On This Day (18th March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 18 March 2016 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Byron Darnton (1943-1946)

The American cargo ship – SS Byron Darnton – which was built in 1943 and weighed over 7,000 tons, was wrecked and broke in two whilst aground at Sanda Island.

SS Byron Darnton

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society was able to provide 19 of the survivors with £71/17s worth of financial support – the equivalent of £2,768.84 in today’s money.

Picture courtesy of likesuccess.com

Posted In: Shipwreckollections