On this day (20th February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 20 February 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Huntsmoor (1901-1918)

British merchant ship SS Huntsmoor was built in 1901 by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer of 4,957 tonnes was owned by the Ministry of War Transport, London.

On 20 February 1918, the Huntsmoor was travelling on a voyage from Havre to Southampton when she was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat under the command of Karl Dobberstein. The damage caused in the attack led to the sinking of the Huntsmoor, 23 miles S1/2W from the Owers lightvessel.

Sadly, 20 people 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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