1907 – the Alfred Erlandsen

On 17th October 1907 this Danish 600 tonne steel steamship was en route from Riga to Grangemouth, carrying pit props, deals and battens for Kirkwood and Co from Glasgow. All of her crew, including the Captain’s wife, were lost. (Variously reported as 16 or 18 lives). The only survivor was a Great Dane dog, which was found on the cliff tops the next morning. The dog was renamed Carro after the Ebb Carrs rocks upon which the ship ran aground. Four bodies were retrieved that I am currently aware of.


1 thought on “1907 – the Alfred Erlandsen

  1. My father used to have a photo of the dog ,now disappeared. I wish something could be done regarding the headstone in the Coldingham headstone as the names of the crew are no longer readable. Peter Gillies

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