On this day (14th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Zeta (1888-1917)
SS Zeta was a British cargo ship built in 1888 by J. L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland. At the time of her loss a century ago, the defensively-armed merchant vessel of 2,269 tonnes was owned by Turner, Brightman & Co., London.
On 14 September 1917, Zeta was travelling on a voyage from Barry to Zarate with a cargo of coal when she struck a mine laid by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Galster and sunk. The merchant steamer was positioned eight miles SW of Mine Head at the time.
Thankfully, there were no casualties.
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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