On this day (15th December) WW2 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 15 December 2016 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Star of Suez (1926-1942)

The SS Star of Suez was an Egyptian cargo ship built in 1926 by D & W Henderson Co. Ltd. She was owned by Alexandria Steam Navigation Co. between 1938 and her sinking in 1942.

SS Star of Suez

On 15th December 1942, Star of Suez was on a voyage from New York, USA to Table Bay, South Africa via Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately, she was hit by a German torpedo and sank off the coast of Brazil. Two people lost their lives in the tragedy.

The German U-boat responsible for the loss sank off the coast of Haiti just seven months later.

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provided the survivors with £60/2s worth of financial support – the equivalent of £2,732 today.

Photo credit: www.wrecksite.eu

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