Vessels Lost in WW1: Hummersea to Huntsmoor

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 [7].

Hummersea

Hummersea was a 539 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1897 by Robert Craggs for Skinningrove Iron Co. She was reported missing after saling from Middlesbrough bound for Caen on 30 December 1915 with a cargo of pig iron.

There were no survivors

Hummersea Hummersea

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blomquist A. Nicholai 30/12/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Burrows Thomas Henry 30/12/1915 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born At Whitby.
De Vries K 30/12/1915 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial
Dodds Peter 59 30/12/1915 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. J. Dodds, Of Brooklands, Polmont, Stirlingshire.
Hallstrom Fritz 30/12/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Hannaford Charles F. 30/12/1915 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Jacobsen John 36 30/12/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Laverick Thomas R. 31/12/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial
Wilson David 30/12/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial
Wilson Joseph 30/12/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial

Hungerford

Hungerford was a 5,811 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Akt. Ges. “Weser” for Deutsche Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft. From 1915 she was under the control of the UK Admiralty and managed by G. Heyn & Sons. She was sunk on 16 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-75 at position 50° 33' N, 00° 35' W - approximately 9 nautical miles South-South-East of the Owers light vessel. She was en route from Havre to New York in ballast.

Hungerford Hungerford

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brown Percy 28 16/04/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Winifred Hilda Brown (Nee Watling), Of 32, Ambra Vale East, Bristol. Born In London.
Clark James Thomas 36 16/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James Thomas And Julia Clark; Husband Of Charlotte Clark (Nee Hooper), Of 1, Butter Lane, Temple Bristol, Born At Bristol.
Dale John Mcclure 26 16/04/1918 Second Mate Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery G. 5. 33. Discharged 14/04/1917. Son Of John And Elizabeth Mcclure Dale, Of Cairncastle, Co. Antrim.
Hitchings W 16/04/1918 Fireman Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery E. 31. 11.
Jenkins Thomas 27 16/04/1918 Greaser Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery E. 31. 10. Son Of Thomas And Frances Jenkins, Of 6, Greenbank View, Eastville, Bristol; Husband Of Emma Jenkins, Of 38, Great George St., Bristol.
McFarlane Donald Mcvicor 25 16/04/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Colin And Wilhelmina Mcfarlane; Husband Of May Mcfarlane (Nee Booth), Of Cumberland Hotel, 11, Dock St., Belfast. Born At Lanark.
Martin Joseph 39 16/04/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Grandson of Mrs. M. A. Martin, of Saffrons Cottage, Meads Rd., Eastbourne. Mr. Martin was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Rice Alfred James 26 16/04/1918 Junior Second Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Laurence And Agnes Rice (Formerly Edmonds), Of 107, Ogilvie St., Belfast. Born At Newtownards, Co. Down.

Hunsbridge

Hunsbridge was a 3,424 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd. for H.C.Horn as Hornfels. By 1917 she was in the ownership of the Britis Government and managed by Farrar, Groves & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 7 September 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-49 at position 35° 10' N, 06° 50' W - approximately 60 nautical miles South-West by West of Cape Spartel. She was en route from Swansea to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal and stores.

Hunsbridge

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blows William 38 07/09/1917 Private Tower Hill Memorial Husband of F. Blows, of Long Crendon, Thame, Oxon. Native of Royston, Herts. Mr. Blows was a member of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and is also commemorated on panel 25 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Eugenia Santa 07/09/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial
Seaffieza Antonio 07/09/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial

Hunsbrook

Hunsbrook was a 4,463 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1909 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd. for Deutsch-Australische Dampfs Ges. as Annaberg. From 1917 she was requisitioned by the British Government and managed by G. Heyn & Sons. She was damaged on 22 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-60 approximately 15 nautical miles North-East of Trevose Head. She was en route from Havre to Barry Roads in ballast.

Hunsbrook

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hunter Alexander 39 22/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Margaret Hunter. Born At Liverpool.
Takake K 38 22/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Japan.
Wallace Joseph James 38 22/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael And Susana Wallace; Husband Of Ellen Wallace (Nee Moore), Of 20, Vesuvius St., Kirkdale, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.

Hunsdon

Hunsdon was a 2,899 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by Akt. Ges. “Weser” for Hamburg-Bremer Afrika Linie as Arnfried. From 1915 she was requisitioned by the British Government and managed by Clyde Shipping Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 18 October 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-94 at position 54° 19' N, 05° 27' W - approximately 1 nautical mile South of the Strangford Light Buoy, County Down. She was en route from Le Havre to Belfast in ballast.

Hunsdon

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Mcaleer Owen 25 18/10/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Mcaleer And The Late Mr. Mcaleer; Husband Of Susan Mary Mcaleer (Nee Farlay), Of 11, Jennymount St., St. Joseph S, Belfast. Born In Co. Tyrone.

Hunsgrove

Hunsgrove was a 3,063 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Newport News Shipbuilding & DD. Co. for New York & Porto Rico Steamship Co. Inc. as Lorenzo. From 1915 she was owned by the British Government and managed by William Roberson. She was sunk on 8 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-82 at position 50° 36' N, 05° 11' W - approximately 6.5 nautical miles North-West of Trevose Head. She was en route from Cardiff to France with a cargo of coal.

Hunsgrove

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Butler Joseph Nathaniel 42 08/06/1918 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Amelia Butler, Of Clifton, Strathclyde, Bridgetown, Barbados, And The Late Christopher Butler. Born At Barbados.
Hammett Robert 21 08/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Adelaide Hammett (Nee Vella), Of Turncocks Quarters, H.M. Dockyard, Malta.
Spiteri Carmelo 29 08/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Carmela Spiteri And The Late Spiridione Spiteri; Husband Of Maria Chircop (Nee Caruana), Of 111, Sda, Reale, Zurrico, Malta. Born In Malta.

Hunsworth

Hunsworth was a 2,991 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by Akt. Ges. “Neptun” for Levante Kontor GmbH. as Andros. From 1915 she was owned by the British Government and managed by John Herron & Co. She was damaged on 18 February 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-84 approximately 6.5 nautical miles South of Portland Bill. She was en route from the Clyde to Karachi.

Hunsworth

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Thornhill Prince Albert 39 18/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Prince And Cornelia Daniel Thornhill; Husband Of Jane Thornhill (Nee Walcott), Of Spooner S Hill, St. Michael, Barbados. Born At Barbados.
Whittaker Allan Arthur St. Clair 20 18/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Sarah Jane Whittaker, Of Watts Village, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Huntley

Huntley was a 1,153 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges. for A.Kirsten as Ophelia. From 1915 she was owned by the British Government. She was sunk on 20 December 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-10 approximately 0.75 nautical miles from the Boulogne lighthouse. She was en route from Portishead to Boulogne with a cargo of petrol.


The CWGC incorrectly lists Mr Hayes as serving on Huntly. Reported to CWGC 14 May 2020.

Huntley

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hayes Thomas Joseph 52 20/12/1915 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Hayes; Husband Of Mary Jane Hayes (Nee Clare), Of 21, Percy Rd., Canning Town, London. Born At Limerick.
Sandall Henry 58 20/12/1915 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And The Late Eliza Sandall; Husband Of Mary Ann Sandall (Nee Vaughan), Of 32, New Queen St., Bedminster. Bristol. Born At Bristol.

Huntsend

Huntsend was a 8,818 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1908 by Akt. Ges. “Weser”, for Norddeutscher Lloyd as Lutzow. From 1915 she was in the hands of the British Government, renamed Huntsend and managed by Harris & Dixon Ltd. She was damaged on 3 January 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-47 at position 35° 43' N, 22° 19' E - near Crete.

Huntsend

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ainsworth Charles William Lester 20 03/01/1917 Clerk Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles William Henry And Emily Alice Maud Ainsworth, Of 219, Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex. Born At Newington Butts, London.

Huntsmoor

Huntsmoor was a 4,972 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges. for Deutsch-Australische Dampfs Ges. From 1915 she was under the control of the British Shipping Controller and managed by Jenkins Bros. She was sunk on 20 February 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-40 approximately 23 nautical miles South by West of the Owers light vessel. She was en route from Havre to Southampton.

Huntsmoor

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bates Robert Stephen 34 20/02/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Olivia Elizabeth Murray Bates, Of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
Collins John Augustus 26 20/02/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert William Collins; Husband Of Edith May Collins (Nee Pearce), Of 13, Aberystwith St., Cardiff. Born At Hull.
Cresswell John Leonard 34 20/02/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Eliza Jane Cresswell (Nee Thompson), Of Craigmore, Kirkliston Drive, Belfast, And The Late William James Cresswell. Born At St. John S Place, Larne.
Dudley Joseph Septimus Edward 29 20/02/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Elizabeth Hipkiss Dudley, Of 9, Parsons St., Dudley, Worcs.
Hobbs William 48 20/02/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Fowey.
Jones E 25 20/02/1918 2nd Steward Etaples Military Cemetery XXXI. G. 21A. Son Of Emma Jones, Of 72, Antonio St., Bootle, Liverpool, And The Late Edward Jones.
Mitchell Patrick 47 20/02/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Mrs. Mitchell. Born At Cardiff.
Murphy John Joseph 27 20/02/1918 Carpenter Dover (St. James S) Cemetery E. V. 17. Son Of John Murphy, Of 31, Lowry St., Belfast.
Murray George 22 20/02/1918 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Mary Ann Murray (Nee Hayes), Of Ealing Villa, Linden Avenue, Bognor. Born At Hammersmith. London.
Porter William 34 20/02/1918 Purser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Porter; Husband Of Beatrice Porter, Of 24, Horringford Rd., Aigburth, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Robinson George William 28 20/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of William Robinson, of II, North Rd., Clayton, Manchester, and the late Mrs. Robinson; husband of Hilda Robinson, of 189, North Rd., Clayton, Manchester. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Reserve.
Sagar Thomas Arthur Ernest 24 20/02/1918 Junior Fifth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Elizabeth Jane Sagar (Nee Shute), Of 78, St. Augustine Rd., Southsea. Born At Southsea.
Stringer Ernest George 36 20/02/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of John and Jemima Stringer, of Great Yarmouth; husband of Ada Florence Stringer, of 5, Westfield Place, Cobholm Island, Great Yarmouth. Mr. Stringer was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Treston William 48 20/02/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary Jane Treston; Husband Of Elizabeth Treston (Nee Archbold), Of 5, Convent Rd., Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown.
Ward John Valentine 55 20/02/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann Ward, And The Late Thomas Ward; Husband Of Sussannah Ward (Nee Gordon), Of 3, Perth St., Prince S Avenue, Hull. Born At Hull.
Wardrop John 19 20/02/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Andrew And Jemima Canton Coutts Wardrop, Of 46, Fulton Rd., Temple, Glasgow. Born At Dumfries.
Webster Sydney 33 20/02/1918 Able Seaman Etaples Military Cemetery XXXI. G. 30A. Son Of William And Rose Webster, Of Gosport, Hants; Husband Of Ada M. Webster, Of 35, Gordon Avenue, Carmon St., Hull.
Westcott W 20/02/1918 Fireman Etaples Military Cemetery XXXI. G. 29.
Wood T 20/02/1918 Greaser Etaples Military Cemetery XXXI. G. 23A. (Served As Adams). Husband Of Mrs. E. Wood, Of 4, Johnson S Buildings, Vauxhall Grove, Hessle Rd., Hull.


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