|Total Records: 1|
|Eavestone||British||Fastnet Co Cork||1917|
|Owner||Furness Withy & Co.Ltd|
|Flag||British||Builder||Raylton Dixon & Co.Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Port||West Hartlepool||Build Date||1912|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||1858 grs|
|Ship type||Steam Ship||Dimensions||275 | 40 | 18|
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style|
|Wreck Location||95 miles west of Fastnet Co Cork|
|Cause||Sunk By Gunfire||Crew Lost||5|
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OPEN BOATS SHELLED.
Survivors of the British steamship Eavestone landed yesterday report that their ship was sunk by shell fire from a German submarine. The crew abandoned the sinking ship and were shelled in their boats by the submarine. The Master and three seamen were thus killed and the second mate was severely wounded. Amongst those killed was Richard Wallace, A.B., of Baltimore U.S.A.
The Times, Tuesday, Feb 06, 1917
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