HMS Belleisle 1876 Antoine Vanner2019-08-16T17:43:48+00:00 Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail 2 Comments Gordon Birt March 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm - Reply My Great Great Grandfather was Coastguard Boatsman attached to this vessel between 1879 and 1899 … based at Union Hall, Castletownend, Crookhaven, Baltimore and Ballycroneen Antoine Vanner May 19, 2022 at 4:20 pm - Reply Dear Gordon: This is fascinating – I’ve never been sure how exactly “guardships” functioned and how they interfaced with the coastguards. Have you adny further details about your ancestor’s service? Best Wishes: Antoine Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.