SHAMROCK  M85 / M103

Official No: 99997  Port Number and Year:  2nd in Milford, 1893 (M85)

                                                                            6th in Milford, 1912 (M103)

Description: Wooden smack; Ketch rigged: mainsail, jib, staysail, topsail and mizzen.

23 May 1912: Single screw, auxiliary motor.  Crabbing.

Crew:  3 men > 2 men (M103)

Registered: 8 Apr 1893; 12 May 1911

Built: 1893, Robert Jackman, Brixham

Tonnage: 26.17 grt 22.52 net > 27.74 grt 20 net (M103)

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 56.3 / 14.5 / 7.3

Engine: 23 May 1912: Inverted direct action oil motor; petrol/paraffin; 4 nhp, 7 kts.  



As M85

8 Apr 1893: Richard Henry Nicholls, 10 Edward St., Tenby.

Managing owner.


12 May 1911: Bertie Garfield Alina Scott, 6 Hillside Tce., Newlyn, Cornwall.

Managing owner.

1912: As M103


28 Sep 1917: James Pollock & Sons, Co., 3 Lloyds Ave., London.

Manager: Arthur Pollock.


Landed at Milford:  [Landed at Tenby.  See newspaper report below.]

Skippers: Howard Nichols; B. G. A. Scott


Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed:

M85: 21 Jan 1903: Vessel ceased fishing. 

M103: 20 Dec 1919: Owners reported vessel unfit for further sea service. 

1 Jan 1920: Registry closed.

 Accidents and Incidents:

From The Standard of Saturday 8th April 1899; pg. 5; Issue 23332:

    A Cardiff Correspondent telegraphs that throughout South Wales a severe north-westerly gale raged on Thursday and yesterday, and much damage has been done on land, and casualties are reported from the Bristol Channel ports.  Several vessels dragged their anchors, and the Shamrock and Laura, trawlers of Milford, grounded at the entrance to Tenby Harbour, the latter being considerably damaged.

[No information on the LAURA.]



From The Cardiff Times of Saturday, 29th November 1902:

Trawler in Peril Off Tenby.

    Early on Tuesday the trawler Lily of the Valley, of Tenby, Thomas Richards master, parted her moorings in Tenby Harbour, and was stranded on the rocks outside on the north shore. The captain and three men were rescued with great difficulty by a shore boat. The vessel will be a wreck. The Caldy steamer was washed to high water mark, and the trawlers Gannet and Shamrock were damaged.  The gale was very heavy.




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