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SS Barnby

On This Day (29th May) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Barnby (1940-1941) SS Barnby was a British Cargo Steamer of 4,813 tons, which, whilst on route from New Brunswick to Hull in Convoy HX-126, was torpedoed by German submarine U-111 and sunk South West of Iceland on May 29, 1941.

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SS Javenese Prince

On This Day (20th May) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Javenese Prince (1926-1941) At 21.24 hours on 20 May 1941 the Javanese Prince was hit in the engine room by one of three torpedoes from U-138 and sank slowly 155 miles northwest of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

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VE Day

VE Day – Remembering our Wartime Contribution (05/05/15)

Seventy years after the guns fell silent in Europe, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is marking VE Day (8th May) by launching a new video looking back at the work it undertook during the Second World War, and how its role has changed in the years since.

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SS Port Victor

On This Day (1st May) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Port Victor (1942 – 1943) At 00.30 hours on 1 May 1943, U-107 fired a spread of two stern torpedoes at the unescorted SS Port Victor, northeast of the Azores, which was zigzagging directly into a good firing position at about 1000 meters distance.

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