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The 'North Wind' of Whitby

The "North Wind" of Whitby
The vessel shown on this site is the 'North Wind' of Whitby (ON:52486).

Captain Thomas Davies of Llanarth, Cardiganshire, was 1st mate of this 783 ton three masted barque. He was awarded a silver medal by the Italian Government in 1875 for saving the Italian barque "Enrico Merello" in the Atlantic which had lost its Captain and six of the crew during a hurricane. He settled in Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, the village of Captain Thomas James of Glanteg and Captain Thomas Peregrin of Smithfield who were some of the masters of the vessel.

(With thanks to Miss Mary Davies and Dr Rex Harries for the photography)

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