On this day (18th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 18 October 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Hunsdon (1911-1918)

British cargo vessel, SS Hunsdon, was built in 1911 by Wesser Co., Bremen, originally for the Hamburg & Africa Line. The steamer of 2,899 tonnes was owned at the time of her loss by The Shipping Controller, London.

On 18 October 1918, the Hunsdon was on route from Le Havre to Belfast when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat commanded by Johannes Muller.

Sadly, one person lost their life 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.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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