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South Shields, Herd Sand, Success

South Shields


Maritime Craft

Sailing Vessel


Early Modern



In January 1815 a fierce storm accompanied by snow struck the BRIG Success who was carrying timber from Arundel. Her masts were broken and she was driven onto the Herd Sand. The crew, except the helmsman, were swept into the sea. 6 men were saved by THE ORIGINAL lifeboat. The master, mate and a boy were drowned. Master: Cooper Crew: 10 Crew Lost: 3




Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 1998, Black Diamonds by Sea - North-East Sailing Colliers 1780-1880, p 24; Lloyd's 1969 Lloyd's list 31-JAN-1815, No.4943; 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); Newcastle Courant 04-FEB-1815, No.7217 Page(s)4; Durham County Advertiser 04-FEB-1815, No.22 Page(s)3; National Monument Record (971552)

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