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On this day (24th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SV Ruth Hickman (1917-1918) Ruth Hickman was a British sailing vessel of 417 tonnes built in 1917 by Geo. W. Clarke, Springdale, Newfoundland.  She was owned at the time of her loss by A.E. Hickman Co. Ltd., St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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On this day (21st May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Chatham (1904-1918) SS Chatham was a British merchant steamer built in 1904 by Short Brothers Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss during WW1, the Chatham was owned by Watts, Watts and Co. Ltd., London.

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Remembering the hero mother who saved steamship sailors in 1884

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society recently received a very interesting enquiry from Mr Bill Diack, a great grandson of Mrs Jane Whyte, who, as a 40-year old mother of 9, was responsible for saving the crew from the homeward bound Dundee steamship William Hope at Aberdour beach, near Fraserburgh, in 1884.   Mr Diack informed us he […]

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On this day (17th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Mavisbrook (1912-1918) SS Mavisbrook was a British steamer built in 1912 by J. Blumer & Co., Sunderland. The merchant vessel was owned at the time of her loss by SS. Tregenna Co. Ltd. (Miller & Richards), Glasgow, and was a ship of 3,152 tonnes.

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On this day (16th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Tagona (1908-1918) SS Tagona was a defensively-armed merchant steamer of 2,004 tonnes built in 1908 by A McMillan & Son, Dumbarton. In 1912 she was purchased by the Canadian Lake Transportation Co., Toronto and at the time of her loss, she was owned by Canadian Lake Tptn Co. Ltd., Glasgow.

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On this day (10th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Itinda (1900-1918) The British steamer ship, Itinda, was built by WM. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton in 1900 and owned at the time of her loss by British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London.

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On this day (8th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Ingleside (1910-1918) SS Ingleside was a British cargo steamer of 3,736 tonnes, built in 1910 by Tyne Iron SB. Co., Ltd., Newcastle. Eight years later, at the time of her loss, the merchant vessel was owned by Rowland & Marwood’s SS. Co., Ltd., Whitby.

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On this day (4th May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Polbrae (1896-1918) SS Polbrae was a British cargo ship built in 1896 by Neptun Werft A. G., Rostock. At the time of her loss in 1918, the steamer of 1,087 tonnes was owned by Seager W. H. & Co., Ltd., Cardiff.

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On this day (1st May) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Matiana (1894-1918) British merchant vessel, SS Matiana, was built in 1894 by A. & J. Inglis, Glasgow and owned at the time of her loss by British India Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., Glasgow.

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