On this day (4th July) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 04 July 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Goathland (1906-1917)

SS Goathland was a British steamer of 3,044 tonnes used to transport cargo. She was built by the Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Newcastle in 1906 and at the time of her loss, 100 years ago, was owned by Headlam & Rowland, Whitby.

On 4 July 1917, whilst on a voyage to the Gulf of Mexico from St. Nazaire, the ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Walter Roehr. SS Goathland was attacked six miles SSE of Pointe du Skeul, Belle Île Island.

Sadly, 21 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.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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