Maritime record ORF 336 - Wreck of the Ophelia

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Wreck of the Ophelia, 1826


Grid reference TM 4340 4474 (point)
Map sheet TM44SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1826 wreck of British cargo vessel which foundered after grounding on the Whiting Sand. En route from Sunderland to London with coal, she was a wooden sailing vessel.
Status: Casualty

`Harwich 6th Feb. The HELENA...and the OPHELIA, Oliver, from Sunderland, both for London, struck on the Whiting Sand last night and sunk; crews saved.' (2)

`Harwich, Feb. 6. The HELENA...and the OPHELIA...both coal laden, struck the Whiting Sand last night, and afterwards sunk in deep water. Crews saved by the smack ARTHUR SIBELLA, Thompson, and landed here.' (3)

Master: Oliver (1)(2)(3)

Date of Loss Qualifier: Actual date of loss

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Larn, R., Larn, B.. 1997. Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 3. The east coast of England : Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire.
  • <S2> Source Unchecked: Lloyds of London. 1969. Lloyd's list. 07-FEB-1826, No.6088.
  • <S3> News Paper: 1814. Durham County Advertiser. 11-FEB-1826, No.597.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 23 2022 12:46PM

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