On this day (3rd August) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Aube 1916-17
SS Aube was a British cargo vessel of 1,837 tonnes, built in 1916 by Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss, a century ago during WW1, Aube was owned by the Normandy Shipping Co., London.
On 3 August 1917, whilst on a voyage from Newport to Bordeaux, with a cargo of coal, the steamer was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Reinhold Saltzwedel. At the time of the attack, Aube was three-and-a-half miles NW of Ile d’Yeu.
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.
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