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Powerful gales on the English coast cause heavy losses in ships and lives

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
11/24/1864 to 11/25/1864
Heavy gales lashed the north-east coast of England and at the mouth of the River Tyne the passenger ship Stanley foundered with the loss of twenty-one passengers and six crew, as did the schooner Friendship, costing six more lives. Two men from the Tynemouth lifeboat also drowned in a brave effort to aid both ships. Also, the steamer Dalhousie sank further up the coast and thirty-five passengers and crew lost.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 163-167.

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