Sando shipwreck 1889/1890

c/o george clifford
10th June 2008, 15:39
I'm interested in any information about the trawler Sando, sailed from Grimsby Nov 1889, that was shipwrecked off Iceland. I have family connections with a crew member. Has anybody got more info?

K urgess
10th June 2008, 17:11
Welcome aboard, George.
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Bruce Carson
10th June 2008, 19:04
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, George.
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Make youself at home and join in our friendly discussions.

Bruce

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:07
I'm interested in any information about the trawler Sando, sailed from Grimsby Nov 1889, that was shipwrecked off Iceland. I have family connections with a crew member. Has anybody got more info?

The following is from The Newcastle Weekly Courant of Saturday, March 29, 1890

SAFETY OF A MISSING FISHING BOAT
Much excitement was caused in Grimsby on Saturday night by the return of the steam trawler Sando after nearly five months absence, all hope having been given up of her safety until the receipt of a letter, some weeks ago, from her skipper, Harry Cutts. The vessel had been icebound for weeks on the voyage to Iceland and had lost compasses. Thousands of people thronged the piers and cheered as the vessel passed into the dock. Only one hand was missing out of a crew of 12.

Hope this is of some help.

Hilary

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:12
and from

Manchester Times, Saturday, March 29, 1890

RETURN OF A MISSING SHIP
There were great rejoicings at Grimsby on Saturday night owing to the return of the steam trawler Sando, which left Grimsby for Iceland more than five months ago, and had been given up for lost. She had encountered severe storms, lost her compass, and been icebound for weeks. Thousands of people thronged the piers and cheered loudly as the vessel passed into dock with only one hand missing from a crew of twelve. The wives of the crew had been supplied for some time with aid from the Widows' Relief Fund.

Hilary

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:19
and The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Monday, March 24, 1890

Grimsby was thrown into a state of great excitement by the news that the steam trawler, Sando, which had been absent from the town for five months and about whose safety all hope had long been abandoned, was running into the harbour. The people mustered in strong force and gave the steam fishermen a warm reception. The trawler was on her way to Iceland, and not unnaturally she got into difficulties with the special products of the island, and became icebound. To make matters worse the compasses were lost, which, of course, put Harry Cutts, the skipper into a state of considerable perplexity, but true to his name, he ultimately made a way through the ice and returned to the place which owned the Sando.

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:23
and The Belfast News-Letter, Monday, March 24, 1890

A MISSING STEAMER FOUND
GRIMSBY, SATURDAY
Much excitement was caused in Grimsby tonight by the return of the steam trawler Sando after nearly five months' absence, all hope being given up of her safety until the receipt of a letter some weeks ago from her skipper, Harry Cutts. The vessel had been icebound for weeks on a voyage to Iceland, and had lost her compass. Thousands of people thronged the piers, and cheered as the vessel passed into the dock. Only one hand was missing out of a crew of twelve.

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:24
and The Belfast News-Letter, Monday, March 24, 1890

A MISSING STEAMER FOUND
GRIMSBY, SATURDAY
Much excitement was caused in Grimsby tonight by the return of the steam trawler Sando after nearly five months' absence, all hope being given up of her safety until the receipt of a letter some weeks ago from her skipper, Harry Cutts. The vessel had been icebound for weeks on a voyage to Iceland, and had lost her compass. Thousands of people thronged the piers, and cheered as the vessel passed into the dock. Only one hand was missing out of a crew of twelve.

Same text in Birmingham Daily Post, Monday, March 24, 1890

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:32
Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, December 2, 1890
ANOTHER GALLANT RESCUE BY GRIMSBY FISHERMEN

The Grimsby steam trawler Sando arrived in port yesterday, having on board the captain, Hans Larsen, and seven men, the crew of the barque Scaramango, of and for Fredrikstadt. About eleven on Tuesday morning, when 250 miles from Spurn, the Sando sighted a barque flying signals of distress, and at once bore down to her. The Scaramango had sprung a leak the previous evening, and was now sinking. The weather was bad and a heavy sea running, but the fishermen gallantly launched their small boat and rescued the whole of the crew.

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:35
The Leeds Mercury, Tuesday, December 2, 1890

GALLANT RESCUE BY A GRIMSBY SMACK

The steam trawler Sando arrived in Grimsby yesterday, having on board the captain and crew of the barque, Scaramango, of Fredrikstadt, which the trawler rescued 250 miles off Spurn, when the vessel was in a sinking condition.

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:50
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, Monday, January 24, 1898

extract from an article...

FISHING INTELLIGENCE. WHITE FISHING. ABERDEEN.

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With the exception of the Sando, of Grimsby, all the arrivals of liners have been codmen.

(This is from a long article about arrivals and catches)

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 22:54
Daily News, Monday, February 19, 1900

On Saturday the steam trawler Sando, owned by the White Star Steam Fishing Company, reached Grimsby and reported the loss overboard of two of her crew in the stormy weather.

mattarosa
10th June 2008, 23:04
The Times, Monday, Feb 19, 1900
On Saturday the steam trawler Sando, owned by the White Star Steam Fishing Company, reached Grimsby and reported the loss overboard of two of her crew in stormy weather a week preceding the time the blizzard broke over England. Very bad weather was then experienced, and a week last Wednesday the vessel shipped a very heavy sea forward which washed away the starboard board. The skipper called the men on deck in order to try and recover it, when a second wave swept over the trawler, washing four of the crew overboard, three being the skipper, second hand, deckhand and apprentice. The second hand caught hold of a rope and was pulled back again by his shipmates, while a return wave also carried the skipper back on board the vessel. The other two men, however, were swept away and were not seen again.

gdynia
11th June 2008, 01:31
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

billyboy
11th June 2008, 10:40
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

R58484956
11th June 2008, 21:04
Greetings George and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

c/o george clifford
11th June 2008, 23:23
From c/o george clifford

Thanks for the info on Sando.