Vessels Lost in WW1: Lady Ann to Lapwing

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].

Lady Ann

Lady Ann was a 1,016 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1882 by S. P. Austin & Son for H.T.Morton. She was sunk on 16 February 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-21 approximately 3 nautical miles East by South of Scarborough. She was en route from Sunderland to Rochester with a cargo of coal.

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Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Chater Frederick Arthur 64 16/02/1917 First Mate Scarborough (Dean Road) Cemetery A. 26. 18. Son Of The Late William And Eleanor Frances Chater; Husband Of The Late Mary Ann Elizabeth Chater. Born At Sunderland.
Garrod Benjamin 55 16/02/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph And Elizabeth Garrod; Husband Of Sarah Elizabeth Garrod (Nee Dunn), Of 22, Nile St., Sunderland. Born At Harwich.
Gunn Walter William 52 16/02/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mrs. Ellen Gunn; Husband Of The Late Margaret Jane Gunn (Nee Gatt). Born At Stepney, London.
Henderson Francis 62 16/02/1917 Assistant Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Isabella Henderson; Husband Of Margaret Elizabeth Henderson (Nee Goodrick), Of 78, St. Luke S Rd., Pallion, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Henderson James 51 16/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Isabella Henderson; Husband Of Hannah Henderson (Nee Dagg), Of 6, West Moor Terrace, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Moon Thomas 59 16/02/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas Jobling Moon And Elizabeth Moon; Husband Of Mary Elizabeth Moon (Nee Kilburn), 34, Grindon Terrace, Sunderland. Born In London.
Noble Anthony 62 16/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Noble; Husband Of The Late Joyce Noble (Nee Adcock). Born At Sunderland.
Noble John 44 16/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anthony And Joyce Noble; Husband Of Mary Noble (Nee Moore), Of 92, St. Luke S Rd., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Roch John Alfred 14 16/02/1917 Deck Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Isabelle Roch, Of 27, North Hedley St., Sunderland.
Sisley Albert John 66 16/02/1917 Able Seaman and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry And Mary Sisley; Husband Of Catherine Sisley (Nee Hudson), Of 3, Howick St., Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Born At Shoreham, Sussex.
Young Henry 57 16/02/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Richard And Ann Young, Of Flowergate, Whitby; Husband Of Mary Jane Young, Of 150, Mile End Rd., South Shields.

Lady Helen

Lady Helen was a 811 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1909 by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. for Marquis of Londonderry and managed by D.N.Grimes. She was sunk on 27 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-34 approximately 0.5 nautical miles East of South Cheek, Robin Hood Bay. She was en route from Yarmouth to Seaham in ballast.

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Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Barron William Davie 30 27/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Milburn Barron And Sarah Ann Todd Barron, Of 50, Church St., Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham.
Forster Edward 46 27/10/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Hannah Forster. Born At Great Lumley.
Grayling John Major 48 27/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Fraser Grayling (Nee Mertis), Of 4, Back North Terrace, Seaham Harbour. Born At Folkestone.
Hall John Joseph 50 27/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joseph And Jane Hall; Husband Of The Late Esther Hall. Born At Seaham Harbour.
Martin William Richard 43 27/10/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Martin (Nee Sopp), Of 30, Albert St., Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham. Born At Plymouth.
Roberts Edward John 55 27/10/1917 Master Seaham Cemetery 2. C. 451. Husband Of Sarah Jane Roberts, Of 5, Princess Rd., Seaham Harbour.
Ward Thomas Henry 29 27/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Jane Ward; Husband Of Isabella Ward (Nee Robson), Of 16, Lord St., Seaharn Harbour, Co. Durham.

Lady Ninian

Lady Ninian was a 4,297 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for Redcroft Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by Lewis Lougher & Co. She was sunk on 28 May 1916 by gunfire from German submarine U-39 at position 38° 20' N, 04° 08' E - approximately 106 nautical miles North-East by North of Algiers. She was en route from Newport News to Livorno with a cargo of rails and oats.

Lady Ninian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Botzaris Georgios 22 28/05/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.

Lady Salisbury

Lady Salisbury was a 1,480 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1890 by S. P. Austin & Son for Hawkins Holman. At the time of her loss she was owned by Gresham Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by W. Pickering & Co. She sank on 9 June 1915 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-11 approximately 1 nautical miles North of the Sunk light vessel in the Thames Estuary. She was en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal.

Lady Salisbury

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Charlton John H. 56 09/06/1915 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Chatlton, Of 7, Woodland Terrace, South Shields.
Davison Wilfred Hood 21 09/06/1915 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ann Davison, Of 20, Chapel St., Hartlepool, Co. Durham.
Harrison Thomas Robson 28 09/06/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Robson Harrison And Frances Harrison; Husband Of Lillian Maud Harrison, Of 12, Smith St., Hartlepool. Born At Hartlepool.

Laertes

Laertes was a 4,541 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. for Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by A. Holt & Co. She was sunk on 1 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-31 approximately 1.25 nautical miles South-South-West of Prawle Point. She was en route from Southampton to Montreal in ballast.

Laertes

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Avard H 37 01/08/1917 Storekeeper Tower Hill Memorial Born At Tunbridge Wells.
Broomfield George Henry 20 01/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Ellen Broomfield, Of 88, Melbourne St., Southampton.
Burns G 19 01/08/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manchester.
Clasby Stephen Charles 34 01/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Stephen Charles And Jane Clasby; Husband Of Frances Clasby (Nee Scorey), Of 9, Charlotte St., Southampton. Born At Southampton.
Edmonds W 26 01/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Southampton.
Goldsmith Frederick William 27 01/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Henry John And Elizabeth Jane Goldsmith, Of 17, Newtown Rd., Woolston, Southampton. Born At Landport, Hants.
Hooper Frank George 20 01/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Gillian Edward And Amelia Hooper, Of 6, Guildhall Terrace, Millbank St., Northam, Southampton.
Maidment Albert 18 01/08/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Alice Maidment, Of Holly Bank, Bagber Rd., Totton, Hants.
McLane Thomas 26 01/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Lucia, British West Indies.
Medley W 27 01/08/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Adopted Son Of Mrs Eleanor Ruth Medley, Of 28, Lower Canal Walk, Southampton. Born In Hants.
Proudley Richard Charles 18 01/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Frances Maud Alice Mary Proudley (Nee Abbott), Of 3, Elm Rd., Chapel, Southampton.
Rose Leonard Augustine Conway 27 01/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Arthur Augustine And The Late Maly Rose; Husband Of Annie Margaret Rose (Nee Gilbert), Of 18, Melville Rd., Winton, Bournemouth. Born At Fitzpaine, Dorset.
Tilling Percival Arthur 39 01/08/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George John And Agnes Tilling; Husband Of Beatrice Tilling (Nee Batchelor), Of Fitzroy , Oak Tree Rd., Bitterne Park, Southampton. Born At Southampton.
Williams Harry Sidney 29 01/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rose Amelia Hughes (Formerly Williams, Nee Soffe), Of 54, Bridge St., Southampton. Born At Leeds.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan was a 8,200 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1902 by C. S. Swan & Hunter Ltd. for Beaver Line. From 1916 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Ocean Lines and managed by Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd. She was sunk on 16 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-100 at position 55° 30' N, 11° 52' W - approximately 93 nautical miles North by West of Eagle Island. She was en route from Liverpool and the Clyde to St. John, New Brunswick. She had survived earlier damage on 15 November 1916 when she struck a mine laid by UC-18.

Lake Michigan

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Peters Arthur James 16/04/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Capt. William Peters; Husband Of Jeannie Bringan Mackie Peters, Of 67, Durward Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow.
McGowan J.C. 15/04/1918 Chief Engineer Halifax Memorial Panel 3.

Lampada

Lampada was a 2,220 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1889 by Short Bros. for J.Tully as Snilesworth. From 1915 she was owned by Gas Light & Coke Co., renamed Lampada and managed by S. Clarke & Co. She was sunk on 8 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-75 approximately 3 nautical miles North of Whitby. She was en route from the Tyne to London with a cargo of coal.

Lampada

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Johansen Gustave 08/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
McColl Michael 27 08/12/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary McColl (Nee Brady), Of 14, Ravensworth Terrace, St. Bede, South Shields, And The Late John McColl.
Pazzal Ralph Nathaniel 14 08/12/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Metcalf). Son Of Annie Isabella Metcalf (Formerly Pazzel, Nee Clancy), Of 2, Correction House Bank, Tynemouth Rd., North Shields, And The Late Polo Pazzal. Born At Wallsend.
Ringholdsten A 08/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Ringholdsten, Of Bugones, Sydvaranger, Norway. Born In Norway.
Smith John Edward 40 08/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Ann Smith; Husband Of Margaret Blacklock Smith (Nee Absalom), Of 32, Napier St., Tyne Dock, Co. Durham. Born At Blyth, Northumberland.

Landonia

Landonia was a 2,504 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by Clyde SB. & Eng. Co. Ltd. for Richards, Turpin & Co. Ltd. From 1918 she was owned by Gascony Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Leopold Walford (London) Ltd. She was sunk on 21 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-91 approximately 27 nautical miles North-West by West of Strumble Head. She was en route from Bilbao to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore.

Landonia Landonia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Ali 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Anton James R. 42 21/04/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Barbados.
Belgrave D 42 21/04/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born At Barbados.
Bendola Jainudeen 23 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nona Johari, Of 21, Garden Ingham St., Slave Island, Colombo, Ceylon. Born At Colombo.
Chambers W.L. 21/04/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Chere Richard 34 21/04/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Chere And The Late Henry Chere; Husband Of Eleanor Chere (Nee Gibbs), Of 46, Merches Gardens, Grange, Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Cole Irving Arthur 23 21/04/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Arthur And C. Cole (Formerly Mansell, Nee Wood), Of 244, Merton Rd., Wimbledon, Surrey. Born At Wimbledon, Surrey.
Cuddigan William John 25 21/04/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Donavan (Formerly Cuddigan), And The Late Valentine William Cuddigan; Husband Of Mary Cuddigan (Nee Mccarthy), Of 105, Carlisle St., Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Denny Charles 55 21/04/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John, And Brigid Denny; Husband Of Rose Anne Denny (Nee Doherty), Of Cristakeel, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal. Born At Cristakeel, Co. Donegal.
Gharib Muhammad 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Gunton N.F. 18 21/04/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Hughes John 24 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Bombay.
Jenkins Evan John 24 21/04/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hugh And Anne Jenkins (Formerly Griffiths), Of 28, Blaengarw Rd., Blaengarw, Glamorgan. Born At Blaengarw.
Johnson J 33 21/04/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Barbados.
Jones Thomas 48 21/04/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late David And Elizabeth Jones; Husband Of Mary Elizabeth Jones, Of Gwalia House, Llanon, Cardiganshire. Born At Llanon, Cardiganshire.
Manuel Joseph 24 21/04/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Port Louis.
Masao Takabayidu 25 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Japan.
Millar Charles Adolphus 29 21/04/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rose Grace Millar (Nee Booker), Of 69, Kimberley Avenue, East Ham, London. Born At Nelson, New Zealand.
Northern Frank Ezra 29 21/04/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of the late Mr. W. and Mrs. L. Northern, of High St., Burton Latimer; husband of Winifred Agnes Northern, of 14, Allen Rd., Finedon, Northants. Mr. Northern was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Rose James S. 25 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Dominica.
Wilkins William John 27 21/04/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Gertrude Wilkins And The Late John Wilkins; Husband Of Lilian Jane Wilkins (Nee Winter), Of 395, Cowbridge Rd., Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.

Lanfranc

Lanfranc was a 6,275 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1907 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Booth Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 17 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-40 at position 50° 11' N, 00° 12' E - approximately 42 nautical miles North by East of Le Havre. She was en route from Le Havre to Southampton.

According to Charles Hocking [35]:

The liner Lanfranc was taken over by the Admiralty and converted into a hospital ship. On the evening of April 11 1917, when crossing from France to England with wounded, she was torpedoed by a German submarine 42 miles North by East of Havre. She was carrying 234 British and 167 German wounded together with 52 medical staff and a crew of 123. The Lanfranc sank with the loss of 34 lives of whom two were British officers and 12 other ranks, two German officers and 13 other ranks and 5 crew. The remainder of those on board were rescued by naval patrol ships.
Lanfranc

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boyce Sidney Herbert 21 17/04/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Emily Boyce, Of Woodlands, Southampton. Born At Bartley, Hants.
Crutcher John 47 17/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Hants.
Dewey William 60 17/04/1917 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Henry Dewey; Husband Of Fanny Dewey (Nee Bull), Of 10, Lower Canal Walk, Southampton. Born In Wilts.
Friend William 40 17/04/1917 Assistant Steward Fecamp (Le Val Aux Clercs) Communal Cemetery Row 6 Grave 9. Son Of Capt. John Friend And Elizabeth Friend, Of Kingsbridge, Devon.
Hawton Bernard Cecil 19 17/04/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Thomas Hawton, Of 83, Pound St., Shirley, Southampton, And The Late Ellen Hawton. Born At Woolston, Southampton.

Lapland

Lapland was a 18,565 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1908 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. for SA de Nav Belge Americaine. From 1914 she was owned by International Navigation Co. Ltd. She was damaged on 7 April 1917 by a mine laid by German submarine UC-65 near the Liverpool Bar light vessel. She was en route from New York to Liverpool with a general cargo.

Lapland

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
O'Connor James 25 07/04/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Tipperary.

Lapwing

Lapwing was a 110 GRT wooden schooner (sailing vessel) completed in 1878 by Romey of Arbroath for Joseph Kearon. She was sunk on 10 November 1917 by gunfire from German submarine U-95 in St. George's Channel. She was en route from Waterford to Cardiff with a cargo of pit props.

Lapwing

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Kearon Edward Victor 19 10/11/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frances Kearon, Of Kylemore, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, And The Late Joseph Kearon. Born At Arklow.
Kearon George Roberts 17 10/11/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frances Kearon, Of Kylemore, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, And The Late Joseph Kearon.
Kearon Joseph 65 10/11/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Edward And Catherine Kearon, Of Meadows Lane, Arklow; Husband Of Frances Kearon, Of Kylemore, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
Merrigan Patrick 23 10/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Partick And Mary Merrigan (Nee Maddick), Of 5, Old Post Office Lane, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Tyrrell George 18 10/11/1917 Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Tyrrell (Nee Browne), Of 11, Halls Lane, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, And The Late Charles Tyrrell.


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