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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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