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What we know about this image :

The new ship Caluria was bound from Sunderland for the East Indies (Bombay) with a cargo of coal. Less than 24 hours into her first trip she stranded on Middleton Beach during a storm in December 1854. All efforts to refloat the vessel were in vain and she was auctioned off in January 1855.

£9 & 2 shillings was distributed among the crew of the Hartlepool life boat, Mary Ann, who rescued the crew of the Caluria.

Date (of image) : 1855

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : J. Procter

Part of the "Robert Wood" collection


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