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14245


S Tyneside


Whitburn, Whitburn Steel, Elizabeth


Whitburn


NZ46SW


Maritime


Transport Vessel


Cargo Vessel


Post Medieval


C18


Wreckage


In early April 1799 a fierce storm hit the east coast. Many ships were driven ashore. The ELIZABETH of North Shields was lost near Whitburn with all hands. The AUSPICIOUS was wrecked off Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. 12 other ships were said to have been wrecked between Blyth and Holy Island. The EXPERIMENT and the MARIA were lost near Seaham. The FRANCIS was lost off the Tees.


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NZ4160



Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 2005, Tall Ships on the Tyne, p 28; Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 1998, Black Diamonds by Sea - North-East Sailing Colliers 1780-1880, p 18; George B Hodgson 1904 Wreck register for the north-east coast : a complete list of local shipping disasters from the earliest times to the end of 1902 Page(s)6; Lloyd's 1969 Lloyd's list 12-APR-1799, No.3063; National Monuments Record (973091); Newcastle Courant 13-APR-1799, No.6392 Page(s)4; Newcastle Advertiser 13-APR-1799, No.548 Page(s)2; Newcastle Courant 20-APR-1799, No.6393 Page(s)4

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