‘Haldon’ log-book, 1920-1942

Document housed in the archives of University of Hull
(Maritime Historical Studies Centre)

Transcribed by David Carter 2020
(great-grandson of William Kingdon Slade)

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Brief history of the ‘Haldon’:

The Haldon rigged as a two-masted ketch
The Haldon rigged as a three-masted schooner


Above (left): The Haldon rigged as a two-masted ketch, painted by W.J. Slade.

Above (right): Photograph of the Haldon rigged as a three-masted schooner.

The coasting schooner ‘Haldon’ traded from Appledore for over 20 years, owned and run by the Slade family. First by William Kingdon Slade (1865-1942), and then by his son William James Slade (1892-1982), whose autobiography ‘Out of Appledore’ telling of his life at sea, was published in 1959.

She was named ‘Haldon’ after the Haldon Hills in South Devon where the timbers used in her construction originated. A gale in 1891 brought down many large trees in the Haldon Forest – these were bought by Hawke Brothers of Plymouth and taken to their yard at Cremyll Street in Devonport to season. They were eventually used to build two vessels, one of which was called the Haldon. Work started on her in July 1892, and she was launched in March 1893.

Her first owners were at Topsham where the boat was registered. In 1902 she was sold to the Orkney Islands, and worked in northern waters until she was laid up at Kirkwall in 1914. In 1916 she resumed work when freight prices rose, and in 1920 she was sold to the Hook Shipping Co. of Haverfordwest.

In 1922, she was bought by W.K. Slade of Appledore for the sum of £1,200, and registered at Barnstaple on 27th July 1922. Her gross tonnage was 113 tons and her registered tonnage was 76 tons. She had been fitted with a 50 horse-power engine. The log book shows her full movements for the Slade family the next 20 years, until she was sold.

After the war she was bought by Norwegian owners and converted to a fully powered motor ship with accommodation in a raised after structure. She was then trading in Icelandic waters and renamed the ‘Shetland’. She disappears from the shipping registers in 1963. Her final fate is unknown.

The log book of the Haldon was given by W.J.Slade to Basil Greenhill, who on his death bequeathed it to the University of Hull’s archives. It consists of a tabulated book with columns as shown on the transcript below.

The log book commences in Feb 1911, and records journeys between Kirkwall, Tweedmouth, Leith, Scrabster, Castlehill, Grangemouth, Sanday (Orkney), Amble, Thurso, Eady (Orkney), Perth, Weymss, Wick, Stronsay, Shapinsay, Bridgeness, Invergordon, South Shields and Liverpool, including the cargoes that she carried. She became laid up at Kirkwall on 14th October 1914.

The Haldon commenced work again on 9th September 1916 and although still registered at Kirkwall, over the next two years she traded to Sanday, Troon, Irvine, Glasgow, Birkenhead, Swansea, Cardiff, Milford Haven, Fowey, Bristol, Avonmouth; Lisahally, Kilkeel and Dublin (in Ireland); Silloth and Maryport (in Cumbria); and St Brieuc, Rouen, Honfleur, Morlaix, Cherbourg and Isigny-sur-Mer (in France), ending up at Braunton in October 1918.

On 24th March 1920, she became registered at Barnstaple, owned by the Hook Shipping Co. of Haverfordwest, under the control of her master H.J. Norman. This transcript includes her voyages from 1920 onwards, but details of her earlier voyages 1911-1918 are contained in the original document.

Some entries from ‘Out of Appledore’ have been cross-referenced in the transcript, to give fuller information on what happened on some of her voyages.

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Log Book of the Haldon…

DepartedFromQuantity and Description of Packages and GoodsToConsigneeArrived
  The motor ketch Haldon of Barnstaple   
  Master: H J Norman   
24-Mar-20Braunton65 tons ballastHook (Milford) 25-Mar-20
01-Apr-20Hook180 tons culmLe Treport 12-Apr-20
19-Apr-20Le Treport55 tons ballastHook 12-May-20
25-May-20Hook180 tons culmLe Treport 30-May-20
09-Jun-20Le Treport55 tons ballastNeyland 12-Jun-20
15-Jun-20Neyland55 tons ballastSaundersfoot 15-Jun-20
22-Jun-20Saundersfoot175 tons coalIpswich 27-Jun-20
13-Jul-20Ipswich25 tons ballastGravelines 14-Jul-20
19-Jul-20Gravelines160 tons serafe steelPort Talbot 29-Jul-20
12-Aug-20Port Talbot168 ton, 16 cwt anthracite cobblesTerneuzen 17-Aug-20
21-Aug-20TerneuzenLightGhent 21-Aug-20
24-Aug-20Ghent175 tons scrap ironLannelly 31-Aug-20
13-Sep-20Lannelly175 tons small anthraciteHayle 15-Sep-20
17-Sep-20Hayle40 tons ballastSwansea 20-Sep-20
30-Sep-20Swansea167 tons large anthraciteYarmouth 25-Oct-20
11-Nov-20Yarmouth55 tons ballastMilford Haven 24-Nov-20
16-Dec-20Milford Haven170 tons anthracite coalSt Valery sur Somme 16-Jan-21
27-Jan-21St Valery55 tons ballastMilford Haven 06-Feb-21
23-Mar-21Milford Haven180 tons anthracite coalCalais 01-Apr-21
09-Apr-21Calais55 tons ballastMilford Haven 21-Apr-21
18-Jul-22Milford HavenLight [See OOA #001]Appledore 19-Jul-22
  Appledore 20/07/22 Inspected J Cross   
  Laid up at Milford Haven from 21/04/21 to 18/07/22   
  W Slade (Master) from here   
26-Jul-22Bideford179 tons. 12 cwt. 2 lb clay [See OOA #002]London 03-Sep-22
??-Sep-22London175 tons cement [See OOA #003]Bideford 26-Sep-22
01-Oct-22BidefordLight [See OOA #004]Lydney 02-Oct-22
05-Oct-22LydneyCoal 170 tons [See OOA #005]Gweek 08-Oct-22
19-Oct-22GweekLight [See OOA #006]Plymouth 01-Nov-22
08-Nov-22Plymouth180 tons of ironLlanelly 12-Nov-22
16-Nov-22LlanellyLightNewport 17-Nov-22
24-Nov-22Newport176 tons of coalCourtmacsherry 27-Nov-22
05-Dec-22CourtmacsherryLightLydney 07-Dec-22
16-Dec-22Lydney[blank]Ballycotton 17-Jan-23
22-Jan-23BallycottonLightNewport 26-Jan-23
27-Jan-23Newport170 tons coalGlandorePatrick Keenan08-Mar-23
05-Apr-23Bideford179 tons clayLondonLambeth Potteries16-Apr-23
21-Apr-23 H.M.C. & E. Millwall Dock, T Hogg, Inspected   
24-Apr-23London1492 bags maize mealTruroHosken, Trevithick & Polkinhorn Co.03-May-23
11-May-23Truro188 tons stone ballastParInspected ~?~12-May-23
18-May-23ParClayPenarthDock Superintendant20-May-23
24-May-23PenarthLightAvonmouth 24-May-23
05-Jun-23TruroStonesLondonMessrs G J Wills08-Jun-23
14-Jun-23LondonCementBridgwater 21-Jun-23
05-Jul-23BridgwaterLightBarry 05-Jul-23
12-Jul-23BarryCementLooe & Par 15-Jul-23
20-Jul-23ParChina Clay [See OOA #007]Runcorn 24-Jul-23
02-Aug-23RuncornCoal [See OOA #008]Gweek 21-Aug-23
25-Aug-23GweekLightPar 25-Aug-23
30-Aug-23ParClayPenarth 02-Sep-23
07-Sep-23PenarthLightNewport 07-Sep-23
12-Oct-23ClonakiltyLightCourtmacsherry 12-Oct-23
24-Oct-23Courtmacsherry(1379) oatsPlymouthShippers orders02-Nov-23
12-Nov-23PlymouthScrap ironPort TalbotPort Talbot Steel Co24-Nov-23
03-Dec-23Port TalbotCargoes 18, Basic SlagMevagisseyHenry Dunn esq03-Jan-24
10-Jan-24MevagisseyLightPar 10-Jan-24
03-Feb-24GloucesterLightLydney6th Feb: G Baynton inspector03-Feb-24
06-Feb-24LydneyCoalBallycotton 13-Feb-24
18-Feb-24BallycottonLightAppledore 20-Feb-24
07-Mar-24AppledoreClayLiverpool 10-Mar-24
17-Mar-24LiverpoolCoalBideford 20-Mar-24
07-Apr-24BidefordClayAntwerp 13-Apr-24
19-Apr-24AntwerpKanit(?) in bulkTopsham 23-Apr-24
03-May-24TopshamLightPlymouth 14-May-24
20-May-24PlymouthScrap ironPort Talbot 22-May-24
28-May-24Port TalbotBasic SlagBarnstaple 02-Jun-24
04-Jun-24BarnstapleLightBideford 04-Jun-24
15-Jun-24BidefordClayLondon 26-Jun-24
08-Jul-24LondonGrainsBristol 16-Jul-24
23-Jul-24BristolLightLydney 24-Jul-24
18-Aug-24SkibbereenLightBideford 19-Aug-24
05-Sep-24BidefordClayGlasgowJames Reid & Co.09-Sep-24
20-Sep-24GlasgowCoalNewrossElectricity Co.28-Sep-24
04-Oct-24NewrossLightNewport 07-Oct-24
12-Oct-24NewportCoalClonakilty 16-Oct-24
22-Oct-24ClonakiltyLightKinsale 22-Oct-24
03-Nov-24Kinsale135 tons oats [See OOA #009]Bridgwater 12-Nov-24
  Fred Stevens left   
15-Nov-24Bridgwater170 tons bricksBideford 16-Nov-24
  Vessel laid up from 16 November 1924 to 18 January 1925   
  Vessel re-rigged 3 mast schooner [See OOA #010]   
18-Jan-25Bideford185 tons clay [See OOA #011]London 26-Jan-25
01-Feb-25London175 tons cementDartmouth
04-Mar-25SalcombeLightPar 04-Mar-25
06-Mar-25Par170 tons clayPenarth 14-Mar-25
19-Mar-25PenarthLightNewport 19-Mar-25
20-Mar-25Newport173 tons coalArthurstownMr Murphy23-Mar-25
27-Mar-25ArthurstownLightBideford 29-Mar-25
29-Apr-25Bideford180 tons clayGlasgowW S Wright04-May-25
14-May-25Glasgow167 tons coalNewrossJ B Hearne19-May-25
02-Jun-25Newross123 tons oatsTruroS [illegible]04-Jun-25
06-Jun-25TruroLightPentewan 07-Jun-25
09-Jun-25Pentewan180 tons sandIpswich 18-Jun-25
23-Jun-25IpswichLightLondon 24-Jun-25
26-Jun-25London175 tons cementPar & Charlestown 02-Jul-25
06-Jul-25CharlestownLightPenryn 07-Jul-25
09-Jul-25Penryn175 tons of tin concentrates [See OOA #012]London 13-Jul-25
16-Jul-25London175 tons cement [See OOA #013]Bideford 31-Jul-25
08-Aug-25Bideford180 tons clayGoole 25-Aug-25
27-Aug-25Goole[blank]Keadby 29-Aug-25
01-Sep-25Keadby170 tons basic slagBarnstaple 18-Sep-25
24-Sep-25BarnstapleLightBideford 24-Sep-25
03-Oct-25Bideford175 tons clayGlasgow 09-Oct-25
15-Oct-25Glasgow170 tons coal [See OOA #014]Youghal [illegible]
19-Nov-25Youghal123 tons oatsHayleH.J.P. Ltd20-Nov-25
26-Nov-25HayleLightFalmouth 27-Nov-25
05-Dec-25Falmouth160 tons scrap ironSwanseaMessrs Baldwins[blank]
22-Dec-25Swansea170 tons manurePar 16-Jan-26
26-Jan-26Par175 tons clayPenarth 05-Feb-26
10-Feb-26PenarthLightBridgwater 11-Feb-26
17-Feb-26Bridgwater172 tons Bath BrickLiverpool 01-Mar-26
13-Mar-26Liverpool170 tons coalMinehead 18-Mar-26
25-Mar-26MineheadLightLydney 26-Mar-26
27-Mar-26Lydney170 tons coal [See OOA #015]BallinacurraTattan & Son31-Mar-26
08-Apr-26BallinacurraLight [See OOA #016]Appledore 13-Apr-26
27-Apr-26AppledoreLightLydney 28-Apr-26
29-Apr-26Lydney171 tons coalKinsale 01-May-26
06-May-26KinsaleLightAppledore 07-May-26
17-May-26AppledoreLightAvonmouth 17-May-26
23-May-26Avonmouth70 tons maize & 90 tons barleyPenryn 25-May-26
27-May-26PenrynLightPlymouth 28-May-26
01-Jun-26Plymouth140 tons tarBideford 04-Jun-26
28-Jun-26Bideford172 tons clayGlasgow 06-Jul-26
14-Jul-26GlasgowLightConnah's Quay 23-Jul-26
26-Jul-26Connah's Quay170 tons basic slagWadebridge 09-Aug-26
11-Aug-26WadebridgeLightBideford 12-Aug-26
25-Aug-26Bideford173 tons clayAntwerp 06-Sep-26
16-Sep-26Antwerp90 tons glass [See OOA #017]Exeter 21-Sep-26
28-Sep-26ExeterLightCharlestown 29-Sep-26
03-Oct-26Charlestown175 tons clayRochester 14-Oct-26
19-Oct-26Rochester175 tons cementExeter 28-Oct-26
03-Nov-26ExeterLightFowey 04-Nov-26
30-Nov-26Fowey175 tons clayLondon 04-Dec-26
12-Dec-26London172 tons cementWatchet 20-Dec-26
29-Dec-26WatchetLightAppledore 30-Dec-26
15-Feb-27Appledore175 tons clayGlasgow 22-Feb-27
06-Mar-27Glasgow170 tons coalNewross 11-Mar-27
01-Apr-27Newross121 tons oatsPoole 05-Apr-27
15-Apr-27PooleLightMedina Mills 15-Apr-27
29-Apr-27Medina Mills175 tons cementBideford 05-May-27
19-May-27Bideford175 tons clayGlasgow 25-May-27
01-Jun-27Glasgow167 tons coalNewross 05-Jun-27
10-Jun-27NewrossLightBideford 12-Jun-27
30-Jun-27Bideford175 tons clayGlasgow 04-Jul-27
11-Jul-27Glasgow168 tons coalNewross 16-Jul-27
23-Jul-27NewrossLightAppledore 25-Jul-27
05-Aug-27Appledore175 tons clayGlasgow 10-Aug-27
15-Aug-27Glasgow170 tons coalAppledore 24-Aug-27
19-Sep-27AppledoreLight [See OOA #018]Lydney 20-Sep-27
07-Oct-27Lydney170 tons coal [See OOA #019]Clonakilty 10-Oct-27
  E.H. joined me [probably Edwin Harding, 1886-1960]   
  Inspected at Ring, 10 Oct 1927 - [illegible]   
22-Oct-27Clonakilty123 tons oatsNewport 25-Oct-27
01-Nov-27Newport172 tons coalClonakilty 10-Nov-27
20-Nov-27Clonakilty120 tons oatsCardiff 24-Nov-27
02-Dec-27CardiffLightNewport 03-Dec-27
07-Dec-27Newport172 tons coalCourtmacsherry 15-Dec-27
24-Dec-27CourtmacsherryLightKinsale 24-Dec-27
31-Dec-27Kinsale125 tons oatsBarry 03-Jan-28
05-Jan-28BarryLightCardiff 06-Jan-28
12-Jan-28Cardiff170 tons coalClonakiltyBarrett24-Feb-28
  Inspected at Ring, 22 Feb 1928. C Harding   
06-Mar-28ClonakiltyLightKinsale 07-Mar-28
24-Mar-28Kinsale117 tons oatsSwanseaWeaver26-Mar-28
27-Mar-28SwanseaLightCardiff 28-Mar-28
01-Apr-28Cardiff173 tons coalClonakiltyClonakilty Coal Co.16-Apr-28
21-Apr-28ClonakiltyLightYoughal 22-Apr-28
29-Apr-28Youghal1330 barrels oatsBristol 01-May-28
10-May-28BristolLightLydney 11-May-28
16-May-28Lydney172 tons coalCourtmacsherry 20-May-28
27-May-28CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 31-May-28
05-Jun-28AppledoreLightNewport 05-Jun-28
07-Jun-28Newport175 tons coalKinsaleKeohane30-Jun-28
06-Jul-28KinsaleLightBideford 07-Jul-28
16-Jul-28Bideford173 tons clayGlasgow 21-Jul-28
27-Jul-28Glasgow165 tons house coalAppledore 30-Jul-28
11-Aug-28AppledoreLightLydney 12-Aug-28
15-Aug-28Lydney172 tons steam coalKinsale 19-Aug-28
27-Aug-28KinsaleLightAppledore 28-Aug-28
04-Sep-28AppledoreLightLydney 05-Sep-28
05-Sep-28Lydney172 tons house coalYoughalBride Valley12-Sep-28
30-Sep-28Youghal120 tons oatsSwanseaWeavers04-Oct-28
10-Oct-28SwanseaLightLydney 11-Oct-28
15-Oct-28Lydney173 tons house coalKinsale 04-Nov-28
13-Nov-28Kinsale111 tons oatsTruroHosken, Trevithick & Polkinhorn29-Nov-28
18-Dec-28Truro175 tons scrap ironPort Talbot 20-Dec-28
22-Dec-28Port Talbot170 tons basic slagBarnstaple 01-Jan-29
02-Jan-29BarnstapleLightAppledore 02-Jan-29
23-Feb-29AppledoreLightLydney 25-Feb-29
01-Mar-29Lydney175 tons coalKinsale 04-Mar-29
19-Mar-29KinsaleLightLydney 22-Mar-29
26-Mar-29Lydney175 tons coalKinsaleO'Niell29-Mar-29
10-Apr-29Kinsale1224 barrels oatsPlymouthWare & Co.13-Apr-29
24-Apr-29Plymouth175 tons scrapBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel Co.26-Apr-29
30-Apr-29Briton FerryLightLydney 01-May-29
01-May-29Lydney175 tons house coalYoughal 17-May-29
23-May-29YoughalLightBideford 25-May-29
08-Jun-29Bideford175 tons clayGlasgowW S Wright12-Jun-29
19-Jun-29Glasgow166 tons coalAppledoreLamey24-Jun-29
12-Jul-29Appledore175 tons clayAntwerp 21-Jul-29
27-Jul-29Antwerp155 tons O~~illeg~ goodsBarnstaple 20-Aug-29
29-Aug-29BarnstapleLightLydney 30-Aug-29
02-Sep-29Lydney171 tons house coalYoughalScanlan05-Sep-29
12-Sep-29YoughalLightLydney 18-Sep-29
22-Sep-29Lydney172 tons house coalBallycotton 26-Sep-29
01-Oct-29BallycottonLightCork 01-Oct-29
04-Oct-29Cork129 tons white oatsSwanseaWeaver06-Oct-29
10-Oct-29SwanseaLightLydney 11-Oct-29
16-Oct-29Lydney170 tons house coalKinsaleColeman01-Nov-29
16-Nov-29KinsaleLightCork 16-Nov-29
20-Nov-29Cork130 tons oatsCardiffSpillers Bakers14-Dec-29
16-Dec-29CardiffLightLydney 17-Dec-29
19-Dec-29Lydney124 tons coal [See OOA #020]AppledoreLamey20-Dec-29
  Vessel laid up at Appledore from 23 Dec 1929 to 12 March 1930   
13-Mar-30AppledoreLightLydney 14-Mar-30
15-Mar-30Lydney171 tons coalCourtmacsherryBarryroe Creamery17-Mar-30
23-Mar-30CourtmacsherryLightLydney 25-Mar-30
30-Mar-30Lydney170 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney07-Apr-30
13-Apr-30CourtmacsherryLightPenarth 14-Apr-30
16-Apr-30PenarthLightLydney 16-Apr-30
26-Apr-30Lydney170 tons coalCourtmacsherry 28-Apr-30
03-May-30CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 04-May-30
13-May-30AppledoreLightLydney 13-May-30
16-May-30Lydney159 19/20 tons coalGlandore 19-May-30
28-May-30GlandoreLightLydney 31-May-30
04-Jun-30Lydney171 tons house coalCourtmacsherryRuddock06-Jun-30
13-Jun-30CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 14-Jun-30
23-Jun-30AppledoreLightFremington 23-Jun-30
26-Jun-30Fremington175 tons claySwanseaSwansea potteries27-Jun-30
05-Jul-30SwanseaLightNewport 05-Jul-30
08-Jul-30Newport174 tons coalCourtmacsherryAtkins Clonakilty11-Jul-30
14-Jul-30CourtmacsherryLightKinsale 15-Jul-30
18-Jul-30Kinsale122 tons oatsPlymouthTo order20-Jul-30
29-Jul-30Plymouth175 tons scrap ironBriton Ferry 01-Aug-30
07-Aug-30Briton Ferry175 tons coalPlymouth 08-Aug-30
26-Aug-30Plymouth115 tons flour and mealHayle 26-Aug-30
29-Aug-30HayleLightBarnstaple 30-Aug-30
08-Sep-30Barnstaple172 tons clayGloucesterV W Rowles & Co.09-Sep-30
17-Sep-30Gloucester173 tons ?salt?Castletown-Berehaven 29-Sep-30
05-Oct-30Castletown-BereLightLydney 11-Oct-30
22-Oct-30Lydney173 tons house coalCourtmacsherryRuddock09-Nov-30
14-Nov-30CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 17-Nov-30
27-Nov-30AppledoreLightLydney 30-Nov-30
02-Dec-30Lydney168 tons house coalJanvilleO'Keefe08-Dec-30
18-Dec-30Janville117 tons oatsHayleH.J.P. Ltd21-Dec-30
02-Jan-31HayleLightAppledore 03-Jan-31
09-Feb-31Appledore175 tons clayGloucesterV W Rowles10-Feb-31
15-Feb-31GloucesterLightBarry 16-Feb-31
18-Feb-31Barry150 tons cementPortmadoc 21-Feb-31
27-Feb-31PortmadocLightLiverpool 28-Feb-31
05-Mar-31Liverpool168 tons house coalWhitegateSheehan11-Mar-31
23-Mar-31WhitegateLightBallinacurra 23-Mar-31
02-Apr-31Ballinacurra120 tons maltDublinGuinness04-Apr-31
14-Apr-31DublinLightAppledore 16-Apr-31
23-Apr-31Appledore176 tons clayGloucesterV.W. Rowles24-Apr-31
01-May-31GloucesterLightCardiff 02-May-31
06-May-31Cardiff170 tons coalYoughalCo-op09-May-31
16-May-31YoughalLightGloucester 18-May-31
23-May-31Gloucester160 tons saltUnion Hall & BaltimoreNolan28-May-31
  Inspected at Union Hall Skibereen, ?offey, Baltimore   
02-Jun-31BaltimoreLightCrookhaven 02-Jun-31
05-Jun-31Crookhaven170 tons stoneGloucesterRowles08-Jun-31
22-Jun-31Gloucester165 tons saltCahersiveenO'Niell27-Jun-31
  Inspected at Cahersiveen 29 Jun 1931   
03-JulCahersiveenLightCrookhaven 05-Jul-31
14-Jul-31Crookhaven170 tons stoneGloucesterV.W. Rowles & Co.17-Jul-31
27-Jul-31Gloucester166 tons saltJerseyBellingham03-Aug-31
10-Aug-31Jersey[blank]Pentewan 13-Aug-31
15-Aug-31Pentewan170 tons sandGloucesterV.W. Rowles24-Aug-31
27-Aug-31GloucesterLightLydney 28-Aug-31
29-Aug-31Lydney166 tons coalFalmouthFurneaux31-Aug-31
09-Sep-31Falmouth150 tons graniteGloucesterV.W. Rowles12-Sep-31
23-Sep-31Gloucester160 tons saltTraleeGalvin11-Oct-31
14-Oct-31Tralee160 tons scrap iron (via Appledore)Briton FerryJenkins02-Nov-31
05-Nov-31Briton FerryLightGloucester 06-Nov-31
14-Nov-31Gloucester165 tons saltYoughalFarrel Fleming & Cappoquin Bacon Factory28-Nov-31
15-Dec-31YoughalLightAppledore 17-Dec-31
19-Jan-32AppledoreLightNewport 20-Jan-32
23-Jan-32Newport168 tons 14/20 coalCourtmacsherryD Holland25-Jan-32
31-Jan-32CourtmacsherryLightLydney 02-Feb-32
04-Feb-32Lydney168 tons house coalCourtmacsherryR Ruddock06-Feb-32
15-Feb-32CourtmacsherryLightGloucester 20-Feb-32
27-Feb-32Gloucester165 tons saltJerseyTerry & Co.06-Mar-32
10-Mar-32JerseyLightPlymouth 11-Mar-32
22-Mar-32Plymouth165 tons scrap ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel Co. Ltd.24-Mar-32
26-Mar-32Briton FerryLightAppledore 27-Mar-32
13-Apr-32AppledoreLightGloucester 14-Apr-32
19-Apr-32Gloucester165 tons saltUnion HallNolan28-Apr-32
03-May-32Union HallLightCrookhaven 03-May-32
04-May-32Crookhaven170 tons stoneCardiffBarker & Lovering08-May-32
01-Jun-32CardiffLightNewport 02-Jun-32
07-Jun-32Newport167 tons coalCourtmacsherryAtkins & Co.15-Jun-32
21-Jun-32CourtmacsherryLightGloucester 24-Jun-32
29-Jun-32GloucesterCoal & Salt 165 tonsUnion Hall 08-Jul-32
13-Jul-32Union Hall[blank]Newport 15-Jul-32
16-Jul-32NewportCoal 155 tonsClonakiltyBrewery18-Jul-32
21-Jul-32ClonakiltyLightAppledore 23-Jul-32
05-Aug-32AppledoreLightAvonmouth 05-Aug-32
09-Aug-32AvonmouthBarleyTruroCo-op Ltd13-Aug-32
20-Aug-32TruroLightPentewan 21-Aug-32
28-Aug-32PentewanSandGloucester 31-Aug-32
06-Sep-32GloucesterBest Fishery SaltDingleDe~a~e?18-Sep-32
23-Sep-32DingleLightPoint of Air 29-Sep-32
04-Oct-32Point of Air165 tons house coalAppledore 06-Oct-32
19-Oct-32AppledoreLightGloucester 20-Oct-32
26-Oct-32Gloucester165 tons saltJersey 21-Nov-32
29-Nov-32JerseyLightPar 05-Dec-32
13-Dec-32ParLightLydney 20-Dec-32
21-Dec-32Lydney165 tons house coalAppledoreLamey22-Dec-32
02-Jan-33AppledoreLightCardiff 03-Jan-33
05-Jan-33Cardiff164 tons coal (steam)PadstowBray & Parken07-Jan-33
12-Jan-33PadstowLightCardiff 13-Jan-33
14-Jan-33Cardiff168 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken17-Jan-33
23-Jan-33PadstowLightCardiff 24-Jan-33
25-Jan-33Cardiff170 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken26-Jan-33
31-Jan-33PadstowLightCardiff 01-Feb-33
04-Feb-33Cardiff171 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken12-Feb-33
16-Feb-33PadstowLightCardiff 16-Feb-33
18-Feb-33Cardiff168 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken22-Feb-33
27-Feb-33PadstowLightCardiff 03-Mar-33
07-Mar-33Cardiff175 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken11-Mar-33
17-Mar-33PadstowLightCardiff 18-Mar-33
21-Mar-33Cardiff167 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken25-Mar-33
30-Mar-33PadstowLightAppledore 30-Mar-33
08-May-33AppledoreLightAvonmouth 08-May-33
12-May-33Avonmouth159 tons barleyPenryn 15-May-33
19-May-33Penryn175 tons stoneGosportTo order21-May-33
23-May-33GosportLightLangston 23-May-33
24-May-33Langston150 tons gravelFalmouthFalmouth Docks Co.26-May-33
07-Jun-33Falmouth160 tons potatoesPlymouth 07-Jun-33
09-Jun-33Plymouth170 tons stoneShoreham 11-Jun-33
14-Jun-33ShorehamLightPlymouth 15-Jun-33
21-Jun-33Plymouth180 tons stoneSt Mawes 22-Jun-33
26-Jun-33St MawesLightPlymouth 26-Jun-33
04-Jul-33Plymouth150 tons scrap ironLlanelly 05-Jul-33
07-Jul-33LlanellyLightBideford 07-Jul-33
23-Jul-33Bideford180 tons claySwanseaSwansea potteries24-Jul-33
26-Jul-33SwanseaLightLydney 27-Jul-33
29-Jul-33Lydney165 tons coalParClunes05-Aug-33
11-Aug-33Par175 tons clayGlasgowArbuckle Smith16-Aug-33
24-Aug-33Glasgow155 tons coalPlymouthF J Moore01-Sep-33
14-Sep-33Plymouth170 tons clayRuncornM.S.C. Co. Ltd19-Sep-33
21-Sep-33Runcorn165 tons coalPlymouthTamlyn & Co.28-Sep-33
12-Oct-33Plymouth170 tons ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel16-Oct-33
20-Oct-33Briton FerryLightCardiff (Ely River) 22-Oct-33
24-Oct-33Cardiff164 tons coalTruroNewham Coal Co.30-Oct-33
02-Nov-33Truro165 tons stoneNewlynTruro R.D.C.04-Nov-33
19-Nov-33Newlyn170 tons scrap ironPort TalbotSullivan21-Nov-33
22-Nov-33Port TalbotLightCardiff 23-Nov-33
24-Nov-33Cardiff172 tons coalPadstowBray & Parkyn25-Nov-33
06-Dec-33PadstowLightCardiff 07-Dec-33
08-Dec-33Cardiff165 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken09-Dec-33
17-Dec-33PadstowLightBarry 18-Dec-33
18-Dec-33Barry130 tons cementPadstowMartin & Co.20-Dec-33
01-Jan-34Padstow165 tons scrap ironSwansea 02-Jan-34
05-Jan-34SwanseaLightCardiff 05-Jan-34
08-Jan-34Cardiff165 tons coalPadstow 20-Jan-34
24-Jan-34PadstowLightBarry 26-Jan-34
27-Jan-34Barry130 tons cementAppledoreLamey28-Jan-34
03-Feb-34AppledoreLight [See OOA #021]Cardiff (Ely) 04-Feb-34
05-Feb-34Cardiff167 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken06-Feb-34
10-Feb-34PadstowLightCardiff 11-Feb-34
13-Feb-34Cardiff165 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken14-Feb-34
18-Feb-34PadstowLightCardiff 19-Feb-34
22-Feb-34Cardiff165 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken23-Feb-34
04-Mar-34PadstowLightCardiff 05-Mar-34
07-Mar-34Cardiff167 tons coalCharlestownPowell Duffryn12-Mar-34
20-Mar-34Charlestown168 tons clayGlasgowBridge Shipping Co.29-Mar-34
07-Apr-34Glasgow163 tons coalAppledoreW J Lamey11-Apr-34
28-Apr-34Appledore170 tons claySwanseaSwansea potteries28-Apr-34
01-May-34SwanseaLightLydney 02-May-34
04-May-34Lydney165 tons coalParClunes & Co.12-May-34
16-May-34Par166 tons clayWeston Point 26-May-34
30-May-34Weston PointLightGarston 30-May-34
02-Jun-34Garston193 tons coalFalmouthPaull05-Jun-34
11-Jun-34Falmouth190 tons stonesShorehamJohn Brown15-Jun-34
22-Jun-34ShorehamLightNewhaven 22-Jun-34
28-Jun-34Newhaven168 tons cementBidefordBaker01-Jul-34
15-Jul-34Bideford188 tons claySwanseaPotteries15-Jul-34
17-Jul-34SwanseaLightLydney 18-Jul-34
19-Jul-34Lydney160 tons coalFalmouthLlewellyn Garrett & Merrit22-Jul-34
27-Jul-34FalmouthLightPlymouth 27-Jul-34
30-Jul-34Plymouth175 tons maizePenrynHold30-Jul-34
03-Aug-34PenrynLightPlymouth 03-Aug-34
14-Aug-34Plymouth175 tons stoneElingTo order16-Aug-34
18-Aug-34ElingLightNewhaven 19-Aug-34
23-Aug-34Newhaven170 tons cementExeter 25-Aug-34
06-Sep-34Exeter165 tons bartyes [See OOA #022]WidnesW P Fowler14-Sep-34
21-Sep-34Widnes160 tons coalPlymouthHoskins12-Oct-34
29-Oct-34Plymouth160 tons scrap ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel Co.05-Nov-34
07-Nov-34Briton FerryLightSwansea 07-Nov-34
12-Nov-34Swansea180 tons slagBidefordJ H Hobbs10-Nov-34
21-Nov-34Bideford185 tons claySwanseaSwansea potteries22-Nov-34
24-Nov-34SwanseaLightNewport 24-Nov-34
26-Nov-34Newport170 tons coalPlymouthTamlyn29-Nov-34
16-Dec-34Plymouth165 tons stonePooleCarter17-Dec-34
01-Jan-35Poole170 tons clayIrvineCampbell12-Jan-35
16-Jan-35Irvine172 tons coal [See OOA #023]AppledoreLamey & Son19-Jan-35
15-Mar-35Appledore170 tons clayArklowO'Toole18-Mar-35
22-Mar-35ArklowLightGarston 25-Mar-35
28-Mar-35Garston164 tons coalPadstowGas Co.30-Mar-35
14-Apr-35Padstow170 tons china clayRuncorn 17-Apr-35
25-Apr-35Runcorn167 tons coalPadstowBray Parker27-Apr-35
04-May-35Padstow164 tons clayRuncornM.S.C. Co. Ltd07-May-35
15-May-35Runcorn164 tons coalPadstowBray & Parker18-May-35
30-May-35Padstow165 tons clayRuncornM.S.C. Co. Ltd05-Jun-35
13-Jun-35Runcorn164 tons coalPadstowBray & Parker16-Jun-35
22-Jun-35PadstowLightAvonmouth 23-Jun-35
26-Jun-35Avonmouth159 tons barleyPenrynDawe28-Jun-35
02-Jul-35PenrynLightPlymouth 03-Jul-35
08-Jul-35Plymouth160 tons scrap ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel10-Jul-35
15-Jul-35Briton FerryLightNewport 16-Jul-35
17-Jul-35Newport166 tons coalPlymouth (Torpoint)Tamlyn & Co.01-Aug-35
10-Aug-35Plymouth170 tons stonePortsmouth 11-Aug-35
13-Aug-35PortsmouthLightNewhaven 13-Aug-35
16-Aug-35Newhaven165 tons cementBidefordD. J. Co. Ltd.19-Aug-35
12-Sep-35BidefordLightLydney 12-Sep-35
18-Sep-35Lydney170 tons coalCourtmacsherryBennett23-Sep-35
28-Sep-35CourtmacsherryLightPoint of Air 03-Oct-35
10-Oct-35Point of Air165 tons coalAppledore 17-Oct-35
07-Nov-35Appledore170 tons clayWeston PointTo order09-Nov-35
15-Nov-35Weston PointLightPoint of Air 15-Nov-35
22-Nov-35Point of Air165 tons coalPorlock 26-Nov-35
30-Nov-35PorlockLightNewport 01-Dec-35
04-Dec-35Newport168 tons coal [See OOA #024]PadstowBray & Parken08-Dec-35
13-Dec-35PadstowLightCardiff 14-Dec-35
17-Dec-35Cardiff168 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken18-Dec-35
21-Dec-35PadstowLightAppledore 22-Dec-35
03-Jan-36AppledoreLight (left 8:00am, arrived 10:00pm)Cardiff 03-Jan-36
07-Jan-36Cardiff165 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken13-Jan-36
18-Jan-36PadstowLightAppledore 19-Jan-36
26-Jan-36Appledore170 tons claySwanseaSwansea potteries27-Jan-36
30-Jan-36SwanseaLightCardiff 31-Jan-36
04-Feb-36Cardiff168 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken05-Feb-36
14-Feb-36PadstowLightBridgwater 19-Feb-36
26-Feb-36Bridgwater175 tons bricksPadstowBray & Parken27-Feb-36
05-Mar-36PadstowLightNewport 11-Mar-36
16-Mar-36Newport164 tons coalArthurstownMurphy19-Mar-36
30-Mar-36Arthurstown[crossed out & initialled]Lydney[crossed out & initialled]01-Apr-36
03-Apr-36Lydney169 tons coalArthurstownMurphy06-Apr-36
10-Apr-36ArthurstownLightBideford 11-Apr-36
23-Apr-36Bideford170 tons claySwanseaSwansea potteries23-Apr-36
27-Apr-36SwanseaLightNewport 28-Apr-36
29-Apr-36Newport167 tons coalArthurstownMurphy01-May-36
07-May-36ArthurstownLightAppledore 08-May-36
15-May-36AppledoreLightLydney 16-May-36
19-May-36Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryDeasy21-May-36
29-May-36CourtmacsherryLightLydney 31-May-36
04-Jun-36Lydney166 tons coalBaltimore 07-Jun-36
11-Jun-36BaltimoreLightAppledore 12-Jun-36
22-Jun-36AppledoreLightLydney 22-Jun-36
24-Jun-36Lydney166 tons cement and coalUnion Hall via Barry 28-Jun-36
03-Jul-36Union HallLightLydney 05-Jul-36
10-Jul-36Lydney164 tons coalBallinacurraTattan17-Jul-36
22-Jul-36BallinacurraLightCardiff 24-Jul-36
28-Jul-36Cardiff166 tons coalYoughalCo-op Ltd30-Jul-36
06-Aug-36YoughalLightLydney 07-Aug-36
11-Aug-36Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherry 15-Aug-36
21-Aug-36CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 22-Aug-36
31-Aug-36AppledoreLightLydney 31-Aug-36
02-Sep-36Lydney172 tons coalCourtmacsherry 11-Sep-36
17-Sep-36CourtmacsherryLightLydney 19-Sep-36
22-Sep-36Lydney169 tons coalCourtmacsherryHolland26-Sep-36
13-Oct-36Courtmacsherry30 tons potatoesCardiffEd England14-Oct-36
16-Oct-36CardiffLightLydney 16-Oct-36
20-Oct-36Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryBennett03-Nov-36
13-Nov-36Courtmacsherry120 tons potatoesCardiffYoung Bros15-Nov-36
20-Nov-36Cardiff165 tons coalCourtmacsherryDeasy22-Nov-36
02-Dec-36Courtmacsherry90 tons potatoesNewportR England04-Dec-36
05-Dec-36NewportLightCardiff 05-Dec-36
07-Dec-36Cardiff170 tons coalPadstow 08-Dec-36
15-Dec-36PadstowLightCardiff 15-Dec-36
18-Dec-36Cardiff168 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken13-Feb-37
20-Feb-37PadstowLightCardiff 20-Feb-37
24-Feb-37Cardiff165 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken03-Mar-37
09-Mar-37PadstowLightCardiff 10-Mar-37
13-Mar-37Cardiff165 tons coalPadstowBray & Parken22-Mar-37
24-Mar-37PadstowLightLydney 30-Mar-37
02-Apr-37Lydney165 tons coalUnion HallFuller04-Apr-37
08-Apr-37Union HallLightDungarvon 10-Apr-37
18-Apr-37Dungarvon175 tons ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel20-Apr-37
22-Apr-37Briton FerryLightLydney 23-Apr-37
27-Apr-37Lydney170 tons coalWhitegateSheehan30-Apr-37
05-May-37WhitegateLightAppledore 06-May-37
10-May-37AppledoreLightLydney 11-May-37
14-May-37Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney17-May-37
26-May-37CourtmacsherryLightLydney 28-May-37
01-Jun-37Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryRuddock10-Jun-37
15-Jun-37CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 17-Jun-37
13-Jul-37AppledoreLightCardiff 13-Jul-37
15-Jul-37Cardiff165 tons coalHelfordGweek Co.19-Jul-37
31-Jul-37HelfordLightPlymouth 31-Jul-37
06-Aug-37Plymouth170 tons stoneElingTamlyn07-Aug-37
10-Aug-37ElingLightNewhaven 11-Aug-37
14-Aug-37Newhaven165 tons cementBidefordBaker22-Aug-37
30-Aug-37Bideford170 tons clayWeston Point (Runcorn)Weaver Navigation02-Sep-37
09-Sep-37Weston Point165 tons coalSchullO'Regan11-Sep-37
17-Sep-37SchullLightGarston 19-Sep-37
21-Sep-37Garston165 tons coalAppledoreLamey26-Sep-37
05-Oct-37AppledoreLightLydney 06-Oct-37
07-Oct-37Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryHolland09-Oct-37
15-Oct-37CourtmacsherryLightLydney 18-Oct-37
21-Oct-37Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney30-Oct-37
06-Nov-37CourtmacsherryLightLydney 12-Nov-37
14-Nov-37Lydney168 tons coalGweek 19-Nov-37
25-Nov-37Gweek170 tons ironPort TalbotSullivan10-Dec-37
16-Dec-38Port Talbot160 tons slagBidefordHobbs23-Dec-37
22-Jan-38BidefordLightLydney 23-Jan-38
26-Jan-38Lydney167 tons coalCourtmacsherry 06-Feb-38
13-Feb-38CourtmacsherryLightLydney 21-Feb-38
01-Mar-38Lydney168 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney06-Mar-38
11-Mar-38CourtmacsherryLightLydney 14-Mar-38
16-Mar-38Lydney167 tons coalCourtmacsherry 20-Mar-38
28-Mar-38CourtmacsherryLightCardiff 30-Mar-38
31-Mar-38Cardiff169 tons coalTruro 03-Apr-38
07-Apr-38TruroLightFalmouth 07-Apr-38
13-Apr-38Falmouth163 tons ironPort TalbotSullivan27-Apr-38
29-Apr-38Port TalbotLightLydney 30-Apr-38
04-May-38Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney06-May-38
13-May-38CourtmacsherryLightPoint of Air 17-May-38
19-May-38Point of Air165 tons coalKinsaleColeman22-May-38
27-May-38KinsaleLightLydney 28-May-38
03-Jun-38Lydney167 tons coalGlandoreKeenan10-Jun-38
14-Jun-38GlandoreLightAppledore 15-Jun-38
01-Jul-38AppledoreLightLydney 02-Jul-38
04-Jul-38Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney17-Jul-38
20-Jul-28CourtmacsherryLightLydney 22-Jul-38
26-Jul-38Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryFekilly04-Aug-38
09-Aug-38CourtmacsherryLightLydney 11-Aug-38
16-Aug-38Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney26-Aug-38
30-Aug-38CourtmacsherryLightLydney 02-Sep-38
07-Sep-38Lydney162 tons coalCourtmacsherryRuddock09-Sep-38
14-Sep-38CourtmacsherryLightLydney 16-Sep-38
24-Sep-38Lydney165 tons coalGlandoreMrs Hamilton27-Sep-38
30-Sep-38GlandoreLight [See OOA #025]Appledore 02-Oct-38
21-Oct-38Appledore167 tons clayWeston PointTo order26-Oct-38
04-Nov-38Weston Point159 tons house coalAppledoreLamey15-Nov-38
29-Nov-38AppledoreLightLydney 29-Nov-38
03-Dec-38Lydney164 tons coalCourtmacsherryMahoney19-Dec-38
26-Dec-38CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 27-Dec-38
03-Feb-39AppledoreLightCardiff 04-Feb-39
06-Feb-39Cardiff164 tons steam coalTruro?.L.M.19-Feb-39
02-Mar-39Truro165 tons scrap ironPort TalbotSullivan[blank]
10-Mar-39Port TalbotLight [See OOA #026]Appledore 11-Mar-39
14-Aug-39AppledoreLightLydney 14-Aug-39
18-Aug-39Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryRuddock20-Aug-39
26-Aug-39CourtmacsherryLightLydney 28-Aug-39
01-Sep-39Lydney168 tons coal [See OOA #027]CourtmacsherryMahoney06-Sep-39
10-Sep-39CourtmacsherryLightLydney 12-Sep-39
17-Sep-39Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherry 19-Sep-39
02-Oct-39CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 07-Oct-39
12-Oct-39AppledoreLightLydney 13-Oct-39
18-Oct-39Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherry 20-Oct-39
25-Oct-39CourtmacsherryLightLydney 27-Oct-39
03-Nov-39Lydney165 tons coalCourtmacsherryRuddock18-Nov-39
24-Nov-39CourtmacsherryLightLydney 26-Nov-39
01-Dec-39Lydney166 tons coalCourtmacsherryDeasy09-Dec-39
15-Dec-39CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 21-Dec-39
14-Feb-40AppledoreLight [See OOA #028]Lydney 15-Feb-40
23-Feb-40Lydney166 tons coalCourtmacsherryRuddock29-Feb-40
06-Mar-40CourtmacsherryLightAppledore 07-Mar-40
11-Mar-40Appledore173 tons clayCorkCarrigaline Pottery07-Apr-40
12-Apr-40CorkLightPenarth 13-Apr-40
15-Apr-40PenarthLightAvonmouth 15-Apr-40
19-Apr-40Avonmouth185 tons wheatSwanseaWeavers20-Apr-40
24-Apr-40SwanseaLightBarry 25-Apr-40
25-Apr-40Barry164 tons maizeSwanseaWeavers26-Apr-40
26-Apr-40SwanseaLightLydney 27-Apr-40
03-May-40Lydney170 tons coalYoughalFleming05-May-40
09-May-40YoughalLightLydney 11-May-40
18-May-40Lydney170 tons coalYoughalFarrell20-May-40
23-May-40YoughalLightLydney 25-May-40
04-Jun-40Lydney55 tons coal, 111 tons anthraciteYoughal via SwanseaFleming07-Jun-40
11-Jun-40YoughalLightLydney 13-Jun-40
17-Jun-40Lydney170 tons coalYoughalFleming19-Jun-40
24-Jun-40YoughalLightAppledore 25-Jun-40
01-Jul-40AppledoreLightLydney 02-Jul-40
14-Jul-40Lydney165 tons coalYoughalFarrel16-Jul-40
19-Jul-40YoughalLightAppledore 20-Jul-40
23-Jul-40AppledoreLightLydney 23-Jul-40
25-Jul-40Lydney165 tons coalBallycottonFenton30-Jul-40
03-Aug-40BallycottonLightLydney 05-Aug-40
08-Aug-40Lydney168 tons coalGlandoreHamilton14-Aug-40
19-Aug-40GlandoreLightLydney 21-Aug-40
[illegible]Lydney168 tons coalGlandoreHamilton04-Sep-40
07-Sep-40GlandoreLight [See OOA #029]Lydney 10-Sep-40
21-Sep-40Lydney168 tons coalKinsaleDeasy24-Sep-40
29-Sep-40KinsaleLightBideford 01-Oct-40
20-Oct-40Bideford128 tons oatsBarryRanks20-Oct-40
24-Oct-40BarryLightAvonmouth 25-Oct-40
29-Oct-40Avonmouth144 tons oatsSwanseaWeaver31-Oct-40
06-Nov-40SwanseaLightAvonmouth 06-Nov-40
08-Nov-40Avonmouth149 tons barleyBarryRanks08-Nov-40
14-Nov-40BarryLightAvonmouth 14-Nov-40
17-Nov-40Avonmouth172 tons maizeCardiffSpillers18-Nov-40
19-Nov-40CardiffLightAvonmouth 19-Nov-40
22-Nov-40Avonmouth172 tons maizeCardiffSpillers23-Nov-40
23-Nov-40CardiffLightAvonmouth 23-Nov-40
26-Nov-40Avonmouth144 tons barley [See OOA #030]CardiffSpillers27-Nov-40
27-Nov-40CardiffLightLydney 28-Nov-40
01-Dec-40Lydney155 tons coalAppledoreLamey02-Dec-40
06-Jan-41AppledoreLightNewport 07-Jan-41
08-Jan-41Newport152 tons steam coalBidefordBaker10-Jan-41
22-Jan-41BidefordLightNewport 23-Jan-41
24-Jan-41Newport172 tons coalMinehead 25-Jan-41
01-Feb-41MineheadLightCardiff 02-Feb-41
07-Feb-41Cardiff172 tons steam coalFremington 11-Feb-41
19-Feb-41FremingtonLightNewport 20-Feb-41
24-Feb-41Newport172 tons coalMinehead 25-Feb-41
27-Feb-41MineheadLightNewport 28-Feb-41
11-Mar-41Newport169 tons coalBideford 12-Mar-41
08-Apr-41Bideford173 tons clayCrosshaven 10-Apr-41
15-Apr-41CrosshavenLightBideford 16-Apr-41
29-Apr-41Bideford170 tons clayCrosshaven 30-Apr-41
04-May-41CrosshavenLightAppledore 05-May-41
13-May-41AppledoreLightCardiff 13-May-41
17-May-41Cardiff165 tons coalCourtmacsherryRuddock20-May-41
31-May-41CourtmacsherryLightKinsale 31-May-41
04-Jun-41Kinsale100 tons ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel06-Jun-41
11-Jun-41Briton FerryLightNewport 12-Jun-41
12-Jun-41Newport165 tons coalFremington 13-Jun-41
24-Jun-41FremingtonLightBarry 24-Jun-41
26-Jun-41Barry164 tons coalFremingtonTo order27-Jun-41
01-Jul-41FremingtonLightBarry 01-Jul-41
02-Jul-41Barry160 tons coalFremingtonTo order03-Jul-41
23-Jul-41FremingtonLightPort Talbot 23-Jul-41
25-Jul-41Port Talbot170 tons coalBridgwaterSomerset Trading25-Jul-41
11-Aug-41BridgwaterLightCardiff 11-Aug-41
12-Aug-41Cardiff170 tons coalHighbridgeL.N.W.R.15-Aug-41
23-Aug-41HighbridgeLightSwansea 24-Aug-41
30-Aug-41Swansea163 tons anthraciteBidefordBuckley Laundry31-Aug-41
12-Sep-41Bideford165 tons clayCrosshavenCarrigaline Pottery14-Sep-41
19-Sep-41CrosshavenLightCourtmacsherry 19-Sep-41
25-Sep-41Courtmacsherry152 tons ironBriton FerryBriton Ferry Steel29-Sep-41
01-Oct-41Briton FerryLightSwansea 01-Oct-41
03-Oct-41Swansea164 tons maizeCardiffSpillers03-Oct-41
14-Oct-41Cardiff165 tons coalDungarvonCreamery22-Oct-41
26-Oct-41DungarvonLightAppledore 27-Oct-41
05-Nov-41AppledoreLightCardiff 05-Nov-41
07-Nov-41Cardiff171 tons coalSharpness 08-Nov-41
10-Nov-41SharpnessLightNewport 11-Nov-41
12-Nov-41Newport158 tons coalWatchet 13-Nov-41
18-Nov-41WatchetLightLydney 19-Nov-41
20-Nov-41Lydney154 tons coalIlfracombePopham22-Nov-41
30-Nov-41IlfracombeLightBarry 01-Dec-41
04-Dec-41Barry168 tons coalDunball 06-Dec-41
09-Dec-41DunballLightNewport 09-Dec-41
11-Dec-41Newport150 tons anthraciteWatchetRonnick?13-Dec-41
16-Dec-41WatchetLightLydney 17-Dec-41
22-Dec-41Lydney160 tons coalMineheadGas Co.22-Dec-41
30-Dec-41MineheadLightSwansea 30-Dec-41
01-Jan-42Swansea160 tons coal [See OOA #031]BidefordDevon Trading Co.01-Jan-42
  [See OOA #032]   


List of Stores [no date]   
ShippedRemaining on boardTotalWhere shipped
10 gallons parrafineNil10 gallons parrafineGlasgow
1 cwt mixed paintNil1 cwt mixed paintGlasgow
2 coils Manilla RopeNil2 coils Manilla RopeGlasgow
2 coils wire ropeNil2 coils wire ropeGlasgow
1 box red lightsNil1 box red lightsGlasgow
1 lifebuoy lightNil1 lifebuoy lightGlasgow
1 Boat water breakerNil1 Boats water breakerGlasgow


Fuel [no other details]  
CharlestownApril100 galls Gasoline
GlasgowApr-19250 galls Gasoline
Appledore 200 galls Gasoline
Flushing 250 galls Gasoline
Appledore 180 galls Gasoline
Penryn 250 galls Gasoline
Exeter 100 galls Gasoline
Widnes 150 galls Gasoline
Plymouth 150 galls Gasoline
Plymouth 250 galls Gasoline
Newport28-Apr-36150 galls Gasoline

= = = = = = = =

Excerpts from ‘Out of Appledore’ by William James Slade, 1959.
Page numbers refer to 1st edition copy…

OOA-#001 - Page 68: In July 1922 we purchased the ketch Haldon 175 tons. I left the Millom Castle to take charge of her, and went to Haverfordwest with my father to take her to Appledore for survey to insure with the Braunton Shipowners Mutual Insurance Association. She had a very heavy mainsail as a ketch and father and I had hard work to set it. It was a double-barrel winch job from the commencement of the operation, but we finally arrived home in safety.

OOA-#002 - Page 68: After a few days we chartered with clay for London and back to Bideford with cement. My brother came with me and a young man from Ilfracombe who made himself useful with the engine, a great asset, as driving the engine was a job no one cared for when at sea.

OOA-#003 - Page 69: It came dirty south-west by the time we got to Anvil Point, so it was decided to run up inside the Isle of Wight for the night, anchoring off Cowes. The next morning, he (my father) got up early and hurried us all to get going again. However, we did have a very nice trip and finally arrived in Cherry Garden Pier London, where we discharged into barges. After discharging we shifted to Swanscombe and were soon on our way out again. We had a lovely north north-west wind all the way down channel and after 3 days, sailing nearly all the way, we arrived at Bideford.

OOA-#004 - Page 69: There I expected Father would leave us, but, oh no, he wanted mother to make a trip and I found myself going over the Bar a few days later as a passenger ship, with my mother and sister added to the list. Of course mother enjoyed it, she was a good sailor and could adapt herself to conditions as she found them.

OOA-#005 - Page 69: We got to Lydney the next day and loaded for Gweek. This is a very shallow place about six or seven miles above Helford and frequented by barges. We got a pilot at Helford but stuck in the river about a quarter of a mile from the quay. This was not the fault of the pilot, she was in the proper channel but there wasn't water enough even with a high spring tide, but Father had been there several times before and said: "We'll soon lighten her!" We found an old condemned barge, just about hanging together, but she was sunk. We got her freed of water as the tide went out, chinked up all the seams and bad places with oakum and on the next tide dropped her down river alongside our ship, took out about 15 tons from the after hatch, which was all we dared to put in the barge in her rotten condition, floated it up to the quay alongside of our ship and hove it out of her before the barge had time to sink.

OOA-#006 - Page 69: On the way down (out of the river) we had to encounter some nasty bends. I was at the wheel taking orders from the self-appointed pilot (Father), who stood on the knightheads shouting his orders. Mr brother [George] was standing by me and I said to him in an ordinary tone: "I don't believe he knows where he is going". And Father back from nearly a hundred feet away: "Oh don't I? You do as you are told." We both looked at each other and laughed. He was over sixty and his hearing was wonderful. Well he took her down all right and we never touched anywhere. Page 71: During our stay there (at Gweek), one of our ships, the Heather Bell, was caught in Coverack in an easterly gale. She parted her moorings, and a phone message came from the Master for assistance. We loaded a lorry up with big hausers which we carried on board Haldon, took them to Coverack and re-moored the Heather Bell. We also used the chain cables, but she went through the lot after pulling all the big granite posts out and some of the quay with them. She eventually went ashore just outside the piers on rocks to the north side of the harbour and became a total wreck. Father went home, and the mate of the Heather Bell joined the Haldon, where he continued for quite a long time.

OOA-#007 - Page 70: We chartered from Par to Runcorn which meant going from Helford empty. Mother had gone home but we couldn't get rid of Father. He was enjoying himself and he didn't want to go home till the weather got colder.

OOA-#008 - Page 70: We made a good run to Runcorn, but the next thing I knew the owner had chartered her for Gweek again. I wasn't too pleased about this, but it had to be faced, so we settled down to make the best of it. When we left, we encountered a strong south-west wind and went to Holyhead windbound. We laid there four or five days comfortably enough. When we left Holyhead it was still a head wind we had to face and, of course, the engine stopped. Father again was saving those halfpennies.

OOA-#009 - Page 72: The Haldon received weather damage on a voyage to Bridgwater. The gaff topsail burst and we had to send it down on deck for repairs which the mate and I managed alright, but she was a heavy ketch and served her sails and gear bad if we met any hard weather. In addition I found the main mast was slightly rotten in the eyes of the rigging, which meant lifting the rigging and trestle trees to thoroughly examine it. I got in communication with my father on the matter and we agreed to load bricks for Bideford where the examination could take place.

OOA-#010 - Page 72: After discharge we shifted to Harris' Yard, Appledore, when we found a new mast was required if she remained a ketch. I got busy with my rule and drafted out the Haldon rigged as a three masted fore and aft schooner, with pole masts. Page 73: She was a great success, sailed well and handled well, light as well as loaded. Her gear lasted three times loner and she was a far better sea boat. We made many passages without using the motor at all.

OOA-#011 - Page 73: We did quite a lot of trade to London with pottery clay, which was a heavy cargo, but the rig made if a much easier job for the ship and lighter work for the crew.

OOA-#012 - Page 73: On one particular voyage I had to leave Par light for Penryn in order to pick up tin concentrates for London. The loading berth at Penryn was very shallow and it needed the top of a high spring tide to get out of it with a full cargo. It was only two days to the top of the spring and a strong south-west wind blowing against us. The chances of getting down against it were slim indeed, but I determined to test her out and if I failed, to run back to Fowey. It was dark when we left, but for a ship with no ballast she was wonderful. We anchored in Falmouth Harbour a few hours afterwards. When we got to Penryn on the next tide my ship-broker friend Mr N.S. Furneaux was agreeably surprised. He could not imagine how we managed to get down in such adverse circumstances, but through this we had a quick turn round and a few days after discharged in London.

OOA-#013 - Page 74: It was now the mid nineteen twenties. Freights were getting scarce and it was gradually becoming more difficult to keep running. It was a case of survival of the fittest and life became harder as the months rolled by. I think the next few years were about the worst in my experience.

OOA-#014 - Page 76: On one voyage to Moorhill Quay (Youghal River) I had to catch the spring tide. It was fine calm weather and the motor had to be kept going somehow. I fitted six big end bearings that trip, no sleep or rest for three days. I arrived in the evening, sent a telegram home from Youghal and then set to about the engine because it was our last tide up the river on the following day. I worked all that night stripping the engine to the shaft, cleaned the banjo oilers and built it up again. We got to our berth all right, but completely worn out body and soul.

OOA-#015 - Page 75: We loaded at Lydney for Ballinacurra in Cork Harbour. On the way down channel the engine suddenly stopped with an awful smash. When I went to see the cause, I found the cylinder and crank-case gone and also the bottom part of the bottom part of the piston broken. We were now off Swansea and my mate advised me to get across the channel and in over the Bar for repairs. As usual we disagreed and I replied: "I've sailed it before and I can do it again, so we shall finish the voyage under sail. Several days later we sighted the Irish coast off Dongaroon [..account of fixing engine here..] and we anchored in Cork Harbour the following midnight.

OOA-#016 - Page 76: In due course we sailed for home to have our repairs done. The engine never stopped from Cork Harbour to Appledore...

OOA-#017 - Page 75: Once we took a cargo at Antwerp and back to Exeter from Willebroeck with a cargo of plate glass.

OOA-#018 - Page 77: Freights were low, and it was a struggle to keep going. Just after this my mate decided to retire as he was entitled to the 'old age pension'. I was left with two boys and I now arranged for a cousin to join me as mate, but he couldn't get to me for a week or two, and therefore sent his boy to fill the gap, so I went off to Lydney with the three lads, none of whom could take a watch and could only steer in fine weather.

OOA-#019 - Page 77: We sailed from Lydney to Clonakilty and it can easily be understood that sleep was out of the question as far as I was concerned, but we arrived all right and after discharging loaded oats for Newport.

OOA-#020 - Page 77: Arrangements were put in hand to purchase a new Ellwe engine for the Haldon, but we kept going until the new engine was delivered at Messrs P.K. Harris yard for quick installation. We got home at Christmas time ready for this work to be carried out. It was 64 b.h.p. Ellwe, I wanted a 90 b.h.p., but I only owned one-third of the ship and I was overruled. This meant I was often behind others in an engine race and I was forced to drive it hard to compete with those who had bigger power.

OOA-#021 - Page 82: I took on a contract to run coal from Ely Harbour to Padstow for a period of three months. It was a low freight, but we did two a week sometimes, if weather was fine, but again sometimes we were a fortnight on one. On the whole it was just a bare living.

OOA-#022 - Page 83: One particular voyage caused not a little worry. I had discharged cement at Exeter and a cargo of barytes was offering for West Bank (Runcorn). The Haldon was far from being a strong ship and barytes was a heavy cargo, but I made up my mind to risk it, hoping I wouldn't be caught in bad weather to strain her unduly. We got to Falmouth windbound, then a fine day appeared. The wind freshened westerly and she put her knightheads under water more than a few times before we eventually rounded Lands End and squared away for the Smalls. When we kept away to run up the St. George's Channel the wind died away and it became smooth. [..long account here of the vessel springing a leak and having to be continually pumped, before the hole was found and repaired..].

OOA-#023 - Page 90: The hardest period of the slump between the two world wars was between 1934 and 1938. The cut in freights was un-necessary and caused chaos among coastal shipowners. There were not enough cargoes to go round. Wages in the dockyard fell to 38s.6d per week in Messrs R Cock & Son's yard, but P.K. Harris & Sons refused to cut lower than £2.5s per week. Harris's kept going with great difficulty and often took on work just to keep the yard open. The Haldon was lying off the yard with nothing to do, and Father and I stopped to talk to Fred Harris. [We agreed to] stiffen up the Haldon with a couple of nine inch oak baulks but said we must wait until we earn it. Fred Harris said "I must keep the men in work, and I'll give you a price to see if we can arrange it." The work was agreed to be undertaken for the sum of £36. They did the work in quick time, I feel sure that P.K. Harris & Sons made no profit whatsoever on the job, but the yard remained open, and that was the main object.

OOA-#024 - Page 84: We got a contract from Ely Harbour, Cardiff, to Padstow. That winder was a wild one and we didn't do very well, only just keeping the wolf from the door. I earner very little cash for myself.

OOA-#025 - Page 91: We came in from an Irish port empty intending to load clay for the Mersey. When we got to Bideford Bay it was blowing hard... we hove in to Clovelly Roads to wait for the tide, and our engine started giving a bit of trouble... A heavy squall struck the ship and veering northerly... we had to get out of Clovelly Roads. ...the sudden jerk caused the mast to break about seven feet above the main rigging... Things were getting desperate any my crew were not practical seamen... We came in over the tail... and when we passed Appledore Quay I expected some assistance from the hoveller [an unlicensed pilot or boatman] I usually employed, but it was Sunday and no-one came. We anchored off Newquay Ridge off Harris's yard, with two anchors [..long account..].


The Haldon rigged as a two-masted ketch

OOA-#026 - Page 93: Then came another catastrophe. I had discharged scrap in Port Talbot, and as usual found difficulty in getting a freight. We sailed in the evening for home and it was dark when we got clear of Port Talbot... I had been off deck about half an hour when I heard my mate shout, "Oh! my God!" I reached the wheel as we struck a light oil tanker stem on into her port side. The crew were taking to the boat without bothering where I was. I yelled at them to stop lowering the boat, which I steered our ship clear of the other. When I went to ascertain the extent of the damage, I got a shock. She was completely shattered down to the light water mark. If she had been loaded, there is no doubt she would have sunk like a stone. [..Long account - got ship home, badly damaged, surveyed by Insurers, damage estimated at £760 to repair, but insured for £600, so stated to be a Constructive Total Loss. Received £592.10s compensation. Bought vessel back from insurers for £90 and repaired it themselves..]. When the Haldon came out of dock, she was a much better ship than before.
[Photo shows the damaged Haldon moored against Appledore Quay]

OOA-#027 - Page 96: We made several voyages to Ireland and then the Second World War broke out. During the phoney period it made little or no difference to us, but when the minefield was laid across the St George's Channel, some of the ships didn't care about going up by the Tusker and down close to shore as then now had to do to reach Ireland. It wasn't so bad in summer but when winter started to set up, it was a difficult route for what was practically a sailing vessel. The freights, of course, jumped up to double and soon it became a paying business all through.

OOA-#028 - Page 96: With Christmas over, we started again in the Irish trade and got quite used to the Tusker route.

OOA-#029 - Page 98: I was discharging at Glandore in the County of Cork when I got a telegram relayed from my father at Appledore. It stated, "Haldon requisitioned by H.M. Government for balloon barrage purposes, proceed to Appledore for inspection." I was chartered to go to Lydney to load a cargo for Glandore again at a rate of freight I had only dreamed of for many years, and I resented the idea of losing an obvious chance to make a bit of money. It didn't take me long to see my way out of that difficulty [..long narrative: Telegram had been sent to W.J.Slade's father W.K.Slade in Appledore, who no longer owned the Haldon..]. I proceeded to Lydney to fulfil my charter. When we landed, being neap tides I was able to go home for the weekend. There I found all the requisitioned ships about to be surveyed [..told Admiralty officer they had made a mistake, and that requisition was sent to the wrong person..]. After some argument I am my ship were rejected. The rest were all taken except the Kathleen & May and the Emma Louise.

OOA-#030 - Page 100: I found my sight was suffering and the knocking about I had received in an air raid at Avonmouth hadn't helped. [This raid appears to have taken place on 25th Nov 1940, and hit the Shell Canning Factory at Avonmouth Docks].

OOA-#031 - Page 102: [With failing eyesight...] I realised that my sight was not equal to the job and it was time to get out. We loaded in Swansea for Bideford. I thought a lot about it, and finally asked Bill [the ship's mate: William Cox] if he would like to take charge of the Haldon. He was, of course, very pleased and so in September 1943 [sic], I gave up my berth as master to a younger and much fitter man.

OOA-#032 - Page 104: I had disposed of the Haldon. We had bought her in 1923 for £1,200. I sold her in 1944 for £2,500. She was always a trouble, but I earned a good living in her and sold her at a profit. I had no regrets.

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