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What more can I say about this photograph? SS Skinningrove, stranded at Redcar 6th February 1907. A. Graham – a Redcar photographer and producer of postcards – obviously managed to capture the event. Harry Fryett Scott’s advises: “I think my great grandfather was the skipper.”

Image courtesy of  Kathleen Hicks, thanks to Harry Fryett Scott for the update.

2 comments to Oooops!

  • Jericlin

    I understand it may have survived for many years afterward under various names. The builders went on to develop a design and construction method known as Liberty Ships

  • Terry Shaw

    SS Skinningrove a steel screw steamer (General Cargo) IMO 5230454 was built in 1895 by J L Thompson and Sons Ltd. at North Sands yard no 332, the vessel was completed on 2nd July 1895. Dimensions: Length 155 feet, Breadth 26 feet, Depth 11.7 feet, 516 tons.
    The first owners were Skinningrove Iron Co Ltd – T C Hutchinson Middlesbrough.
    The Ships other names were:
    1941..Castilla Del Oro
    The SS Skinningrove was broken up at Aviles by Desguaces y Salvamentos S. A. on 12/07/1971.
    more info on the SS Skinningrove;
    Note: This ship ( off no 98787) built in 1895 was the second of two ships named SS Skinningrove, the original (off no 98773) was built by Wood, Skinner and Company Ltd in 1891 for Charles Henry Pile, London, (Shipping Investments, Cork).
    Skinningrove Iron Company Ltd used this ship for the export of pig iron from 1891 to 1895 when the ship was sold to P.Biraben & Fils, Bordeaux and renamed Pierre-Paul.

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