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Deputy Mayor Launches Society’s Christmas Card Appeal

The Deputy Mayor of Chichester, Councillor Trevor Tupper, has visited the Society’s headquarters to help launch its annual Christmas Card Appeal in support of seafarers in need across the UK. At a reception on Tuesday 9 October, the Deputy Mayor met local volunteers of the charity, who will be running the Society’s Christmas card shop […]

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On this day (8th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Thalia (1917-1918) British merchant vessel SS Thalia was built in 1917 by Rijkee & Co. N. V., Rotterdam. At the time of her loss a year later, the British steamer was owned by Richards, Turpin & Co. Ltd., Swansea.

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On this day (4th October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Oopack (1894-1918) British cargo vessel, SS Oopack, was built in 1894 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast and was owned at the time of her loss by China Mutual Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., Liverpool. She was a British steamer of 3,883 tonnes.

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Brave Rescuers & Quick-thinking Helicopter Crews Honoured at Society Awards Ceremony

Four remarkable stories of bravery at sea have been recognised and rewarded for their outstanding demonstrations of skill and gallantry at the Society’s awards ceremony held in London this week. Helicopter crews, rescue swimmers, a ferry deck officer and brave sailing crew were among those celebrated by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, whilst two charity volunteers […]

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On this day (2nd October) WW1 Shipwreckollections

SS Bamse (1881-1918) SS Bamse was a British merchant vessel built in 1881 by Strand Slipway Co. Ltd., Monkwearmouth. At the time of her loss during WW1, she was owned by The Shipping Controller, London.

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Remembering British merchant ships sunk in September, 1918

Date Name of Ship Merchant/Fishing Gross Tonnes 1 September Mesaba Merchant 6,833 1 September City of Glasgow Merchant 6,545 2 September San Andres Merchant 3,314 3 September Highcliffe Merchant 3,238 4 September War Firth Merchant 3,112 4 September Arum Merchant 3,681 6 September Audax Merchant 975 6 September Milly Merchant 2,964 7 September Bellbank Merchant […]

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