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SS James Hall

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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SS James Hall
Historic Photographs
1937
SS James Hall
The wreck of the steamship 'James Hall'. On Tuesday 23rd February 1904, the steamer 'James Hall', belonging to the Aberdeen Leith and Moray Firth Steam Shipping Company Ltd, and 'Luddick', belonging to the Aberdeen Newcastle and Hull Steam Company Ltd, collided in Aberdeen Bay. The crew of the 'James Hall' were rescued by the 'Luddick' and the 'James Hall' was left to drift ashore on the beach, while the damaged 'Luddick' was successfully steamed into harbour. There was a large hole about 17feet long but it was thought possible to temporarily repair the damage and refloat her. For the next few days, the local press reported that crowds of people had been to see the wreck, and that two trams with posters saying 'To and from the stranded steamer' were put on the Beach route. Unfortunately, owing to strong winds and heavy seas, salvage attempts were not possible, and the vessel began to break up and its cargo was washed ashore. By the 8th March, very little remained of the wreck.
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Aberdeen Local Studies