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On this day (15th February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS San Rito (1916-1918) SS San Rito was a British merchant steamer built in 1916 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast. Two years later, at the time of her loss, the San Rito was owned by United Fruit Co., Glasgow.

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Seafarers UK Supports Shipwrecked Mariners

Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society awarded £110,000 grant from Seafarers UK

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On this day (12th February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Eleanor (1888-1918) Built in 1888 by Edwards Co. Ltd., Howdon-On-Tyne, the steamship Eleanor was a British cargo vessel of 1,980 tonnes. At the time of her loss a century ago, she was owned by Screw Collier Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

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On this day (7th February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ben Rein (1905-1918) SS Ben Rein was a British merchant vessel built in 1905 by George Brown & Co. Ltd., Greenock. At the time of her loss during WW1, the Ben Rein was owned by the Ramsay Steam Ship Co. Ltd.

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On this day (30th January) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Minnetonka (1902-1918) SS Minnetonka was a British passenger steamer that was built in 1902 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. At the time of her loss a century ago, the ship of 13,528 tonnes was owned by Atlantic Transport Co. Ltd., Belfast.

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Interesting Royal Archives Request

Towards the end of last year we received an interesting enquiry from the Queen’s Archives.  They wished to reproduce the ‘commonplace books and books of cures’ of Lady Augusta Murray (1768 – 1830) and following research had ascertained the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society had, in the very distant past, been granted the copyright to said publications […]

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