The 10th of December History Calendar

BoT Silver Medal for Gallantry

137 years ago in 1887 the crew of the Stather built ketch H1353, effected a daring rescue of the crew of the SS Tyne Queen which foundered in a gale in the North Sea.

133 years ago in 1891 there was a fatality on the Stather built fishing ketch H903. Early in the morning a sea hit the ketch, the sudden lurch of the vessel caused the skipper, Leonard E Whiting to fall overboard and drown. At the same time the peak halyards broke through stress of weather.

On the evening of that same day, Philip James Brown, crew on the brigantine drowned when the boat capsized, while trying to board the ship.

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