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SS Beaverdale

On This Day (31st March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Beaverdale (1928-1941) On this day 74 years ago, the SS Beaverdale was hit by the infamous U-48, credited with the sinking of 52 ships.

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Neutral Shores

A Recommended Good Read (19/03/15)

If you want to know about the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s activities in Ireland in helping survivors from vessels sunk in WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic then Mark McShane’s book, Neutral Shores, is the one for you.

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The SS Nariva

On This Day (18th March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Nariva (1920-1943) and the SS Southern Princess (1915-1943) The SS Nariva and the SS Southern Princess were in the middle of convoy HX-229 travelling from New York to Liverpool when attacked by two German U-Boats, U-91 and U-600 on 18 March 1943.

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The SS Guido

On This Day (13th March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Guido (1920-1943) In March 1943, the SS Guido was hunted by a wolf pack of German U-Boats 10 miles starboard as it was going from New York to Greenock. The fatal torpedo was fired from U-633 on the 8th of March.

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New Research Into National Maritime Charity to Shed Light on Shipwreck Survivors (25/2/15)

A major research project has been launched into the 175 year history of national charity the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. Dr Cathryn Pearce, Research Fellow in the Lifesaving and Shipwreck Group at the University of Greenwich has begun an eight month project looking into the history of the Society as part of a planned investigation into […]

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Domestic Power Suppliers Disadvantage the Elderly (23/2/15)

Chief Executive, Malcolm Williams, writes in The Daily Telegraph 21st February… SIR – The majority of our Charity’s older beneficiaries never will be on the Internet. Nor is the idea of switching suppliers to get the best deal – a concept that will be familiar to many. They tend to be loyal customers. Now that […]

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