On this day (16th February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 16 February 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Lady Ann (1882-1917)

British merchant vessel SS Lady Ann was built in 1882 by Austin S.P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss, Lady Ann was owned by Nisbet Edward T. – Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd., Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

SS Lady Ann

On the afternoon of 16 February 1917, whilst on a voyage from Sunderland to Rochester with a cargo of coal, Lady Ann was struck by a terrific explosion three miles E by S of Scarborough, having been torpedoed by a German U-boat under the command of Franz Walther.

There was no time to launch the boats and she sank immediately. Sadly, eleven people lost their lives.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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