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Tynemouth, Suffolk



Maritime Craft

Sailing Vessel


Early Modern



The Suffolk was lost as she entered Shields harbour, September 1830, when she struck against the Sparrowhawk Sand, and eventually drifted upon the rock below the Spanish Battery. Crew and passengers saved. Built: 1825 Builder: St. Peter's Shipyard Where Built: Ipswich Machinery: John Penn of Greenwich Propulsion: Screw driven, twin cylinder engines; auxiliary sail [rigged fore-and-aft] HP: 40 Owners: Thomas Shields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; ex. Samuel and Henry Alexander




Norwich Mercury 02-OCT-1830, No.5180 Page(s)3; Lloyd's 1969 Lloyd's list 24-SEP-1830, No.6571; Boswell Whitaker 1979 Preservation of life from shipwreck, volume 1 : Skuetender lifeboat Page(s)58-9; 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); Hugh Moffat 2002 Ships and Shipyards of Ipswich 1700 -1970 Page(s)40-43; Durham County Advertiser 24-SEP-1830, No.838 [old style numbering]/12 [new style numbering] Page(s)95; Newcastle Chronicle 25-SEP-1830 [via Ian T Spokes]; Durham County Advertiser 01-OCT-1830, No.839 [old style numbering]/13 [new style numbering] Page(s)103; National Monuments Record (1318512)

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