Cadet Frank L. Moth was on the Worcester II from 2nd May 1886 to 31st July 1887. He then went on to sail on the Taranaki square rigger. His son Tim Moth has kindly send in a PDF of his voyages and I have made another PDF of a letter Cadet Moth sent to his parents in March 1887. A lovely letter complete with sketching's.
The Taranaki at Dunedin NZ in 1891
F.L. Moth OW record of voyages on the Taranaki
Cadet F.L. Moth’s letter to his parents 1887
These 4 photos were kindly sent in by a Mr Ken Mugridge who says :-
Ken Mugridge, Salt Spring Island BC Canada
I have also been contacted by an Anne Lee who tells me that she has an ancestor who was on board Worcester II as a cadet and was instructed by Mr Mugridge in the photos above. Anne’s relative wrote a book called “Ship Ahoy” which has a chapter about his life on board Worcester II and on to his career at sea on square riggers. It’s an interesting read, warts and all ! It is no longer copyright and can be downloaded from the icon on the right.
Anne says this -