The steamship Mira was built in Germany in 1890 for Holm and Molzen in Flensburg at the yard of Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft and was launched on 21st January 1890. She measured 207.6′ x 31.0′ x 14.1′ and weighed 954 gross tons, 598 net tons. She was purchased by C H Erlandsen in 1907 for the North Sea trade. Erlandsen renamed the vessel Alfred Erlandsen but her career under her new name and owner was to be a short one.
In October of that same year the ship was en route from Libau in the Baltic to Grangemouth with a cargo of pit props for Messrs Kirkwood of Glasgow. Captain Larsen had a crew of 12 aboard plus his wife as they steamed east towards Scotland. The vessel encountered a severe storm and poor as she reached the Scottish coast and was driven ashore on Ebb Carr Rocks around eight thirty in the evening of Thursday 17th October, 1907. The ship was hard aground and pounded by a heavy swell and, although her distress signals were quickly spotted and lifeboats launched, little could be done to help the people on board. The lifeboats from Eyemouth and Skatteraw battled for hours in huge seas but failed to reach the site of the wreck before she broke up. Ashore hundreds of locals gathered to try to render assistance and watch the unfolding scene. The Eyemouth Rocket Brigade also reached the location of the wreck but she was too far offshore for the lines to reach. Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save the ship or the men and woman aboard as the ship gradually broke apart. By dawn the only trace of the ship and her crew was the broken wreckage littering the seashore and bobbing in the waves of the receding storm.