On this day (2nd November) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Murcia (1915-1918)
SS Murcia was a British cargo vessel built in 1915 by Short Bros., Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss three years later, she was owned by the English & American Shipping Co. Ltd., London.
On 2 November 1918, the Murcia was travelling on a voyage from Bassein to Marseille with a cargo of rice and funnies when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Hans Schuler. At the time of the attack, the British steamer of 4,871 tonnes was 12 miles north of Port Said.
Sadly, one life was 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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