Last night the wind was blowing fresh from the south-east, and heavy sea running off Shields, and along the coast. While the Danish schooner, Tjlfe, Captain Lilelund, from Laurvig, with battens, bound for Blyth, was making for the Tyne for shelter, she was caught by the wind and blown over to the south side of tue entrance, and eventually struck the Herd Sand. Alarm guns were fired, and the lifeboats were immediately launched, and proceeded to the assistance of the crew, who were rescued by the lifeboat Tom Perry, and safely landed at South Shields. The vessel remains fast, and should the storm and wind increase, her position would become dangerous, and she might readily become wreck.

Source: Dundee Courier 8 January 1876

The Storm on the North-East Coast

The weather having considerably moderated, a large number of vessels were yesterday enabled to proceed to sea from the Tyne and adjacent ports. The schooner Tjalfe, which got ashore at South Shields on Friday night, still holds together, but a considerable portion of her deck-load has been carried away, and lies strewn along the beach. Unsuccessful attempts have already been made to get the vessel off, but hopes are entertained, that this task will be shortly accomplished.

Source: Shields Daily Gazette 10 January 1876

The Danish schooner Tjalfe, which got ashore on the Herd Sand, South Shields, on Friday night last, was successfully got off yesterday afternoon with the assistance of several tugs and brought into the Tyne.

Source: Shields Daily Gazette 12 January 1876