On this day (5th December) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Aigburth (1917-1917)
SS Aigburth was a British steamer built in 1917 by Fullerton & Co. Ltd., Paisley. At the time of her loss in the same year, the Aigburth was owned by the West Lancashire S.S. Co. Ltd., Liverpool.
On 5 December 1917, the Aigburth was travelling on a voyage from Tyne to Treport with a cargo of coal, when she was torpedoed by a German U-boat. At the time of the attack, the steamer of 824 tonnes was positioned two miles NE of South Cheek, Robin Hood’s Bay.
Sadly, 11 of those on board 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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