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The One Hundred and Seventy Eighth Annual General Meeting

The One Hundred and Seventy Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society will be held at Fishmongers’ Hall, London, EC4 on Tuesday 3rd October at 12:00. Members and friends of the Society wishing to attend should notify the Chief Executive at Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, 1 North Pallant, Chichester, PO19 […]

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Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in August, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 August Karina Merchant 4,222 1 August Laertes Merchant 4,541 1 August Llandudno Merchant 4,187 1 August Aleyone Merchant (Motor) 149 2 August Newlyn Merchant 4,019 2 August Beechpark Merchant 4,763 3 August Hornchurch Merchant 2,159 3 August Aube Merchant 1,837 4 August Cairnstrath Merchant 2,128 4 August […]

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On this day (29th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Vronwen (1917-1917) SS Vronwen was a British cargo ship built in 1917 by Short Brothers Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss, during WW1, the steamer of 5,714 tonnes was owned by W. & C. T. Jones SS. Co. Ltd., Sunderland.

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On this day (24th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Springhill (1904-1917) Built in Sunderland in 1904 by John Crown & Sons Ltd., SS Springhill was a British cargo ship that was owned by Fisher Renwick & Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, at the time of her loss during WW1.

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On this day (22nd August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Verdi (1907-1917) British passenger vessel, SS Verdi, was built in 1907 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast. At the time of her loss during WW1, Verdi was owned by Lamport & Holt Ltd., Liverpool.

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On this day (17th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Edina 1865-1917 British cargo vessel SS Edina was built in 1865 by Aitken & Mansel in Glasgow. The steamer of 455 tonnes was owned at the time of her loss, during WW1, by Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co., Ltd.

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On this day (15th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Brodstone (1896-1917) Built in 1896 by Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun, SS Brodstone was a British cargo ship that was owned by the Blue Star Line Ltd., London, at the time of her loss a century ago.

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On this day (10th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS War Patrol (1917-1917) Built in 1917 by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co. in Wyandotte, Michigan, SS War Patrol was a British cargo ship which was owned by The Shipping Controller, Liverpool, at the time of her loss a century ago.

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On this day (8th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Llanishen (1901-1917) British cargo steamer Llanishen was built in 1901 by Richardson, Duck & Co. Ltd., Thornaby and at the time of her loss during WW1, was owned by Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co. Ltd., Cardiff.

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On this day (3rd August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Aube 1916-17 SS Aube was a British cargo vessel of 1,837 tonnes, built in 1916 by Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss, a century ago during WW1, Aube was owned by the Normandy Shipping Co., London.

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