Official No:  112457   Port Number and Year: 11th in Milford, 1900

Description: Wooden liner; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged - mainsail and mizzen.

Crew:  6 men (1900)

Registered at Milford: 20 Dec 1900

Built: 1900, Brixham

Tonnage: 44.43 grt  22.69 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 67.7 / 18.35 / 7.25

Engine: 2 cyl comp.



As M160.

20 Dec 1900: Jance (?) Edwards.


30 Nov 1901: Frederick Joseph Sellick, 'Marine Villa', Murray Cres., Milford.

Cornelius Cecil Morley, 'St. Ann's', Cunjic, Hakin.

Sidney Morgan Price, Murray Cres., Milford.

Managing owners.


25 Aug 1903:  Cornelius Cecil Morley, 'St. Ann's', Cunjic, Hakin.

Manager: Sidney Morgan Price, Murray Cres., Milford


16 Nov 1903: Frederick Robert Greenish, 'The Grove', Haverfordwest  (Doctor of Music)  )   Joint

Edward Perrish, Corn St., Bristol.                                                                                           ) owners.

Managing owner: Sidney Morgan Price, Murray Cres., Milford


Landed at Milford:  4 Jan 1901 - 24 Jan 1906


1901: George Horth

1902: Horth, Smith, Horth, Robert Stone, Horth, Stone, Horth

1903: Horth, Stone, Horth, Simons, R. Sanderson, Hans Tybold

1904: Tybold, Knight, Tybold, Knight, W. R. Summers

1905: Summers, G.Taylor, Summers

1906: G.Taylor.


SHAMROCK M160 was a steam trawler (1900-06); SHAMROCK M85/M103 was a smack (1893-1912).

1 Feb 1906: Foundered in St. Bride's Bay. [See below.]

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 7 Feb 1906. Vessel totally lost on 1st February.


 Accidents and Incidents:

From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 19th April 1901:


Pembroke Dock County Court.

            At this Court on the 17th inst., before His Honor Judge Bishop, and Nautical Assessors Captain Dodds and Captain Sharp, an action was heard at the suit of Arnold John, Trinity Pilot, of Milford Haven, against the owners and parties interested in the Steam Ship "N.S. Del Boschetto," of Genoa, her freight and cargo, valued together at £10,000. Mr Arthur Lewis, barrister-at-law, instructed by Mr Harold J. Evans appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr R. T. P. Williams, of Haverfordwest, for the defendants. Plaintiff claimed £1OO for salvage and pilotage services alleged to have been performed by him to the vessel in Milford Haven between March the 1st and 4th of this year. The defendants bad paid into Court a sum of £9 15s. 7d. in full discharge of plaintiff's claim for salvage, with a plea denying liability.

            It appeared that the "N.S. Del Boschetto" reached Milford Haven on the 1st March win a damaged condition flying signals for the assistance of a tug and a pilot. The plaintiff boarded her off Angle Point, and by the help of the Steam Trawler "Shamrock" the "N.S. Del Boschetto" was first of all towed into Angle Bay. She was at once taken from there and put on the ground outside of Milford Docks by H.M. Steam Tug "Alligator", and the plaintiff remained in charge till the 4th. He alleged that under the circumstances his services amounted to more than pilotage, and that he was entitled to be paid for salvage. On the other hand it was contended on the part of the defendants that plaintiff did no more than was his duty as a pilot.

            After hearing the plaintiff's case the court decided that plaintiff was entitled to pilotage only, and therefore gave judgment for the defendants, ordering the £20 paid into Court to be repaid them, and the £9 15s. 7d. paid in for pilotage to be applied towards the defendants' costs.



From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 27th May 1904:



  A COLLISION.— The steam trawler Dartmouth ran into the steam trawler Shamrock, both belonging to Milford, on the 21st inst., about 24 miles west of the Stack Hock, off Holyhead. The Dartmouth sustained no damages, but the Shamrock had her stern knocked completely away. She arrived safely at Milford without assistance, where she will repair damages.



From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 7th February 1906: 


    On Thursday morning at about five o’clock, the steam drifter “Shamrock”, (Skipper Taylor, senior), went on the rocks at Pennyholt Stack during dense fog.  The crew of seven hands launched the small boat and pulled along the coast until a suitable landing place was found at Broad Haven.  The crew went to the farm house of Mr. Thomas, Trevellan farm, where they were treated to great hospitality.  They were then dispatched home to Milford Haven by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Association.  The “Shamrock” had about 8 tons of fish in her fish room, which was the best catch by her for six months.  She was owned by Messrs. Sellick, Morley & Price Co., and is likely to become a total wreck.



From R. &. B. Larn (2000): Shipwreck Index of the British Isles - West Coast and Wales:


SHAMROCK                01/02/1906


Pembrokeshire, Linney Head, Pennyholt Stack.    51.37.30N  05.04W


Stranded and lost in wind conditions SW force 7 whilst fishing.





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