On this day (17th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 17 April 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Bamse (1875-1918)

SS Bamse was a British merchant ship built by T. Turnbull & Son, Whitby in 1875 and owned at the time of her loss by The Shipping Controller, London.


On 18 April 1918, the Bamse was travelling on a voyage from Rouen to Swansea when she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Max Viebeg. The steamer of 958 tonnes was lost 15 miles WxN of Portland Bill.

Sadly, four of those on board lost their lives.

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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