On this day (26th June) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Tortuguero (1909-1918)
SS Tortuguero was a British cargo steamer built by A. Stephen & Sons, Ltd., Glasgow in 1909 and owned at the time of her loss by Elders & Fyffes, Ltd., also of Glasgow.
On 26 June 1918, the Tortuguero, of 4,175 tonnes, was travelling on a voyage from Liverpool to Kingston, Jamaica in ballast when she was sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Richard Feldt. The attack took place 205 miles NW1/4N of Eagle Island.
Sadly, 12 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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