On this day (22nd March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 22 March 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Corvus (1902-1918)

SS Corvus was a British steel cargo ship built in 1902 by Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Fredrikstad. At the time of her loss a century ago, the steamer of 571 tonnes was owned by the British Government, London.

On 22 March 1918, the Corvus was travelling on a voyage from Swansea to Rouen, carrying a cargo of coal, when she ran aground on Stag Rocks, near the Lizard Lighthouse.

Thankfully, no lives were lost.

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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