Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Cariad"
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|Type of rigging:||KUTTER|
|Type of ship:||Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter|
|Yard:||Edwin Rowles, Pill, Bristol, GBR|
|Length (hull):||14.33 m|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
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Last update: 26 May 2013
- 1904 built by Edwin Rowles at Pill near Bristol, GBR for the Cardiff pilot Thomas Richards, registered at Cardiff, GBR in 1905.
- 1913 sold to the Steam Pilot Boat Company Limited, kept in service until February 1914.
- in February 1914 acquired by the Bristol pilot Enoch Watkins of Pendarvis, Pill, after his death in 1916, ownership stayed with his widow, and "Cariad" was used by other Bristol pilots, namely George Thomas, Christopher Case and Leonard Vowles, decommissioned from active service as pilot cutter in December 1922.
- sold to Lieutenant E.N. Waugh of the Naval Reserves, fitted with an engine she was laid up for the next 18 months.
- sold to Frank Carr, maritime historian and director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, GBR.
- preserved afloat at the Exeter Maritime Museum in the 1970s, but despite good intentions she fell into disrepair, laid up.
- 1997 rescued by new owner Ken Briggs, underwent restoration in Portishead, GBR; relaunched in 2006 at the Bristol Harbour Festival.
- name "Cariad" means "loved one" in Welsh language.