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Centenary of introduction of merchant ship convoying in World War One

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is marking the centenary of the introduction of the ocean convoying of merchant ships in World War One by launching a video detailing the history and impact of the convoy system. By the beginning of May 1917, Britain had lost over a thousand merchant ships and 6,000 lives. It […]

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On this day (18th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Millicent Knight (1900-1917) SS Millicent Knight was a British cargo ship of 3,563 tonnes, built in 1900 by John Readhead & Sons Ltd., South Shields. At the time of her loss, she was owned by W & C. T. Jones & Co. Ltd., Cardiff.

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On this day (16th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Highland Corrie (1910-1917) British passenger and cargo vessel, SS Highland Corrie, was built in 1910 by Russell and Co. Ltd., Greenock. At the time of her loss a century ago, she was owned by the Nelson Line.

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On this day (11th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Barrister (1915-1917) British cargo vessel, SS Barrister, was built in 1915 by Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun. At the time of her loss a century ago, the steamer was owned by T & J. Harrison Ltd.

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On this day (9th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Harpagus (1910-1917) SS Harpagus was built in 1910 by William Gray & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool, and at the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by the Fabre Line.

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On This Day (4th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Transylvania (1914-1917) SS Transylvania was a British passenger vessel, built in 1914 by Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock. At the time of her loss in 1914, she was owned by the Anchor Line Ltd., Glasgow.

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Chief Executive Writes in Sunday Telegraph

The Chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Commodore Malcolm Williams, has had his say on energy companies and their relationship with older customers, in the latest edition of the Sunday Telegraph (April 30).

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On this day (2nd May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Warnow (1883-1917) SS Warnow was built in 1883 by John Readhead & Sons, Ltd., South Shields and at the time of her loss, during WW1, she was owned by James Mitchell & Sons, Dundee.

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