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On this day (13th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Setter (1906-1918) SS Setter was a defensive-armed British passenger and cargo ship built in 1906 by Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock. At the time of her loss during WW1, the vessel was owned by Burns G. & J. Ltd., Glasgow.

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UK’s Ultimate Sea View of 2018 Revealed!

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has revealed the eagerly anticipated results of its annual photography competition showcasing the UK’s coastline and its associated people and industry. Following a challenging judging process of almost 1,000 entries, the prize for the overall winner was awarded to Chris Herring for his entry, ‘Fighting until the End’, […]

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On this day (6th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Audax (1903-1918) SS Audax was a British cargo vessel built in 1903 by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde – Royal Schelde, Vlissingen. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by Carr L. S., Newcastle.

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On this day (4th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Arum (1914-1918) British cargo vessel, SS Arum, was built in 1914 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend.

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Why Britain Wasn’t Starved into Surrender in World War One

To coincide with Merchant Navy Day (3rd September) and as we approach the centenary of the Armistice, national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has produced a short video explaining that it’s due to the spirited determination and indomitable courage of the men of the Mercantile Marine and the Fishing Fleets that Britain wasn’t starved […]

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Remembering British merchant ships sunk in August, 1918

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 2 August Malvina Merchant 1,244 2 August Dornfontein Merchant (Motor) 766 3 August Warilda Merchant 7,713 4 August Clan McNab Merchant 4,675 5 August Freshfield Merchant 3,445 5 August Luz Blanca Merchant 4,868 6 August Clan Macneil Merchant 3,939 6 August Biruta Merchant 1,733 6 August Highland Harris […]

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