARET HOLLAND M237
Official No: 128765 Port Number and Year: 3rd in Milford, 1913
- in Lowestoft, 1919 (LT433)
Description: Wooden sailing smack; beam trawling. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail, and jib.
Crew: 3 men, 1 boy
Registered: 10 Nov 1913
Built: 1913, by J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham
Tonnage: 51.01 grt 38.95 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 68.8 / 18.75 / 8.7
As MARGARET HOLLAND M237
10 Nov 1913: William Farrow, 121 Charles St., Milford. (Baker and shopkeeper)
2 Jan 1918: Edward James Hellings, 5 Hamilton Tce., Milford
28 Nov 1918: Edward James Hellings, 5 Hamilton Tce., Milford
Alfred William Rainbow, 27 Shakespeare Ave., Milford
Manager: E. J. Hellings
31 Mar 1919: Edward James Hellings, 5 Hamilton Tce., Milford
As MARGARET SLATER LT433
30 Apr 1919: John Mathias Barnard, 8 Suffolk Rd.*, Lowestoft. Managing owner.
Jonathan Slater, Park Farm, Somerleyton, Suffolk
(*1925: 12 Trawl Market, Lowestoft.)
Landed at Milford: 26 Nov 1913 - 7 Feb 1919
[ 1939: Recorded in the Mercantile Navy List for 1940. ]
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 28 Apr 1919. Transferred to the port of Lowestoft
Accidents and Incidents
From Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 23rd February 1916:
In The Track of The Storm.
MILFORD SMACKS' FATE.
A severe gale was felt during the week, a strong westerly wind being accompanied by intense cold and showers of hail. Much damage to shipping especially the smacks was reported on their return to dock, the smack "Avance" fared badly, having both her main gaff and mizzen gaff broken and carried away, and her lifeboat battered into an un-workable condition. The "Our Merit" lost her main mast, and the "Margaret Holland" her top-mast. Other minor damage was recorded, but no loss of life from returning vessels. One serious disaster however was recorded, the Lowestoft smack "Narcissus" as previously reported in the daily papers, being driven into Porthcawl where some thrilling scenes were witnessed, the smack getting within twenty yards of the breakwater, but subsequently drifting away and the crew taking to their boat which was swamped and three of the occupants drowned.
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