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SS Lady Ann

Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in March, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tons 1 March Drina Merchant 11,483 1 March Tillycorthie Merchant 382 1 March Chatburn Merchant 1,942 1 March Munificent Merchant 3,270 1 March Jumna Merchant 4,152 1 March Herbert Ingram Fishing 142 1 March Redcap Fishing 199 2 March Utopia Merchant (S.V) 184 2 March Gazelle Merchant (S.V) 119 […]

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SS Somme

On this day (30th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Somme (1916-1917) SS Somme was a British steamer of 1828 tonnes. Built by Austin S. P & Son Ltd., Sunderland, she was owned by the Normandy Shipping Co. Ltd., London at the time of her loss.

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SS Oakwell

On this day (28th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Oakwell (1887-1917) British merchant vessel of 248 tonnes, SS Oakwell, was built in 1887 by Craig, Taylor & Company Ltd., Stockton-on-Tees. At the time of her loss, Oakwell was owned by United Glass Bottle Manufacturers Ltd.

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SS Clan Macmillan

On this day (23rd March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Clan Macmillan (1901-1917) British merchant steam ship Clan Macmillan was built in 1901 by Mcmillan A. & Son Ltd., Dumbarton. At the time of her loss, she was owned by Clan Line Steamers Ltd., London.

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SS Stanley

On this day (21st March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Stanley (1914-1917) British merchant vessel SS Stanley was built in 1914 by Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool. At the time of her loss, the vessel of 3,987 tonnes was owned by Pyman G. & Co., also of West Hartlepool.

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SS Narragansett

On this day (16th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Narragansett (1903-1917) British tanker SS Narragansett was built in 1903 by Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock. At the time of her loss, the vessel of 9,196 tonnes was owned by Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd., London.

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SS Bray Head

On this day (14th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Bray Head (1894-1917) SS Bray Head was a British merchant vessel of 3,077 tonnes, built in 1894 by Swan & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle-upon-Tyne. At the time of her loss, she was owned by the Ulster Steamship Co.

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Captain Archibald Smith, VC

On this day (10th March) The commemoration of Captain Archibald Smith VC

Today we celebrate the centenary of the action for which Captain Archibald Smith was awarded posthumously the VC Captain Archibald Smith, Mercantile Marine, was the master of the SS Otaki, a refrigerated cargo liner, of the New Zealand Shipping Company.

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SV Inverlogie

On this day (9th March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SV Inverlogie (1893-1917) British sailing vessel Inverlogie was built in 1893 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Limited., Govan. At the time of her loss, she was owned by Milne George & Co., Aberdeen.

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Skill and Gallantry Awards

Heroes of the Sea to be Honoured

National Maritime Charity Calls for Skill and Gallantry Awards Nominations The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime community, and rescue organisations, to nominate colleagues and associates who have demonstrated outstanding skill and gallantry in rescuing those in peril at sea. The Society, which has provided financial support to merchant seafarers, fishermen […]

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