The Ketch ‘Idoneous’


Vessel Details for Idoneous

Official Number:68695
Fishing Number:H861
Vessel Name:Idoneous
New Names:
  • Leader 1891
  • William Robert Layman of Hull 1880
  • Emanuel Martin of Penryn Cornwall 1890
  • Spillers and Bakers Ltd
  • Owen G Rudge 1907
  • W M Dunmill / Thomas Ohara 1886
  • S Dinan 1894
  • Hull
  • Cardiff
Notes:Moved to Cardif 1891 and renamed Leader. Register closed 1909. MCDV.
Construction:1891 lengthened and converted to a schooner.
Trade:North Sea Fishing. Converted to coaster.
Incidents:Name of person illtreated. Thomas Wright 3rd Hand. Name of person by whom illtreated Thomas Carr 4th Hand. 230 miles ENE of Spurn, August 26th . For using abusive language to him. A blow which gave rise to a fight between them. On the 4th August, I sent my 2nd hand D W Petherbridge to London by cutter, owing to illness, as the term of our voyage was drawing near to a close I did not send in for another to take his place as no one would have come out for so short a time. So I remained fishing until the 11th and then made sail for port. The vessel was therefore worked during that period without a 2nd hand.
Fate:Sank in the Irish Sea in June 1909 after a leak. The crew took to the boat and were picked up by a Stranraer fishing boat.

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