Official No:  17159   Port Number and Year:  -   in Milford, 1888

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

Crew:  3 men, 1 boy

Registered: 25 Jan 1888

Built: Falmouth, 1848

Tonnage: 50 grt  27 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 50 (keel)  / - / -




1848: James Lowry, Falmouth, Cornwall.  (Pilot boat.)


1869: William Green, St. Mawes, Cornwall.


By 1874: Henry Williams, Milford.


By 1875: David Mathias, 33 Charles St., Milford.


As M21

25 Jan 1888:  Robert Austin Ellis, and Henry Williams, Tenby.

Managing owner.


Landed at Milford: Landed at Tenby

Skippers: 1888: Robert A. Ellis (02805), b. Brixham in 1846; of 112 St. Peter's Tce., Brixham


Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 16 Dec 1896.  Vessel broken up; no longer seaworthy.


Accidents and Incidents

From The Weekly Mail of Saturday, 1st December 1894:


    Early on Friday morning, during a heavy run on Tenby Pier, Robert Ellis, master of the trawler Wasp, on attempting to let go his stern mooring, was thrown overboard. Had it not been for the promptness displayed by his son leaping overboard after him, he must have been drowned.



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