Jan Blocks

About the same time the Rotterdam steamer Jan Blocks, which was outward bound, coal laden, for Antwerp, ran ashore on the Herd Sand on the south side of the Tyne entrance. The alarm guns were fired, and the lifeboats Tom Perry, James Young, and the motor lifeboat put off from North and South Shields, but the sea was, calm the crew remained by their vessel, which was got off undamaged at the night high tide.

Source: Yorkshire Post 18 November 1912