On this day (30th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Corbet Woodall (1908-1917)
Armed British steamer SS Corbet Woodall was built in 1908 by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd., Sunderland, and at the time of her loss, she was owned by the Normandy Shipping Co.
Travelling on a voyage from South Shields to Poole, on 30 May 1917, with a cargo of coal, Corbet Woodall was sunk by a mine from a German U-boat under the command of Gustav Buch. At the time, the vessel of 917 tonnes was one and a half miles east of the Nab Light Vessel.
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.
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