On this day (27th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Karuma (1910-1917)
SS Karuma was built in 1910 by R. Thompson & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland and at the time of her loss, during WW1, she was owned by the Unison Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., London.
On 27 April 1917, the British steamer of 2,995 tonnes was on a voyage from Malta to the UK with a cargo of Admiralty stores when she was targeted and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Karl Neumann. At the time of the attack, Karuma was five miles north of Cape Sigli.
Sadly, two people lost their lives.
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has offered financial assistance for fishermen and mariners 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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