Official No: 99991  Port Number and Year: 7th in Milford, 1892

Description: Wooden smack; topsail, jib and foresail

Crew:  2 men, 1 boy (1892).

Registered: 13 May 1892.

Built: 1892, Brixham

Tonnage: 26.08 grt  24.94 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 51(keel 46) / 14  / 7.3

Engine: -



13 May 1892: Patrick Crockford, Cresswell St., Tenby.

Managing owner.


11 Jan 1912: Thomas Richards, 3 Picton Rd., Tenby.

Managing owner.


Landed at Milford:  [Landed at Tenby]

Skippers: Patrick Crockford


Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 13 Mar 1924.  Vessel broken up.


Accidents and Incidents

From the Tenby Observer of Thursday, 3rd March 1910:



            In last week's issue we gave particulars of the mishap to the steamer Joseph Fisher, of Newry, which at the height of the gale on Sunday night, February 20th, parted both her chain cables while riding heavily at anchor in Caldey Roadstead, and was driven high and dry on the shingly beach. Salving operations were conducted during last week under the direction of Mr Wheldon Aisbitt, of the London Salvage Association (stationed at Cardiff), and his master rigger, Mr Thomas, assisted by Mr F. B. Mason, Lloyds' Agent at Tenby.

            Both Mr Aisbitt and Mr Thomas are loud in their praise of the skill and energy of the Tenby men during the salvage of the Joseph Fisher, which was insured at Lloyds for five thousand pounds. The salvage anchors and steel hawsers were successfully landed at Tenby on Tuesday by the fishing smack Zeal (Skipper Pat. Crockford), and returned by rail to the Port Talbot Graving Dock.



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