Official No: - Port Number and Year: - in Milford, 1918
- in Dublin, 1918 (D410)
Description: Motor trawler. Ketch rigged: jib, mainsail and mizzen.
Crew: 2 men
Registered at Milford: 10 Mar 1918
Tonnage: 21.53 grt 22 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 39.75 (41.6 oa) / 13.1 / 6.1
Engine: Petrol / paraffin engine
18 Mar 1918: C. R. Roach, 20 The Norton, Tenby.
Aug 1918: W. Purcell, Ringsend, Dublin.
[ Same owner in Olsen's 1950; not under that name in 1951. ]
Landed at Milford: [Presumed landed at Tenby.]
Skippers: C. Claxton.
Melrose is a small town in the Scottish Borders in Roxburghshire.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 16 Aug 1918. Vessel transferred to the port of Dublin.
Accidents and Incidents
From The Cambrian Daily Leader of Tuesday 1st April 1918:
Llanelly Pilot's Action Over Motor Trawler.
At Swansea County Court on Tuesday, before his Honour, Judge Rowland Rowland; a claim of £75 was made by Mr. J. Williams, pilot, Llanelly, for salvage of the motor trawler, Melrose, owned by C. P. Roach of Tenby, off the coast at Burryport.
Mr. Villiers Meager (instructed by Mr. Dd. Jennings, Llanelly), was for plaintiff, and Mr. Trevor Hunter (instructed by Mr. T. R. Ludford), for the defendant. Captains Jones and Sherlock sat with the Judge as assessors.
Plaintiff said that on May 19, when on duty at the dock, he was informed that the trawler was ashore, and went down to where the Melrose lay. There was a moderate breeze and a heavy ground sea. But for the assistance he rendered in getting her off, had the boat remained where it was for a couple of days, she would have been a total wreck.
His Honour, in agreement with the assessors, agreed that plaintiff had rendered Services in addition to pilotage, but not sufficient to amount to salvage. A sum of £20 was awarded to plaintiff.
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