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Naiad - a general history

Naiad 1825-1851

Yarmouth, Norfolk: one deck with beams; two & trysail masts; square rigged; square stern; carvel built wood snow; 129g; 76.8 x 17.9 x 11.0; lengthened, part new deck & repairs to damage 1845; some repairs 1847.

Owners: 1827-29 Barber & Co; 1845 Robert France, John Punshon Denton & Henry Proctor (master mariner), Hartlepool.

Masters: 1827 W Randall; 1829-31 J Steward; 1845 Henry Proctor; November 1845 Thomas McCarthy; March 1846-50 David Myers; August 1850 Charles Smith; December 1850-51 David Myers.

Naiad was run down & sunk by the North Shields brig Vesper, Master Bennett, off Southwold on 19 March 1851. Crew saved. Loss recorded by letter from Robert France, owner, to Hartlepool Customs House.

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