On this day (14th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 14 March 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Bray Head (1894-1917)

SS Bray Head was a British merchant vessel of 3,077 tonnes, built in 1894 by Swan & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle-upon-Tyne. At the time of her loss, she was owned by the Ulster Steamship Co.

SS Bray Head

On 14 March 1917, Bray Head, travelling from St John, New Brunswick to Belfast, was intercepted by a German U-boat under the command of Paul Wagenfuhr 375 miles NW of Fastnet. Bray Head came under fire from the surface and sank. Sadly, 21 people on board lost their lives.

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