On this day (10th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Henley (1894-1918)
SS Henley was a British cargo vessel built in 1894 by A. Stephen & Sons, Glasgow and owned at the time of her loss during WW1 by Britain SS. Co. Ltd., London. She was a steamer of 3,249 tonnes.
On 10 April 1918, the Henley was travelling on a voyage from Barry to St. Nazaire with a cargo of coal when she was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat under the command of Kurt Ramien. The attack took place 25 miles SW1/2W from the Lizard with the Henley sinking due to the damage caused.
Sadly, six people lost their lives as a result.
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has offered assistance for fishermen and mariners in need since 1839. The maritime charity provides help for mariners, retired seafarers and their dependants, through financial help including welfare grants, as well as assistance and support.
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