The 22nd of March History Calendar

A Ketch

On this day 135 years ago in 1882, the Stather built fishing ketch (H588) was lost in The North Sea. A heavy sea swept the deck clear, smashing the boat and putting the ship on its side, filling with water. A Grimsby smack nearby ignored them and sailed away. But another Grimsby smack the Snipe came to the crew's rescue.

Last updated

© 2017 Burton upon Stather Heritage Group

© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.