STAR OF PEACE  M9

Official No:   110312       Port Number and Year:  9th in Ramsgate, 1899 (R29)

                                                                                     7th in Milford,1904

                                                                                        -  in Ramsgate, 1906 (R29)

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

Crew: 4 men (1904).

Registered: 23 Aug 1904

Built: 1899, Porthleven

Tonnage: 30.72 grt  24.19 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 58.8 / 17.5  / 7

Engine: -

Owners:

 

As R29

27 Dec 1899: William Henry Denne, 12 Liverpool Lawn, Ramsgate.

Managing owner.

 

16 Oct 1901: George Edward Hull, 18 James St., Ramsgate.

Managing owner.

 

As M9

23 Aug 1904: Sarah Isobel Hancock, 6 Waterloo Rd., Hakin.

Manager: Peter Hancock

 

As  R29

29 Sep 1906: Thomas Bush, Ramsgate.

 

 

Landed at Milford: 3 Sep 1904 - 19 Sep 1906

Skippers:

1904:  Henry Poke; Gardener

1904 - 1905: W. Pook

1905: J. J. Polyblank; H. Williams

1906: Summers; Abbott; Tom Bush (Ramsgate)

Notes: 

18 Mar 1904:  Sank after a collision. [See newspaper reports below.]

13 Nov 1919: Sold to French owners.

 

Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 17 Oct 1906.  Vessel transferred to the port of Ramsgate.

[Thanks to Douglas Paterson for information via http://www.fishingboatheritage.com ]

 

Accidents and Incidents

From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 25th March 1904:

 

A TRAWLER FOUNDERS IN THE HAVEN. There was a serious accident just outside the Milford Docks on Friday evening, which resulted in the loss of a fine trawler. About 7 p.m, just about dusk, the steam trawler "Clytie" was putting to sea. At the same time a Ramsgate sailing trawler, the "Star of Peace", which has been fishing at Milford for some time was coming off the fishing grounds. In some way not explained the lights shown by the vessels were misunderstood, and a violent collision occurred. The "Star of Peace" was so badly injured that she want down bodily in about fifteen minutes. The "Clytie" stood by her, and took off her crew, whom she landed, and did not go to sea until the morning tide on Saturday. The "Star of Peace" was fully insured at Lloyds, and it is probable that an inquiry will have to be held to ascertain, who is responsible for her loss. She is now lying, with her mast just showing, 1O fathoms deep at high water about one mile inside the Stack Rocks. The King's harbour master (Capt. Symons) had the spot where she is lying marked by buoys to prevent any further accident. At the time of writing, nothing definite was known as to the steps to be taken to raise her. It was et fine clear night when the collision took place.

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From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 20th May 1904:

 

MILFORD HAVEN

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THE STAR OF PEACE RAISED.A combined effort was made on Monday last, with the aid of a steam tug's barge from the Dockyard to raise the sunken smack, which, it will be remembered, was run down by a steam trawler a few months ago. They succeeded in raising the vessel and bringing her a considerable distance and nearer when another bank was encountered and she was abandoned. Another effort was made on Wednesday afternoon last at high water, when the disabled vessel was again lifted from the bottom and turned into Gelliswick Bay. The decks of the vessel are now visible at low water, and at the next high tide she will be beached high and dry, where the repairs, which we understand are not very considerable, will be carried out.  Mr. E. Morris, who salved the vessel is to be congratulated on the result of his work which has entailed a great deal of arduous work, and it is hoped that the financial result of his speculation will amply repay the trouble. 

 

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From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 15th July 1904:

MILFORD

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The smack "Star of Peace", which was run down by a steam trawler, but successfully salved by Mr. E. Morris, has been sold by auction to Messrs Hancock & Son, shipbuilders.

 

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