On this day (9th January) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 09 January 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Bayvoe (1894-1918)

The SS Bayvoe was a British cargo vessel built by W. Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool in 1894 and owned at the time of her loss by Sale & Co., London.

On 9 January 1918, Bayvoe, on a voyage from Portland to Bordeaux with a cargo of wheat, was targeted and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Walter Roehr. At the time of the attack, the British steamer of 2,979 tonnes was positioned 10 miles south from the Îles de Glénan.

Sadly, four 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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