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Sail and Steam in Salcombe Harbour

Plymouth: Westway (1987) 40p: ill.

ISBN 0901474231

 

Index prepared by Nicki Thomas, Auckland, NZ

 

Part 1 - Captains

Part 2 - Builders

Part 3 - Other references to People

 

PART 1 - CAPTAINS

Surname First Name Date Ship's Name Notes Page
Adams 1898 Lady St. John 29
Adams John Dawe 1871 Alvington returned from Bahia, Brazil with news
5 crew had died of yellow fever.
17
Adams John Dawe 1889 Churchstow 25
Allen R 1875-81 Mary ship & all hands lost at sea 1881 13
Arundel Richard 1856-67 Dolores 6
Arundel Richard 1869 Annie brought charges against O S John Williams
(who was jailed for 4 weeks) for assulting him.
19
Ball J 1847 E.D. Died at Portrush, S. Ireland 5
Bartlett J Caroline 19
Bickford J 14/6/1871 Apphia Vessel sailed from Haiti for Salcombe but was
feared lost.
15
Bowden aft 1870 Flora vessel wrecked on Happisburgh Sands, Norfolk,
all hands & 2 passengers saved
16
Brown Eli Express 32
Bushell W Pass 15
Butland W Churchstow 25
Canham J Queen of the West 9
Cleverley S Juan 8
Cove E Alice 10
Cove P 1846-51 Dolores 6
Cove P H Juan 8
Cove P H Fanny Certificate suspended for 4 years -
vessel lost to drunkenness and misconduct.
Crew saved.
9
Cove T 10/12/1883 Western Belle Encountered heavy gale & lost masts
& abandoned. Fate of crew not known.
21
Cove T 1868 Western Belle Only master. Stranded at Beesands 1871,
a local packet went to her assistance.
21
Cove Thomas Fanny 9
Cove W Juan 8
Cove W 1859 Mary 13
Cowling J 19/9/1870 Flora first master. Vessel in collision with
"SS Tyne Queen" at Gibraltar
16
Cowling James 1855 Excelsior 11
Cranch James Fanny 9
Date Leader 21
Date W 1869 Excelsior ship lost in Azores. Crew rescued 11
Dorno George Juan 8
Fitzwalter S 1887 Zenobia lost at sea with all hands. Parts of
ship washed ashore near Llanelly 2 June 1887.
21
Fitzwater R Daring mastered replacement vessel 13
Forbes Thomas 1840's Beau Ideal second master - lost at sea en route to
Newfoundland
4
Forbes W Eugenie 11
Friend W 1877-80 South Milton first master. Died on board. 27
Gunn J 27/4/1874 Huntress one seaman reported lost overboard in
high seas between Richmond USA &
Rio de Janiero
15
Harding J Pass 15
Harding J W Alvington 17
Harnden J 1865 Alvington first master 17
Harnden Marcus 1873-79 Golden Fleece died on passage Madagascar to Natal,
his brother the mate very ill.
24
Hill F W 1854 Rebecca 10
Hill F W 1855 Rebecca prize ship 29
Hill J H Fanny 9
Hill W 1866 Frances 27/2/1867 cook was charged the cost
of a tin of preserved meat after it was
placed unopened on the stove and exploded
14
Hill W 1867 Frances 11 bottles of sherry missing, crew charged
GBP1.7s.6d = GBP1.37 ½p for the loss
14
Huxham H 1885 Augusta wrecked off Labrador, 1885, all saved. 26
Huxham H W 1876 Renown ship wrecked in Bahamas. Crew + one
passenger saved
13
Ingram John 1865-70 Restless 18
Issell Thomas Alice 10
James 1859 Salcombe Castle Ship lost off Wairoa, N.Z., crew saved. 7
Jarvis 1880-89 Lady Bertha 27
Jarvis J Eugenie 11
Jarvis J J Pass 15
Jarvis John Ash Ceres 3
Jarvis T Leader 21
Jarvis William 1846 Jessamine lost overboard & drowned 5
Jellard J C 1866 Caroline first master 19
Jellard James Chope 1858 Daring mastered original and replacement vessels 13
Johnson WK Queen of the West 9
King W 1863 Erme 16
Kingston 1834 Beau Ideal first master 4
Lambe James Ceres 3
Lapthorne 1880 Effort lived in Robinson's Row 28
Luckham Queen of the West 9
March Nicholas 1884 Lively Kingsbridge/Salcombe mail & passengers
run
35
March Nicholas 1892 Dart replaced "Reindeer" 36
May 1874 Queen Plymouth/Kingsbridge/Salcombe packet run 33
May 1875 Reindeer Plymouth/Kingsbridge/Salcombe packet run 34
May Thomas Queen of the West 9
Partridge J Leader 21
Pascoe J 1890's Kings Bridge Packet 31
Patey E Ernest 12
Patey E Pass 15
Patey E 1879 Annie wrecked on Salcombe bar returning from Bahia,
Brazil, all hands saved
19
Penwill J Clara 12
Pepperell John 1877-86 Brizo 26
Pepperell W 1865 Island Maid first master 17
Pepperill J Daring mastered replacement vessel 13
Port 1842 Phoenix crew & ship lost between Cardiff &
Barcelona
4
Putt J Alice 10
Quick E Queen of the West 9
Quick E 1869 Leader 21
Quick W Queen of the West 9
Reeves J Alice 10
Ride E Juan 8
Russell James Harrison 1823 Ceres and shareholder 3
Shears W 1858 Ernest 12
Shepherd F E Progress 28
Sherriff William Eugenie 11
Sherriff William Clara 12
Sladen R Alice 10
Southwood C 1868 Zenobia first master. 21
Steer W 1862 Apphia vessel suffered considerable damage after
collision with a Dutch vessel,
crew saved by Apphia except for the
master & 5 hands
15
Tolcher J 1861 Kate first master. The "Kingsbridge Gazette"
reported a fire on board at New Quay,
23/5/1863
14
Tolcher J J Eugenie 11
Trinick Henry 1883 Caroline 19
Trinnick H South Milton stranded on Charlemont reef, Vic, AUS 27
Trute Nicholas Ceres 3
Vincent 1861 Huntress first master 15
Vivian James Ernest 12
Wood J Fanny 9
Wood W A 1881 Restless master & owner, operated from Guernsey 18
Yabsley F Cynosure 5
Yabsley F Pass 15
Yabsley Nathaniel Cynosure 5
Yabsley W Cynosure 5

PART 2 - BUILDERS

Builder's Name Date Ship's Name Notes Page
Bonker 1835 Phoenix for Hurrell & Co 4
Bonker 1840 Cynosure for Grant & Co 5
Bonker 1841 Dolores for Hurrell & Co 6
Bonker 1842 Lady Buller for Captain & Co, John Moore, Master Mariner 6
Bonker 1848 Juan for Hurrell & Co 8
Bonker 1853 Alice for Salden & Co 10
Bonker 1859 Mary 13
Bonker 1861 Kate for Tolcher & Co 14
Bonker 1863 Erme for Balkwill & Co 16
Bonker 1867 Annie for R H Sladen & Co 19
Cox of Falmouth 1908 New Kingsbridge Packet Plymouth/Kingsbridge run 1908-1920 31
Evans of Salcombe Eugenie for Forbes & Co 11
Evans of Salcombe 1858 Clara for Henry Grant 12
Evans of Salcombe 1863 Avon for Sladen & Co 16
Evans of Salcombe 1869 Leader for Balkwill & Co 21
Evans of Salcombe 1870 Endymion for Balkwill & Co 23
Harnden 1877 Augusta for J Hannaford. Wrecked off Labrador 1885 26
Harnden 1877 Lady Bertha for Sladen & Co 27
Harnden at Island Quay 1868 Western Belle for P Cove & Co 21
Harnden at Island Quay 1869 Okenbury for W W Steer & Co 22
Harnden at Salcombe 1865 Island Maid for Cove & Co 17
Harnden at Salcombe 1867 Lady Agnes for Harnden of Kingsbridge. Struck Salcombe bar
on maiden voyage and suffered some damage.
20
Harnden at Salcombe 1873 Golden Fleece for W S Hannaford & Co 24
Harnden & Whiddon of Salcombe 1868 Zenobia for J Hannaford 21
Harnden & Whiddon of Salcombe 1870 Lurline for W W Steer & Co. Vessel lost in dense
fog off Middle Scrosby Sands, Norfolk, crew saved.
23
Harveys of Hayle, Cornwall 1879 Kings Bridge Packet for William Heath Prowse & Co. Screw steamship,
Plymouth/Kingsbridge
30
Henry Martin of Dodbrooke 1846 Salcombe Castle for Weymouth of Salcombe 7
John Ball of Salcombe 1831 Lady Brougham for Forbes & Co 3
John Ball of Salcombe 1834 Beau Ideal 4
John Jordain of Dodbrooke 1839 Jessamine 5
John Jordain of Dodbrooke 1843 Queen Esther 6
Joseph Evans 1867 Phantom for W Sladen & Co 19
Philip & Son of Dartmouth 1898 Salcombe Castle for Nicholas March & Nicholas Southwood 37
Robert Johnson of Bideford 1855 Prothsea for G Lidstone & Co of Kingsbridge 11
Sutherland 1877 South Milton for Balkwill & Co. 27
T Sanders at Salcombe 1885 Lord Devon for Salcombe Ship Owning Company. 29
Trethowan of Falmouth 1876 Churchstow for Balkwill & Co 25
Vivian of Salcombe 1846 A.E.A. for Netherton, sold 1849 to Balkwill family 7
Vivian of Salcombe 1849 Queen of the West for Balkwill 9
Vivian of Salcombe 1858 Daring for R Balkwill, to replace "Daring" lost
March 1858 in Azures
13
Vivian of Salcombe 1858 Renown for R H Balkwill 13
Vivian of Salcombe 1862 Huntress for Balkwill 15
Vivian of Salcombe 1866 Caroline for Balkwill 19
Vivian of Salcombe 1870 Malborough for Balkwill & Co 22
Vivian of Salcombe 1872 Netherton for Sladen & Co 24
Vivian of Salcombe 1874 Matharan for Beer & Trant. Missing off
Isle of Wight 1888.
25
Vivian of Salcombe 1877 Brizzo for Balkwill & Co. was wrecked in the
Bahamas in 1886.
26
W Briggs & Son of Sunderland 1860 Frances bought Sept 1866 by R Hurrell 14
Watson at Pallion nr Sunderland 1865 Alvington for Balkwill 17
William Date at Kingsbridge 1862 Pass for Sladen, operated from Salcombe for
over 20 years
15
William Date at Kingsbridge 1865 Restless for Hingston & Co 18
William Date at Kingsbridge 1867 Nellie for R Hurrell & Co. Was wrecked off coast
of Brazil 1888.
20
William Date at Kingsbridge 1867 Spring Speculative. Run down & sank Nov 1890,
recovered & renamed "Gravesend".
Her figurehead is in the "Cutty Sark".
20
William Date at Kingsbridge 1869 Grace for Hingston & Co. Lost seamen overboard
in gales 1883 & 1901, lost on
Teignmouth bar 1907.
22
William Date at Kingsbridge 1871 Morning Star for Capt F L Yabsley 23
William Date at Kingsbridge 1872 Lizzie 24
William Date at Kingsbridge 1876 Ethel for Steer & Co. lost nr Lynmouth 10/2/1891
during force 10 gale.
25
William Date at Kingsbridge 1880 Effort for W S Hannaford & Co 28
William Date at Kingsbridge Progress nicknamed "Pilgrim". Built for H Grant. 28
William Date at Kingsbridge 1898 Lady St. John for F W Hill. Was last British sailing
vessel in the Newfoundland trade.
29
William Date at Kingsbridge 1857 Kingsbridge Packet for Kingsbridge Steam Packet Company.
Paddle steamer, Plymouth/Kingsbridge
30
William Date at Kingsbridge 1885 Express for William Randell Beer, Philip Trant &
Charles Henry Balkwill
32
William Date at Kingsbridge 1860 Queen for River Steam Company, 4 minutes faster
than the packet.
33
William Date at Kingsbridge 1881 Neptune for Randell Beer & Philip Trant, burnt
out a month after launching
34
William Date of Dodbrooke 1848 Agatha for Grant & Co 8
William Date of Dodbrooke 1850 Fanny for Hurrell & Co 9
William Date of Dodbrooke 1852 Speedy replaced vessel of same name lost at sea 9
William Date of Dodbrooke 1855 Excelsior for P O Hingston & Co 11
William Date of Dodbrooke 1857 Annie Grant for the Grant fleet. A paddlesteamer used
on Kingsbridge Packet
12
William Date of Dodbrooke 1858 Ernest for the Sladen fleet 12
William Date of Dodbrooke 1860 Willie for R Hurrell 14
William Date of Dodbrooke 1860 Queen paddle steamer for harbour ferry service
Kingsbridge/Salcombe
14
William Date of Dodbrooke 1862 Apphia for Stidstone 15
William Date of Dodbrooke 1864 Flora for P O Hingston & Co 16
Willoughby bros of Plymouth 1906 Ilton Castle for Nicholas March & Co 38
Willoughby bros of Plymouth 1914 Kenwith Castle for Nicholas March & Co, now run by
Nicholas Southwood
38

PART 3 - OTHER REFERENCES TO PEOPLE

Surname First Name Position Date Notes Page
Adams Edward 1889 died of yellow fever in Haiti on board
"Endymion"
23
Adams Thomas 1884 "Lively" engineer 35
Cole Walter 1889 died of yellow fever in Haiti on board
"Endymion"
23
Collins Capt Grenville 1893 Published "Coasting Pilot" - first known
survey of Salcombe Harbour
2
Cornish Mathew seaman 1849 lost overboard from Lady Buller &
drowned
6
Damerell Fred 1890's "Kings Bridge Packet" engineer 31
Damerell "Pinch" 1890's "Kings Bridge Packet" fireman 31
Date Miss Sarah Ann 1855 Christened Excelsior 11
Friend Stephen 1883 Knocked down by sea and fractured right thigh
on winch of "Caroline".
19
Gillard Caleb mate 1879 "Brizo" 26
Hannaford William A.B. 1879 "Brizo" 26
Hill F W 1868 started shipping co with 2 schooners 10
Hill F W 1884 formed Salcombe Shipowning Co 10
Hill F W 1901 last ship, "Lord Devon", was sold and company
became defunct
10
Hutchings Charles 1884 "Lively" deck-hand 35
Jarvis R pilot 1868 "Eugenie" struck 'Old Harry' rock at Lizard
Harbour
11
Lidstone Gabriel Benjamin 1855 shareholder in "Prothsea" 11
March jnr Nicholas apprenticed to James Vivian, Shipbuilder,
went to sea as ship's carpenter.
Took over from father at his death.
36
March snr Nicholas 1841 took passengers & goods Salcombe/Kingsbridge
after sarah's death
34
McPhereson James 1881 died from wounds when captain shot him
accidentally on "Ethel"
25
Murch Aaron O.S. 1879 "Brizo" 26
Murch John cook/steward 1879 "Brizo" 26
Pepperell John O.S. 1879 "Brizo" 26
Pepperell Roger bosun 1879 "Brizo" 26
Peterson F O.S. 1879 "Brizo" 26
Pilchard coxswain won silver medal for saving 7 lives when
"Fanny" lost off Tranmore, S.
Ireland
9
Rean Prothsea Beer 1855 shareholder in "Prothsea" 11
Rean Prothsea Lidstone 1855 shareholder in "Prothsea" 11
Southwood Nicholas became Salcombe's harbour master after
steamers sold
40
Stone Mrs Sarah 1821 appointed postmistress of Salcombe.
Died 1841
34
Trute Richard seaman 1840 lost overboard from Phoenix & drowned 4
Turner Edward boy 1841 lost overboard from Phoenix & drowned 4