1917 – the Odense

The Odense was a neutral 1756 tonne Danish steamship. She was sunk during WW2 on 4th May 1917, by a German U-Boat. She is also known as the ‘Peanut boat’ because her cargo of monkey nuts washed up along the coast for weeks after she went down. Two men were saved by the St Abbs lifeboat, who were accompanied on their shout by Dr Calder of Coldingham. The crew were cared for in the village for several weeks before returning to Denmark. The lifeboat’s coxwain on this shout was John Wilson.


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