ROYAL AND MERCHANT NAVY MAY 1915
ROYAL AND MERCHANT NAVY MAY 1915
WE REMEMBER THEM
WE REMEMBER THEM
Saturday 1 May
Gulflight oil tanker. First US ship attacked without warning, torpedoed and damaged by U.30 off Scillies, Captain and two crew killed.
HMS RECRUIT: destroyer, C-class, c63 crew, Pennant No.N.60, Nore Defence Flotilla, Cdr Charles Wrightson. Torpedoed amidships at 1120 by UB.6 39 ratings lost, four officers and 22 men saved by passing Dutch steamer.
HMT COLUMBIA, Admiralty trawler, auxiliary patrol vessel, Admiralty No.200, Canadian Lt-Cdr Walter Hawthorn RNR. Torpedoed fired by A.6 off North Hinder LV. total of 3 officers and 13 ratings lost, Lt Hawthorn and two men were picked up as POW’s, but lost when A.2 and A.6 were sunk.
HMT Barbados, Admiralty trawler, minesweeper, Lt Sir James Domville. badly damaged by gunfire; Lt Domville and the skipper wounded.
EDALE: Torpedoed by U.30
Sunday 2 May
HMS Albion, battleship, Canopus-class, badly by Turkish gunfire from Asiatic; one man DOW.
HMS Prince George, Majestic-class, was holed on the waterline by a 6in shell from the Asiatic batteries.
ST LOUIS No.1, Sunk by U.39 (Walter Forstman):
SUNRAY, Sunk by U.39 (Walter Forstman):
ST GEORGE, Sunk by U.41 (Claus Hansen):
MARTABAN, Sunk by U.41 (Claus Hansen):crew reached Stonehaven after rowing for 17hr
MERCURY Sunk by U.41 (Claus Hansen):
CRUISER, Sunk by U.41 (Claus Hansen): 4 lives lost including skipper.
Monday 3 May
SCOTTISH QUEEN, trawler, Captured by U.39 (Walter Forstmann), :
HERO, sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess).
NORTHWARD HO!, sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess).
IOLANTHE sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess).
COQUET, 9 crew, Skipper Odell, sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess).
PROGRESS, sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess).
HECTOR sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess).
BOB WHITE, sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess)
UXBRIDGE, trawler, sunk by mine
MINTERNE, sunk by U.30 (Erich von Rosenberg-Grusczski)
Tuesday 4 May
RUGBY, sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess)
Wednesday 5 May
SCEPTRE, Sunk by U.30 (Walther Forstmann)
STRATON Sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess)
Thursday 6 May
HMS Comet H-class, 2nd DF Grand Fleet AND
HMSNemesis, H-class, 2nd DF Grand Fleet. In collision, Nemesis "seriously damaged"; no casualties.
HMS Lennox, L-class, 3rd DF, rammed accidently by seaplane carrier; no casualties
TRURO, sunk U.39 by (Walter Forstmann),
MERRIE ISLINGTON, trawler, Skipper J Marsham. Sunk U.9 (Johannes Spiess),
DON: Mined and sunk 7 lives lost.
CANDIDATE Sunk by U.20 (Walther Schweiger:)
CENTURION Sunk by U.20 (Walther Schweiger:)
Friday 7 May
SS Lusitania Torpedoed and sunk by U.20(Lt-Cdr Walther Schweiger) with the loss of 785 passengers including 124 US citizens
HMS MAORI, destroyer, F-class, 68 crew, Pennant No.H.16, 6th DF Dover Patrol, Lt-Cdr or Cdr Benjamin Barrow, Mined and sunk. crew got away in their boats, 7 officers and 87 ratings reached shore to become POW's
BENINGTON, trawler, sunk by U.39 (Walter Forstmann)
Saturday 8 May
HMT Limewold, armed trawler, Acting Skipper C Bond i/c, on patrol. Shell burst close to the bows at 0430, 20 miles E of Peterhead, submarine spotted one and half miles away right astern and closing fast, turned and returned fire, claimed hit on waterline abreast of conning tower with fifth shot when range down to 600yds, submarine submerge
HMC DON. Admiralty collier, Mr W Adron. Sunk
QUEEN WILHELMINA sunk by U.9 (Johannes Spiess):
HELLENIC hit mine and sunk 3 lives lost
Sunday 9 May
FANNY, tug, no further information, probably civilian vessel but crew included at least three ratings from armoured cruiser HMS Euryalus. Lost in accidental sinking; three ratings drowned, two of them buried at Ismailia, near Suez.
Thursday 13 May
HMS GOLIATH, battleship, Canopus-class, 750 crew, Pennant No.N.54, 8th BS Channel Fleet, Capt Thomas Shelford.Torpedoed and sunk; 505 lives lost - 20 officers including her Captain, 479 ratings and 4 canteen staff, 2 ratings DOW.
Saturday 15 May
HMT BERKSHIRE, Admiralty trawler, Skipper Herbert Percy Fleet RNR (wi - A Bland, Captain). In collision with armed yacht Valiant II, sank, no lives lost, crew rescued by armed trawler Alsatian.
Tuesday 18 May
DRUMCREE, sunk by submarine
Wednesday 19 May
DUMFRIES, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 2 lives lost.
Friday 21 May
GLENHOLM, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo .
Saturday 22 May
HMS Rifleman, destroyer, H-class, 2nd DF Grand Fleet, Grounded in fog.
HMS Albion, battleship, Canopus-class, Ran aground off Gabe Tepe under close-range fire by Turkish shore batteries, one man killed and ten wounded,
Tuesday 25 May
HMS TRIUMPH, battleship, Swiftsure-class, 700 crew, torpedo and sunk 3 officers and 52 ratings lost
Wednesday 26 May
MORWENNA, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo, 1 life lost
Thursday 27 May
HMS PRINCESS IRENE, minelayer .Commanding officer: Rn - Cdr T H M Maurice; Lost to internal explosion at least 358 lives lost - 30 officers, 210 crew, 5 ratings from Chatham base HMS Pembroke, 36 merchant seamen and more than 77 civilians in the dockyard including at least 70 dockyard workers - 21 skilled labourers, 44 shipwrights and 5 yard boys
HMT ROLULU, Admiralty trawler, ran aground no lives lost
HMS MAJESTIC, battleship, Majestic-class, 757 crew, Capt Henry Talbot, Torpedoed and sunk. 42 ratings and 2 canteen staff lost; 737 survivors).
CADEBY, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire
Friday 28 May
SPENNYMOOR, Admiralty collier, Sunk by torpedo. 5 lives lost including master
ETHIOPE, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo
TULLOCHMOOR, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire
Saturday 29 May
DIXIANA, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo
GLENLEE, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo