LEADER 20446

 

Built 1858 at Swansea 108 T

Owner:-

1858-1878 Nicholas Bate

Master:-

1858-1878 Nicholas Bate

Crew members included his step sons: John Courtis Davies and Thomas Owen Davies

 

Captains regs Guildhall 18567/2 for Nicholas Bate b C'wall 1829 72764

1870 Jan 24, Mar 24, May 16, Sep 12, Dec 29 Ct, Aug 24

1871 Feb 13 FPS, Apr 21, nP Jun 7, Sep 5, 26

1872 Jan 15, Feb 24, Mar 30, Apr 5, May 27, Jul 23, Aug 7, Oct 17 FPS Dec 28, Sep 25

1873 Apl 28 Ct, May 19 Jul 19 FPS Aug 22 Dec 6 Dec 31

Captains regs 18567/16 cert 72764 changed to 79389

1874 Leader 20446 FPS Mar 7, Mar 11, Jun 6, Aug 19, Aug 26, Nov 30

1875 Ct Feb 12, Feb 24, Apl 19, Aug 20 FPS, Nov 22, Dec27

1876 FPS Apl 27, Jul 3, Jun 26

1877 Jan 26, Aug 31, Dec24

1878 abandoned at sea Nov 1/21 recovered 4/26, sunk after collision Dec 18/34

 

Captains regs 18567/29 NB cert 76389 (not 79389)

1880-2 Douglas so it seems he had to take his master's cert again!

1883-5 blank

1886 Maggie 63672 June 1 Dis BS

1887 blank

18567/44 Nicholas Bate 76389

1888-93 blank

1894 Sarah Lightfoot & Agnes Ellen

1895 blank

 

Crew list 1875 at MM Greenwich

Leader 20446 reg Swansea no 9 1871 99T owner Nicholas Bate, Aberavon, master NB 72764

24 Feb 1875 Ardrossan to Santander, ended Swansea 19 Apr 75

N Bate b C'wall

NJ Bate b Aberavon bal 5-15-8

Edward Williams

Billing

 

At Santander 8 Mar - 16 Mar

Start at Swansea 24 Apr 75 end 20 Jun 75 at Rouen 7 May 75

Crew joined 21 Apr at Swansea, NJB on 19/6 at Swansea and another 9 Jun at Liverpool

Dep Swansea 26 Apr, ar Rouen 4 May, left Rouen 21 May, ar 28 May Liverpool, left 10 June, ar 14 Jun Swansea to 24 Jun, ar Fowey 27 Jun

 

Left Fowey 1 Jul ar S Shields 17 Aug

Nb, NJB, 3 crew disch S Sh 18 Aug

Consulate at ?, 24 Jul to 3 Aug

 

Tyne to Lisbon, left 20 Aug S Shields

NB, NJB 4-10, disch Antwerp 10 22 Nov 75, 3 crew aslo disch Antwerp

Ar Lisbon 10 Sep , left 20 Sep, ar Portissan 26 Sep, left 16 Oct, ar Antwerp ? Nov 75

 

Crew NB

Bark, 20 b Aberavon, same joined 22 Nov Antwerp, mate

Wilbrumm 28 Prussia Nederland j 25 Nov A, cook & steward

Gristfelsen? 22 Norway, none A/B

Fred Brown ? Hamburg, W Araka A?B

Left Antwerp 26 Nov

Ar Aberdeen 12 Dec left 25 Dec for Middlesbrough, ar 27 dec

Nicholas Bate 47 Port Isaac same 72764

Nicholas James Bate 20 Aberavon same mate 4-10

Same crew joined at Ipswich 31 Nov 75

 

BT124/15 (from Reg Davies 23-1-2000. Nicholas Bate while captain of Leader was discharged on 29 Oct 1878 at sea, the ship being abandoned. The ship was since picked up and brought to London.

 

Lloyds List Wed 17 Dec 1878 col 27:

Report from Falmouth 15 Dec 8.30pm:

Ben Ledi (s) Laing Newport to Venice, coal put in with bows damaged and fore compartment full of water, having collided at 3.30 am with schooner Leader (of Fowey) which foundered, one of crew drowned.

Lloyds List Wed 18 Dec 1878:-

17 Dec 1.22 pm Leader of Swansea (not Fowey), zinc in cakes London for Swansea foundered after collision 15th 20 miles N of St Ives.

See Wrecks Register BOT/W/23

 

From a book of wrecks round GB, divided into sections so you need to know which part of the coast the wreck was or you have to look in all the separate indices. At NMMG 15-12-2000

Leader at St Ives 20m N on 15-12-1878 50.32N 05.34W from London to Swansea, schooner under sail LBD 24.08 x 6.1 x 3.35 GT 108 zinc ore built 1858, cr 5 CL1 Cp Bate, N ACD 1B

Collision 3 a.m. on a Sunday with ss Ben Ledi of N Shiels from Newport to Med.

Steamer struck schooner on starboard bow cutting her down. Cpt, mate & 2 men jumped on the steamer's deck, but a lad named Peters, belonging to Devoran was lost, & was thought to have been killed in the collision. On reaching Falmouth on eve of 19-12 the survivors were landed & taken to Sailors home. The Ben Ledi had a hole in the bow & had to be repaired.

At BoT enquiry neither master was at fault, entire blame for careless navigation being placed on Nathaniel Steele chief officer of Ben Ledi whose certificate was cancelled.

BOT Wk Rtn 1878 RCG 20:12:1878 (R); LR 1878-9 No 276 (2)

Crew lists at Newf

Crew lists at PRO

Crew lists at NMMG 75

Crew lists in local RO none

 

 

 



Last modified : 19 Nov 2006