On this day (28th June) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Queen (1907-1918)
British cargo vessel, SS Queen, was built in 1907 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow and owned at the time of her loss by Rome Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., London. She was a steamer of 4,956 tonnes.
On 28 June 1918, SS Queen, was on route for La Spezia from Cardiff with a cargo of coal and general cargo when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Rose. At the time, Queen was positioned 130 miles N1/2W of Cape Vilano.
Sadly, 20 lives were lost.
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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