LEA - Kettleness?

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LEA - Kettleness?

Postby northeast » Wed May 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Postcard by Doran Brothers of Whitby

1928, 199grt
G. J. van der Werff's Scheepsbouw, Hoogezand (192) as HAVIK
1932 WEA
In German service 1941-1945, renamed RUHR
1945 WEA
1953 LEA
Grounded in fog on 26/3/1955, 4 miles N of Whitby on a voyage from Aberdeen to Whitstable with potatoes (which were salvaged faster than the ship!). Refloated in May 1955 after a temporary 'slipway' was constructed.
Broken up at Boom in February 1973
(additional details 'Gruno 1937-2002', Anderiesse & Spurling and 'Carebeka 1939-1983' Anderiesse, Kruidhof & Oostmeijer)
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Re: LEA - Kettleness?

Postby teesships » Wed May 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Kettleness seems to be confirmed as the location by an American newspaper article online stating:
The Dutch coastal vessel Lea high and dry on the rocky shore at Kellteeness [sic] near Whitby Yorkshire England after going aground while en route from Aberdeen Scotland to the river Thames The vessel about 200 tons went aground March 26 carrying oats and other goods Wife and three [chil]dren of Capt Van Der Veen of the Lea were taken ashore by lifeboat before the vessel went aground.

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