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Brave Rescuers & Quick-thinking Helicopter Crews Honoured at Society Awards Ceremony

Four remarkable stories of bravery at sea have been recognised and rewarded for their outstanding demonstrations of skill and gallantry at the Society’s awards ceremony held in London this week. Helicopter crews, rescue swimmers, a ferry deck officer and brave sailing crew were among those celebrated by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, whilst two charity volunteers […]

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On this day (2nd October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Bamse (1881-1918) SS Bamse was a British merchant vessel built in 1881 by Strand Slipway Co. Ltd., Monkwearmouth. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.

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Remembering British merchant ships sunk in September, 1918

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 September Mesaba Merchant 6,833 1 September City of Glasgow Merchant 6,545 2 September San Andres Merchant 3,314 3 September Highcliffe Merchant 3,238 4 September War Firth Merchant 3,112 4 September Arum Merchant 3,681 6 September Audax Merchant 975 6 September Milly Merchant 2,964 7 September Bellbank Merchant […]

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On this day (27th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Hatasu (1917-1918) SS Hatasu was a British cargo vessel built in 1917 by J. Blumer & Co., Sunderland and owned at the time of her loss by Moss SS. Co. Ltd., Liverpool. She was a British steamer of 3,193 tonnes.

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On this day (25th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Hebburn (1908-1918) SS Hebburn was a British cargo ship built in 1908 by Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by Burnett SS. Co. Ltd., Newcastle. was a British steamer of 1938 tons.

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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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