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  / - / -

Engine: -



30 Oct 1860: F. Bamfield & Son, St. Mary's, Scilly. (And others.)


By 1874: John Bamfield, St. Mary's, Scilly.


As M18

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:







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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