Can anyone name this wreck ?

David John
8th May 2007, 22:24
I'm Dave, from Doncaster. I don't know much about ships and boats, but I like the pictures of them.
what I would like to know is, can any one name the wreck off the East coast at Hornsea ? It's known locally as the "Ore ship" or something like that, as that is what it was carrying when it sank. That is all the information I have. I don't even know when, or how she went down, could have been hundreds of years ago.
If you can help it would be great.
Thanks for reading my message.
(David John)

non descript
8th May 2007, 22:42
Dave, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and for the interesting introduction piece; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings, hopefully with news that someone on here has tracked down your wreck. Bon Voyage.

8th May 2007, 23:28
She was the "Tredegar Hall", torpedoed by German submarine UB-57, 23/10/1917, 4 miles ESE from Flamborough Head, 3 lives lost, 30 survivors.
Built in 1906 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland for the Tredegar Hall SS Co Ltd. Gross 3,764 tons; 104.26 x 14.17 x 7.51m. Single Screw, Triple expansion steam engine of 300hp.

K urgess
9th May 2007, 00:33
Welcome to the motley crew, Dave.
If you mean off Hornsea as in east of that place then stevecz's Tredegar Hall won't qualify. She sank east of Bridlington in 1917.
Off Hornsea there are to the north of east -
Mediator 178 tons mined 1916
Kalo 1957 tons torpedoed 1918
Chloris 984 tons torpedoed 1918
Earl of Derby hit Hornsea pier and stranded 1880
Norfolk Coast 782 tons torpedoed 1918
Georgies Antippa 1860 tons torpedoed 1917
Staxton Wyke 472 tons collided and sank 1959
East and to the south of east -
Macbeth stranded 1880
Hydra foundered 10m off Hornsea 1887
Rochester 165 tons mined 1944
Britannia wrecked Hornsea beach 1857
Orsa 1478 tons mined 1939
Chase stranded 1869
Australian stranded 1892
Ellen stranded 1880
J.B.Paddon 570 tons bombed off Hornsea 1941

You takes yer pick from that lot.[=P]

9th May 2007, 03:59
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

9th May 2007, 05:30

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

PollY Anna
9th May 2007, 18:24
I would love to know where Marconi Shaib gets all his info. I can only think it's because he has done a degree in shipwrecks.

Confused Ron

K urgess
9th May 2007, 20:48
Sorry Ron, I cheat[=P]
There's a little known book called "Shipwrecks of the Yorkshire Coast" by Arthur Godfrey and Peter J. Lassey, published by Dalesman Books in 1974.
It confesses to be far from comprehensive having to ignore the 200 colliers lost in November 1696 on the 110 miles of Yorkshire coast and all but a few of the 838 ships wrecked on the east coast in 1869. It's far more comprehensive than Leo Zanelli's "Shipwrecks around Britain - a diver's guide" that shows very few Yorkshire wrecks.
The book is still available from Abebooks for around a tenner (10).

PollY Anna
28th May 2007, 14:36
Thanks for being honest not many people would admit to cheating. I will make a note of the title of the book and track it down

Much obliged Ron

28th May 2007, 14:51
"Shipwrecks of the Yorkshire Coast" by Arthur Godfrey and Peter J. Lassey

Wow, 1696 must have been a bad winter to lose 200 colliers in one month! I think that would have pre-dated the Northeast Coast Agreement so they weren't all stooging around off Flamborough in order to get a night alongside on the Tyne.

John T.
(Another shipwreck of the Yorkshire coast).

K urgess
28th May 2007, 15:03
The book's authors reckon that "the number of ships wrecked off the Yorkshire coast since 1500 (AD) probably exceeds 50,000; the true figure will never be known. This book names some 1,500 shipwrecks that historians took the trouble to record."
"By the year 1615, two thirds of all English seamen were employed in either the coal trade or fisheries. In 1776 the economist Adam Smith said, "The coal trade from the Tyne to London employs more shipping than all the carrying trade of England." As often as not the sailing colliers were old, uncared for and rotten."


28th May 2007, 22:30
welcome aboard from the philippines. enjoy all this great site has to offer. looks llike you are off to a fine start. there is a wealth of information on this site.