Tyne and Wear HER(13811): Sunderland, Zeeland - Details
Wreck of the Dutch steamship built in 1907 in Rotterdam. On 1 August 1916, the Zeeland was on passage from Methil for Rouen, when she was stopped by the German Submarine UB39. Her crew was forced to abandon the vessel which was then sunk by gun-fire, seven miles east of Sunderland.
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