Official No: 9607     Port Number and Year:    -  in Jersey, 1845.

                                                                            4th in Milford, 1874

Description: Wooden sailing smack; trawling.  Schooner rigged.

Crew: 2 men, 1 boy

Registered: 25 Feb 1879

Built: Philip Le Sueur, Grouville, Jersey, 1845

Tonnage: 1845 14.8/35 net; 1847 18.33/35 net; 1851 16 net; 1879 18 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 34.6 / 11.55 / 6.4  

2 Oct 1847:  42.7 / 11.85 / 6.34

22 Jan 1851: 42.7 (46 oa)  / 13.3 / 6.3

Engine: -



As J?

1845: Thomas Laffoley & John Edward Perchard, Jersey.


1847: John Edward Perchard, Jersey.


As M17

9 May 1874: Jas. Vaughan, "Waterloo Packet", Hakin.


25 Feb 1879:  Samuel Kingdom, Tenby


19 Mar 1888: Elizabeth Lonsdale, Tenby

Manager (and Skipper): Henry Lonsdale.


19 Mar 1889:  Owen Williams, 6 Castle St., Mumbles.


[ Thanks to Doug Ford and the Friends of the Jersey Maritime Museum. ]

Landed at Milford: [Landed at Tenby.]

Skippers: 1882: Henry Lonsdale (born York)

1888: Owen Williams (6 Castle St., Mumbles)


May 1864: Skipper John Perchard in the smack PINK assisted in floating and salvaging the French cargo ship JOHN GOUJON (Cie. Française Transatlantique, 532 tons, from Havana for Havre with sugar), on the Ecréhouse rocks, 6 miles NE of Jersey.

[ Thanks to ]

Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 4 Dec 1903.  Vessel broken up at Mumbles.


Accidents and Incidents


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday, 11th August 1882:



REGATTA. —This regatta came off under very favourable auspices on Monday. The attendance of spectators was very large, and the weather delightful. The sum realised for admission to the Castle-hill exceeded £50. The wind was light, and the entries for the yacht races were not large. The first race, for yachts over 26 tons, was won by the Helene (Dr. Lock), with the Maud Colston second. In the 2nd class Sweetheart (C. Bath) was first, and the Robert A. Parnell second. In the 3rd class Gladys (Pearce) was first, and Bhymee (Jones) second. A protest was made by both yachts in the 2nd race. The trawlers' race was won by the Pink (S. Kingdom). All the sailing and rowing boat races were well contested, and the sports along-shore were most successful. The festivities terminated by a display of fireworks in the evening.




From The South Wales Daily Post of Monday, 30th October 1899:

The cutter "Pink of Milford," owned by Owen Williams, of the Mumbles, drifted ashore on the Mumbles Flats on Sunday night during the gale. It is believed she sustained no damage. 


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