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South Shields, Herd Sand, Thomas and Alice

South Shields


Maritime Craft

Sailing Vessel


Post Medieval



Incident in which a brig grounded on the Herd Sand on her passage from Blyth, but which was subsequently recovered by jettisoning part of her cargo of coal. Master: Hodgson.There are two entries for this ship on the NMR see also NZ 36 NE 214 (No.971603). There seems to be confusion over the date of the incident. NZ 36 NE 133) states the year as 1802, whereas NZ 36 NE 214 has it as 1820. 1820 is probably correct as the Sylvanus (HER 14955) was stranded at the same time as the Thomas and Alice.




National Monuments Record (971481 & 971603); Lloyd's 1969 Lloyd's list 26-JAN-1802, No.4224; Dick Keys and Ken Smith 1998 Black Diamonds by Sea: North-East Sailing Colliers 1780-1880 Page(s)18, 20; Newcastle Courant 23-JAN-1802, No.6537 Page(s)4; Newcastle Courant 30-JAN-1802, No.6538 Page(s)4; Lloyd's 1969 Lloyd's list 25-JAN-1820, No.5459; Lloyd's 1969 Lloyd's list 22-FEB-1820, No.5467; Durham County Advertiser 22-JAN-1820, No.281 Page(s)3; Newcastle Courant 22-JAN-1820, No.7476 Page(s)4; Newcastle Courant 26-FEB-1820, No.7481 Page(s)4

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