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SS Dundee

On this day (31st January) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Dundee (1906-1917) The British merchant vessel SS Dundee weighing 2,278 tonnes was built in 1892 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd, Dundee. At the time of her loss, she was owned by Canada Steamship Lines Ltd., Montreal.

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Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in January, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Tonnage 1st January Baycraig Merchant 3,761 1st January Ivernia Merchant 14,278 1st January Holly Branch Merchant 3,568 2nd January Carlyle Merchant 466 4th January Wragby Merchant 3,641 4th January Lonclara Merchant 1,294 5th January Allie Merchant 1,127 5th January Lesbiau Merchant 2,555 6th January Hudworth Merchant 3,966 6th January Beaufront […]

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Silver Medal 1854-55

Silver Medal awarded to Mr Henry Hildebrand, Mr EH Blake and Mr Thomas Fleming. During a thick fog and heavy breakers on the 6th September 1854, Mr Hildebrand, Mr EH Blake and Mr Fleming proceeded to the rescue of the Prince of Seas of Glasgow, having heard the cries of passengers (in all 200 people) and […]

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Commendation 2014/15

Sergeant Dan Allanson was the Winchman on the crew of ‘Recue 01’ when it launched on the night of 28 July to try and locate a man lost overboard from the fishing vessel Venturer. Dan used the transit time to ensure that he had the cabin fully prepared and ready to receive the casualty. Conditions […]

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Edward & Maisie Lewis Award 2014/15

On 28 July 2014, the crew of ‘Rescue 01’ were tasked to go to the assistance of a fisherman lost overboard from the fishing vessel Venturer, 60 nautical miles North East of East Falkland. Given the immediate need to recover the fisherman before hypothermia set in, and having taken stock of the atrocious weather and […]

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SS Matheran

On this day (26th January) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Matheran (I) (1906-1917) British merchant steamer SS Matheran was built in 1906 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. She was owned, at the time of her loss, by Brocklebank T., & J. Ltd, Liverpool.

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Emile Robin 1940/41

Emile Robin Award presented to Captain Arthur Lawrence and Chief Officer Ernest Albert Small of the SS Newminster of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for the rescue of several of the crew of the SS Leo, 25th July 1940. Several enemy aircraft attacked a British Convoy off Dover. The Leo was hit by several bombs and sank at once. The […]

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Emile Robin 2004/05

Emile Robin award to Helmsman Aileen Jones of the Porthcawl Lifeboat for rescuing crew of the FV Gower Pride on 24 August 2004. At 1100 on 24 August 2004, the Porthcawl lifeboat station was informed that the nine metre fishing vessel Gower Pride was in difficulty in the vicinity of the Nash sandbank. Her engine […]

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SS Clan Shaw

On this day (23rd January) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Clan Shaw (1902-1917) The British steamer SS Clan Shaw was built in 1902 by Doxford W. & Sons, Sunderland, and at the time of her loss was owned by Clan Line Steamers Ltd, London.

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SS Tremeadow

On this day (19th January) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Tremeadow (1905 – 1917) British merchant steamer, SS Tremeadow, was built in 1905 by J. Readhead & Sons Ltd., South Shields. She was owned by Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. at the time of her loss.

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