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Name: TUSKAR
Launched:
Completed: 06/1870
Builder: Hepple T & Son, Low Walker, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 97gt, 14nrt, 90.7 x 18.1 x 9.2ft
Engines: 41nhp
Engines By:
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 60552
History:
06/1870 Charles Octavius Young et al; registered at North Shields
by 1875 Charles Octavius Young, Cardiff
by 1878 Charles W Christie, Cardiff
05/01/1881 William Mc Bean, Scarborough; registered at Scarborough
1888 William T Sellers, Scarborough
1891 Appleby & Brogden, Scarborough
07/01/1895 Sank
Comments: 05/01/1881: Allocated fishing registration number SH45 at Scarborough
07/01/1895: Sank 18m ESE of Scarborough, skipper Chas Donkin and crew of 6 picked up by the trawling smack RELIANCE of Grimsby
"Tuskar had trawled up a large stone in her net and whilst hauling the stone in the cod end hit the side of the ship as she rolled in heavy seas causing her plates to fail. "
Thanks to George Westwood for the above details