Official No: 114246 Port and Year: 13th in Brixham, 1903.
Description: Wooden smack; ketch rigged.
Built: S.J. Dewdney, Brixham; in 1903
Tonnage: 46 grt 34 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): - / - / -
26 Oct 1903: Robert H. Kenner, Brixham.
1910: Joseph Whicher & Connie Hellings, 30 Hamilton Tce., Milford.
Manager: Edward J. Hellings, Hamilton Tce., Milford.
Landed at Milford: (1904 - 1909: Seasonal) 19 Feb 1910 - 18 Jan 1915.
(1915: Occasional; 1916: Jul -Sep; 1917: Nil.)
Skippers: Kerman (1904); Kennar (1905)
Notes: 21 Feb 1917: Stopped and sunk 14 miles SE by S of Eddystone Lt., by UC-66 (Oberleutnant zur Zee Herbert Pustkuchen); no casualties. [uboat.net]
Accidents and Incidents
From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 18th February 1910:
FISH TRADE v. TRAFFIC.
There has been a keen demand, but very limited supplies of fish this week. Owing to the stormy weather the boats have been unable to fish and this has caused a considerable shortage of mackerel with the drifters while the trips landed by the smacks have been rather scanty. A large fleet of Lowestoft vessels have now come round, and as soon as the weather moderates a good supply of all so kinds of fish might be expected. A short time ago we stated that in our opinion smacks were a good investment for those connected with the fish-trade. This appears to have been good advice because we hear that Mr. Thomas Jenkerson, fisherman, has purchased the Brixham smack "Ivernia II", while Mr. Edward Hellings, fishsales man, has purchased the Brixham smack Monarch. Milford will soon be able to boast a fleet of smacks of its own.
From the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 19th August 1918:
STEAMER WRECKED OFF PEMBROKESHIRE COAST.
On Saturday the steamship Ellerbank, 2,000 tons, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, bound from Newport or Barry with coal, went on to the dreaded Hats and Barrels reef of rocks near the Smalls, and it is feared will become a total wreck. Signals of distress were sent up and the St. Davids lifeboat responded and took off part of the crew which were in their own boats. The captain called for volunteers to go back to the ship with the object of attempting to get her off on the spring tides in a few days. Ten volunteered and the other eight were taken away to St. Davids. About 9 p.m. a message was received at Milford Docks from H.M. Dockyard asking for assistance to be sent out. Messrs Sellick, Morley & Price sent the only trawler they bad in dock, the old Avonmouth, which was getting ready for sea again. Captain Rumble reached the scene about midnight, and arrived home on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. He reported having boarded the Ellerbank, and found the fore-part of the vessel filled with water, while the rocks bad penetrated into the engine room. The ship was in a perilous position and rocked ominously. The captain and ten men had boarded the Milford smack Monarch and preferred to remain and make the journey to Milford on that craft, and did not arrive till late Sunday night. They were attended to on arrival by Mr James Thomas, agent for the ship-wrecked Mariners' Society, and taken to the John Cory Sailors' Rest and Bethel. The St. Davids contingent arrived later on Monday.
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