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Centenary of introduction of merchant ship convoying in World War I

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is marking the centenary of the introduction of the ocean convoying of merchant ships in World War I 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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On this day (18th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Millicent Knight (1900-1917) SS Millicent Knight was a British cargo ship of 3,563 tonnes, built in 1900 by John Readhead & Sons Ltd., South Shields. At the time of her loss, she was owned by W & C. T. Jones & Co. Ltd., Cardiff.

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On this day (16th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Highland Corrie (1910-1917) British passenger and cargo vessel, SS Highland Corrie, was built in 1910 by Russell and Co. Ltd., Greenock. At the time of her loss a century ago, she was owned by the Nelson Line.

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On this day (11th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Barrister (1915-1917) British cargo vessel, SS Barrister, was built in 1915 by Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun. At the time of her loss a century ago, the steamer was owned by T & J. Harrison Ltd.

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On this day (9th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Harpagus (1910-1917) SS Harpagus was built in 1910 by William Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool, and at the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by the Fabre Line.

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On This Day (4th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Transylvania (1914-1917) SS Transylvania was a British passenger vessel, built in 1914 by Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock. At the time of her loss in 1914, she was owned by the Anchor Line Ltd., Glasgow.

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