Maps and Documents

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1830 Chart

1868 Map

1950s Milford Street Map

Register entry for MAY FLOWER

SEA LARK Crew List and Agreement

SEA LARK Crew List

GLOXINIA Log Book entries

Skipper's Certificate

Colour test certificate

Landing sales account

Trawlerman's Discharge Certificate


VINCA - substitute crew list

Registrar's query

Notice of sale

Certificate of Registry

Skipper A.J. Beckett (1891- 1942)   As Skipper RNR he was Temporary C/O of the reserve boom defence vessel CHORLEY Z.153 (formerly the trawler CERESIO H447).  Having been bombed and damaged during a Luftwaffe attack on Plymouth, CHORLEY was on passage to Dartmouth for a refit,  but foundered off Start Point, Devon, on 25th April 1942. Skipper Beckett was drowned when trapped on board trying to jettison the code books (which were kept below the bridge in the skipper's cabin, access being by a trap door) See his trawler and RNR skipper's certificates.

Skipper A.A.T. Beckett (1916-2005)  The son of Skipper Albert  Beckett, he went to sea as deckie learner in 1930.  Despite poor sight in one eye he managed to pass his medical and became a signalman in the RN, serving aboard the Dutch tug AMSTERDAM, which took part in the towage of the PLUTO to the Mulberry Harbour in Normandy.  He was skipper of several Milford trawlers, from MILFORD PRINCESS (1949) to PICTON SEA EAGLE (1965-69). See his RN signals rating and skipper's certificates.