On this day (2nd October) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Bamse (1881-1918)
SS Bamse was a British merchant vessel built in 1881 by Strand Slipway Co. Ltd., Monkwearmouth. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.
On 2 October 1918, SS Bamse was travelling on a voyage five miles E by N from the Lizard, Cornwall, when she was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat.
Sadly, the steamer of 1,001 tonnes was sunk with the loss of 11 lives.
Sadly, two 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.