Holy Island Shipwrecks

The Abyssinia

Tonnage:5800 tonnes (approx) Cargo:Passenger/Cargo
From:Copenhagen Bound:Hull
Number of Hands:7 (crew) Number Saved:7
Comment:The German ship Abyssina was wrecked on the 'Knivestone Rocks' on the outer Farne islands. She was on route prior to being handed opver to a British company. Fortunately she had no passengers or cargo on board and within an hour of striking the rocks she toppled over and sank.

Information supplied by the late Mr.E.Douglas
Islander and local naval historian.

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