Official No: 98373 Port Number and Year: Milford, 1891
Ramsgate, 1896 (R152)*
Description: Wooden sailing smack; trawling. Cutter rigged.
Crew: 2 men, 1 boy
Registered: 9 Apr 1891
Built: Galmpton, 1891
Tonnage: 23 grt
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 51 / 14.8 / 6.8*
9 Apr 1891: Edmund William Hart Peel, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.
1894: William Lanfear, 'Irene Cottage', Leopold St., Ramsgate.
11 Dec 1896: As R152*
Landed at Milford: [Landed at Tenby or Laugharne.]
Skippers: John Smith
14 Dec 1911: Sold to Belgian owners.*
[*Thanks to Douglas Paterson for information via www.fishingboatheritage.com ]
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 11 Dec 1896. Transferred to the port of Ramsgate.
Accidents and Incidents
From The Cardiff Times of Saturday, 17th December 1892:
SHIPWRECKED CREWS AT TENBY.
Early on Wednesday morning two shipwrecked crews were landed at Tenby by the fishing smack Osprey, having been picked up during the night in the Bristol Channel. The men belonged to the ketch Candace. from Cardiff to Portmadoc, with patent fuel, and the smack Thomas Smith, of Aberystwith, laden with coal. The vessels were in collision off St Govan's Head, at two a.m., and both foundered in a few minutes, the men escaping in their boats. Five hours afterwards they were picked up by the Osprey.
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