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Nominal GunsUnknownBWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSmackBWAS-1793
Expended as Fireship3.10.1804BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen51 5694Tons BM 

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2.10.1804Attack on Boulogne


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Posted by Cy on Monday 13th of June 2022 13:20

Of course, the 1854 Providence smack is not the same vessel as the 1804 fireship of the same name which was expended at Boulogne.

Posted by William Edward Smith on Sunday 12th of June 2022 20:19

Appreciate any more news of the smack "Providence".

Posted by William Edward Smith on Sunday 12th of June 2022 20:17

1854 Job Roberts. North Wales Chronicle. 8 July 1854.
8 Jul 1854 (168 years ago) Porth MaDog. On the night of the 2nd as the smack "Providence" of this Port was proceeding from Poole to Liverpool via Cape Cornwall, the mainsail jibed the main sheet, sweeping the Master (Captain Roberts - our great great grandad) overboard and he was lost. The vessel was able to make it into Porth MaDog for repair. I might take a few days and see if there are any other records.

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