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Old 29th August 2006, 10:30
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Has anybody information regarding the fate of the Teeswood. Caught in a Force 12 off Dungeness 29th July 1956.
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Old 29th August 2006, 11:27
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Has anybody information regarding the fate of the Teeswood. Caught in a Force 12 off Dungeness 29th July 1956.
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9 Men rescued on above date by Dungeness based RNLI Lifeboat Charles Cooper Henderson. Teeswood must of survived that ordeal as if you go to following website
http://users.pandora.be/tree/wreck/w....html?filter=#

Put in the coordinates 53 degrees 33.40 N 06 degrees 37.56 E You will find the wreck of her in the Randzelgat Channel which is South West of Borkum Town on the Island of Borkum
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The wreck of the 'Teeswood, on Borkum is :- 'Teeswood' built 1915 wrecked 28th November 1951 on passage from Immingham to Emden with a cargo of ****.??? S lag
The 'Teeswood' referred to that was lost was built 1953 1246 grt and was abandoned by her crew after her cargo of coal shifted in heavy weather 4 miles East of Dungeness 29th July 1956.She eventually capsized and sank 2 miles off Dover. The only loss of life was the ships cook. She was on passage from Blyth to Shoreham

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The wreck of the 'Teeswood, on Borkum is :- 'Teeswood' built 1915 wrecked 28th November 1951 on passage from Immingham to Emden with a cargo of ****.
The 'Teeswood' referred to that was lost was built 1953 1246 grt and was abandoned by her crew after her cargo of coal shifted in heavy weather 4 miles East of Dungeness 29th July 1956.She eventually capsized and sank 2 miles off Dover. The only loss of life was the ships cook. She was on passage from Blyth to Shoreham
Cheers for that since found a third Teeswood built early 1900,s lost off Australia
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Teeswood,built 1953,1246grt, owners Constantine Shipping Co Ltd (Constantine Lines Ltd).

the following from adls.org.uk re the rescuing lifeboat:

The Dungeness-based Charles Cooper Henderson, Britain's longest-serving lifeboat, was first launched on 9th September 1933 and, with her twin 30 hp Weyburn petrol engines, was the first of the 'beach motor lifeboats' which took over from the pulling and sailing ones. During her forty-three years on active service, she took part in 171 rescues and saved sixty-three lives. No lifeboat-style log was kept to record her service at Dunkirk. But we know that, on 1st June, found damaged and drifting off Margate with her four naval ratings aboard, she was herself rescued and towed back to the English coast by Margate lifeboat.

After the necessary repairs, she resumed her duty at Dungeness. Her coxswain, George Tart, won the RNLI bronze medal for gallantry in the rescue of nine men from the collier Teeswood on 29th July 1956 in a rare force 12 storm. Between noon and midnight that day, the Charles Cooper Henderson was launched no less than three times. On each occasion, as her coxswain said afterwards, "it took her a long time to get back, pounding against wind and sea".

In 1977 Eileen and Philip Larkin re-built the Charles Cooper Henderson into a motor yacht with a sensitive and aesthetically pleasing conversion which included a 20ft. wheel-house and deck saloon with fore and aft cabins - enough space for eight people. They also replaced her petrol engines with two 47 hp Parsons Porbeagle diesels.

Re-named Caresana, she moved to Guernsey and then in 1990 to France where she became a floating classroom for a language school.

In 1996, whilst still in France, she was refurbished by a boat-builder on the River Rance where she was re-rigged as a gaff ketch (as she was originally). She still retains her Porbeagle Diesels.

from looking at various dive sites,it seems Teeswood is a popular dive at around 30/35metres depth

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Old 30th August 2006, 11:13
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Thanks Awateah 2. This came up in conversation with a local lady who walks her dog nearby, the cook was her father.he was the only one who couldn't swim. Lessons to be learnt there also do not go on ships with unlucky names! Seeking a picture now.
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