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Sailors from Lewis

There were two crew members from the Isle of Lewis on board the Richmond Castle.

One, Angus Murray, was responsible for saving the lives of many of his fellow crew, with his ingenuity and steadfast spirit. 159 more words

Merchant Navy

Wednesday 20 June 1917 - We Lost 417

The Cunard liner Valeria, while bound to Great Britain from New York rams and sinks the German submarine U-99.

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the 1913 All Blacks Rugby Football Club…
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New Zealand Army

Monday 11 June 1917- We Lost 583

The Cunard liner Ausonia is torpedoed off the southern coast of Ireland while traveling from Montreal to Avonmouth, but is able to reach port. One is killed. 224 more words

Merchant Navy

Record breaking survival

A feature of the Abandon Ship! exhibition is the story of the Richmond Castle 341 more words
Merchant Navy

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vikrant Khanna

Vikrant Khanna is the best-selling author of When Life Tricked Me, Love Lasts Forever, Secretly Yours, and The Girl Who Knew Too Much.

His latest novel, … 64 more words


The Troubadour's tale

July 4th 1942, and Arctic Convoy PQ17 is under heavy attack by Torpedo Bombers flown from Luftwaffe air bases in Norway and Finland. The Navarino… 271 more words

Joseph Henry Griffin, the disappearing seaman.

Joseph was the second child of Joseph Griffin and Ann Budd, whilst Joseph senior was working as a coachbuilder in Clevedon, Bristol. He appears to have been christened the year after he was born and is last listed in the 1870 census, living with his parents in Chesterfield. 87 more words

Chesterfield Family History