SHIPWRECKS & GROUNDINGS “Eureka” of Middlesbrough

Accreditation The Redcar & Salburn News 28/11/1873


     Between twelve and one o’clock on Wednesday, 26th inst morning, a serious collision took place off Robin Hood’s Bay, on the Yorkshire Coast. While the screw steamer Eureka, of Middlesbrough, Captain Austin, laden with pig iron, was proceeding on her way, the screw steamer Ryhope, of Sunderland, bound to London, came in violent collision, with her at sea, off Robin Hood’s Bay.

     The result of the collision was that the Eureka went down a few minutes after being struck. Part of the crew was in bed at the time, and great confusion was occasioned. Fortunately, however, the crew, sixteen in number, were all saved, although they lost the whole of their clothes and effects. They afterwards got on board the screw Aebana, and were brought into the Tyne, being landed at South Shields.

     The Eureka was the property of Messrs James Hogg, William Henderson, James Harris, Charles S. Foster, and William Harrison, Middlesbrough. She was 363 tons register, and was built in Middlesbrough in 1872.


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