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SMACK I AM H1184
Built
1878
Dartmouth
Off Number
79445
Length Ft
74.0
Tons Gross
75.4
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Registered SMACK I AM H1184 Owners 1878 Peter Bates 7 Melbourne Parade Hessle Rd Hull
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Fate :12 Dec 1883 Wrecked Lincolnshire
 

 

19 May 1884 Court Case

19 May 1884 Court Case It was alleged that on the 11th and 12th of Dec 1883 that William Harmer aged 27 did by neglect of duty and drunkeness an act which caused the immediate loss and destruction of the fishing smack I AM of Hull of which he was the skipper and also tending to endager the lives of James Thompson and William John Atkinson who were on board the vessel. The charge was brought under the Merchant Shipping Act.

The I Am left Hull on the 10 Dec with her normal crew and reached Great Grimsby around 6pm, The skipper , second and third hand went on shore leaving Atkinson and Thompson aboard the smack. While ashore the men visited several public houses the second and third hand returned to the smack and finding everything alright they returned to the shore. The three men stayed on shore the night and all the next day drinking, that night the men intended to go onboard the smack but rough weather prevented them from doing so. The following morning the smack seen to be safe so the men continued their course of drinking. During that day they found the smack had disappeared. The persumption is that as a storm sprung up the vessel was driven out to sea. Neither the vessel nor the lads have been heared of since. In his defence the skipper stated that the lads were competent to manage the vessel and the affair may have happened had the whole crew been aboard. The Jury found Skipper Harmer guilty and sentenced him to 3 months imprisonment.

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
THOMPSON JAMES 17 SMACK I AM H1184 ' Deckhand 12 Dec 1883 Lost at sea
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ATKINSON WILLIAM JOHN 15 SMACK I AM . Cook 13 Dec 1883 Lost when vessel drove out to sea   GEORGE ?
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HARMER WILLIAM 27 SMACK I AM H1184 . Skipper 1883 .
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