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Lord Mayors of Portsmouth and Newcastle Welcomed to Society’s Headquarters

On Monday 19 November, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society welcomed the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lee Mason and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Councillor David Down, to its Chichester head office for the first time since their appointments as ex-officio Vice-Presidents of the charity.

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On this day (2nd November) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Murcia (1915-1918) SS Murcia was a British cargo vessel built in 1915 by Short Bros., Ltd., Sunderland. At the time of her loss three years later, she was owned by the English & American Shipping Co. Ltd., London.

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Remembering British merchant ships sunk in October, 1918

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 October Bylands Merchant 3,309 1 October Montford Merchant 6,578 2 October Bamse Merchant 1,001 2 October Poljames Merchant 856 2 October Arca Merchant 4,839 3 October Westwood Merchant 1,968 3 October Ariel Merchant 3,428 3 October Eupion Merchant 3,575 4 October Oopack Merchant 3,883 4 October Kassid […]

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On this day (18th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Hunsdon (1911-1918) British cargo vessel, SS Hunsdon, was built in 1911 by Wesser Co., Bremen, originally for the Hamburg & Africa Line. The steamer of 2,899 tonnes was owned at the time of her loss by The Shipping Controller, London.

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On this day (16th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS War Council (1917-1918) SS War Council was a British cargo vessel of 5,875 tonnes. She was built in 1917 by the Kawasaki Dockyard Co. Ltd., Kobe. At the time of her loss a year later, the steamer of 5,875 tonnes was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.

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On this day (10th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

RMS Leinster (1897-1918) RMS Leinster was defensively-armed Irish passenger ship of 2,646 tonnes, built in 1897 by Cammell Laird & Co., Birkinhead. She was subsequently used as a Royal Mail Ship, operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company.

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