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South Shields, Herd Sand, Unity

South Shields


Maritime Craft

Sailing Vessel


Early Modern



From the North and South Shields Gazette, 29th October 1852. "During the course of Wednesday morning some vessels were observed along the coast and toward 2 o'clock they commenced to come in. A London brig, the UNITY of Lynn, which left Hartlepool on Monday, while attempting to take Shields Bar, struck and drove onto the Herd Sand. The crew were gallantly rescued by the South Shields lifeboat PROVIDENCE..." (Whitaker) Master: Massingham Crew: 6




National Monuments Record (987105); 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); Boswell Whitaker 1979 Preservation of life from shipwreck, volume 1 : Skuetender lifeboat Page(s)90-1; United Kingdom shipwreck index [pre publication typescript

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