Official No: 98379  Port Number and Year: 5th in Milford, 1892

                                                                               - in Liverpool, 1894 (LL246)

Description: Steel side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen

Crew:  9 men (1892)

Registered at Milford: 27 Apr 1892

Built: 1892, by Hawthorn & Co., Leith.  (Yard no. 43)

Tonnage: 134 grt  36 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 105.3 / 20.1 / 10.3

Engine: T 3-cyl. 48 rhp.; by builders



As M92

27 Apr 1892: Milford Haven Fishing Co. Ltd., 273 Central Chambers, Hope St., Glasgow.

Manager: Thomas Watson Duncan, 93 Hope St., Glasgow.

Manager: Thomas Brown, 15 Hamilton Tce., Milford.


As LL246

5 Oct 1894: Liverpool Steam Fishing Co., North West Corner, Canning Dock, Liverpool.

Manager: Robert Harley, 88 Bedford St., Liverpool.



By 1906: A. Cornide y Cia., Corunna.


Landed at Milford:  28 Apr 1892 - 18 Sep 1894


Robert Thain cert 1490, age 28, born Hull, residing Great North Rd., Milford; signed on 20 Apr, 1 Jul 1892; 4 Jul 1893

William Henry Ferrand 0955, 45, Hull, 29 Hamilton Tce., Milford; 1 Jan 1894.

Also 1892: Leyland; 1894: Greenside.


17 Dec 1897: Captain Samuel Anguish was trawling within the 3-mile limit off Puffin Island. Summonsed: net confiscated (60), 5 fine and 16s 6d costs. 

[Llandudno Advertiser, 6th January 1898.]

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 5 Oct 1894.  Vessel transferred to the port of Liverpool.

 Accidents and Incidents

From The Morning Post of Thursday 1st September 1892:


The three-masted schooner M.E. Johnson, Glasgow Dock to Pentum, with coal, was towed into Milford Haven yesterday with rudder head broken, by the steam trawler Mermaid.



From the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph of  Wednesday 11th November 1894:


    A fine sturgeon was brought in and landed at Milford Fish Market on Monday by the steam trawler "Mermaid".  It weighed about ten stone, and was purchased by Mr. C. W. Edwards for 2-12-6.  It was one of the finest specimens ever brought into Milford Haven.



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