On this day (7th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Minnehaha (1900-1917)
SS Minnehaha was a British ocean liner and cargo vessel built in 1900 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by the Atlantic Transport Co. Ltd., London.
On 7 September 1917, whilst on voyage, the defensively-armed steamer of 13,714 tonnes was torpedoed and sunk without warning by a German U-boat whilst 12 miles SE of Fastnet.
Sadly, 43 people lost their lives in the attack.
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.
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