On this day (15th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 15 August 2017 Posted In: 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.

On 15 August 1917, Brodstone was travelling on a voyage from Cardiff to Zarate when she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat. At the time of the attack, the steamer of 4,927 tonnes was located 95 miles West of Ushant, France.

Sadly, five crew members 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.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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