On this day 137 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,
Bernice (H1052), .
Read the story of the smack North Sea.
On this day in 1889 the Humber keel