On this day (6th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections
FV Lord Kitchener (1899-1917)
British fishing trawler FV Lord Kitchener was built in 1899 by J. T. Eltringham & Co., South Shields. At the time of her loss, the vessel of 158 tonnes was owned by Walker Steam Trawling & Fishing Co. Ltd., Aberdeen.
On 6 April 1917, Lord Kitchener was in position 45 miles N by E from Kinnaird Head when she was captured by a German U-boat under the command of Rudolf Gebeschus. The trawler was targeted by charges and explosives and sunk.
Thankfully, no lives were lost.
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has offered financial assistance for fishermen and mariners since 1839. The maritime charity provides help for mariners, retired seafarers and their dependents, through financial help including welfare grants, as well as assistance and support.
Photo credit: wrecksite.eu