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Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in April, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 April Warren Merchant 3,709 1 April Kasenga Merchant 4,652 1 April Eastern Belle Merchant (S.V) 97 1 April Silvia Merchant (S.V) 164 1 April Zambesi Merchant 3,759 2 April Brittania Merchant 3,129 2 April Lord Scarborough Fishing 158 3 April Ardgask Merchant 4,542 3 April Ellen James […]

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On this day (27th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Karuma (1910-1917) SS Karuma was built in 1910 by R. Thompson & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland and at the time of her loss, during WW1, she was owned by the Unison Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., London.

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On this day (25th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ballarat (1911-1917) British ocean liner SS Ballarat was built in 1911 by J. Caird & Co., Greenock. At the time of her loss a century ago, during WW1, she was owned by the P&O Steam Navigation Co.

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On this day (20th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Lowdale (1893-1917) SS Lowdale was a British steamer of 2,260 tonnes and was built in 1893 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough. At the time of her loss, during WW1, Lowdale was owned by Lowlands Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., Newcastle.

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On this day (18th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Trekieve (1898-1917) British merchant vessel SS Trekieve was built in 1898 by J Readhead & Sons, South Shields., and at the time of her loss a century ago, during WW1, she was owned by the Hain Steamship Co. Ltd., St. Ives.

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On this day (13th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Kariba (1904-1917) British merchant vessel SS Kariba was built in 1904 by Joseph Thompson & Sons, Ltd. Sunderland. At the time of her loss, the steamer of 3,697 tonnes was owned by the Gordon Steam Shipping Co., London.

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On this day (11th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Duchess of Cornwall (1889-1917) SS Duchess of Cornwall was a British steamer of 1,706 tonnes. She was built in 1889 by William Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool. At the time of her loss, a century ago, the vessel was owned by Richard B. Chellow, Truro.

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FV Lord Kitchener

On this day (6th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

FV Lord Kitchener (1899-1917) British fishing trawler FV Lord Kitchener was built in 1899 by J. T. Eltringham & Co., South Shields. At the time of her loss, the vessel of 158 tonnes was owned by Walker Steam Trawling & Fishing Co. Ltd., Aberdeen.

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SS City of Paris

On this day (4th April) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS City of Paris (1907-1917) SS City of Paris was a British passenger steamer of 9,239 tonnes. The ocean liner was built in 1907 by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. At the time of her loss, she was owned by the Ellerman City Line Ltd.

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