On this day (21st June) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Montebello (1911-1918)
SS Montebello was a British cargo vessel built by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Hull in 1911 and owned at the time of her loss by Ellerman’s Wilson Line, Ltd., also of Hull.
On 21 June 1918, the Montebello, whilst travelling on a voyage from London to Hampton Roads, was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Degenhart von Loë. At the time of the attack, the British steamer of 4,324 tonnes was located 320 miles W1/2N from Ushant.
Sadly, 41 lives were lost 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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