"TSS Avon, mined off Tongue Lightship, 1916"

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Pre 1916
Description
View of twin-funnelled cargo and passenger ship at sea. Copied from A11.65
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Production date
Pre 1916
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Subject notes
In the First World War, the Germans laid mines round the British coast with the intention of sinking coastal shipping. Some mines were tethered to the sea bed but some floated free. The Avon must have been sailing between the east and west coasts when she was mined in the Pentland Firth in 1916.

See A11.65 AVON 1 722 TONS
Accession number
P18613

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