On this day (18th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Millicent Knight (1900-1917)
SS Millicent Knight was a British cargo ship of 3,563 tonnes, built in 1900 by John Readhead & Sons Ltd., South Shields. At the time of her loss, she was owned by W & C. T. Jones & Co. Ltd., Cardiff.
On 18 May 1917, Millicent Knight was travelling from Cardiff to Port Said with a cargo of coal and government stores, when she was targeted and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Adalbert von der Lühe. At the time of the attack, the steamer was positioned 130 miles south east of Malta.
Sadly, one person lost their life.
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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