What remains of the wreck of the trawler Admiral Van Tromp on the beach at Saltwick Bay, just south of Whitby, with Black Nab in the distance.
The Admiral Van Tromp was a Scarborough trawler that ran aground on 30th September 1976. The exact circumstance of the accident remain a mystery as the boat was on completely the wrong course and a senior nautical surveyor at the inquest stated it appeared it was driven onto the rocks deliberately. No-one will ever know the real reasons as the man at the wheel John ‘Scotch Jack’ Addison was killed, along with one other crew member.
Saltwick Bay, NOrth Yorkshire