SWEET HEATHER BM302
Official No: 131923 Port and Year: Brixham, 1910.
Lowestoft, 1919. (LT434)
Description: Wooden smack; ketch rigged.
Built: J.W. & A. Upham, Brixham; in 1910
Tonnage: 53 grt 40 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): - / - / -
15 Dec 1910: Mrs. Christina Jenkerson, Milford.
Manager: Thomas I. Jenkerson.
9 Jan 1918: Edward James Hellings, 5 Hamilton Tce., Milford.
26 Jun 1919: John M. Barnard, 8 Suffolk Rd., Lowestoft. (1919-25)
12 Trawl Market, Lowestoft. (1925-1937)
Landed at Milford: 24 Dec 1910 - 31 Oct 1917; 21 Feb - 11 Dec 1918.
(Two landings in Jan / Feb 1919)
Skippers: Giles Taylor; Thomas Downing; G. Lark
9 Nov 1937: Lowestoft Register, "Broken up."
Accidents and Incidents
From the Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 30th December 1910:
A further addition to the fishing fleet of the port has been made by the arrival of the new fishing smack "Sweet Heather" on Monday last. The vessel is owned by Mr. Thomas Jenkerson, fish salesman. The "Sweet Heather" was built at Brixham by Mr. J. Upham. Her voyage round from that port was made without any mishap. Her catch landed on Monday realised a remunerative figure. The skipper is Mr. Giles Taylor, of Brixham.
From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 14th August 1918:
BELGIAN BOY'S THEFT.
At the same court Teler Depuyt, a Belgian boy, aged 14, of 7, Hakin Point, was charged with stealing £23 from the fishing smack "Sweet Heather," whilst lying in the Docks the previous day, the property of the skipper, Thomas Downing. The latter stated that he left the money (notes) in a wallet on a shelf in his cabin and last saw it at 9 a.m. and missed it at 5 p.m. He saw the accused on board the ship.
P.S. Trebarne gave evidence of interviewing the accused, who at first denied having been on board the ship. Subsequently he admitted taking the money, and took witness to near his home at Hakin Point and handed him £23 from a closet where he bad concealed it. Witness then took him to his home and informed his parents as to what had occurred. Accused was dealt with under the First Offenders Act, and bound over. Mr E. Claessens, the Belgian Marine Commissionaire, undertook to act as probation officer in the case.
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