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Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in May, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 May Gena Merchant 2,784 1 May C. A. Jaques Merchant 2,105 1 May Ladywood Merchant 2,314 1 May Bagdale Merchant 3,045 1 May Firelight Merchant 1,143 1 May San Urbano Merchant 6,458 1 May W. D. Potte Merchant (S.V) 112 1 May John W. Pearn Merchant (S.V) […]

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On this day (30th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Corbet Woodall (1908-1917) Armed British steamer SS Corbet Woodall was built in 1908 by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd., Sunderland, and at the time of her loss, she was owned by the Normandy Shipping Co.

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The Governor of the Bank of England agrees to become the Society’s Treasurer…

On this day, 28th May 1852, at the Society’s Annual General Meeting held at Willis’s Rooms, St. James’s, London, Thomson Hankey, Junr., Esq., Governor of the Bank of England, was appointed Treasurer: an office he held for 26 years until 1878.

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On this day (25th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Kohinur (1905-1917) SS Kohinur was a British passenger and cargo ship, built in 1905 by Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. At the time of her loss, during WW1, she was owned by the Asiatic Steam Navigation Co., Liverpool.

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On this day (23rd May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Lesto (1916-1917) SS Lesto was a British cargo ship of 1,940 tonnes, built in Sunderland in 1916 by S. P. Austin & Son, Ltd. At the time of her loss, she was owned by the Pelton Steam Ship Co., Newcastle upon Tyne.

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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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