Grace Darling
(1815-1842)

woman and rescuer

Died aged 26

Grace Horsley Darling (24 November 1815 – 20 October 1842) was an English lighthouse keeper's daughter, famed for participating in the rescue of survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838. The paddlesteamer ran aground on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland in northeast England; nine members of her crew were saved.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Peter Church on Geograph

This plaque commemorates the fateful voyage of the paddle steamer Forfarshire from Hull to Dundee on 5th September 1838. P. S. Forfarshire and Grace Darling 1838 Grace Darling saved many lives by her heroic efforts when the ship foundered on the Farne Islands

Pier, Hull, United Kingdom where they is commemorated