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From: Richard Johan Natvig <>
Subject: [Shipwreck] Undine shipwreck portuguese coast
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:41:14 +0200
The 3-masted bark "Undine" was built in Germany (Franz Tecklenborg,
Bremen) in 1877, and was bought by H.M. Wrangell and partners,
Haugesund, Norway, in 1889. Captain was Anton Hansen, the
brother-in-law of the ship's owner H.M. Wrangell.
January 1, 1898, "Undine" shipwrecked near Nazaré. Eight men were
saved with the help of people from the village, seven men drowned,
including the Captain.
With generous help receieved on the Rootsweb mailing list PORTUGAL
now know that one of the drowned men was found on the beach of
Pedreneira, and buried at the public cemetery there. I know from a
Norwegian local newspaper from the ship's and the captain's
hometown, that three other men were found dead, but clearly not in
Pedreneira/Nazaré. According to the newspaper story, the First mate
rented donkeys and two guides in Pedreneira/Nazaré and "rode out" to
the place of the accident, and saw the three dead men, and met one
survivor at the beach guard's house, but it does not say where this
was, perhaps a bit further south on the coast?
Does anyone on this list know anything at all about "Undine" and her
fate, or where the other dead crew were found and buried?
Richard Johan Natvig
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