Mersey pilot


The pilot vessels belonging to the Liverpool Pilotage Service made regular use of the Amlwch port for repairs. This may have been why William Thomas tendered for and built such a vessel in 1875. She was Pilot Vessel number 11. A 76 foot schooner rigged vessel of 110 tons made with copper fastened English oak. She was well appointed and had an agreed price of £2,600. she was launched on 6th April.
Her life was short but eventful. On 12 October 1877 she was run down by the steam ship Menelaus and sunk. She was raised and restored back to Pilot service only to be run down again by the SS Landana on 2nd December 1885.

(Painting by Peter Williams local artist)

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