On this day (12th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 12 April 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Moyune (1895-1918)

British cargo vessel, SS Moyune, was built by D. & W. Henderson & Co., Glasgow in 1895 and owned at the time of her loss by China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London. She was a steamer of 4,935 tonnes.

On 12 April 1918, the Moyune was travelling on a voyage from Karachi to Liverpool with a cargo of maize when she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Johannes Klasing. At the time of the attack, the steamer was located 32 miles SExE of Cape de Palos.

Thankfully, there were no casualties.

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.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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