On this day (27th July) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Begona No. 4 (1890-1917)
SS Begona No. 4 was a British cargo ship built in 1890 by J. L. Thompson & Sons. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.
On 27 July 1917, Begona No. 4 was on a voyage from Bona to Cork with a cargo of phosphates when she was attacked by a German U-boat, who torpedoed and sunk the steamer of 2,407 tonnes, 70 miles WxN1/2N from Fastnet.
Sadly, two people 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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