Vessels Lost in WW1: Strathord to Susie

This page includes basic information about the ships and how they were lost, a photo of the relevant panel(s) of the Tower Hill Memorial and information about those that lost their lives extracted from the CWGC database. In the table I have included information about those who served on the ships but who had a normal burial as this seems appropriate to me. In some cases further family information about the individuals may be available on the CWGC website - External Ref. #7.

Strathord

Strathord was a 195 GRT steam fishing vessel completed in 1906 by Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. for Aberdeen Steam Trawling And Fishing Co. From 1920 she was owned by Raincliffe Steam Trawling Co. and registered at Scarborough. On 23 February 1920 she was seen to be blown up by a mine by the crew of another fishing vessel.

There were no survivors

Strathord
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Atkin Thomas 49 23/02/1920 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann Atkin, And The Late George Atkin; Husband Of Ellen Cook Atkin (Nee Bielby), Of 41, Quay St., Sandside, Scarborough.
Cappleman Edwin Coultas 35 23/02/1920 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Samuel Cappleman And The Late Mary Anna Cappleman; Husband Of Elsie Cappleman (Nee Laybourne), Of 22, Clark St., Scarborough. Born At Scarborough.
Cowburn George Andrew 48 23/02/1920 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Priscilla Cowburn And The Late Mr. Cowburn Husband Of Elizabeth Hannah Cowburn, Of 32, Grange Avenue, Scarborough. Born At Morley, Yorks.
Flynn John 23 23/02/1920 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Flynn, Of 30, The Bolts, Scarborough. Born At Scarborough.
Hope Joseph 38 23/02/1920 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Isabella Hope, Of 12, Aberdeen Terrace, Scarborough. Born At Cloughton, Yorks.
Littlewood Alfred Hector 22 23/02/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Annie Littlewood; Husband Of Gladys May Littlewood (Nee Bennett), Of 5, Long Greece Steps, Scarborough. Born At Scarborough.
Morley Walter 16 23/02/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Charles And Sarah Jane Morley.
Normandale Samuel Ward 23/02/1920 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Warwick John 43 23/02/1920 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary Warwick; Husband Of Annie Warwick (Nee Smith), Of 6, Clarkson S Buildings, Longwestgate, Scarborough. Born At Scarborough.
Williamson James Henry 20 23/02/1920 Deck Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward And Jane Williamson, Of 88, Longwestgate, Scarborough. Born At Hull.

Strombus

Strombus was a 6,030 GRT steam tanker completed in 1900 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd. for Shell Transport & Trading Co. Ltd. From 1907 she was owned by Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd. She was damaged on 4 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-20 at position 33° 10' N, 15° 58' E. She was en route from Marseille to Port Said with a cargo of boxwood, war material and empty drums. I have not been able to ascertain the nature of the attack, nor the cause of death of Mr. White in 1916. The vessel made it to report and was repaired. Later she was converted into a whaling factory ship and was beached after striking a mine in 1940.

Strombus
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Mcmillan Lionel James 28 04/06/1918 Fifth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Archibald Henry And Clusha Mcmillan (Nee Bereman), Of South St., Granville, Cumberland, New South Wales. Born At Redfern, New South Wales.
Peck Low 04/06/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
White A 44 05/07/1916 Captain Suez War Memorial Cemetery C. 29.

Stryn

Stryn was a 2,045 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Bonn & Mees of Rotterdam for NV Mij ss Louise as Louise. From 1918 she was in the hands of the British Government Shipping Controller and managed by Constantine, Donking & Co. She was sunk on 10 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-80 approximately 5 nautical miles East of Berry Head. She was en route from Rouen to Barry in ballast.

Stryn
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Adamson William 33 10/06/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Adamson; Husband Of Florence Adamson (Nee Carr), Of 16, Bath St., Saltburn-By-Sea, Yorks. Born At Loftus, Yorks.
Burns James 27 10/06/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Dora Burns (Nee Harrison), Of 20, Manor St., Middlesbrough. Born At Partick, Glasgow.
Fisher Archibald 31 10/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Solina Fisher, Of 595, Vimont Avenue, Montreal. Born At Montreal.
Lee Harry Herbert 22 10/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Jane Lee (Nee Tedman), Of 106, Creek Rd., Deptford, London, And The Late Harry Herbert Lee.
Stally Frank William 17 10/06/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Stally (Nee Baker), Of 1, Northcroft Rd., West Ealing, London. Born At Fulham, London.
Van Der Donker William 31 10/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Johanna Van Der Donker, Of 79, Grudacherwagerstr, Rotterdam. Born In Holland.
Worrall John Preston 10/06/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. E. A. Worrall, Of Elmo Dene, 3, Mid-Way Avenue, Bridlington.

Stuart Prince

Stuart Prince was a 3,597 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by T. Turnbull & Son for Pyman Bros. At the time of her loss she was owned by Prince Line, Ltd. and managed by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 22 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-66 at position 55° 28' N, 11° 20' W - approximately 85 nautical miles North by West of Broad Haven, County Mayo. She was en route from Manchester to Alexandria with a general cargo.

Stuart Prince Stuart Prince
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Chee 22/03/1917 Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Barrett William 56 22/03/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Carleton Barrett, Surgeon, R.N. Of Baltimore, Ireland; Husband Of L. K. Barrett, Of 11, Grange Avenue, Stretford, Manchester.
Black William Albert 27 22/03/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Daniel Black, Of 832, Walker Rd., Newcastle-On-Tyne, And The Late Frances Black (Nee Barnes). Born At Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Charlton William Duncan 29 22/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William John And Ellen Charlton; Husband Of Frances Charlton (Nee Kerr), Of, 9, Styan Avenue, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Born At Jarrow-On-Tyne.
Collas Vincent 22/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
Fong Wong Pong 22/03/1917 2nd Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Hoglund C 21 22/03/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Holden Thomas Frederick 20 22/03/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Henry And Beatrice Maud Mary Holden, Of 67, Duke St., Southport. Born At Salford.
Jong Tai 22/03/1917 Second Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Kidd Frederick 53 22/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Kidd; Husband Of Nancy Ridyard Kidd (Nee Bellinge), Of 10, Netherby St., Longtown, Cumberland. Born At Skibeden, Yorks.
Kono S 29 22/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Kyushiro Kono, Of 133, Higashi Sanbancho, Sendai, Japan. Born In Japan.
Mallia Carmelo 39 22/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Angela Mallia; Husband Of Maria Carmela Mallia (Nee Bonnici), Of 16, Strada San Filippo, Vittoriosa, Malta. Born At Cospicua, Malta.
McAlpin James 40 22/03/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Eliza McAlpin; Husband Of Edith McAlpin (Nee Redmond), Of 485, Cregagh Rd., Belfast. Born At Carrickfergus.
Moir John Henry 21 22/03/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Moir, Of 42, Lower Newtown, Waterford, Ireland, And The Late Johanna Moir.
Owen Owen 32 22/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Amy Owen, Of 61, Ambrose St., Bangor, Carnarvonshire; Husband Of Ellen Owen, Of 29, Dock Rd., Garston, Liverpool. Born At Bangor.
Reid James 20 22/03/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Nephew Of Mr. And Mrs. Reid, Of Newton Arms, Newton Hill, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Roberts James Makant 39 22/03/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Holdsworth Roberts And Ellen Roberts, Of Wintrath, Bridgefield Avenue, Winslow, Cheshire. Born At Lower Broughton, Manchester.
Singleton James 38 22/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Fanny Singleton (Nee Hall), Of 43, Watery Lane, St. Helens, Lancs. Born At Manchester.
Williams James Frederick 57 22/03/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Hannah Williams; Husband Of Dorothy Williams (Nee Whitpain), Of 16, Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland. Born At Bristol.
Wormald Edgar 31 22/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Williams). Son Of The Late Mrs. Hannah Wormald. Born At Manchester.

Subadar

Subadar was a 4,911 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by Chas. Connell & Co. Ltd. for Asiatic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 27 July 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-43 at position 40° 26' N, 10° 39' W - approximately 112 nautical miles North by West of Cape da Roca, Portugal. She was en route from London to Port Said with a general cargo.

Subadar
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Majid Nasiruddin 27/07/1918 Greaser Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lumsden Andrew Scott 26 27/07/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Jane Lumsden (Nee Ironside), Of Millden Cottage, Balmedie, Aberdeen. Born At Strichen, Aberdeenshire.
Pinching Robert Lawley 20 27/07/1918 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son of Charles Lawley Pinching and Mary Lawley Pinching, of Hornsey, London. Mr. Pinching was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Summerfield

Summerfield was a 687 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Dublin Dockyard Co. Ltd. for Zillah Shipping & Carrying Co. Ltd. and managed by W. A. Savage. She sank on 13 August 1915 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-5 approximately 2 nautical miles East of Lowestoft. She was en route from Yarmouth to Douglas, Isle of Man with a cargo of wooden huts.

Summerfield
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Griffiths Owen 43 13/08/1915 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Pwllheli.
Summerfield Ann 13/08/1915 Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial
Summerfield Thomas 13/08/1915 Mate Tower Hill Memorial

Suncloud

Suncloud was a 213 GRT steam trawler completed in 1912 by Cook, Welton & Gemmell for The Grimsby and North Sea Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.753. She was reported missing after being last seen on 24 June 1919 and is presumed to have struck a mine in the North Sea.

There were no survivors

Suncloud
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Armitage William Henry 42 08/07/1919 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Johnson (Formerly Armitage), And The Late William Henry Armitage; Husband Of Nellie Armitage. Born At Boston.
Birkinshaw Walter Walker 17 08/07/1919 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Walter Fountain Birkinshaw And Annie Birkinshaw, Of 36, Dover St., Grimsby.
Bray Charles William 17 08/07/1919 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles William And Caroline Bray, Of 32, Spencer St., Grimsby.
Hine George James 08/07/1919 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Hobson Charles William 30 08/07/1919 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Elizabeth Hobson And The Late Mr. Hobson; Husband Of Alice Hobson, Of 25, Bath St., Grimsby. Born At Sheffield.
Landymore James Robert 40 08/07/1919 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Eleanor Landymore (Nee Dixon), Of 485, Grimsby Rd., Cleethorpes. Born At Ipswich. Served In France November, 1915, To April, 1919.
Todd Charles Cornelius 43 08/07/1919 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Alice Todd; Husband Of Elizabeth Todd (Nee Hewson), Of 40, Barcroft St., New Cleethorpes Born At Boston.
Wells Ernest 42 08/07/1919 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Wells; Husband Of Alice Louisa Wells (Nee Rushby), Of 44, Hilda St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Whittle Edwin 49 08/07/1919 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Nottingham.
Wilde Horace 45 08/07/1919 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Eliza Wilde; Husband Of Charlotte Wilde (Formerly King, Nee Nicol), Of Old Four Mile, Countesswells. Born At Sheffield.

Sunniside

Sunniside was a 447 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1905 by Goole Shipbuilding & Repackaging Co. Ltd. for Wear Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. From 1916 she was owned by Tower Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Woods, Tylor & Brown. She sank on 9 November 1916 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-4 approximately 4 nautical miles East-North-East of Southwold. She was en route from Hull to Rotterdam with a general cargo.p>

Sunniside
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brock James William 42 09/11/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frederick Henry Brock And Matilda Brock; Husband Of Emily Brock (Nee Vanoverschelde), Of 22, Thomas St., Limehouse, London. Born At Dover.
Cooper Henry Auckland 44 09/11/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Edwin William And Matilda Cooper. Born At Sydenham, Kent.
McFadyn D 09/11/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Strickland Samuel Robert 55 09/11/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Strickland, Of 26, Abingdon St., Sunderland.

Sunniva

Sunniva was a 1,913 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by J. Crown & Sons Ltd. for E. R. Newbigin. She was sunk on 28 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-17 approximately 4 nautical miles East of Sunderland. She was en route from London to the Tyne in ballast.

Sunniva
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Morris Joseph 52 28/06/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joseph And Elizabeth Morris; Husband Of Emma Morris, Of 5, Bridal Path, East Boldon, Co. Durham. Born At South Shields.
Olssen Victor Benedictus 28/06/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elsie Louise Olssen, Of 129, Willingham St., Grimsby. Born In Sweden.

Susie

Susie was a 41 GRT sailing ketch (fishing boat) completed in 1898 by H. Fellows & Co. Ltd. for Herbert John Sayers and registered at Scarborough as SH.197. She was sunk on 17 August 1917 by gunfire from German submarine UC-16 approximately 10 nautical miles North-East by East of Scarborough.

Susie
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Scotter Mark 63 17/08/1917 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Reuben And Sarah Scotter; Husband Of The Late Alice Scotter. Born At East Runton, Cromer.