On this day (27th February) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 27 February 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Largo (1910-1918)

The British cargo ship, SS Largo, was built in 1910 by S. P. Austin & Son, Ltd., Sunderland and at the time of her loss was owned by Pelton SS. Co. Ltd., Newcastle. She was a steamer of 1,764 tonnes.

On 27 February 1918, whilst travelling on a voyage from Barry to Scapa Flow with a cargo of coal, the Largo was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat under the command of Friedrich Strackerjan and sunk 12 miles West of Calf of Man.

Thankfully, there were no casualties.

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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