On this day (16th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS War Council (1917-1918)
SS War Council was a British cargo vessel of 5,875 tonnes. She was built in 1917 by the Kawasaki Dockyard Co. Ltd., Kobe. At the time of her loss a year later, the steamer of 5,875 tonnes was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.
On 16 October 1918, SS War Council was travelling on a voyage from Barry to Port Said with a cargo of coal when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Kurt Hartwig. At the time of the attack, the War Council was located 85 miles WSW of Cape Matapan.
Thankfully, there were no casualties.
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.