On this day (25th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Kohinur (1905-1917)
SS Kohinur was a British passenger and cargo ship, built in 1905 by Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. At the time of her loss, during WW1, she was owned by the Asiatic Steam Navigation Co., Liverpool.
On 25 May 1917, the steamer of 2,265 tonnes was on a voyage from Salonica to Karachi, in ballast, when she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat. Kohinur was 150 miles north of Alexandria at the time of the attack.
Sadly, 37 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.
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