On the left as LT439

From the Acorn Archive Hearts of Oak website

Official No:  128751    Port Number and Year:  8th in Milford, 1911 

                                                                                   -   in Lowestoft, 1919 (LT439)

Description: Wooden sailing smack; beam trawling.  Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen.

Crew: 3 men, 1 boy (1911).

Registered: 12 May 1911

Built: 1911; by J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham

Tonnage: 54.6 grt  41.83 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 65.5 / 18.5 / 8.9

Engine: -



31 May 1911:  William Farrow, 9 Warwick Rd., Milford.

Managing owner.


2 Jan 1918:  Edward James Hellings, 5 Hamilton Tce., Milford

Manager owner.


As LT439

11 Jun 1919: John M. Barnard, 8 Suffolk Rd., Lowestoft.

Managing owner.


Landed at Milford: 4 Jun 1911 - 5 Mar 1919 

Skippers: Harry Dyer, cert 7390, age 28; residing 55 Bolton St., Brixham; signed on 18 Jan, 16 Jun 1912; residing 43 St Annes Rd., Hakin; signed on 8 Jan 1913.

Notes: (By 1926-38+: In MN Lists, same owner, at 12 Trawl Market, Lowestoft.)

Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 11 Jun 1919.  Transferred to port of Lowestoft.

Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 31st May 1911:




    There has for some time been a suspension in the addition of new trawlers to the port.  Indeed for some months past matters have been moving in the opposite direction and several vessels have been sold, chiefly to foreign owners, ......   It is gratifying to observe that the local people are at last realising the possibilities of the smacks as a profitable investment. ...........  There is always a demand for the prime fish landed from these craft.  Of recent years, one after another have speculated in this direction and now there is quite a respectable fleet.  Mr. Jenkerson has several, other pioneers being Messrs. Hellings, P. Hancock, R. White, Wotton & Bishop, etc.  What is more pleasing the fleet is growing.  This week a new smack built at Brixham for Mr. W. Farrow is expected.  She is called the "Eric Holland".  Mr. Hellings is also expecting another.  A strong fleet of sailing trawlers will be a good thing for the Market, which will always have a supply of prime, [ sic ] and be less dependant upon the vessels from other ports.



From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 31st January 1917:


Sinking of The Laurentic.


            The joy manifested by the home-coming of the local V.C. was on Monday turned to gloom when it became known that there were three local men on H.M.S. Laurentic, which was mined off the Irish coast a few days ago. These were Mr James Roberts, Shakespeare Avenue, Mr Harry Dyer, Hakin, and Mr E. Newing, Dartmouth Street, boatswain. The name of the latter has appeared in the list of those saved, but up till Tuesday no favourable tidings, we regret to say bad been received concerning the fate of the former two.

            Roberts is s son-in-law of Ex. P.C. David Phillips, Charles Street, and was a time expired naval man, being re-called on the cut-break of the war. He has a wife and two or three children, whilst Dyer is a Brixham man who has lived in Milford for some years, and was skipper of the smack "Eric Holland," and being in the Naval Reserve, was called up and was present at the expedition to Antwerp. He has a wife and two children. Much sympathy is felt with the anxious relatives. Newing is a son of Mr G. E. Newing and belonged to the Merchantile Marine.



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