Shipwrecks Part 1
At present our shipwrecks lists Part 1 to 3 contain vessels that have come to grief (for whatever reason) on our notorious coastline – Hartlepool Bay – Estuary of River Tees, Redcar to Staithes.
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You may not have the correct NAME SPELLING or the EXACT DATE you are looking for in the Shipwreck Index’s 1-3. because through time/dialect some of the names/dates have been accidentally mis-recorded.
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The vessel may have come to grief more than once on the rocks or elsewhere along the coast line.
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|Henry Greathead commissioned to build first lifeboat.
|HEART OF OAK
|Michael Potts, master of the ship, which was in ballast. Wrecked at Redcar. Crew saved.
|The brig of Stockton in ballast, from London, was wrecked at Redcar. Crew saved
|A vessel from hole in ballast, wrecked at Redcar. Crew saved
|Stranded on Salt Scar Rocks, Redcar.
|Laden sloop owned by Lord Dundas wrecked on redcar rocks. All crew saved.
|First Lifeboat arrived at Redcar. Lifeboat house commissioned and built ready.
|Vessel of Aberdeen bound for whole with general cargo, was wrecked at Redcar. Crew saved.
|His Majesties sloop “Bittern” of London, wind being South West, got stranded on Redcar rocks. Later re-floated but with much damage.
|A brig blown ashore North Gare of Tees p.m. at the same time in other brig “Sarah” (see below) was also blown ashore. Nine members of Friendship saved.
|A brig. Long ashore North Gare of Tees p.m. Six members of the crew saved.
|The sloop of Stockton, in ballast, wrecked at Redcar. Crew saved.
|The brig mastered by person called Sibbold of London. Laden with cargo of timber and wrecked on Redcar Rocks. Crew saved
|The Sloop mastered by person named Sharp, in ballast (light). Wrecked at Redcar. Crew saved
|The brig mastered by person called, Worth of Shields, in ballast and wrecked off Saltscar Rocks. Crew saved.
|A london brig went ashore near Marske. Crew saved.
|WILLIAM & MARY
|Foundered off Tees mouth (Further information required)
|Reported that no vessels came to grief off Redcar.
Further information require.)
|The Sloop mastered by person called Mulgrave, of Whitby, light, stranded on Redcar rocks. Assisted off by fishermen and pilots.
|The sloop of Lynn at same time as sloop “Constantine,” (see above). Also, stranded on Redcar rocks. Assisted off by fishermen and pilots.
|We have this vessel listed on this date, but no information. As a result of the below we are now able to state that the brig “Endeavour” of Whitby became stranded at South Gare rocks. All crew perished.
|THE FARMERS INCREASE
|The vessel of Whitby, light, wrecked at Redcar. Crew of five saved by lifeboat
|The vessel of Ipswich, light, wrecked at Redcar. Crew of six saved by lifeboat.
|Stranded at Marske. Crew of six saved. (Further information required.)
|Severe storm – The brig of Lynn, Captain Maxim floundered at Coatham. Carrying corn for Newcastle. Lost but crew were saved by Redcar lifeboat.
|Sloop became stranded whilst entering River Tees. Rescued by Redcar lifeboat. Only part of crew saved.
|The vessel of Yarmouth, laden with coal, wrecked on Saltscar Rocks, Coatham. Crew saved.
|Newcastle bound for Stockton, became stranded on entering the River Tees. Crew of eight saved, but unfortunately two men assisting in the rescue swept away by the tide.
|During heavy gales, no less than 17 ships became stranded on Coatham sands.
|Sloop, of Whitby, Ness captain. became stranded on the North Gare. All the crew saved by Redcar lifeboat.
|Aberdeen to London, 28/03/1808, when it sank off the Redcar. coast line. What is known, is that 10 people perished as a result of this tragedy, and were buried in the Marske grave yard.
|(Further information required.)
|This brig, of Newcastle got stranded on the Redcar rocks, but with the assistance of the fishermen, managed to get off and was re-floated.
|A sloop not recorded, of the Lynn, laden with a general cargo. Wrecked on. Redcar rocks. Crew saved. (Further information required.)
|A smack not recorded, of Leith, wrecked on the Redcar rocks. Laden with a general cargo. Crew saved. (Further information required.)
|A brig with no name and port, wrecked on Redcar rocks. Crew saved. (Further information required.)
|A sloop with no name and port, wrecked of Redcar rocks. Crew saved. (Further information required.)
|A brig with no name was wrecked on Redcar rocks. Crew saved. (Further information required)
|It was reported that three vessels in ballast had been driven ashore between the River Tees mouth, and Saltburn. All the crews were saved. It was also reported that a further fall vessels were wrecked at the entrance to the River Tees. The crew from two of the vessels perished. The crews from the other two vessels were saved with great difficulty by Redcar Lifeboat.
|(Further information required on the these vessels,) but maybe some of one normal vessels above
|Severe Gale. For all vessels ashore at Coatham Sands. The lifeboat Zetland rescued two of the cruise numbering 10, but unfortunately the remaining crews perished.
|A brig laden with call was wrecked on Redcar rocks. Crew saved. (Further information required.)
|A freak vessel not recorded, but of South Shields, laden with coal. Wrecked on the Redcar rocks. Crew saved. (Further information required.)
|A brig vessel sailing from South Shields,became stranded on Redcar rocks, but managed to get off.
|Of Hull, not known what type of vessel, but got stranded on Redcar rocks, but managed to get off.
|a brig, from Aberdeen, travelling from that location to London, with a general cargo. Salt Scar rocks. Crew of seven men and boys. Four lives lost, and three saved by a pilot boat. Reported to have went to pieces on the rocks. Soon after 1 AM.
|A sloop from Sunderland, carrying. Lime. Stranded on Redcar rocks, but later got off. (Further information required.)
|(see above) The brig Endeavour against God/en Redcar rocks for a second time, and managed to get back off. Taken into the River Tees.
|The brig with the master Thomas Allen of Lynn. It was in ballast at the time bound for Stockton, in stormy weather with the wind north easterly. The crew of 16 were saved when the brig was wrecked at the South Gare.
|BETSY & NELLY
|This brig in ballast and from Sunderland, bound for Stockton, got into difficulties (see Jane above) and became wrecked at the South Gare.crew saved.
|The brig resolution of Shields with the wind south-westerly, became stranded on the Redcar rocks. After a long delay the vessel got off the rocks on the 31/03/1814, but not before suffering considerable damage as a result of its grounding, and getting off the rocks.
|A galliot vessel. The master John Swain of Northfleet, from Newcastle bound for London with coal. Unknown cause, but it would appear that the weather was fine, and with a south westerly wind became wrecked on the Redcar Rocks. The crew were saved by their own boat.
|A brig not recorded leaving South Shields for London with coal, the weather being calm and with a south westerly wind, became stranded on the Redcar rocks. Decision made to unload some of her cargo, and as a result became unfastened from the rocks.
|This vessel from which the, laden with calls from Sunderland, was wrecked on the South Gare at the mouth of the River Tees. The crew consisting of seven were saved.
|Stranded Saltscar, Redcar. (Further information required)
|A brig, (no further details known) but sank off coast.
|A brig wrecked at the South Gare. The vessel laden, with coals also lost seven of its crew, with only the Captain being saved from drowning.
|This sloop /the Redcar rocks laden, with coal. Consequently became a total wreck. Cruel of nine saved.
|Six fishermen from two boats saved by the lifeboat Zetland.
|Six fishermen from two boats saved by the lifeboat Zetland. (Further information required.)
|Six fishermen from two boats saved by the lifeboat Zetland
|A sloop, en route from Aberdeen came to grief at Marske. The four crew were drowned.
|Three fishermen from two boats saved by the lifeboat Zetland
|Redcar fishing boat off. Redcar. Three crew drowned
|One of the many whaling ships sailing out of the Port of Tyne returning to its home port of Whitby. Was caught out by an on shore gale, which forced it onto the Saltscar Rocks, east of Redcar. Three of the crew of 20 survived. It may be worthy of note that whaling from the Port of Whitby, never survived this tragedy. More information
|Large crowds turned out for the funeral in church and cemetery/sincere letters also expressing sympathy were sent to bereaved by those concerned when the Greek ship called AFRODITE came to grief .
|On this day, a severe storm blew up from the North East, on which 30 vessels came ashore between the entrance of the River Tees, along the coastline towards Marske. All of these vessels managed to get free from the shore and other points except warm, which was the vessel “Mary” of Weymouth, laden with coal, and floundered with all on board, believed to be seven persons lost.
|YES WE HAD THEM IN REDCAR AS WELL? A smuggler getting into difficulties on Redcar rocks with his boat laden, with gin, was carefully assisted off the rocks by Redcar fishermen, who received payment in kind. Namely gin.
|Five colliers came ashore West Coatham sands due to stormy weather. Believed two refloated
|At dusk on this date the brig “Ovington”carrying cargo, valued at £40,000 from Newcastle to London crew rescued from vessel and raging seas. Although both anchors were dropped, the sea was so strong that the vessel was beached at Marske sands. 12 male crew were saved along with two women located in their cabins.
|ST MARTINS PLANTER
|This brig from Miranichia with timber was wrecked on the North Gare. Crew of nineteen saved by the Zetland Lifeboat.
|This vessel of Sunderland, was lost on the North Gare, the crew being saved.
|A boat belonging to Redcar, coming from Seaton to Coatham was overtaken by a storm. The Zetland Lifeboat was launched, and seven people were saved
|The brig, of Stockton, was stranded off the North Gare, in a storm from the N.N.E. the lifeboat Zetland and was launched, but later the brig was re-floated.
|Wrecked on rocks South Gare. seven crew saved by Redcar lifeboat.
|The brig laden, with coal came to grief and was wrecked on Marske sands. One of the crew drowned with 11 being saved by the lifeboat the Zetland. The hull was sold for £142.
|A fishing boat belonging to Redcar. Master John Crane, lost off, Redcar. The crew of three were all drowned.
|Stranded on Redcar sands.(further information required)
|“Ann’s” stranded on Redcar sands (further information required.
“Resolution” (Further information required)
“Confederacy” stranded on Coatham sands. (Further information required)
|Two fishing boats belonging to Redcar, were returning from the sea with fish, and were overtaken by a storm, and the crews, assisting of seven w were drowned.
|This brig, Captain Booth, from Sunderland to London, laden with coal, struck Redcar rocks. Crew of 10 saved by the lifeboat Zetland
|RICHARD & ANN
|The brig captained by Jo Dixon, from North Shields to London, laden with coal. The crew saved by the lifeboat Zetland. The brig got off the rocks, 07/10/1825.
|The schooner Captained by Westberg, from Gottenberg to Leith. Laden with deals and iron, stranded on the South Gare, the crew of seven saved by the lifeboat Zetland.
|The brig, Captain Taylor, from Newcastle to London, laden with coal. Wrecked on the Saltscar rocks. Stormy weather. The crew of nine saved by the lifeboat Zetland.
|Whaling ship of Whitby, Master Capt. Dunbar, wrecked between Redcar and Marske. 23 of 27 crew were lost.
|Wrecked Tees mouth. (Further information required)
|The brig, Captain Oxley, from Shields to London, laden, with coal, was wrecked in a storm from the North East on the North. Gare. The crew of 10 (including the master and his wife) were saved by the lifeboat Zetland
|The schooner of Harwich, Captain Emmerson, from Harwich to Sunderland, was wrecked on Redcar sands. The crew of six saved by the lifeboat Zetland.
|ST MARTINS PLANTER
|The brig, laden with coal, was stranded on the North Gare. The crew of 40 were saved by the lifeboat Zetland. Totally wrecked.
|Totally wrecked on the North Gare. Crew saved (Further information required).
|The brig of Sunderland, Capt Bob Ayre, from London to Sunderland, was wrecked on Redcar sands, the crew of 14 being saved by the lifeboat Zetland.
|(Further information required.)
|A galliet was wrecked off Huntcliff, and the crew escaped
|A galliot Capt. Veluin, from Holland to Hull, with bark and bones, stranded on the Saltburn Sands. The lieutenant of the Coast Guard and two of his men went on board to render assistance, and unfortunately drowned before the Zetland could get to the scene.
|or unknown name
|On this date 12 vessels were driven ashore at Coatham sands with dozens of lives lost. Wreckage from these vessels was evident along the beaches of Redcar and Marske.
|Stranded Redcar rocks (Further information required)
|Stranded near Huntcliff (Further information required
|Stranded off. Redcar (Further information required)
|The Brig of Sunderland Captain Grainger from Stockton to London with coal. Wrecked near to Redcar and Coatham. Crew saved by Redcar lifeboat.
|Of Westtray, Capt Jas Milan.from Westtray to Newcastle with cargo of kelp. Wrecked in a tremendous gale off Coatham sands. Crew of four drowned
|ALEXANDER & WILLIAM
|Sloop of Sunderland, wrecked on the North Gare. Crew of two men drowned
|Vessel with a supposed cargo of apples,wrecked off, Redcar. Crews believe all drowned. The beaches were strewn with apples.
(Further information required.)
|Foundered off Tees mouth. (Further information required)
|THOMAS & ANN
|This break, of Scarborough, was wrecked near Marske, with the crew of six being drowned.
|Whilst leaving the River Tees went aground on the Bar. Became a total wreck.
|A brig laden, with coal caught up in a tremendous gale and was wrecked in the Marske. All crew of six drowned.
|Danish brig of Aalborg from Shields laden with coal, wrecked opposite where now Coatham Hotel stands. The crew of 10 left in two boats, but perished before the lifeboat Zetland arrived.The only time the lifeboat ‘Zetland’ lost a life of one of its crew men William Guy..
|Brig. Captain Robson, of Sunderland, sailing London to Sunderland under ballast, when it became stranded on the North Gare. Seven crew were drowned and three saved by the Seaton Lifeboat.
|Foundered off the Tees. (Further information required)
|A sloop of Newcastle, Capt Tassimen, stranded on the North Gare. The captains son was drowned, but rest of the crew saved.
|CITY OF YORK
|Of Stockton, stranded in the Tees Bay, having parted from her anchors.
|Foundered near Redcar. (Further information required)
|Of Whitby, Captain Lennard, from Newcastle to Stockton with a cargo of railway shares, and became stranded at Saltburn. Two crew saved by the Lifeboat Zetland.
|Of Whitby, from Sierra Leone with a cargo of teak wood, became stranded on Coatham beach, in a storm from the North East. The crew of 18, and a pilot on board were rescued by the Lifeboat Zetland. Vessel wrecked.
|Stranded Huntcliff. (Further information required)
|A brig of Sunderland wrecked at Saltburn in a raging hurricane. Five of the crew were drowned and one saved. He came ashore in the ship’s boat, the rope having broken before the rest of the crew could get in the boat. The Redcar lifeboat reached Saltburn, with great difficulty, but could not get near the wreck, and found on arrival that the sailors had perished.
|A Sloop struck by heavy seas came ashore near the Bransands LIghtouse with the loss of lives to crew, and two boys aged 14 years and 11 years
|Number of Ships
|It is recorded that in approximately 4,000 ships entered the River Tees,
|Schooner of Tain, stranded near the pier, but her crew, who had taken to their boat were lost. A dog remained on board and was saved.
|19th Century steam ship sank off the South Gare in 1889. In co0llision with a steam ship Regent Harvest.
June 27, 2009 Shipwrecks Part 1