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SS George Goulantris

On this day (29th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS George J. Goulandris (1913-1941) SS George J. Goulandris was completed in November 1913 for Strick Line Ltd Swansea and named Nigaristan. In 1937, the ship was sold to Greece and renamed George J. Goulandris.

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MV Kinross

On this day (20th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

MV Kinross (1935-1941) MV Kinross was built in 1935 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd. and owned by B.J. Sutherland & Co. Ltd.

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MV-Pelayo-2

On this day (13th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

MV Pelayo (1927-1942) The MV Pelayo was built in 1927 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. and owned by MacAndrew Robert & Co.

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Battle of Jutland Anniversary – Video Recognises Merchant Marine and Fishing Fleet Contribution to WWI (09.06.16)

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has marked the 100th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s largest and bloodiest naval engagement in WW1, the Battle of Jutland, by releasing a short video recognising the forgotten contribution and losses faced by merchant seafarers and fishermen during the 1914-18 conflict. The video, filmed at the National Museum […]

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SS Orama

On this day (8th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Orama (1924-1940) The SS Orama was built in 1924 by Vickers and owned by the Orient Steam Navigation Co.

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Funding Announcement (02/06/16)

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is delighted to report it has received £30K funding, towards its work supporting the seafaring community, from The Merchant Navy Fund.  

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Battle of Jutland

Letters – Forgotten sacrifice during the Battle of Jutland (02/06/16)

Last weekend, we commemorated the strategic victory that was Jutland and remembered the terrible loss of life sustained by the Royal Navy.

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