On this day (17th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 17 August 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Edina 1865-1917

British cargo vessel SS Edina was built in 1865 by Aitken & Mansel in Glasgow. The steamer of 455 tonnes was owned at the time of her loss, during WW1, by Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co., Ltd.

A century ago, on 17 August 1917, Edina was travelling on a voyage from Leith to Siglufjord when she came under attack from a German U-boat under the command of Wilhelm Werner. At the time of her sinking, Edina was positioned 30 miles SE of Stora Dimun, Faroe Islands.

Thankfully, no lives were lost.

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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