On this day (16th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Highland Corrie (1910-1917)
British passenger and cargo vessel, SS Highland Corrie, was built in 1910 by Russell and Co. Ltd., Greenock. At the time of her loss a century ago, she was owned by the Nelson Line.
On 16 May 1917, the steamer of 7,583 tonnes was on a voyage from La Plata to London, carrying a cargo of frozen meat, when she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat whilst four miles south of the Owers Lightship.
Sadly, five 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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