Lost at Sea

Posted: June 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

George Lindley was lost at sea from the Full Rigger, Royal Albert which sank off Trevose Head, Cornwall on January 16, 1866. It was carrying tea, cloth, castor oil, shellac, rubber and firearms. Bound for Liverpool from Calcutta, her loss was one of several from overloading that led to the introduction of the ‘Plimsoll Line’. All 34 crew were lost. [Wakefield Cemetery, West Yorkshire]

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