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Jubilee Quay and lock entrance

Jubilee Quay

Jubilee Quay
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

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Technical

Official Number: 22658
Gross Tonnage: 61
Rig: Schooner (2 masted)
Built: Nicholson & Simpson, Glasson Dock, 1840

History

1840: Completed by Nicholson & Simpson for their own account as PETREL.
6.1849: Registered at Lancaster.
3.1852: Offered for sale by auction at Preston. Sold to Mr Byrne, Lytham. Lancaster registry closed. Registered at Preston.
10.11.1855: On passage Drogheda, Co. Louth towards Preston (Capt George Wilson) with oats and in company with Preston registered schooner RAPID (16810) (49 tons/1846) (Capt John Sumner). Off Point Lynas run down by St. Ives brig, BROTHERS (11703) (55 tons/1837), Liverpool for Constantinople. Capsized and search made for survivors, two crew, Cornelius Cookson and Samuel Pearson picked up from sea by the BROTHERS. RAPID left scene and continued passage but the BROTHERS continued search and Master, George Wilson and mate, Thomas Eccles, recovered from submerged vessel; all landed at Holyhead.
14.11.1855: Vessel drifted and eventually, dismasted and decks awash, picked up by boatmen off Douglas, IoM. Recovered and repaired.
1856: Re measured 58 tons.
1856: Sold to Messrs Gibson, Butcher, Ward & Mrs Hesketh, Fleetwood. Preston registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood.
24.10.1859: Sailed Troon (Capt. R. Nicholson) with pig and iron ingots. 25.10.1859: At night in severe storm force 11, cabin boy washed overboard and drowned.
26.10.1859: At 4.00am. struck rocks off Calf of Man and stranded. Mate dropped onto rocks from bowsprit but master and mate had great difficulty in leaving the vessel and getting ashore. Vessel total loss insured by Fleetwood Mutual Ship Insurance Association for £350. Fleetwood registry closed.

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HMS Pellew arrives for scrapping 1971

HMS Pellew

HMS Pellew

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Fleetwood Ferry Beach and pleasure boats

Ferry Beach

Ferry Beach

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Technical

Official Number: 104234
Completed: 1894
Net Tonnage: 48
Rig: Schooner (Coasting)
Built: Matthew Simpson, Glasson Dock

History

1894: Completed by Matthew Simpson, Glasson Dock for Robert Gerrard, Fleetwood as FALCON. Registered at Fleetwood (Robert Gerrard managing owner).
By 1.1.1909: Owned by George Grimshaw, 49 North Church Street, Fleetwood (managing owner).
B1915: Sold to Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Belfast (David J. Owen, manager).
1915: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Belfast. In service as a pilot vessel.
1922: Michael J. Watkins appointed manager).

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S.V. Falcon (Inboard, circa 1920)

S.V. Falcon (Inboard, circa 1920)
Picture courtesy of Ian Wilson

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