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PORTHLEVEN BOATS INFORMATION from Newlyn Archive (photos mentions NOT held here)

Ada

PZ 196

Ada. 2nd class lugger. 32.7 foot. 9.9 beam. 7 ton. Built Porthleven 1903 for Richard Nicholls, Newlyn. Richard Nicholls, Newlyn Town was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Richard Nicholls, Newlyn Town was listed as owning PZ 196 Ada, which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO) when the boat was listed as not worked. 1916 sold to Charles Thompson, Newlyn, skipper Richard Nicholls; sold same year to John Harvey, Newlyn. 1917 7hp Kelvin fitted. 1928 sold to William Orchard, Porthleven. 1940 sold to George Catchpole, Marazion. 1941 sold to William Thompson & Fredrick Tooks, Penzance. Worked through war years. List: 3663 Butts. References: Penlee House Box 33 DH/PM/3 No80. NA 3266, 3535

Ada

PZ 479

Ada. 2nd class lugger, 6.25 tons, 27' 27" long, 2 men 1 boy crew. Built Porthleven 1906. Motor fitted 1913. Owner‐skipper Edwin Pezzack 1906‐1916, sold Penzance;  Owner Percy Coleman, Kenneth Bennetts 1916, sold St Ives. Skipper Edward Reynolds. List: 2218 Brownfield

Agatha 

PZ 218

Agatha. 1st class lugger. 46 foot. 26 ton. Built Porthleven 1878 for Philip Symons,  Porthleven, skipper Richard Pascoe. 1892 sold to John Harvey & Henry Jacka, Newlyn, skipper John Harvey. John Harvey was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO).1908 broken up. List: 3663 Butts. NA 1199.

Agnes

PZ 334

Agnes. 2nd class lugger, 31.5ft, 11 tons. Built Porthleven 1885. Owner Edward Downing.   Wrecked Boscowan Point in Mounts Bay, 1925. List: 1330 Madron. Reference: Tregenza 1984:63.

Ann Marcel

PZ 389

Ann Marcel. Built by Peake. A 27‐foot crabber built for David Hosking, of Porthleven. Launched in August 1965. PZ 389 was the largest boat built in Newlyn for over thirty years. She was designed by Mr HN Peake to the requirements of the White Fish Authority, and was 27 feet long with a beam of 9 feet and 3 ft 6 inch draft. She was carvel‐built of one‐inch larch planking on sawn oak frames at 15 inch centres: the keel and stem were also of oak. As befitting her intended purpose, she had a large unobstructed well deck aft with a steering shelter forward; the engines (located immediately aft of the steering shelter) consisted of a 24 hp Lister main engine with an 8½ hp similar engine on the port quarter; the main engine alone giving her a speed of about eight knots. An Echo sounder was also fitted. Reference: Glenys Peake, 2009. CG   Bainbridge, Cornish Boats and Boat‐builders: Peake's of Newlyn, Cornish Magazine, Vol 8 No 8 December 1965:178‐179. NA 1041, 1042, 1043

Aspire

PZ 543

Aspire. 2nd class dandy, 32 foot, 9½ ton, built Porthleven 1894 for James Pascoe, Porthleven. 1907 sold to John Tremithick, Porthleven, 1907 name changed to ASPIRE. John Tremethick, Newlyn Town, was listed as owning PZ 543 Aspire, which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO).  1915 motor fitted. 1923 registration cancelled.

Auld Lang Syne

Z 486

P Auld Lang Syne. 1st class lugger. 52 foot. 35 ton. Built Porthleven 1891 for Richard Nicholls, Newlyn. 1916 26hp motor fitted.  The old sailing lugger PZ 486 was one of the boats that went to Whitby every year (1210). Peter & Edward Nicholls was eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). As part of the Perkin Warbeck Pageant of 1906, Capt R Nicholls and others dressed as Ancient Britons, wearing tiger skin, long matted beards, and carrying barbarous weapons, came ashore in the galley, Honour.  Richard Nicholls, Street‐ an‐Nowan, was listed as owning PZ 486 Auld Lang Syne (marked as not worked for long while), which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO). 1920 Mary Nicholls became owner, skipper Richard Nicholls. 1928 condemned and registration cancelled. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later (4133 JFT). 'Dicky' Woods also associated with this boat. Lists: 4133 JFT; 1326 Richards; 3663 Butts. Reference: Cornishman 15/8/1907.

Ben‐my‐Chree II

PZ 545

Ben‐my‐Chree II,  (the girl I love). Built 1912. 1st class ketch, 53.7 ft long, 15.8 beam, 40 tons. Built Porthleven for Thomas and Lewis Hicks in 1912. 48 hp engine fitted. Skipper Thomas Hicks.   Sold to Louis Hicks, 1930. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later. Last registration 1934. The Hicks brothers fished from Ben‐My‐ Cree which left Mousehole 1936. She was owned by Godfrey and Louise Hicks before they replaced her with the Karenza in 1977. Painted by Jeffery Lawrence. List: 4133 JFT; 1330 Madron. Reference: Cornishman 17/3/2011;   Cornishman, 3/8/1995:5; Butt 2012:357. AA 4562.

Bessie

PZ 387

387 PZ Bessie. Porthleven boat. Registered 24/2/1891. Owner T Kitchen and owner‐master William Carne. List: 1878 Port PZ.

Boy Bob

PZ 204

Boy Bob. 1st class lugger. 48 foot. 24½ ton. Built 1882 for Harry & James Pascoe, Porthleven. 1898 sold to James Boase & Richard Simons, Porthleven, skipper Richard Simons.   R Symons, Chapel St was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Richard Symons, Newlyn was listed as owning PZ 204 Boy Bob (marked not worked and may not), which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO). 1916 broken up. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later (4133 JFT). List:3663 Butts. NA 2739.

Boy George (Gary)

PZ 576 

Boy George (Gary). Netter, 11.95m. Porthleven boat, owned by Pearce, fish merchant. Bought by Belgian fishermen during the war.  On one occasion they shot away the top of their mast while defending themselves against German air attack (B Stevenson in conversation). List: 431 Chappell. References: McWilliams (NA 1419); Smylie, 2009:233.

Boy Jack

PZ 194

Boy Jack. 2nd class lugger. 26.6 foot, 6 ton, built St Ives 1905 for John Pender, Mousehole. Named after Jack Pender. Mentioned in Cornishman 25/7/1913: 'On Thursday morning the catches were very light, not enough for the local hawkers. Messrs Fender Bros, with their boats Mistletoe and Boy Jack, have left for Falmouth to fish from there.' 1914 sold to owner skipper John Eddy, Newlyn. Sold her same year to Charles Weeks, Newlyn. 1919 sold to Obediah Bowden, Porthleven, engine fitted. 1920 sold Polperro. Reference: Pender 1982:11. List: Butts 2013

Boy Jim 

PZ 201

Boy Jim. 2nd class lugger. 24.6 foot, 8.5 beam, 5½ ton, built Porthleven 1905 for Richard & William   Richards, Newlyn, skipper William Richards. 1915 engine fitted. 1919 sold to William & Gilbert  Richards, Porthleven, skipper Gilbert Richards. 1936 sold to Thomas Matthews & Gilbert Richards, Porthleven. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later. Worked through war years.  List: 4133 JFT; 1326 Richards; 1330 Madron.

Boy Joe 

PZ 29 

Boy Joe (301 PE). Pilchard driver. 31 ft. 2nd class lugger built Porthleven 1886. Owner William Tonkin. Newlyn 1887‐1920. Edward Tonkin, Eden Place was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO) but the entry was crossed through. Broken up.  Reference: Penlee House Newlyn Artists Album 901426; Butts 2013

Boy Sam

PZ 138

Boy Sam. 2nd class lugger, 18.4 ft long, 5.8 ft beam, 1½ tons. Bult Porthleven 1928, motor fitted. Patricia Cardell owner in 1938 with Thomas Tonkin skipper. Sold to Newlyn 1941.

Breeze

PZ 381

Breeze.  2nd class lugger, 29.9 foot,6.75 tons, 29' 9" long. 2 men 1 boy crew. Built Porthleven 1869. Rebuilt in Mousehole  1907. Owners: James Eddy Porthleven 1869‐1889, sold Mousehole; Edward Pezzack 1889‐1898; Richard & Edwin Pezzack 1898‐1907, sold Newlyn; Charles and James Jenkin, Newlyn 1907‐1911; George Dennis, Mousehole 1911‐1913; John Dennis, Mousehole 1913‐1919. Broken up 1919. List: 2218 Brownfield. Reference: Butts 2012:302.

Britannia

PZ 8

Britannia. Built at Mevagissey in 1903. Owner: James Henry Coles, 1934. Operated out of Porthleven and Penzance for 30 years before being taken to Kent. John Nelligan bought her in July 2003 and sailed her back to Cornwall. Reference: Cornishman 20/10/2003; Merrick 2005:21; Lenton 2006: xxxix (photo). NA 1198, 2509, 4576

Budget

PZ 10

Budget. 1st class ketch. 60.3ft. 6.7 beam. 2 ton. Built Porthleven 1909, owned by BJ Ridge, Fish buyer and Kenneth Bennett. Skipper Benjamin J Ridge, 1919‐1926 . Alfred William Hurr b1887 worked on this boat. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later. Sold to Lowestoft. List: 1326 Richards; 1327; 4133 JFT. NA 122; 1552; 4266. Reference Butts 2013:71.

Chichester Lass

PZ 63

Chichester Lass. 18.16 tons. Scottish built trawler for Shippam's of Chichester, launched 1955. Owner/skipper Robert (Bobbie) Jewell and crew Maurice Williams, Ben Orchard (from Porthleven) and John Tonkin (Newlyn). Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later. Bobby Jewell was pilchard driving on the Chichester Lass in the early 1960s. John Foster Tonkin worked with him.  Chichester Lass was owned by Shippams. Bobby Jewell later bought her for trawling. Working in the 1960s. She is the subject of the 2nd film clip from Golowan Community Arts ITN film which Denton put in to the archive May 2013. List: 4133 JFT. Shippams Advert (2385)

Children's Friend

PZ 604

Children's Friend. 2nd class lugger, 19 foot, 6.9 beam, 3 ton, built St Ives 1896 by Paynter for Frank Thomas, Penberth, skipper Richard Thomas. 1931 sold to William Eddy, Mousehole, name changed to MERLIN, motor fitted.   1935 sold to William Harvey, Mousehole. Worked through war years. Mike Butts brought her in Newlyn 1962 and got her back to Mousehole, fitted a 9‐11hp Coventry Victor deisel engine, stainless steel shaft etc., she was built with inch and a quarter pitch pine planking with a keel about 3 foot below the water line, very deep drafted and stable in any weather, re‐registered to PZ 337.   Worked her mackerel fishing and long lining until the early 1970's. Then sold her to Mark Stretham, Porthleven, he worked her for several years then sold her to Falmouth. Last time MB saw her she was moored off Falmouth Yacht Club in the late 1980's. Butts 2013

CMP

PZ 26

CMP. 1st class lugger. 48 foot. 30 ton. Built Porthleven in 1880 for owners John Cowls & Henry Hocking, Porthleven, skipper Henry Hocking. Sold to Thomas & Edward Cotton, Newlyn in 1898, skipper Thomas Cotton. Edward Cotton was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Broken up in 1909.

Cornwall

PZ 340 

Cornwall. Built Porthleven. Registered 29/4/1869. Owners: William & Thomas Hosking and Thomas Kitchen. Master William Hosking. Registration cancelled 11/6/1883. Broken up 11/6/1883.  List: 1878 Port PZ.

Daisy

PZ 496

Daisy. 2nd class lugger,  24 ft. Owned by Joseph Pascoe and William Bawden. Built 1892.  On Saturday 11/8/1894 sank while racing at Porthleven regatta.  6 men on board, 5 rescued. Captain Joseph Williams was drowned.

Dashing Spray

PZ 621

Dashing Spray. 2nd class lugger, 24.8 ft, 4½ tons. Built Porthleven 1898 Owner Richard Cornish of Mousehole, lost at sea 1940.

Desire

PZ 335 

Desire. 2nds class lugger, 38.6 ft. 'On 15, 1871 Porthleven fishing boat Desire PZ335 a 2nd class lugger of 38.6 foot with 7 men and a boy aboard was run down by steamer Corlic. Drowned were owner John Strict 40, his two sons James 17 and John 13, John Hockin 63, John Thomas James 26, William Allen 19, Thomas Matthews 19. The only survivor was Thomas Toy 19, who was landed a week later at Liverpool with a broken leg.' Reference: Butts 2012:281.

Dos Amigos

PZ 60 

Dos Amigos was a gig called 'Francis of St Ives' owned by 'Tony the Spaniard' Rodriguez and sold to Conway   for pilchard catching. Brought to Newlyn by Harvey & Son with a Porthleven crew. Made headlines when it went missing but was brought to St Ives by French trawler. It then became a lugger at Looe named Deux Kerens. In 2013 it was retrieved from Looe harbour by crane and transported to a boatyard in Hayle. List: Harvey 3607. NA 3545. Reference: Cornishman 31/1/2013.

Early Dawn 

PZ 377

Early Dawn. 2nd class lugger. 33 foot. 10 ton. Built in Porthleven by Richard Kitto in 1885 for Richard & William Pascoe, Porthleven, skipper Richard Pascoe. 1894 sold to Richard Kitto and sons, Porthleven, skipper Robert Williams. 1902 sold to Richard Nicholls, Newlyn.  RR Nicholls, Chapel St was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Thomas Reynolds, Newlyn was listed as owning PZ 377, Early Dawn, which entitled him to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO). 1911 sold to Richard Webb, Porthleven. 1925 registration cancelled. List 3663 Butts.

Eldorado

PZ 578 

Eldorado (Dorado). 1st class lugger, 41 foot, 19 ton, built Porthleven 1896 for Mary Kelynack, Newlyn, skipper Thomas Kelynack. Mary Kelynack was eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Mary Kelynack applied  to have her name put on the list of voters for the election of Newlyn harbour commissioners, 01/09/1906. Mary Kelynack, Street‐an‐Nowan, was listed as owning PZ 578 Eldorado, which entitled her to vote for election of two boat owners as Harbour Commissioners, list dated 13/10/1915 at CRO NHC/8 Box 2 (890 CRO).  1915 broken up. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later (4133 JFT). List: 1326 Richards. Reference: Date database, 191.

Eleanor

PZ 422

Eleanor, 2nd class lugger. 43 foot. Owner skipper Richard Cowls, Porthleven, 1878 to 1885 then registration cancelled. List: 3663 Butts

Emblem 

PZ 117 

Emblem. 1st class lugger. 49.3 foot. 28 ton. Owners John Pascoe & Bawden brothers, Porthleven, skipper John Pascoe, 1880 to 1889. 1889 sold to Samuel Deeble Tonkin, Newlyn. Old photo taken before the completion of the North Pier in 1886. SD Tonkin, Fore St was listed as eligible to vote for harbour commissioners, 1906 ( CRO NHC/7/Box 1; NA 2367 CRO). Samuel Deeble Tonkin had motors fitted and built wheelhouses on his boats, he was one of the few boat owners who could afford to motorise his boats. 1911 sold to Richard Richards & William Eddy, Porthleven, skipper Richard Richards. 1912 sold to Falmouth. Emblem sold to a Frenchman as a pleasure boat and was motorised. Operating at Newlyn around 1932 and later (4133 JFT). Lost at sea since the war. Picture of boat in Dennis Matthew Video. List:  BS list of boats lost at sea; 3663 Butts. References: Information from Linda Wake; Holmes 2001:84. NA 1480; 4187.

Emblem

PZ 575 

Emblem. 1st class lugger, 50 ft, 35 tons. Built Porthleven 1895. Parted moorings during severe storm and carried out of Mousehole harbour by surf, went ashore by the old Coastguard Station, and was wrecked.  Her new £300 engine, sails, nets and footlines were salvaged. Mousehole boat, 1900‐1910, J Hicks. It was replaced by PZ 26 Emblem. See 47; 116. List: 1326 Richards; 1330 Madron.

Emblem

PZ 26 

Emblem. Built as 1st class dandy, 40.8 ft long, 12.1 ft beam, 22 tons with 30 hp motor at Porthleven 1914 for John, Edward and Richard Hicks and David Sleeman. Sold to John and Edward Hick in 1917, lengthened at Newlyn in 1920 to 53 ft, 13.9 beam, 32 tons,. Gardener 30 hp and Kelvin 26 hp fitted, sold to John, Edward and Leslie Hicks in 1925, destroyed by fire and sunk 1930. At some time 'Jack' Hicks skipper/owner. This replaced previous PZ 575 Emblem. Victor painting (1894‐1980). List: 4133 JFT; 1330 Madron. Reference: Butts 2012; Holmes 1992:84; Tregenza 1984:61‐62; Lays Catalogue 19/1/2012. NA 4562.

Ethel

PZ 543

Ethel. 2nd class dandy, 32 foot, 9½ ton, built Porthleven 1894 for James Pascoe, Porthleven. 1907 sold to John Tremithick, Porthleven, 1907 name changed to Aspire.

Fairy

PZ 14

Fairy. 2nd class lugger, 10 tons, 10' 2" beam, 32' 8" long. Crew 3 men, 1 boy. Built Penzance 1885, motor fitted 1919. 14 PZ was at Mousehole c.1900. Owners Charles & Henry Pezzack 1885‐1919; John Russell, William Williams, Porthleven 1919‐1933. Broken up 1933. List: 2218 Brownfield. Reference: Williams 1885:13; Butts 2011:332

Florence Edith

PZ 557



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