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Remembering British merchant and fishing ships sunk in November, 1917

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 2 November Jessie Merchant 332 2 November Cape Finisterre Merchant 4,380 2 November Farraline Merchant 1,226 4 November Antaeus Merchant 3,061 4 November Border Knight Merchant 3,724 5 November Hilda R Merchant (S.V) 100 7 November Suntrap Merchant 1,353 8 November The Marquis Merchant 373 9 November Ardglamis […]

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Chief Executive Writes in Telegraph

The Chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Commodore Malcolm Williams, has had his say on the Government’s failure to reduce the wait for initial Universal Credit payments, in Monday’s Daily Telegraph (November 27).  

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SS Apapa

On this day (28th November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Apapa (1914-1917) SS Apapa was a defensively-armed British ocean liner built in 1914 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. At the time of her loss a century ago, the steamer of 7,832 tonnes was owned by Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., Liverpool.

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SS Westlands

On this day (23rd November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Westlands (1905-1917) SS Westlands was a defensively armed British steamer built in 1905. At the time of her loss, the cargo ship of 3,112 tonnes was owned by J. F. Wilson & Co., West Hartlepool.

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Aros Castle

On this day (21st November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Aros Castle (1901-1917) SS Aros Castle was a British cargo ship built in 1901 by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. The steamer of 5,739 tonnes was owned, at the time of her loss during WW1, by the Union Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd., London.

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On this day (16th November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Gasconia (1915-1917) British cargo vessel, SS Gasconia, was built by Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool in 1915. The Gasconia was owned by Walford L. & Co., London, at the time of her loss during WW1.

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On this day (14th November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Prophet (1911-1917) SS Prophet was a British cargo ship built in 1911 by the Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Willington. At the time of her loss a century ago, the Prophet was owned by John Gaff & Co., Glasgow.

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At Last BBC Acknowledges Merchant Navy’s Contribution During Ceremony of Remembrance

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society welcomes the BBC’s acknowledgement of the Merchant Navy’s contribution during its coverage of yesterday’s Ceremony of Remembrance.   Source: BBC The acknowledgement comes during the year of the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the convoy system during WW1. By the beginning of May 1917, Britain had lost over a thousand […]

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On this day (9th November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ballogie (1889-1917) SS Ballogie was a British merchant ship built in Sunderland in 1889 by Short Brothers Ltd. At the time of her loss 28 years later, the Ballogie was owned by Davidson J. & A. Ltd., Aberdeen.

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On this day (7th November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Suntrap (1904-1917) British cargo vessel SS Suntrap was built in 1904 by the Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. At the time of her loss during WW1, the steamer of 1,353 tonnes was owned by Gas Light & Coke Co., London.

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