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VE Day

VE Day – Remembering our Wartime Contribution (05/05/15)

Seventy years after the guns fell silent in Europe, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is marking VE Day (8th May) by launching a new video looking back at the work it undertook during the Second World War, and how its role has changed in the years since.

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SS Port Victor

On This Day (1st May) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

SS Port Victor (1942 – 1943) At 00.30 hours on 1 May 1943, U-107 fired a spread of two stern torpedoes at the unescorted SS Port Victor, northeast of the Azores, which was zigzagging directly into a good firing position at about 1000 meters distance.

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Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Helped in Over 2252 Cases of Need (27/04/15)

The Shipwrecked Mariners provided financial support to Fishermen, Mariners and their dependants in over 2,252 cases during the last year at a cost of £1.4 Million.

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SS Pan Pennsylvania

On This Day (26th April) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Pan Pennsylvania (1943-1944) On the 24th April 1944, the American Tanker Pan Pennsylvania had been en route to Britain when it was struck with a missile from U-550.

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SS Empire Howard

On This Day (16th April) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Empire Howard (1941-1942) On the 16th of April 1942, the SS Empire Howard was part of a convoy delivering supplies to the Soviet Union to aid them against Nazi Germany on the Eastern Front.

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The SS Waroonga

On This Day (10th April) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Waroonga (1914-1943) The SS Waroonga was travelling to England from Halifax as part of convoy HX-231 when in the late evening of the 8th of April, U-635 torpedoed both the SS Waroonga and the SS Shillong. Both ships were able to continue until another U-Boat, U-630, fired again at each vessel.

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