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On 27th February 1900 the 106ft long Steam Trawler British Empire struck rocks at Speeton. She had been fishing in heavy weather and was returning to her home port of Hull.  The weather was foggy and her skipper had taken lead soundings to assess his position. He thought he was on course for the Humber [...]

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The Search for the Bonhomme Richard

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The wreck of the Bonhomme Richard has been described as the last great wreck to be discovered, in the same league as the Titanic, Bismarck or Lusitania. The ‘Bonhomme’ is a name lknown to most American school children and very few English ones. Huge amounts of finance and resources have been spent by [...]

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Most American School Children know of the famous Battle of Flamborough Head  of 23rd September 1779 , involving the ‘father of the American Navy’ John Paul Jones who commanded a small squadron. The battle has been presented as a ‘single ship action‘, but Jones was the commodore of a [...]

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The Sleuth Hound was a small steam trawler of 150 tons owned by the Humber Steam Trawling Company. On the 27th October 1897 she was homeward bound for Hull in a thick fog when she ran into the end of Spittals on Filey Brigg . All the crew were saved. When the Filey Brigg Research [...]

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In the early hours of April 16th 1915 the 1300 ton Collier Eglantine Struck Filey Brigg in a position about mid way between the end of the Brigg and the Bell Buoy which marks the Brigg as a shipping hazard. The Eglantine’s captain had been trying to avoid, what he thought was a German Submarine [...]

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