On this day (2nd February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 02 February 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SV Isle of Arran (1892-1917)

The British merchant sailing vessel SV Isle of Arran was built in 1892 by Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock. At the time of her loss she was owned by Thomas, R. & Co., Liverpool. She weighed 1,918 tonnes.

SV Isle of Arran

On 2nd February 1917,  when on voyage from Buenos Aires to Le Havre with a cargo of maize, Isle of Arran was scuttled by a German U-boat captained by Friedrich Moecke, 100 miles south from the Old Head of Kinsale.  Thankfully, there were no casualties.

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