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One Hundred and Eighty!

National maritime charity seeks personal contributions from the seafaring community to celebrate its 180th anniversary.

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Seafaring Heroes to be Honoured

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime and rescue communities to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding courage and expertise in aiding those in peril at sea, for its 168th Skill and Gallantry Awards. Since 1851, the Society has presented the awards to those who have shown bravery and skill in […]

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The Loss of The IOLAIRE

“ No one now alive in Lewis can ever forget the 1st of January 1919 and future generations will speak of it as the blackest day in the history of the island, for on it 200 of our bravest and best perished on the very threshold of their homes under the most tragic circumstances.” So […]

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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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