Tyne and Wear HER(12918): Ryhope, Pincushion Rocks, Gitana - Details
Ryhope, Pincushion Rocks, Gitana
Gitana was a brig, of Methel, which ran aground on March 2nd 1874. Ashore in dense fog on rocks about 2.5 miles north of Seaham Harbour. 10 crew saved. The nationality of this vessel has been expressed as both German and Lithuanian, since the Prussian port of Memel is Klaipeda in modern Lithuania.
Peter Collings, 1991, The New Divers Guide to the North-East Coast, page 15; J Morris 1988 Seaham lifeboats, 1856-1979