Daily Event for August 15

The cargo ship Baron Erskine was launched on August 15, 1911 by A. McMillan & Sons in Dumbarton, Scotland. She was 415' long and registered at 5,585 tons and owned by Hogarth Shipping Company. On August 19, 1915 she was sunk by SMS U-38, fortunately there was no loss of life. A second Baron Erskine was built in 1930 by D&W Henderson for Hogarth and she too was sunk by a German submarine, U-701 on Jan. 6, 1942, this time there were no survivors.
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