The 6th of March History Calendar

March Storm 1883

On this day 134 years ago in 1883 the UK was hit by a terrific storm causing heavy losses to the North Sea fishing fleet. 43 fishing smacks and 255 lives were lost in the storm. Among these were five smacks built at Burton Stather, they were, (GY239), (H926), (H1052), (H583) and .

Read the story of the smack .

On this day in 1889 the Humber keel was launched at the Stather for Messrs Birkill of Winteringham.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.