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SS Estrellano

On this day (31st October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Estrellano (1910-1917) SS Estrellano was a British cargo vessel built in 1910 by Ramage & Ferguson Ltd., Leith. In 1917, at the time she was lost, the steamer of 1,161 tonnes was owned by Ellerman Lines Ltd., Liverpool.

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SS War Clover

Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in October, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 October Normanton Merchant 3,862 1 October Carrabin Merchant (S.V) 2,739 1 October Mersario Merchant 3,847 1 October Ludovicos Merchant (S.V) 50 2 October Almora Merchant 4,385 2 October Lugano Merchant 3,810 2 October Nuceria Merchant 4,702 2 October Willing Boys Fishing (Smack) 51 3 October Hurst Merchant […]

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SS Sapele

On this day (26th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Sapele (1904-1917) SS Sapele was a British cargo ship built in 1904. The steamer was built by Palmer’s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and at the time of her loss a century ago, she was owned by the Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., Liverpool.

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SS Ilderton

On this day (24th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ilderton (1903-1917) British cargo vessel, SS Ilderton, was built in 1903 by Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Stockton-On-Tees. At the time she was lost, during WW1, the Ilderton was owned by Steel, Young & Co., London.

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SS War Clover

On this day (19th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS War Clover (1917-1917) The steam ship War Clover was a British cargo vessel built in 1917 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. At the time of her loss during WW1, War Clover was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.

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Society Chief Executive speaks on Merchant Navy service cancellation

The Chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Commodore Malcolm Williams, has spoken to BBC Radio Sussex about the unfortunate cancellation of the service to recognise the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy, planned for Tuesday 17 October.

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SS Polvena

On this day (17th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Polvena 1904-1917 British cargo vessel, SS Polvena, was built in 1904 by J. C. Tecklenborg, Geestemünde. At the time of her loss, the Polvena was owned by J. Herron & Co., Liverpool.

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On this day (12th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS W. M. Barkley (1898-1917) W. M. Barkley was a British cargo ship that was built in 1898 by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon. At the time of her loss a century ago, she was owned by Guinness A. Son & Co. Ltd., Dublin.

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Christmas Card Appeal Launch

Mayor of Chichester Launches Annual Christmas Card Appeal

The Mayor of Chichester, Councillor Peter Evans, has visited the Society’s headquarters to help launch its annual Christmas Card Appeal in support of seafarers in need across the UK.

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SS Bostonian

On this day (10th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Bostonian (1896-1917) British cargo vessel, SS Bostonian, was built in 1896 by William Gray & Co. Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer of 5,736 tonnes was owned by Leyland Frederick & Co. Ltd., Liverpool.

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