Fast Search

You are Here: Home / Marsden, Souter Point, Inger

Tyne and Wear HER(13818): Marsden, Souter Point, Inger - Details

Back to Search Results


S Tyneside

Marsden, Souter Point, Inger



Maritime Craft

Transport Vessel

Cargo Vessel

Early Modern



Iron, 750-tons, 55m long, 8.5m beam, Danish-registered steamship. She was owned at the time of loss by Messrs N.K. Stroyberg of Aalborg of Denmark and built in Sunderland as the Ben Lomond, in 1871, for a North Shields company. Her single iron propeller was powered by a two-cylinder, compound-steam engine that used one boiler. At 7pm on 4 January 1906 the Inger was in ballast on passage from Aalborg for Sunderland, under the command of Captain E.S. Thorkelin, when she ran aground during thick fog, heavy seas and a massive ground swell. The Whitburn Volunteer Life Brigade rushed to the scene, but the vessel was too far odd shore to render assistance. However, the Sunderland lifeboat William Charles had been called and managed to get alongside the stricken vessel to rescue the one passenger and crew of eighteen Danish seamen. All attempts to refloat her were made impossible when the engine room flooded through the badly-holed hull plates and it wasn’t long before she began to break up, eventually to become a total wreck. It is believed that the vessel was partly salvaged, but the rest was left to the elements. The wreck lies on a hard, weed-covered seabed of rocks and boulders, in a general depth of 5m. Very little of the vessel remains now, except for some twisted iron plates, keel and rib sections and her iron propeller. However, some five years ago, a porthole and some short lengths of copper-piping were recovered. The wreck, however, is now gradually concreting into the seabed. Grid reference conversion made 09.02.2011 with with Lat/Long referenced as N 54 57 16 W 01 20 48




Young, R. (2000) Comprehensive guide to Shipwrecks of the North East Coast (The): Volume One (1740 – 1917), Tempus, Gloucestershire. p. 149, Ian T. Spokes Wreck Database; National Monuments Record (1313553); United Kingdom shipwreck index [pre publication typescript]; Richard and Bridget Larn 1997 Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 3. The east coast of England : Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland Section 6, County Durham (CF); accessed and translated from the Danish on 05-NOV-2007

Back to Search Results