On this day (21st February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 21 February 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Princess Alberta (1905-1917)

British passenger and cargo ship SS Princess Alberta was built in 1905 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Dundee. At the time of her loss, she was owned by Langlands M. & Sons, Liverpool.

SS Princess Alberta

On 21 February 1917, Princess Alberta struck a mine laid by a German U-boat under the command of Johannes Kirchner while on a voyage from Stavros to Mudros. The 1,586 tonne ship sank in Mudros Bay, part of the Aegean Sea. Sadly, 33 people on board lost their lives.

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