Author Results for W.M. Phipps Hornby

Grace Horsley Darling, 1815 – 1842: Northumbrian Heroine

By W.M. Phipps Hornby

One of the most celebrated sea rescues took place on 7 September 1838; when Grace Darling and her father William, the Longstone lighthouse-keeper, rescued nine of eighteen survivors from the S.S. Forfarshire, wrecked on the Big Harcar rock in the Farnes Group in a raging gale. Piecing together the conflicting accounts of the disaster and […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Lifesaving & Coastguard | Ship Handling & Seamanship