On this day (13th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Setter (1906-1918)
SS Setter was a defensive-armed British passenger and cargo ship built in 1906 by Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock. At the time of her loss during WW1, the vessel was owned by Burns G. & J. Ltd., Glasgow.
On 13 September 1918, Setter was travelling on a voyage from Manchester to Clyde, with general cargo, when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Ernst Krieger. At the time of the attack, the British steamer of 956 tonnes was six miles NWxN of Corsewall Point.
Sadly, six lives were lost as a result.
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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