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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.

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

The Redcar lifeboat was called out to the Awa Maru on 27 December 1906, and was credited with saving 29 lives. The rescue is recorded on the honours board at the top of the stairs of the lifeboat station.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”As was normal procedure in those days, many of the local fishermen would go off and contact the master to help with getting the ships afloat again. Many did and on this occasion the master gave a couple of framed Japanese prints in appreciation. They are still on show at the Zetland Lifeboat Museum.”

Thanks to Redcar Lifeboat Station for the updates and also to Fred for the additional information.

 

 

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”This is the Japanese liner the ‘Awa Maru’ Built in 1899 she came aground on Westscar and was there for 18 days before being refloated. Her crew of 112 were all saved by the Redcar lifeboat men. She continued in service until being scrapped in 1930.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

Awa Maru Crew

Awa Maru Crew

Not a very happy looking crew but I suppose after being shipwrecked in a strange country they have no reason to look happy.
(photo courtesy of Fred Brunskill)

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

Another photo from Fred Brunskill, these three Redcar  men are Left to right Thomas Hood Picknett, Will Raine and Thomas Bilton Picknett.
They gave first aid to some of the injured crew of the Awa Maru. Ian Bushell tells us: ”My Grandfather, William John Weatherill BOAGEY and his brother Leslie befriended one of the crew of the Awa Maru. The crewmember lodged with the family until the ship was towed off the rocks and continued to send postcards from around the world. Crew members name as far as I can make out was K Uematsu.

Thanks to Ian for that update.

Clydesdale 1909

Clydesdale 1909

Another one named but again not where it grounded, HELP.

Lemberg

Lemberg

The steamship Lemberg ran aground during the night in the blackout on December 16th 1914. She was later refloated. Fred Brunskill.

Spiral 1915

Spiral 1915

A lovely set of photos of the Steam Collier Spiral stranded on Salt Scar rocks.

Fred Brunskill advises: ”The ‘Spiral’ laden with coal was aground on Saltscar rocks for some weeks and some local fishermen were employed to dump the cargo to lighten the vessel, this was succesful and the ‘Spiral’ was re-floated and taken to Hartlepool for urgent repairs.
The ‘Fifi and Charles’ was Redcar’s lifeboat at the time and was often used to ferry the local men backwards and forwards to the ship. The above photo was taken as soldiers from the local army camp assisting the launching crew. At that time horses and manpower was the only was of launching and retrieving the lifeboats.”

Thanks to Fred for that update.

Ficara

Ficara

Yes I do know the name of this one but only because it’s written in the caption.

Recovery

Recovery

That is just what it needs recovering, what a lot of ships came agound at Redcar