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Inundations: Battle of The Atlantic

(For Captain Jenkin Evan Jones 1904-1986, Thomas Jones 1898-1986, Captain David John Jones OBE 1896-1973, Daniel Owen Jones 1904-1936, Henry Lloyd Jones 1911-1985, Charles Ellis Jones 1914-2005 and James Jones 1901-1969) … 336 more words

Poetry

Mariner's Girlfriend Definition...

The strongest girl that god paired with the toughest guy. She is loyal and faithful to his man no matter where he is.She is willing to wait an eternity to be with his man.

Thursday 18 October 1917 We Lost 795

First Engineer Alexander Evitt (SS Madura, Mercantile Marine) is killed at age 56 when his ship is sunk.  His son will be killed in September 1918 also serving in the Merchant Marine. 227 more words

Artillery

Life in the Merchant Navy

What is it about the Merchant Navy that holds the lure and charm of travelling across the seven seas and visiting far-off coastlines?

If you are an avid reader like me, chances are that in your childhood you came across books like Treasure Island, Moby Dick, Master and Commander, 20000 Leagues under the Sea, Mutiny onboard H.M.S. 165 more words

Maritime

The only thing that ever really frightened Churchill - The Battle of the Atlantic

What image do you have of Winston Churchill as he led Britain during the Second World War? Most people would say positive things like ‘steadfast’, ‘unflinching’, ‘courageous’, etc., few would mention the word ‘afraid’. 1,288 more words

History

Sunday 7 October 1917 We Lost 834

The merchant ship S S Aylevarroo (Chief Officer John Olivet) is sunk off the south coast of Ireland when she is torpedoed. Twenty are killed including her master. 303 more words

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