On this day (29th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 29 August 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Vronwen (1917-1917)

SS Vronwen was a British cargo ship built in 1917 by Short Brothers Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss, during WW1, the steamer of 5,714 tonnes was owned by W. & C. T. Jones SS. Co. Ltd., Sunderland.

On 29 August 1917, Vronwen was travelling on a voyage from Newcastle to Port Said with a cargo of coal when she was targeted by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Hermann Wendlandt. The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk 20 miles NW of Gozo Island.

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.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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