ID: 12 Name: Aid
Inserted: 16.11.2010 Monument: 27877
Country of origin: England
Date: 19th century
Sinking time: 28.07.1863 Propulsion: sailing ship
Address: Territorial sea, Läänemeri
Purpose: merchant ship
Vessel type: brig
Cargo: coal
Story of Sinking: Aid, captained by Richard Errington was on her way from Sunderland to Kronstadt when she hit a reef near Hiiumaa in the evening of 9 August 1863. The crew of 8 men was forced to leave the ship and head towards land in boats.The ship repeatedly rammed the seabed and obtained a huge leakage. The rudder of the ship broke and the attempt to steer the ship to shore failed. There was a risk that the vessel would drift further from the shore and so the 8-membered crew abandoned the ship and headed towards land in boats early morning on 10 August. Before heading towards land the light of Kõpu lighthouse could be seen 10-12 miles S by E from the accident site. 15 minutes later the ship sank.
Description of Location: Tip of Kõpu peninsula (Hiiu Shoal is not mentioned in the sources)
Archival Reference: TLA.1213.1.16 EAA.30.11.683 EAA.4924.1.6322
Resource Links & Literature: Estländische Gouvernements-Zeitung, 112.08.1863 page
Estländische Gouvernements-Zeitung,