The 6th of May History Calendar

On this day 161 years ago in 1863, the brig was launched at Burton Stather for Bullard, King & Co. She was named by Mrs Warren, the skipper's wife.

This was the first ship launched at the yard since back in March. After the launch, John Wray invited about 300 locals who helped put out the fire, to tea in the newly re-built moulding loft.

On this day 144 years ago in 1880, there was another launch at the Stather. The fishing smack was launched for Thomas John Boyd of Hull.

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