On this day (30th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 30 March 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Somme (1916-1917)

SS Somme was a British steamer of 1828 tonnes. Built by Austin S. P & Son Ltd., Sunderland, she was owned by the Normandy Shipping Co. Ltd., London at the time of her loss.

SS Somme

On 30 March 1917, SS Somme was on a voyage from Newport to Rouen with a cargo of coal when she was targeted and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Howaldt. Somme was lost 20 miles of Cape Barfleur.

Sadly, five people on board lost their lives.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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