On this day (9th August) WW1 Shipwreckollections
SS Glenlee (1918-1918)
British cargo vessel, SS Glenlee, was built in 1918 by Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun and at the time of her loss in the same year, was owned by the Rio Cape Line Ltd., Glasgow.
On 9 August 1918, whilst travelling on a voyage from Dunkerque to Portland with a cargo of government stores, the Glenlee was sunk by a German U-boat under the command of Johannes Lohs. At the time of the attack, the British steamer of 4,915 tonnes was four miles ExN of the Owers lightvessel.
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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