On this day (27th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Allendale (1917-1918)
The British merchant vessel SS Allendale was built in 1917 by Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd., Sunderland. A year later, at the time of the steamer’s loss, she was owned by Furness Withy & Co. Ltd., London.
On 27 March 1918, the defensively-armed Allendale of 2,153 tonnes was travelling on a voyage 52 miles S by W from the Lizard, Cornwall when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk a German U-boat under the command of Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg.
Sadly, one person lost their life in the attack.
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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