Courtesy of Steve Farrow
Official No: 28152 Port Number and Year: - in Scilly, 1860
- in Milford, 1886
Description: Wooden sailing smack; trawling. Jib, foresail, mainsail, gaff, topsail, and mizzen.
Crew: 3 men, 1 boy
Registered: 13 Sep 1887
Built: 1860, by Thomas Edwards. St.Mary's, Scilly
Tonnage: 37 grt
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 58 / - / -
30 Oct 1860: F. Bamfield & Son, St. Mary's, Scilly. (And others.)
By 1874: John Bamfield, St. Mary's, Scilly.
13 Sep 1887: George Ratford Wood, Cresswell St., Tenby.
Landed at Milford: [Landed at Tenby, and Dunmore (see below).]
Skippers: 1887: Samuel W. Richard (01953), b. Tenby in 1854; of Upper Frog St., Tenby.
1889: George Nichols (05178), b. Plymouth in 1856. (Signed on and off in Dunmore, Ireland)
1889: Patrick Power (2343), b. Portalley, Dunmore, in 1850. (Signed on and off in Dunmore, Ireland)
G. R. Wood
1860: Originally bought "to be employed in piloting and attending shipping." (No SC PRN required.)
[The Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet, and General Advertiser, Friday, November 02, 1860.]
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 23 Dec 1901. Vessel broken up.
Accidents and Incidents
From The Scotsman of Tuesday 7th June 1892, p.3:
SUPPOSED DISASTER OFF PEMBROKESHIRE
[LLOYD'S TELEGRAMS―June 6.]
Advices from Milford, June 4, state the master of the trawler Presto has reported at Tenby as follows:― At 3 a.m. on Thursday, 13 miles south-south-west of Caldy Island, I saw several rockets sent up, apparently from a ship in distress. From my masthead I discovered the hull of a large vessel, dismasted, about two miles to windward; hove up to the spot, but failed to find any trace of her. I am of opinion that the ship foundered between 3 and 5 a.m. A strong gale from the southward, with a heavy cross sea, prevailed at the time.
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