On this day (25th September) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 25 September 2018 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Hebburn (1908-1918)

SS Hebburn was a British cargo ship built in 1908 by Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by Burnett SS. Co. Ltd., Newcastle. was a British steamer of 1938 tons.

On 25 September 1918, the SS Hebburn was travelling on a voyage from Barry with a cargo of coal and general cargo when she was sunk by a mine from a German U-boat under the command of Wolf-Hans Hertwig. The steamer of 1,938 tonnes was lost 14 miles south of Mine Head.

Sadly, six 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.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

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