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CHINDWIN H34
Built
1887
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
93123
Length Ft
100.0
Tons Gross
128
Yard Number
21
Breadth Ft
20.1
Tons Net
59
Launched
03 12 1887
Draught
10.3
Hp
45 HP
Registered
31 12 1887
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
10 K
Registered CHINDWIN H34 Owners George Beeching & Thomas Kelsall
    Owners 1895 Transfered to Fleetwood
    Owners 1895 George Webster & Co, Glasgow.
Fate : 06 Feb 1895 Wrecked off Wigtownshire Coast Scotland after sailing from fleetwood on the 31st Jan with a Hull crew - All crew managed to get ashore
 

 

Crewmen
 
GLENTON - ( Skipper ) 1895 The Chidwin under skipper Glenton had left Fleetwood on the 31st Jan to fish of the grounds near Colonsay, on the 6th Feb the vessel started to return to Fleetwood but soon encountered a heavy snow fall. At around midnight the vessel ran onto rocks and quickly filled with water, the crew took to the rigging , the snow still falling and the cold was intense but they waited till dawn to try and make a landing. At dawn it was seen that the rocks were pinnacles and a running noose was fastened to one of them, the men then climbed the 80 or 90 foot rope to the cliff and then a further 50ft had to be climbed, the entire crew safely made the ascent onto the cliff tops. There was no sight of habitation and the exhausted crew searched for over 5 hours in vain for some kind of shelter, as a last resort they dug a hole in the snow and huddled together for over 3 hours, were eventually after freezing to one another the men set off inland. They eventually came across what they thought was ashepherds hut but turned out to be a manure heap, but with straw and chippings they managed to light a fire. One of the crew noticed the second engineers foot was in the fire, on inspection it was found that his big toe and second toe had been completely burned off, his foot having been paralysed by frostbite. at around 8`o Clock on the Friday morning 8th Feb the crew were discovered by a shepherd who planned to guide them to a Mr Carrs house at Garnock. The Engineer been so exhausted by the ordeal begged the rest of the crew to leave him of which they refused, and they took turns to drag him to the farm at Granock, it was discovered that all members of the party were suffering from severe frostbite.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
DIER JOHN . CHINDWIN H34 . Skipper 7 Jul 1888 .
HIGH JAMES . CHINDWIN H34 . Second Hand 7 Jul 1888 .
NEWBURY FRANK . CHINDWIN H34 Third hand 7 Jul 1888 .
POTTER W . CHINDWIN H34 . Fourth hand 7 Jul 1888 .
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GLENTON T S . CHINDWIN H34 . Skipper 31 Jan 1895 Skipper 06 02 1895 when vessel wrecked
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