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14977


S Tyneside


South Shields, Herd Sand, Wonga


South Shields


NZ36NE


Maritime Craft


Fishing Vessel


Trawler


Early Modern


C19


Wreckage


Three vessels were destoyed in gales on the 27th and 28th of October 1880. [Quoted from the Shields Gazette of 30.10.1880] "Soon after the loss of the schooner JOHANNA at about 8.20, the signal guns again announced a vessel in distress, the men of the Tynemouth and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigades observed a wooden trawler, later proved to be the WONGA, entering the harbour close to the North Pier end. In an instant she was struck by a heavy sea, turned bottom up, then sank, all on board perished." (Whitaker) Built: 1875 Propulsion: Screw driven, 2 cylinder compound engine Boilers: 1 Master: J Potten Crew: 6 Crew Lost: 6 Owner: J Hunter & Percy Main, New Zealand


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National Monuments Record (1365219); 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 1980 Preservation of life from shipwreck, volume 2 : South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade Page(s)99-100; Boswell Whitaker 1980 Preservation of life from shipwreck, volume 3 : Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Page(s)58

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