SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Samarang”
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 11/10/188.
Shipwreck Near Saltburn
About 2am on Friday (10/10) morning a strong gale began to blow from the North-West. About 4 a.m. the man on the lookout at Saltburn discerned a vessel labouring hard to make headway against the storm and in rather dangerous proximity of the rocks which run along the coast at Redcar. After getting about a mile further west the vessel got amongst the breakers, and was driven ashore.
She proved to be the barque “Samarang” commanded by Captain Gowdie, and owned by Messrs Harrison and Son, of Newcastle. She was on a voyage from Quebec to Shields with a cargo of timber, and had a crew of 18 men, 7 of whom managed to get ashore in the ships boasts.
After several fruitless attempts by the Saltburn National Life Boat, the “Free Gardener”s and the Redcar National Lifeboat “Burton-on-Trent” the remainder of the crew were taken from the wreck by the latter boat ably assisted by the Coatham Rocket Brigade, under the superintendence of Mr. Williams, the chief of the coastguard staff. The crew were taken to Saltburn, where they received every attention.
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25/10/1874
.SALE OF THE WRECK SAMARANG
On Thursday afternoon, Mr John Goundry offered for sale the wreck of the barque “Samarang,” which stranded near Saltburn (10/10) inst. The vessel realised £100. The boats spars, anchors blocks, &., were sold separately, and brought good prices.
We would call the attention of all lovers of art to the beautiful photograph by Mr Hoggard, of Coatham, of the barque “Samarang,” recently wrecked near Saltburn. The appearance of the wreck is given with remarkable fidelity: the tattered sails and tangled rigging is very vividly portrayed, showing the terrible force of the gale the ill fated vessel had to passed through before she struck the beach. The photograph is now on view at T. Brown’s “Library,” 58 High Street, Redcar.
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 01/11/188.
THE WRECK OF THE SAMARANG AT SALTBURN
THE CAPTAIN’S CERTIFICATE SUSPENDED
The Board of Trade enquiry into the loss of the Newcastle barque Samarang off the Yorkshire coast was concluded on Wednesday (29/10). The court found the master, Captain John Smith, in default, and suspended his licence for six months.
December 7, 2011 Ships