Holy Island Shipwrecks

The Werner Kunstmeir

Foundered:14th July 1914
Tonnage:5000 tonnes (approx) Cargo:Iron Ore
From:Hull Bound:North Germany?
Number of Hands:17 Number Saved:17
Comment:Shrouded in mystery, the Werner Kunstmann is reputed to have been scuppered following reports that she was on route to supply her cargo of iron ore to German factories which had been building up in their preparations for the start of World War 1.
All lives were saved when the ship ran aground in fine weather on the Goswick sand ridge and was lost.

Information supplied by the late Mr.E.Douglas
Islander and local naval historian.

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