Tyne and Wear HER(12351): Hendon, collier - Details
Dredging in a former sea entrance to part of South and Hendon Docks for an outfall pipe encountered the submerged remains of a vessel. The remains were recorded by divers in-situ and the salvaged ironwork visually inspected on land. The craft was probably a coastal collier which had struck the harbour entrance pier and sunk in the early years of the 20th century. That only the lower parts of the superstructure survived, suggested that the top of the ship had been removed in previous dredging operations.
Tyne and Wear Specialist Conservation Team Annual Report 1997/8, page 12