On This Day (26th February) – WW2 Shipwreckollections
SS Seminole (1915-1943)
The SS Seminole was an American iron cargo ship of 2,557 tons, which, whilst on route from New York to San Domingo with general cargo, was lost after running aground three miles from the entrance of Yuma Bay, southeast side San Domingo, Dominican Republic, and wrecked in the Oran on 27 February, 1943.
When the survivors arrived back in the UK, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provided eleven of them with £79/2s worth of financial support, which is the equivalent of more than £3,300 in today’s money.
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