stockton and hartlepool mercury saturday 20 may 1865
A HARTLEPOOL SEAMAN DROWNED AT HAMBURG.
the intelligence was brought to this port on tuesday of the death by drowning at hamburg of george sherrington, who was employed as a fireman on board the 'danish queen', belonging to the west hartlepool navigation company. the captain reports that, on the morning of the 10th inst, the deceased and three of his ship-mates went ashore, while the vessel was lying in hamburg river, and late at night returned in a state of intoxication. while ascending the gangway ladder, deceased, who appeared to be very drunk, lost hold of the 'man-rope' and fell backwards into the water between the quay and the steamer. there was a strong current flowing, and the poor fellow, despite all efforts to rescue him, was borne away, and it is to be feared he met a watery grave. up to the time of the vessel leaving the port his body was not recovered. sherrington was a single man, about 27 years of age and lived at hartlepool.
------------- other sherrington's also lived here and elsewhere in the north east of england.