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