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Steam trawler "Restless Sea" around 1880-90s
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:28 GMT (UK) »
I found someone working on this ship as a cook in 1881 and wanted to find a bit more about the ship and try and get a picture if possible. Any ideas hints etc?

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Re: Steam trawler "Restless Sea" around 1880-90s
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Can you give us the Port of Registry and/or the official number of RESTLESS SEA?
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: Steam trawler "Restless Sea" around 1880-90s
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 November 18 17:00 GMT (UK) »
built john collins hoad yard rye number 79197 reg in ramsgate 1879

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Re: Steam trawler "Restless Sea" around 1880-90s
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 November 18 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Ah! Seems she was named RESTLESS WAVE!
As you say she was built in Rye, built from wood with a 10 HP engine, Screw driven. 64.7 long, breadth 17.4 depth 8.3. 31NRT 46 GRT.
Registered in Ramsgate in June 1879 and owned by James Wales of Ramsgate until 1883 when she was purchased by James Hoad of Ramsgate. ( The builders Father/Brother?) She was purchased in 1887 by Bernard McGoldrick of Donegal then Alexander Fiddles of Aberdeen and her registry was transferred to Granton later purchased By James Muirhead of Edinburgh. RESTLESS WAVE was sunk 4 miles WxS of May Island on 19 October 1890.
For more information and maybe a photograph, try Ramsgate Maritime Museum. I think they may be closed in Winter but I have always found them responsive in the past.
Debbie Beavis, co owner of the Mariners L website is a mine of knowledge regards the Fishing history of Ramsgate. May be worth contacting her. http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/UKPages.htm
Crew List for 1879 are at https://www.kent.gov.uk/#
1890 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2478998
1885 should be at NMM Greenwich
Most of the remainder  https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewcombinedcrews.php?Official_No=79197
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Re: Steam trawler "Restless Sea" around 1880-90s
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 November 18 01:29 GMT (UK) »
The vessel is on the 1881 Census at Ramsgate Thanet
Edwin Lynden Master and 5 crew including cook Herbert Knowles
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Re: Steam trawler "Restless Sea" around 1880-90s
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 November 18 11:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks i have that already