Grace Darling & her Father going to the Rescue of the Forfarshire Steamer. The Forfarshire steamer (commanded by Captn. Humble) left Hull for Dundee Wednesday Even'g Sept, 5th 1838. About 4 O'Clock friday Morn'g the 7th. She struck on the Rocks about a Mile from the Fern Light House broke right in two, when the after part of The Ship immediatly sunk & all were lost but 9 persons who got on the Rocks, from whence they were saved by the extraordinary courage of Grace Darling & Her Father.

At about 4 o'clock in the morning of 7 September 1838, the steamer 'Forfarshire' bound for Dundee struck the rocks near the Fern Lighthouse and broke in two. She sank immediately and only nine people escaped the wreck. Grace Darling and her father rowed the lifeboat to the rocks in heavy seas and saved the survivors in a remarkable and famous rescue. Hand coloured

Object Details

ID: PAD6690
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Places: Farne Islands
Vessels: Forfarshire 1835 [British]
Date made: 1838
Exhibition: Guiding Lights
People: Darling, Grace Horsley; Darling, William
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Mount: 190 mm x 288 mm

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