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South Shields, Herd Sand, Brother

South Shields


Maritime Craft

Transport Vessel

Cargo Vessel

Early Modern



1841 wreck of English cargo vessel which stranded on the Herd Sand on her departure from the Tyne with coal. Constructed of wood, she was a sailing vessel. Newcastle Courant 10th September 1841: 'On September 4th while the BROTHER owned by Warner of Yarmouth, a vessel coal-laden, was attempting to go to sea, it blowing at north-east at the time, a heavy sea, got on the Herdsand, by four o'clock in the afternoon, she fell over and went to pieces, scarcely a vestige of her was to be seen, on the following morning, the crew were saved by the lifeboat.'




National Monuments Record (1362139); Boswell Whitaker 1979 Preservation of life from shipwreck, volume 1 : Skuetender lifeboat Page(s)68

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