PURSUIT M95

Official No:  110841     Port Number and Year: 10th in Lowestoft, 1901 (LT207)

                                                                                   6th in Milford, 1911

Description: Wooden long liner. Steam screw; coal burner. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail, mizzen.

Crew: 10 men (1901); 8 men (1911).

Registered at Milford: 17 May 1911

Built: 1901, Lowestoft

Tonnage: 55.78 grt  36.16 > 26.27 net (14 Sep 1911)

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 75.3 / 17.8 / 7.95

Engine: C.2-cyl. 18 nhp.  10 kts.; engine and boiler by  Hewett & Co., Gorleston

Owners:

 

As LT207

20 Mar 1901: George Breach, Hastings House, Lowestoft.

Managing owner.

 

As M95

18 May 1911: Thomas Sturley                    )

John Sturley                                                )         Dale

John Wilfred Sturley                                   )  

Charles Edgar Howard Sturley                   )   (Joint owners)

William Luke                                              )

Managing owner: Thomas Sturley.

 

27 Feb 1915: Thomas Sturley                     )

John Sturley                                                )          Dale

John Wilfred Sturley                                   )   (Joint owners)

Charles Edgar Howard Sturley                   )

Managing owner: Thomas Sturley.

 

Landed at Milford: 14 May 1911 - 26 Nov 1915; 13 Jan 1916 - 22 Nov 1918; 24 Jan 1919 - 14 Dec 1920.

Skipper:

Peter Sturley cert. no. 60469, age 39, born Dale, residing 57 Priory Rd., Milford (7 Murray Rd., Pill, from Jan 1912)

Signed on: 20 May, 12 Jul 1911; 11 Jan,  11 Jul 1912; 21 Jan, 6 Aug 1913.

[Skippers' names not recorded thereafter.]

Notes: 

5 Aug 1921: Foundered off Martin's Haven.  [See below.]

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 26 Aug 1921.  Vessel a complete loss.  [See below.]

 

 

Accidents and Incidents

 

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 15th May 1918:

EXEMPTION CONFIRMED.

    Thomas Winter, fisherman, was appealed against by the National Service Representatives on the ground that he had not enrolled in the R.N.R. (Y. Section).

    Winter said he was quite willing to do so, but when he wanted to join the minesweepers they would not take him and being attested he was in doubt as to whether he could join.

    Mr. Eaton Evans: I understand you are not fishing now.

    Winter: Oh yes sir, I am, in a boat of which I am part owner.

    Mr. Eaton Evans: Has she ever been outside the Dock - Yes sir, but had done nothing in her. I am now in my own boat. For two months I was in the "Pursuit" and have been a fisherman all my life.

    Mr. Eaton Evans: Why not join the "Y" Section then?

    Previous exemption confirmed.

 

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From The Scotsman of Monday 8th August 1921, p. 7:

SHIPPING NOTES AND CASUALTIES

(From Lloyd's.)

ST ANNS HEAD, Aug. 5.― Trawler PURSUIT, of Milford, sprang a leak off Bishops Light today; attempted to beach vessel, but had to be abandoned in sinking condition off Martins Haven; crew saved and landed in ship's boat about 7 P.M.; vessel now ashore off Nolton Haven, St. Brides Bay.

 

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