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SS Westonby

Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in June, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 June Cavina Merchant 6,539 1 June Teal Fishing 141 2 June Cameronian Merchant 5,861 2 June Hollington Merchant 4,221 2 June Wairuna Merchant 3,947 2 June Shamrock Fishing 170 2 June St. Bernard Fishing 186 3 June Islandmore Merchant 3,046 3 June Greenbank Merchant 3,881 3 June […]

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On this day (27 June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ultonia (1898-1917) SS Ultonia was a British ocean liner, built by Swan & Hunter Ltd. in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1898. At the time of her loss during WW1, the vessel of 10,402 tonnes was owned by the Cunard Steam Ship Co. Ltd., Liverpool.

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SS Miami

On this day (22nd June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Miami (1904-1917) British cargo ship, SS Miami, was built in Glasgow in 1904 by Barclay Curle & Co. Ltd. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer of 3,762 tonnes was owned by Elders and Fyffes Ltd., Garston.

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Centenary of introduction of merchant ship convoying in World War One

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is marking the centenary of the introduction of the ocean convoying of merchant ships in World War One by launching a video detailing the history and impact of the convoy system. By the beginning of May 1917, Britain had lost over a thousand merchant ships and 6,000 lives. It […]

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SS Ruperra

On this day (20th June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ruperra (1904-1917) SS Ruperra was a British cargo ship of 4,232 tonnes, built in 1904 by Short Bros. Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss, a century ago, she was owned by John Cory & Sons Ltd., Cardiff.

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SS Westonby

On this day (15th June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Westonby (1901-1917) Built in 1901 by the Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. in Stockton, SS Westonby was a British cargo ship of 3,795 tonnes. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer was owned by Sir R. Ropner & Co., Sunderland.

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Jerome Completes Hadrian’s Wall Walk

All at the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society would like to congratulate our honorary agent for Guernsey, Jerome Davis, on completing his walk of Hadrian’s Wall earlier this month.

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SS Darius

On this day (13th June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Darius (1903-1917) SS Darius was a British cargo ship of 3,426 tonnes, built in 1903 by Joseph Thompson & Sons, Sunderland. She was owned by the Tempus Shipping Co. Ltd., Cardiff, at the time of her loss.

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Martin Ewence OBE

Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Joins Forces With Former Navy Commander for Piracy Talk

Chichester-based maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is joining forces with former Royal Navy Commander, Martin Ewence OBE, to raise awareness of piracy as part of the city’s annual festival.

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On this day (8th June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Cheltonian (1911-1917) British cargo ship, SS Cheltonian, was built in 1911 by Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, and at the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by Cambrian Steam Navigation Co., Cardiff.

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