On this day (10th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Bostonian (1896-1917)
British cargo vessel, SS Bostonian, was built in 1896 by William Gray & Co. Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer of 5,736 tonnes was owned by Leyland Frederick & Co. Ltd., Liverpool.
On 10 October 1917, the defensively-armed merchant ship Bostonian, was on a voyage when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat. At the time, the steamer was 34 miles S by E from Start Point, Devon.
Sadly, four people lost their lives.
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has offered assistance for fishermen and mariners in need since 1839. The maritime charity provides help for mariners, retired seafarers and their dependants, through financial help including welfare grants, as well as assistance and support.
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