Vessels Lost in WW1: Umgeni to Van Stirum

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.

Umgeni

Umgeni was a 2,662 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by Laing James & Sons Ltd. for Bullard, King & Co. She departed the Clyde on 7 November 1917 bound for Liverpool and Lagos but was last contacted on 9 November and not seen again. She is understood to have foundered in a gale somewhere to the West of Ireland.

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Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Beaty David Edmond 19 09/11/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander Swan Beaty And Euphemia Mcdonald Beaty (Nee Edmond), Of Station House, Longniddry, East Lothian. Born At Cambus, Near Alloa.
Beckett John Thomas 22 09/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Thomas William and Sarah Ann Beckett, of Wilberfoss, York. Mr. Beckett was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Bradbury Harold 19 09/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Joseph and Anne E. Bradbury (.stepmother), of 43, Hoyle St., Warrington, Lancs. Mr. Bradbury was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Brett John Creamer 41 09/11/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Walter And Mary Elizabeth Brett, Of Cley, Norfolk; Husband Of Eliza Jane Brett, Of Avonduur, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa.
Butler Sidney Robert 33 09/11/1917 Baker Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Farden Butler And Sarah Ann Butler; Husband Of Mabel Lily Butler (Nee Davis), Of 77, Ley St., Ilford, Essex. Born At Highbury, London.
Butler Thomas Edward 24 09/11/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Joseph Butler, Of 69, Clive Rd., Barry Island, And The Late Elizabeth Butler. Born At Cardiff.
Carson William Henry 25 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Ellen Carson; Husband Of Marion May Carson (Formerly Mcquiggan, Nee Rogers), Of 109, Pitt St., Liverpool, Born At Sheffield.
Cooper John James 50 09/11/1917 Troop Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Cooper, And The Late James Cooper; Husband Of Bridget Catherine Cooper (Formerly Rice, Nee Donnelly), Of 409, Malland St., East Fremantle, Western Australia. Born In London.
Davies James 25 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Owen And Annie Davies; Husband Of Catherine Davies (Nee Boon), Of 127, Field St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool).
Dempsey Michael 40 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Patrick And Mary Dempsey; Husband Of Ann Dempsey (Nee Monaghan), Of 94, Ashfield St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Dorothy Charles Borland 25 09/11/1917 Third Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Margaret Ann Dorothy, Of 7, Freehold St., Fairfield, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Doyle P.J. 10/11/1917 Marine St. Saviours Church Memorial, Lagos
Doyle Patrick 39 09/11/1917 Pantryman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael And Bridget Doyle; Husband Of Kate Doyle (Nee Macdonald), Of Great Island, Campile, Co. Wexford. Born At Tramore, Co. Waterford.
Duffey Patrick 29 09/11/1917 Pantryman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Duffey, And The Late Anthony Duffey; Husband Of Mary Catherine Duffey (Nee O Hare), Of 5, Dix St., Toxteth Park, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Evans Evan 27 09/11/1917 Second Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Alice Evans (Nee Jones), Of 6, Kinmel Terrace, Nantlle, Carnarvonshire, Born At Nantlle, Carnarvonshire.
Goldner Lawrence 26 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Adelaide.
Harris Isaac 42 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Richard And Ann Harris. Husband Of The Late Emeline Harris. Born At Birkenhead.
Harrison Richard 58 09/11/1917 Surgeon Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Katherina Harrison (Nee Dantermann), Of Acacia, Clifton Rd., Sidcup, Kent. Born At Skipton.
Hayden John 27 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Catherine Hayden, And The Late Hugh Hayden; Husband Of Esther Hayden (Nee Clune), Of 55, Hankin St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Howley Edward 25 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Elizabeth Howley. Born At Liverpool.
Hughes Richard Arthur 23 09/11/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Ellen Hughes, Of 10, Portelet Rd., Green Lane, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Jackson William Norman 16 09/11/1917 General Servant Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Henry And Agnes May Jackson, Of 28, Dinorwic Rd., Anfield, Liverpool.
Jones Robert 61 09/11/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Jane Jones; Husband Of The Late Margaret Jones. Born At Anglesey.
Jones Thomas Richard 26 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Elizabeth Jones (Nee Evans), Of 28, Shaw St., Birkenhead.
Jones William Ireland 45 09/11/1917 Purser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Eleanor Jones; Husband Of Jessie Grieve Jones (Nee Brown), Of 10, Brookfield Avenue, Gt. Crosby, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Kinnair Robert 35 09/11/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Caroline Kinnair (Nee Muir), Of 70, Anthony St., Liverpool, And The Late William Kinnair.
Laverty Bernard 51 09/11/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Bernard And Mary Laverty; Husband Of The Late Elizabeth Laverty. Born At Glasgow.
Lever Joseph 28 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Lily Lever And The Late Sidney Lever; Husband Of Mary Jane Lever (Nee Scott), Of 26, Hale St., Liverpool. Born At Sydney, New South Wales & Late Of 6 Mount Pleasant Ave. Wolfe Tone St., Limerick.
Lowe Francis Hamlet 28 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Hamlet Lowe, Of 26, Rankin St., Liverpool, And The Late Jane Lowe.
Lynch John Walter 28 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Father Of Miss Gertrude Lynch, Of 121, Sutton St., Tue Brook, Liverpool. Born At Belfast.
Lyon William 41 09/11/1917 Chief Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Hannah Lyon; Husband Of Margaret Ann Lyon (Nee Williamson), Of 83, Gough St., Poplar, London. Born At Aberdeen.
Manley John 25 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Cecilie And The Late Joseph Manley; Husband Of Delia Manley (Nee Kenny), Of 14, Owen S Place, Leads St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
McAllister Robert 23 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry And Elizabeth McAllister. Born At West Derby, Liverpool.
Mills Thomas Robert 25 09/11/1917 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie And The Late Thomas Mills; Husband Of Nora Mills (Nee Goodingham), Of 29, Sibley Rd., East Ham, London. Born In London.
Murphy John 41 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Murphy, Of 10, Henderson Place, Cranmer St., Liverpool, And The Late James Murphy.
O'Callaghan Michael 63 09/11/1917 Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Hugh And Mary O'Callaghan; Husband Of Sarah Elizabeth O'Callaghan (Nee Roberts), Of 5, Friendship Place, Hampton St., Liverpool. Born At Dublin.
Owen William 18 09/11/1917 Pantryman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas John And Jane Owen, Of 30, Cayley St., Stepney, London. Born At Southwark, London.
Robertson Harold 24 09/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jessie And The Late James Robertson; Husband Of Helena Robertson (Nee Murphy), Of 14, Violet Road, Linacre Rd., Litherland, Lancs. Born At Crosby.
Scully A.E. 25 09/11/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. E. Scully, Of Port Nelson, New Zealand. Born At Nelson, New Zealand.
Sellwood Francis 25 09/11/1917 General Servant Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Francis Sellwood; Husband Of Florence Sellwood (Nee Imison), Of 21, Ernest Rd., Plaistow, Essex. Born At Poplar, London.
Seymour William Conrad 31 09/11/1917 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Nellie Seymour, Of 9, Malvern Rd., Wallasey Village, Cheshire. Born At Manchester.
Shepherd John 18 09/11/1917 General Servant Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edith Ellen Shepherd, Of Old Hall, High St., Cowbridge, Glam, And The Late Oswald Robson Shepherd. Born In London.
Smith Alexander 49 09/11/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Margaret Smith. Born At Portessie, Buckie.
Smith Hector 31 09/11/1917 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. S. A. Smith And The Late Mr. F. G. Smith; Husband Of Alice Maud Smith (Nee Baker), Of 63, Betchworth Rd., South Park, Ilford, Essex. Born At Bromley, Essex.
Starkey Alfred Russell 20 09/11/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Annie Russell Hopkins (Formerly Starkey), Of 45, Benedict St., Bootle, Lancs. Born At Everton, Lancs.
Stiling Henry Robert Pretoria 17 09/11/1917 General Servant Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Phoebe Stiling, Of 7, The Circus, Minories, Aldgate, London, And The Late Charles Henry Stiling.
Taylor George 35 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Thompson Alexander 31 26/12/1914 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Alice Thompson; Husband Of Ethel Thompson (Nee Robinson), Of 12, Cobden St., Everton, Lancs. Born At Liverpool.
Tilby John William Valentine 19 09/11/1917 General Servant Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Herbert Fenton Tilby And May Jane Tilby, Of 110, Landseer Avenue, Manor Park, Essex. Born At Deptford, London.
Tyrie John Henry 16 09/11/1917 Scullion Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Richard Tyrie, Of 234, Queen S Rd., Green St., Upton Park, Essex, And The Late Belinda Tyrie. Born At Bow, London.
Walton John 27 09/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And The Late Louisa Walton; Husband Of Martha Walton (Nee Disley), Of 62, Howe St., Everton, Lancs. Born At Liverpool.
Willmott Clifford 19 09/11/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Nimrod and Jane Sophia Willmott, of Pettigrove Rd., Woodstock, Kingswood, Bristol. Mr. Willmott was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Young Andrew 28 09/11/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Jane Young, Of 81, Biddlestone Rd., Heaton, Newcastle-On-Tyne.

Umta

Umta was a 5,366 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1898 by A. Stephen & Sons for British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. She was damaged on 13 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-49 at position 40° 36' N, 13° 09' E - in the Tyrranean Sea. She was towed to port and repaired and continued in service until broken up in 1935. She was en route from Genoa and Naples to Alexandria.

Umta
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Amjad Ali 14/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Assador Allie 14/03/1918 Fireman Naples British Cemetery C.324.
Durwesh Ali 14/03/1918 Winchman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fernandes C.R. 14/03/1918 Scullion Tower Hill Memorial
Mumtaz Ali 14/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Mumtaz Ali 14/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Wahab Allie 14/03/1918 Fireman Naples British Cemetery C.328.
Wood Granville 14/03/1918 Cadet Tower Hill Memorial
Yakubuda Guemuda 05/03/1918 Fireman Pemba Memorial

Unity

Unity was a 1,091 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by Murdoch & Murray for Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd. From 1906 she was owned by Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co. She was sunk on 2 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-57 approximately 9 nautical miles South-East of Folkestone. She ws en route from Newhaven to Calais with a cargo of ordinance.

Unity Unity
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Appleyard Ernest Henry 37 02/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ruth Appleyard And The Late Godfrey Appleyard; Husband Of Mary Ellen Appleyard (Nee Lloyd), Of 167, Dale St., Shipley, Yorks. Born At Goole.
Bateman William Goodall 24 02/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Henry And Jane Elizabeth Bateman; Husband Of Sophia Bateman (Nee Burden), Of 85, South St., Goole, Yorks. Born At Goole.
Creaser Edward 32 02/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriet Creaser And The Late Francis Creaser; Husband Of Eva Creaser (Nee Bramham), Of 20 Fifth Avenue, Goole, Yorks. Born At Doncaster.
Gibson Thomas William 42 02/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Wilson, George). Son Of Joseph And Mary Ann Coulson Gibson (Nee Dunbabin), Of 98, Major Rd., Stratford, London.
Hansome Charles James 18 02/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles James And Rosanna Hansome, Of 35, Chapel St., Newhaven, Sussex. Born At Brighton.
Heterick Fred Hounslow 48 02/05/1918 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John George And Adelaide Heterick; Husband Of Harriet Elizabeth Heterick (Nee Simmons), Of 44, Brough St., Goole, Yorks. Born At Hull.
Jones John 34 02/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Holyhead.
Rockett John 65 02/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Matthew Rockett. Born At Brotherton, Yorks.
Thompson A 39 02/05/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Olive Thompson, Of 6, Spring Gardens Hook Rd., Goole. Born At Goole.
Walsh John 22 02/05/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Martin and Mary Walsh, of Long Walk, Galway. Mr. Walsh was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
West Seth 20 02/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of John Graham West and Martha West, of 30, Hobson Drive, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Mr. West was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Whitehead Frederick Edward 46 02/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Whitehead; Husband Of Ruth Rebecca Whitehead (Nee Robinson), Of 71, Pasture Rd., Goole, Yorks. Born At Adlingfleet.

Upcerne

Upcerne was a 2,984 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Ropner & Son for Minterne Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by A. F. Hoodand. She was sunk on 28 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-40 approximately 4 nautical miles South-East by South of Coquet Island. She was en route from Narvik to Middlesbrough with a carto of iron ore and wood.

Upcerne
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cockram James Snell 50 28/04/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Alice Cockram; Husband Of Elizabeth Cockram (Nee Midgley), Of 31, Granville St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Ellingsen K 49 28/04/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Bergen, Norway.
Eriksen E 29 28/04/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Christiania, Norway.
Evans J 42 28/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Glasgow.
Gray George 35 28/04/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Annie Gray; Husband Of Beatrice Gray (Nee Swan), Of 22, Stanley St. West North Shields. Born At Newcastle.
Herapath O 33 28/04/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Llantrisant, Glam.
Hilden William 38 28/04/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Finland.
Jones David 59 28/04/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry And Elizabeth Jones. Born At Cavan.
Kinelato Joseph 44 28/04/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Martha Kinelato (Nee Davis), Of 86, South Palmerston St., South Shields. Born At Hong Kong. Late R.N. Reserve.
Larsen C 43 28/04/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Marks Daniel 16 28/04/1918 Pantry Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph And Rebecca Marks (Nee Drokarsky), Of 24, Lilac Terrace, Leeds. Born At Leeds.
McCaffrey Oswald Stanley 16 28/04/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Ann McCaffrey (Nee Stewart), Of 37, Waterlow Place, South Shields, And The Late Francis McCaffrey. Born At North Shields.
McNab James Henry 27 28/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Mary McNab (Nee Flinn), Of 22, Bird St., North Shields. Born At North Shields.
Smith John 56 28/04/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Smith, Of 62, Bishopsthorpe Rd., York. Born At Newcastle.
Stroobants Charles Louis 44 28/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Louis Stroobants, And The Late Mrs. Stroobants; Husband Of Mary Stroobants (Nee Anderson), Of 4, Broad Quay, North Shields. Born At Brussels.
Theriault Joseph Edward Edmund 32 28/04/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Celeste Theriault (Nee Bondreaut), Of House Harbour, Magdalen Islands, Gaspe, Province Of Quebec, Canada, And The Late Francois Theriault. Born At House Harbour.

Urd

Urd was a 3,049 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by Ropner & Son for J.R.Olsen. At the time of her loss she was in the hands of the British Government Shipping Controller and managed by H. R. Jones. She was sunk on 12 September 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-64 at position 37° 52' N, 00° 28' W - approximately 10 nautical miles North by East of Cabo de Palos, Murcia. She was en route from Cardiff to Genoa with a cargo of coal.

Urd
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Broeksma J 28 11/09/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Marcus Broeksma. Born In Holland.
Gail John 20 11/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Riga, Latvia.
Johansen Karl 31 11/09/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.

Uvularia

Uvularia was a 207 GRT steam trawler completed in 1900 by Schofield, Hagerup & Coughty Ltd. for North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.1190. At the time of her loss she was owned by Thomas W. Baskcomb. She sank on 13 May 1920 after an explosion believed to have been caused by her picking up a mine in her trawl.

There were no survivors

Uvularia
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bellamy James Leslie 20 13/05/1920 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Bellamy, Of 216, Willingham St., Grimsby, And The Late Henry Bellamy.
Brown John William 57 13/05/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Eliza Ann Brown, And The Late John William Brown; Husband Of Alice Brown (Nee Bardsley), Of 378 Wellington St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Carrington Arthur William 49 13/05/1920 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. H. J. Carrington, Of Cleethorpes.
Condon Arthur George 26 13/05/1920 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Sarah Condon; Husband Of Dorothy Maria Condon (Nee Burdon), Of 113, Thorold St., Grimsby. Born At Yarmouth.
Durrance George William 39 13/05/1920 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Lillian Ada Durrance (Nee Rushton), Of 6, Thomas St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Heath Jesse Edgar 35 13/05/1920 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Laura Heath; Husband Of Lily Louisa Heath (Nee Youngs), Of 217, Convermore Rd., Grimsby. Born At Upton.
Jensen George 21 13/05/1920 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ada Jensen, Of 202, Burgess St., Grimsby, And The Late Oscar Jensen.
Mackley Robert William 49 13/05/1920 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anne Mackley And The Late Robert Stephen Mackley; Husband Of Alice Ada Mackley (Nee Penney), Of 95, Orwell St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Roberts William 49 13/05/1920 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Sarah Roberts. Born At Yarmouth.
Wyatt Christopher 39 13/05/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Elizabeth Wyatt. Born At Oxford.

Valdes

Valdes was a 2,233 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd. for Valdes Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1916 she was owned by Avetoro Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Yeoward Bros. She was sunk on 18 February 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-84 approximately 7 nautical miles South of Portland Bill. She was en route from Manchester to Cherbourg with a cargo of flour and hay.

Valdes
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Clay David 39 17/02/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edwin And Sarah Elizabeth Clay; Husband Of Louisa Skinner Clay (Nee Shears), Of 68, Williams Rd., West Ealing, London.
Davis Edward Day 45 17/02/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Jane Davis. Born At Portsmouth.
Hall John 54 17/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Matlock.
Herbert William 37 17/02/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James Herbert And Martha Ann Herbert. Born At Manchester.
Malpus Joseph 18 17/02/1917 Storekeeper Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Farrell). Son Of Joseph Henry And Clara Jane Malpus, Of 246, Ordsall Lane, Salford, Manchester.
Marsters Frederick Arthur 22 17/02/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Harriett Emma Marsters, Of 41, Sir Lewis St., King S Lynn.
Morris Samuel 56 17/02/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Sarah Ellen Morris; Husband Of Mary Ellen Morris (Nee Muldoon), Of 8, Rosamond St., Hulme, Manchester. Born At Macclesfield.
Robinson William Henry 43 17/02/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Hannah Robinson (Nee Mackie), Of 60, Layton Lane, Blackpool. Born At Liverpool.
Seaton M 24 17/02/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Kingston, Jamaica.
Spence William 35 17/02/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Eleanor Spence, Of 20, Ferndale Rd., Waterloo, Liverpool. Born At Hebburn-On-Tyne.
Tuaminen J 26 17/02/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Finland.

Valentia

Valentia was a 3,242 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for C.Marwood. At the time of her loss she was owned by International Line Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Geo. Marwood. She was sunk on 16 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-41 approximately 70 nautical miles West by South of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Cardiff to Dakar with a general cargo.

Valentia
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ali Yahya 16/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Cutrupri Guiseppe 52 16/07/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Demetris Cutrupri And Francesca Mallone. Born In Messina.
Noaman Ali 16/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai

Valliant

Please see the entry for Vigilant HERE.

Van Stirum

Van Stirum was a 3,284 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1915 by North of Ireland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. It appears that she was ordered by Wambersie & Zn. of Rotterdam but was not handed over to them and operated by the British - possibly a Mr. Clarke of London. She was sunk on 25 December 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-24 at position 51° 55' N, 06° 16' W - approximately 8 nautical miles South-South-West of The Smalls. She was en route from Rouen to Liverpool.

Van Stirum
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Belanger W.A. 32 25/12/1915 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ellen Belanger, Of 161, Leger Rd., Custom House, London. Born In U.S.A.
Hetherington J.T. 17 25/12/1915 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John William And Mary Hetherington, Of 3, Ashtree Rd., Chatham, Kent. Born At Jarrow.