VICTORIOUS BM255

Official No:  122875   Port Number and Year: Brixham, 1905

Description: Wooden sailing smack; ketch rigged.

Crew:

Built: 1905, Galmpton; Sanders & Co.

Tonnage: 51 grt  39 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet):

Engine:          -

Owners:

 

4 Dec 1905:  Jeffery Sanders James, Mt. Pleasant Rd., Brixham.

 

29 Feb 1912: Anne Llewellyn & Others, Haverfordwest.

 

Landed at Milford:  Seasonal from 1907 - 1909. Regularly from 5 Jan 1911 - 17 Jul 1915; occasionally 1916-17 (7 landings, the last on 25 Apr 1917)

Skippers

Notes: 4 May 1917: Sunk by UC-65 (Kapitšnleutnant Otto Steinbrinck) (See below.)

Information from http://www.brixhamsailingtrawlers.co.uk/

 Accidents and Incidents:

 

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

 

VICTORIOUS                04/05/1917

 

Pembrokeshire, Strumble Head, 10M NNE, offshore.    52.11N  05W

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This fishing smack was captured by the German submarine U-65 [sic], her crew forced to abandon ship, after which she was sunk by explosive scuttling charges without loss of life.

 

 

 

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