Tyne and Wear HER(13808): Sunderland, Povena - Details
Steamship Povena registered at the port of Bilbao, built at West Hartlepool, in May 1898. On the afternoon of 3 June 1899, the Povena was on passage from Bilbao for the Tyne when she struck the Whitestones Reef, one and a half miles south of the River Wear at Sunderland. She was refloated on the following tide and steamed on to the Tyne, but foundered and was lost soon after, possibly 5 June.
Young, R. (2000) Comprehensive guide to Shipwrecks of the North East Coast (The): Volume One (1740 – 1917), Tempus, Gloucestershire. p. 131