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Star o'Tay

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Paddle trawler Star o' Tay. She was built by J.P. Rennoldson & Son in 1870, and based at Scarborough.
Dimensions 96.2 feet long and 19 feet beam she had a tonnage of 101 ton gross, built of wood and steam powered paddle wheels of 50 nhp.

The following appeared in the Western Mail newspaper, on October 31st, 1889:
LOSS OF A STEAM-TRAWLER NEAR MILFORD. About four o'clock on Wednesday morning the steam-trawler Star o' Tay (owner Woodger), Captain J. Chambers, went on the rocks at Lynn's Way [Lindsay Rocks, St. Ishmaels], and will become a total wreck. The captain reports that on Tuesday night, when outside the harbour mouth, about three miles off St. Anne's Head, the Star o' Tay sprang a leak. They immediately headed her for Milford Haven, but the fires being eventually put out by the water, which rapidly gained on them, the captain and crew, consisting of seven men, had to abandon her and take to the boats. A strong gale from the south-west was blowing on Wednesday and the vessel was rapidly going to pieces. 

Donor : Malcolm Cook

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