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2017 Photography Competition Launched

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

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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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