On this day (21st March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 21 March 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Stanley (1914-1917)

British merchant vessel SS Stanley was built in 1914 by Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool. At the time of her loss, the vessel of 3,987 tonnes was owned by Pyman G. & Co., also of West Hartlepool.

SS Stanley

On 21 March 1917, while on a voyage from Newport News to Cherbourg, with a cargo of oats and iron ore,  Stanley was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat when 230 miles W. by N. of Fastnet, Ireland.

Sadly, eight people on board lost their lives.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

Posted In: Shipwreckollections