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Sunday 9 June 1918 We Lost 412

The collier SS Moidart is sunk by UC-77 while on a voyage from Barry to Rouen with a cargo of coal.  The crew of 15 is lost. 235 more words

Merchant Navy

Saturday 8 June 1918 We Lost 506

During an intense bombardment Corporal Joseph Thomas Kaeble MM (Quebec Regiment) remains at the parapet with his Lewis gun shouldered ready for action, the field of fire being very short. 512 more words

Royal Navy

Forgotten Seafarers of the First World War

During the First World War the Merchant Navy – the Mercantile Marine – was thrust into the conflict, becoming the supply service of the Royal Navy. 1,747 more words

First World War

Thursday 30 May 1918 We Lost 842

Thirty-five Camels of 28, 45 and 66 Squadrons Royal Flying Corps carry out a low bombing raid on enemy positions it Val d’Assa Italy. One ton of bombs are dropped and 9,000 rounds of ammunition fired. 676 more words

Merchant Navy

Veterans Breakfast 26/05/2018

Once again (last Saturday of each month) breakfast parade was held at Eat n Treats cafe in Kirkwall.

The turn out this month was less than usual due to the holiday season, and work commitments etc. 105 more words

The Orkney News

Monday 27 May 1918 We Lost 2,727

The hired transport S S Leasowe Castle (Captain E J Holl) is torpedoed and sunk one hundred and four miles west by north from Alexandria, Egypt. 1,483 more words


Sunday 26 May 1918 We Lost 510

The steamer Thames (Master W A McPhail) is torpedoed and sunk six miles from Seaham Harbour. Four of her crew are killed including her master. 363 more words

Royal Navy