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02/09/1917 U-28 [+1917] wreck
U-28 [+1917]On September 2nd, 1917, the British steamer OLIVE BRANCH was stopped and shelled by German submarine U-28 (Cdr. Schmidt, Georg).

Unaware that OLIVE BRANCH was carrying ammunition, U-28 was far too near to her. When one of the shells hit her cargo, this caused an enormous explosion.

All hands on OLIVE BRANCH (except cook McGill) escaped before the explosion in liveboats and were rescued by ships in the same convoy.

U-28 however, was so heavily damaged, that she started sinking. No attempts were made by the convoy ships to rescue the Germans and they were left to perish in the icy sea. All 39 hands on U-28 were lost.
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02/09/1940 Ville de Mons SS [+1940] wreck
Ville de Mons SS [+1940]Complement: 54 (0 dead and 54 survivors). Convoy: Route: New York - Liverpool - Glasgow Cargo: 4378 tons of general cargo, 1280 boxes of pears, 648 tons of corn and 536 tons of wheat History: Laid down as Skanawono, completed as Tours. 1924 renamed American Shipper for US Lines Co, New York. In February 1940 sold to Belgium and renamed Ville de Mons. Notes on loss: At 16.35 hours on 2 Sep, 1940, the unescorted Ville de Mons (Master P. Robertson) was hit by one G7e torpedo from a spread of three torpedoes fired by U-47 northeast of Rockall. The ship sank after being hit by a G7a torpedo at 17.01 hours.
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02/09/1944 Alden Gifford SS [+1944] wreck
Alden Gifford SS [+1944]The British ship Alden Gifford SS foundered during a gale on September 2nd, 1944, four miles N.N.W. of Longships. Four lives were lost.
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02/09/1998 SR-111 (+1998) wreck
SR-111 (+1998)Flight SR-111 of Swiss Air had just departed, when smoke was noticed in the cockpit. The fire spread very quickly and crippled the airplane. SR-111, trying to dump fuel and to make it for Halifax International Airport, finally crashed in front of St. Margarets Bay, killing all 229 people on board.
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02/09/1795 Assemblée Nationale (+1795) wreck
Assemblée Nationale (+1795)Navire négrier construit à Saint Malo qui participa à la traite en Mozambique et acheté par la Marine Républicaine Française en 1793 pour servie comme escorteur et patrouilleur. 2.09.1795: poursuivi par une frégate anglaise, dut se jeter sur la côte au N de Plougressant, (Bretagne, France) pour éviter sa capture, entraînant la mort d'au moins 5marins et de son capitaine. Ship built in Saint Malo for slave trade who participated in trafficking in Mozambique. 1793: purchased by the Republican French Navy, serving as escort and patrol in the English Channel. 02.09.1795: chased by an English frigate, had to throw on the coast at N of Plougressant (Brittany, France) to prevent her capture, killing at least five sailors and her captain. Barco construido en Saint Malo para el comercio de esclavos que 93participó en el tráfico conde Mozambique. 1793: adquirido por la marina francesa republicana. Sirvió como escolta y patrulla en el Canal Inglés. 02.09.1795: perseguido por una fragata Inglesa, tuvo que embestir en la costa al N de Plougressant (Bretaña, Francia) para evitar su captura, matando por lo menos cinco marinos y a su capitán. Navio negreiro construído em Saint Malo, que participou do tráfico em Moçambique. 1793: comprado pela Marinha Republicana Francesa, serviu como escolta e patrulha no Canal Inglês. 2.09.1795: perseguido por uma fragata Inglesa, teve que jogar na costa ao N de Plougressant (Bretanha, França), para evitar sua captura, morredo pelo menos cinco marinheiros e o seu capitão.
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02/09/1798 Anémone (+1798) wreck
Anémone (+1798)Navire chergé de transporter les dépêches de Malte à l'armée française d'Egypte qui s'échoua sur la côte égyptiennes pour écapper aux navires anglais Ship assigned for transporting the mail from Malta to the French army in Egypt. Ran aground on the Egyptian coast to escape from the English ships Nave responsable del transporte de los correos de Malta para el ejército francés en Egipto. Varó en la costa egipcia para escapar a los barcos ingleses Navio responsável por transportar o correio de Malta para o exército francês no Egito. Encalhou na costa egípcia para escapar dos navios ingleses
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02/09/1860 Frauenlob SMS (+1860) wreck
Frauenlob SMS (+1860)SMS Frauenlob was a two-masted schooner of the Prussian Navy, designed by Klawitter and Lübke (together with sistership SMS Hela) and modeled to the Dutch schooner Schorpioon. At the turn of 1859/1860, a small Prussian squadron, consisting of SMS Frauenlob, SMS Arcona and SMS Thetis sailed for Rio de Janeiro and then to Asia, visiting China, Siam and Japan, where the ships arrived late 1860. On 2 September 1860, the company ran into a typhoon off Yokohama, and SMS Frauenlob foundered with her entire crew of five officers and 42 men. The rest of the squadron continued its journey and sailed from Japan to Shanghai and rounded the Cape to reach Danzig, after two years. Notes : 1) remarkably, the vessel was financed through "voluntary donations of German women" in 1848, which is why she had the name Frauenlob. 2) the light cruiser SMS Frauenlob (1902~1916) which sank with a heavy loss of live in WWI was named in honour of this SMS Frauenlob.
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02/09/1864 Humboldt SV (+1864) wreck
Humboldt SV (+1864)Ship served in the services of J.F.W. Iken & Co. (Bremen). Her first captains were Daniel Beeken, J.F. Dannemann and C.H.W. Schierenberg. The ship was mainly used as emmigrant trader to the "new worlds" Australia / America. The ship got lost under her new owners G. Lange of Bremen during a severe storm in the Bay of Bengal. Her anchors slipped and she ran aground near Globalpore in the night to the 2nd September of 1864. The crew was saved, but ship and cargo of grain became a total loss.
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02/09/1887 Falls of Bruar [+1887] wreck
Falls of Bruar [+1887]On 2 September 1887, the iron 4-masted barque Falls of Bruar ran aground and foundered 15 miles off Smith's Knoll. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Calcutta.
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02/09/1887 Guldax (+1887) wreck
Guldax (+1887) Guldax Barque; 556 tons; Owned by Kiog & Henschien; Built in 1876. Registered at Lillesand, Norway. On 02 September 1887, Guldax with 1 passengers and a crew of 11, was lost.
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02/09/1887 Gulldax SV (+1887) wreck
Gulldax SV (+1887)On September 2nd, 1887, the Norvégien barque GULLDAX, built in 1878 by Knudsen O.& P., on voyage from Goteborg to Australia, was lost off australian coasts.
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02/09/1891 Napier SV (+1891) wreck
Napier SV (+1891)Wrecked Conquest Rock at Carrizal Island, Valparaiso. Valparaiso to UK with manganese ore.
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02/09/1896 Colonel Ellsworth (+1896) wreck
Colonel Ellsworth (+1896)Collided with schooner EMILY B. MAXWELL(qv) and sank at 4 am. Her crew escaped in the yawl and were picked up by MAXWELL. Master: Capt Estell. Owner: C. A. Chamberlain, Detroit. Cargo was alabaster stone.
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02/09/1905 Sevona SS (+1905) wreck
Sevona SS (+1905)The Emily P. Weed had several owners before James McBrier and five other Pennsylvania men bought the vessel in 1896. They renamed the ship Sevona the following year and probably used it exclusively in the Lake Superior iron ore trade. In 1905, Pennsylvania Steamship Company Vice President John Mitchell purchased the Sevona and enrolled the vessel at Cleveland. On the evening of Sept. 1, 1905, the Sevona left the Allouez docks of West Superior, Wisconsin, bound for Erie, Pennsylvania. The steamer was carrying 6,000 tons of iron ore and a crew of 24, including four women. Although heavy waves were building on the lake, there was no wind or other indication in the weather or forecast of the impending storm. However, within a few hours, the swells grew into a storm, which gathered more force by the hour. By midnight it was an all-out gale , a Lake Superior nor'easter . At 2 a.m., the Sevona was about 70 miles from Superior, Wisconsin, and heavy seas were breaking over its bow and running over its deck. The captain, Donald Sutherland McDonald, estimated his position was an hour northeast of Sand Island and decided to turn toward the southwest and seek shelter in the Apostle Islands. Capt. McDonald, a Scots-Canadian mariner from Ontario, had extensive saltwater experience. He had cheated death years earlier when he and another man were the sole survivors of a wreck off the Irish coast. Capt. McDonald steered the ship through blinding rain, fog, mist, and rough seas and slowed the engines to half speed around 5:45 a.m., when he realized his vessel was nearing the Apostle Islands. About 15 minutes later, still running blind, the Sevona ran hard aground on Sand Island Shoals . They blew the ship's whistle and launched signal rockets, but there was no life-saving station or vessel nearby to help. The captain and six men were stranded on the forward part of the ship with no lifeboats, so they began building a raft from wooden hatch covers and doors. The captain, two mates , two wheelsmen , and two watchmen, who were at the front of the ship, were lost. They died while trying to make it to Sand Island on the raft they made of the Sevona's hatch covers.
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02/09/1905 Pretoria (+1905) wreck
Pretoria (+1905)Largest wooden vessel in the world when launched; built for Lake Superior, Lake Michigan & Buffalo, NY ore, grain & coal trade.Foundered north-northeast from Outer Island, WI, Lake Superior, September 2, 1905; five lives lost. Vessel was downbound from Allouez, WI, for South Chicago, IL, with iron ore, in tow of propeller VENEZUELA when her towline snapped leaving her helpless.
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02/09/1916 Farmatyr SS [+1916] wreck
Farmatyr SS [+1916]SS Farmatyr, built by Howaldtswerke, Kiel in 1906 and owned at the time of her loss by A/S Dampsk. Selsk. Gefion (Holm & Wonsild), Copenhagen, was a Danish steamer of 1426 tons. On September 2nd, 1916, Farmatyr, on a voyage from South Shields to Rouen with a cargo of coal, was sunk by a mine from a German submarine , off Southwold. There were no casualties.
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02/09/1917 Wentworth SS [+1917] wreck
Wentworth SS [+1917]SS Wentworth, built by J. Priestman & Co., Sunderland in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by Dalgliesh Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. (R. S. Dalgliesh), Newcastle, was a British steamer of 3.828 tons. On September 2nd, 1917, Wentworth, on a voyage from New York to La Pallice with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-52 (Hans Walther), 36 miles W1/4S of Belle Ile. 1 person was lost. Wentwordth was carrying 7.200 tons of cargo, including agricultural machines, medical equipment, rails and food. She seems to have been salvaged by the company Sorima for her metals.
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02/09/1918 U-102 [+1918] wreck
U-102 [+1918]Commissioned 18th June 1917; Previous commander Kapitanleutnant Killmann; Credited with sinking 5 merchant vessels, total 13,245 tons; Date of loss end of September 1918, missing Northsea, presumed mine; All hands lost Failed to return from a patrol in the S. Irish Sea. Possibly mined in the Northern Barrage. Pressure hull length 54.02m, breadth 4.05m; 8 watertight compartments; 2 x 3-bladed propellers, 1.65m diameter; 2 hydroplanes forward & 2 aft; One rudder; Only U99 - 104 had upper deck formed by a step above the side tank decks; 4 x bow 50cm torpedo tubes, 2 x stern 50cm torpedo tubes, 12 to 16 torpedoes; 2 x SSW double dynamos / electric motors @ 2 x 600 EHP.
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02/09/1918 Stortind SS (+1918) wreck
Stortind SS (+1918) SS STORTIND Built by Short Bros., Sunderland (#198); 2562 grt, 1556 nrt; 290.2 x 40.1 x 19.7; 4cyl.QExp. (G. Clark Ltd., Sunderland), 207 nhp. Owned at the time of her loss by Vestland, Oslo. On September 2nd, 1918, Stortind, on a voyage from Norfolk to La Pallice with general cargo, was scuttled and sunk by the German submarine U-155 (Ferdinand Studt), 360 miles north from the Azores. There were no casualties. From Norway sources : 1890: Sept.: Levert som HIGHLAND PRINCE for Prince SS Co. Ltd. (J. Knott), Newcastle, UK 1899: Overført til Prince Line Ltd. (J. Knott), Newcastle, UK 1913: Solgt til T. Pangalos (P. Lemnos), Syra, Gr. Omdøpt EVANGELOS 1914: Disp. overtatt av T. Pangalos selv. 1915: Nov.: Solgt til A/S Lyngfjord (O. M. Milberg & Co.), Kristiania. Omdøpt LYNGFJORD 1916: Okt.: Solgt til A/S Vestland (Johs. Leborg), Kristiania. Omdøpt STORTIND 1918: 02.09. : Stanset og sprengt av tysk ubåt U 155 360 kvm. N av Azorene, på reise Norfolk VA – La Pallice med stykkgods. Fartøyet hadde falt ut av en konvoi.
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02/09/1919 Sif SS (+1919) wreck
Sif SS (+1919) SS SIF Built by Ropner & Son, Stockton (#389); 3282 grt, 2094 nrt, 5200 dwt. 325.0 x 47.1 x 22.5; triple expansion engine (Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton), 281 nhp, 1405 ihp On September 2nd, 1919, the Norwegian cargo ship SS SIF, owned at the time of her loss by Olsen J.R., Bergen, was on a voyage from Rosario to Bergen with 4500 tons of wheat, when she was wrecked, off Svaleboerne, south from Utvær Light . From Norway sources : 1902: 11.03.: Levert som SIF for Jacob R. Olsen m.fl., Bergen 1915: 23.06.: Overført til A/S D/S Sif (Jacob R. Olsen), Bergen 1919: 02.09. : Grunnstøtte ved Svaleboerne S av Utvær fyr på reise Rosario – Bergen
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02/09/1919 Peking SS (+1919) wreck
Peking SS (+1919)On August 31st, 1919, the Swedish steel cargo ship PEKING, departed Karatsu, Japan for Hull with general cargo. A wireless call was received on September 2nd, when she was north of Korea, asking for information on a typhoon reported east of Gutzlaff. Since then nothing was ever heard of her. All 35 hands were lost. Note : SS NIKOBAR (CANTON, CARLSHOLM lost in 1934) was a sistership of PEKING.
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02/09/1926 Cerberus (hmvs) (+1926) wreck
Cerberus (hmvs) (+1926) CERBERUS Length: 77.7 m.; Owned by Sandringham Council; Built at Palmer Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. in 1867. On 02 September 1926, CERBERUS was deliberately sunk.
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02/09/1928 Llanquihue SS (+1928) wreck
Llanquihue SS (+1928)While on a voyage from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, the Chilean SS Llanquihue went aground in the English Narrows, Magellan Strait and was totally wrecked.
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02/09/1931 Balva SS (+1931) wreck
Balva SS (+1931)Wrecked 2nd September 1931 east of Kueno in the Baltic Sea on passage Parnu for Ghent with timber.
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02/09/1935 Fleur De Marie SV [+1935] wreck
Fleur De Marie SV [+1935]Navire qui fit sa carrière sur les bancs de morue de Terre Neuve. Au moment du naufrage, il appartenait à Victor Pleven armateur de Saint Malo (France), et transportait 20 t de sel depuis La Pallice vers son port d'attache. Ayant mouillé de nuit près des côtes bretommes, son ancre ne le retint pas et il futr drossé contre des rochers voisins. L'équipage abandonna le voilier qui sombra dans 2 doris et fut recueilli par le navire Yvette Ship that made ??her career on the cod banks of Newfoundland. At the time of the sinking, she belonged to Victor Pleven of Saint Malo (France), and was carrying 20 t of salt from La Pallice to her home port. Having anchored by night near the Brittany coast, the anchor does not retain and was drifted against neighboring rocks. The crew abandoned the vessel that sank in two dories and was rescued by the ship Yvette Barco que hizo su carrera en los bancos de bacalao de Terranova. En el momento del hundimiento, pertenecía a Victor Pleven armadoro de Saint Malo (Francia), y llevaba 20 toneladas de sal desde La Pallice a su puerto de origen. Anclado de noche cerca de la costa de Bretaña, derivó contra las rocas vecinas. La tripulación abandonó el buque que se hundió en dos dories y fue rescatada por el buque Yvette Navio que fez sua carreira nos bancos de bacalhau da Terra Nova. No momento do naufrágio, pertencia a Victor Pleven armador de Saint Malo (França), e levando 20 t de sal desde La Pallice ao seu porto de registo. Ancorado de noite perto da costa da Bretanha, derivou contra as rochas vizinhas. A tripulação abandonou o navio que afundou em dois dories e foi resgatado pelo navio Yvette
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02/09/1936 Harvest Queen SS (+1936) wreck
Harvest Queen SS (+1936)Salvage vessel; Yard No 227; Launch Date 14/08/1923; Signal No MLQY; Stranded at Ness cliffs, Robin Hood´s Bay The HARVEST QUEEN was the vessel that salvaged the HEATHERFIELD in January the same year, and then became a victim herself to the same Scar in Robin Hood’s Bay, eight months later.
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02/09/1940 Cymbeline SS (+1940) wreck
Cymbeline SS (+1940)German armed merchant cruiser Widder sinks British tanker Cymbeline with the deck gun and a torpedo (7 crew killed) in the Central Atlantic 800 miles West of the Canary Islands. Widder spends 4 hours picking up 26 survivors. Cymbeline’s Captain, First Officer and Third Engineer escape in a lifeboat and will be rescued on September 16th by tanker Yolonda and taken to Venezuela.
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02/09/1942 Teikyu Maru (Guardfish) (+1942) wreck
Teikyu Maru (Guardfish) (+1942)On September 2nd, 1942, US submarine USS Guardfish (Lt. Cdr. T. B. Klakring SS-217) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese merchant cargo ship Teikyu Maru (ex-Danish Gustav Diederichsen), 13 miles southeast of Chikyu Mizaki, Hokkaido, Japan. Teikyu Maru was hit by 3 torpedoes, then broke in two pieces and sank. Only one crew was killed. Notes : 1. In February 1933, the Gustav Diederichsen, unknowingly carrying about 40 armed Chinese pirates was taken over by them after departing Hong Kong for Swatow. All passengers were robbed of their juwellry and money. The pirates forced the crew to row them to land with 3 wealthy Chinese passengers (ref. combinedfleet). 2. On April 24th, 1940, while at Port Arthur, Gustav Diederichsen was captured by the Japanese and later renamed Teikyu Maru. 3. Wrongly named Gustav Diederickson by many sources, copying each other.
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02/09/1943 Hankow Maru (+1943) wreck
Hankow Maru (+1943)On September 2nd, 1943, USAAF B-25s and P-38s pound a Japanese convoy off Wewak and sink army cargo ships Nagato Maru and Hankow Maru.
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02/09/1944 Glen Avon HMS [+1944] wreck
Glen Avon HMS [+1944]The Glen Avon HMS was a Paddle Steamer built in 1912 by built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Yard No 255, Engines by Ailsa SB Co, Troon for P. & A. Campbell Ltd, Bristol and was used for Bristol Channel Excursions. She was used in both World Wars as a Minesweeper but in May 1942 was redesignated as an anti aircraft ship. On war service, during a severe gale she sank at her moorings in Seine Bay, off the coast of Normandy.
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