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*

Engine: -



9 Apr 1891: Edmund William Hart Peel, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.

Managing owner.


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:


    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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