SS Woolston

Other Names
ex: Claverley
ex: White Wings
Vessel Type
Cargo ship
Ship Dates
Date built: 1900
End date: May 14 1918
Owner or managing owner(s)
S. Instone & Co. Ltd.
Yard no. 154
Vessel Description

SS Woolston, built by J. Blumer & Co., Sunderland in 1900 and owned at the time of her loss by Woolston SS. Co. Ltd. (S. Instone & Co. Ltd.), London, was a British steamer of 2.986 tons.

On May 14th, 1918, Woolston, on a voyage from Syracuse to Messina with a cargo of sulphur, was sunk by the German submarine UC-52 (Hellmuth von Doemming), 1.5 miles off Syracuse. 19 persons were lost.

Source: The wreck site: SS Woolston (+1918)

Related Artifact
Woolston (M972.97.1)