On this day (22nd February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 22 February 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Haileybury (1902-1918)

British steamer SS Haileybury was built in 1902 by W. Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland and was owned at the time of her loss by Wm. Thomas & Sons Ltd., London.

On 22 February 1918, the merchant ship of 2,888 tonnes was travelling on a voyage from Glasgow to Nantes with a cargo of coal when she was sunk by torpedo from a German U-boat under the command of Alfred von Glasenapp. The Haileybury succumbed to the attack 15 miles SE from the Maidens.

Sadly, two 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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