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165 Years of Royal Assent (30/07/15)

Today marks the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s 165th Anniversary of Incorporation On the 30th July 1850 Royal Assent was given to an Act of Parliament to incorporate the members of the Society to enable them to better carry into effect their charitable designs.

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SS Etrib

On This Day (19th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Etrib (1919-1942) At 58 minutes past midnight on 19 June 1942, U-552 fired a spread of two torpedoes at two overlapping freighters in convoy HG-84 about 400 miles west of Corunna, Spain. The SS Etrib and the SS Pelayo sank after being hit by one torpedo each.

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On This Day (19th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Etrib (1919-1942) At 58 minutes past midnight on 19 June 1942, U-552 fired a spread of two torpedoes at two overlapping freighters in convoy HG-84 about 400 miles west of Corunna, Spain. The SS Etrib and the SS Pelayo sank after being hit by one torpedo each.

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SS British Grenadier

On This Day (5th June) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS British Grenadier (1922-1941) At 22.52 hours on 5 June, 1941, the unescorted SS British Grenadier was hit amidships by a torpedo from U-103, while steaming on a zigzag course southwest of Freetown.

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SS Barnby

On This Day (29th May) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Barnby (1940-1941) SS Barnby was a British Cargo Steamer of 4,813 tons, which, whilst on route from New Brunswick to Hull in Convoy HX-126, was torpedoed by German submarine U-111 and sunk South West of Iceland on May 29, 1941.

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SS Javenese Prince

On This Day (20th May) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Javenese Prince (1926-1941) At 21.24 hours on 20 May 1941 the Javanese Prince was hit in the engine room by one of three torpedoes from U-138 and sank slowly 155 miles northwest of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

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