The 7th of December History Calendar

Strom at East London

On this day 143 years ago in 1874, the barque , built by John Wray & Son at Burton Stather was lost in a South Westerly gale at East London in South Africa. The ship was on route to London from Panang, Malaysia with a cargo of sugar and spice.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.