Maritime record ORF 346 - Wreck of the Orb

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Wreck of the Orb, 1832


Grid reference TM 4341 4475 (point)
Map sheet TM44SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1832 wreck of English cargo vessel which stranded on the Whiting Bank on her passage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Laden with coal, she was a wooden sailing vessel.
Status: Casualty

`Harwich, 13th Feb. The ORB, Coates, from Newcastle, was wrecked on the Whiting Sand yesterday. Crew saved.' (2)

`Colchester, Feb. 26th. A long-boat has been driven on shore at Walton, on the Naze, name on her stern, "ORB, of Scarbro".' (3)

NB: Source (1) states the cargo of the vessel as coal, based on her departure point of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Coal was certainly Newcastle's chief export and the most probable cargo, but this is not made explicit in source (2), and there are other possible cargoes.

Master: Coates (1)(2)

Date of Loss Qualifier: A

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. 14-FEB-1832, No.6716.
  • <S3> News Paper: Newcastle Courant. 03-MAR-1832, No.8197.

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Record last edited

May 23 2022 12:47PM

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