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Wreck ss Surrey stranded in 1884 | by Dirk Bruin
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Wreck ss Surrey stranded in 1884

Part of the wreck of steamship Surrey, foundered off the coast of Vlieland on the 20th of december 1884.

Surrey came from Reval in the Baltic and was bound for London, laden with haver, hemp, and , for the British Christmasdinners, a load of geese and smoked ox tongues.

It was hazy weather, low visability and a sturdy wind from the southwest.

By causes unknown the vessel ran aground near to dam 14 .

The crew of 17 was rescued by the pilotvessel, another 5 by the lifeboat.

The wreck was sold and scraped.


Diving investigation revealed that the part above the water is the engine. On the seabed a part of the boiler was visable. The rest of the ship has disappeared.

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Taken on March 16, 2002