On this day (22nd June) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 22 June 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Miami (1904-1917)

British cargo ship, SS Miami, was built in Glasgow in 1904 by Barclay Curle & Co. Ltd. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer of 3,762 tonnes was owned by Elders and Fyffes Ltd., Garston.

SS Miami

On 22 June 1917, whilst on a voyage from New York to Manchester with general cargo, SS Miami was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Galster. At the time of the attack, Miami was 11 miles ESE of Fastnet.

Thankfully, there were no casualties.

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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