Lost in WW1

Parthenia Pascal Peerless
Pegu Penhallow Peninsula
Penistone Pennyworth Pentyrch
Penvearn


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].

Parthenia

Parthenia was a 5,160 GRT steam cargo ship (ref) completed in 1901 by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd for Parthenia Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1914 she was owned by Donaldson Line Ltd. and manged by Donaldson Bros. Ltd. She was sunk on 6 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-69 at position 49° 28' N, 09° 15' W - approximately 140 nautical miles West by North of Biship Rock. She was en route from New York to London with oats, steel and general cargo.

Parthenia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Daley John 45 06/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Glasgow.
Helsen Gaspard 41 06/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Fransen Colette, And The Late Charles Helsen. Born In Belgium.
Reed D 06/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harry W. Reed, Of Hubbard, Ohio, U.S.A. Born In U.S.A.

Pascal

Pascal was a 5,587 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by A. McMillan & Son Ltd. for Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Nav. Co. Ltd. and managed by Lamport & Holt Ltd. She was sunk on 17 December 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-70 at position 49° 55' N, 02° 27' W - approximately 12 nautical miles North of the Casquets. She was en route from Halifax to Cherbourg.

Pascal

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bennett Joseph 49 17/12/1916 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Ellen Bennett; Husband Of Margaret Bennett (Nee Wall), Of Aghada, Co. Cork. Born At Plymouth.
Boulton H.D. 17/12/1916 Second Mate Alderney (St. Anne) Churchyard SW of church.

Peerless

Peerless was a 3,112 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by Richardson, Duck & Co for Hall Bros. Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Hall Bros. She was sunk on 4 September 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-52 at position 49° 11' N, 07° 16' W - approximately 60 nautical miles South-West of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Lisbon to Manchester with a cargo of iron ore and cork.

Peerless

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Lehtinen A 28 04/09/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Finland.
Lye John Benjamin 32 20/09/1917 Ship s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Thomas Lye, Of 16, Pill St., Cogan, Penarth; Husband Of Bessy Lye, 16, Pill St., Cogan, Penarth.
Mekelin Toivo Salomon 27 04/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Maria Mekelin, Of Sippole, Lavonlinna, Finland, And The Late Salomon Makelin. Born At Helsingfors, Finland.

Pegu

Pegu was a 6,348 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1913 by Wm. Denny & Bros. for British & Burmese Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. & Burmah Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by P. Henderson & Co. She was sunk on 8 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-57 at position 51° 28' N, 08° 39' W - approximately 7 nautical miles South-East of Galley Head. She was en route from Rangoon to Liverpool with beans, rice and a general cargo.

Pegu

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information

Penhallow

Penhallow was a 4,318 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for Penhallow Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by R. B. Chellew. She was sunk on 13 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-48 approximately 52 nautical miles North by West of Cape Caxine, Algeria. She was en route from Buenos Aires to Italy with a cargo of grain.


From 1915-1917 this vessel operated as a decoy or "Q Ship" under the name Century.

Penhallow

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Samothrakatis Demetrius 12/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial

Peninsula

Peninsula was a 1,428 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1877 by Bartram, Haswell & Co. for J.Westoll as Prudent. From 1900 she was owned by J. Hall, Jun. & Co. She was sunk on 25 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-46 at position 48° 00' N, 11° 10' W - approximately 235 nautical miles South-West of Fastnet. She was en route from London to Lisbon with a general cargo.


The Memorial incorrectly shows the vessel's name as Peninsular.

Peninsula

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Fairfax Henry James 57 25/07/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.

Penistone

Penistone was a 4,139 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd. for Charles Radcliffe Ltd. From 1918 she was owned by Haenton Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by J. C. Gould & Co. (Steamship Mgrs.), Ltd. She was sunk on 11 August 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-156 at position 39° 50' N, 67° 30' W - approximately 145 nautical miles South-West by South of Nantucket. She was en route from New York to Bordeaux with a general cargo.

Penistone

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Howells Cadivor 21 11/08/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Lewis Howells. Born At Treorchy, Glam.

Pennyworth

Pennyworth was a 5,388 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1916 by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd. for Vale Steamship Co. Ltd. as Gogovale. From 1918 she was owned by Dalgliesh Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.and managed by R. S. Dalgliesh. She was damaged on 15 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-71 approximately 3.5 nautical miles East-South-East of Beachy Head. She was en route from Boulogne to Portland in ballast.

Pennyworth

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Heckles George 27 15/05/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Ann Heckles (N E Rutherford), Of 3, Victoria Terrace, Seaham Harbour, And The Late William Heckles. Born At Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham.

Pentyrch

Pentyrch was a 3,382 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Richardson, Duck & Co. for Farrar Groves & Co. as Bardsey. From 1915 she was owned by Pentwyn Steamship Co. Ltd., renamed Pentyrch and managed by F. H. Lambert, Barnett & Co. She was sunk on 18 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-40 approximately 5 nautical miles West-North-West of Brighton light vessel. She was en route from Tyne to Genoa with a cargo of coal.

Pentyrch

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Liddle John Snowdon 51 18/04/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Henry And Emily Isabella Liddle; Husband Of Margaret Jane Liddle (Nee Brown), Of 29, Cousin St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.

Penvearn

Penvearn was a 3,710 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by W. Doxford & Sons, Ltd for Penvearn Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by R. B. Chellew. She was sunk on 1 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-105 at position 53° 35' N, 04° 49' W - approximately 15 nautical miles North by West of the South Stack Rock, Holyhead Island. She was en route from Barrow to Barry Roads.

Penvearn Penvearn

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ahmad Farah 01/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Davies Basil Lougher 20 01/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Davies, Of Gloucester House, Borth, Cardiganshire, And The Late Mary Anne Davies.
Farah Ali 01/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Hearn John 20 01/03/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Margaret Hearn, Of Passage East, Co. Waterford.
Hirsi Hassan 22 01/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Arabia.
James Hugh 37 01/03/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret James And The Late Hugh James; Husband Of Mary Jane James (Formerly Hughes, Nee Bywater), Of Manchester House, Borth, Cardiganshire, Born At Sea.
Jenkins Harold 15 01/03/1917 Cabin Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Gwenllian Sarah Jane Jenkins, Of 8, Werfa St., Roath, Cardiff.
Jensen Viggo 21 01/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nils Jensen, Of Copenhagen. Born In Denmark.
Jones John 51 01/03/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Jones, And The Late Thomas Jones; Husband Of Jane Jones (Nee Roberts), Of 169, Court Rd., Barry, Glam. Born At Tremadoc, Portmadoc.
Morgans Morgan 29 01/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Mary Morgans, Of Cogerddan House, Ynyslas, Borth, Cardiganshire.
Muhammad Adam 01/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Poole William 18 01/03/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Poole, Of 1, Gunica St., Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, And The Late William Edward Poole.
Qaid Muhammad 01/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Roberts Albert 14 01/03/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Roberts, Of 7, Travis St., Barry Dock, Glam., And The Late Susan Roberts. Born At Liverpool.
Snowdon Alfred 24 01/03/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Snowdon (Nee Nacey), Of 68, Northcote St., Stockton-On-Tees, And The Late William Edward Snowdon. Born At Thornaby-On-Tees.
Strath George Addison 23 01/03/1918 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander Strath, Of 24, Stewartville St., Partick, Glasgow, And The Late Mary Strath. Born At Edinburgh.
Taylor Herbert Henry 17 01/03/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Charles And Lucy Taylor, Of 2, Custom House Quay, Dover, Kent. Born At Boston, Lincs.
Thompson William Softley 19 01/03/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Thompson And Edtih Mary Thompson, Of 9, Coldstream Terrace, Cardiff.
Walsh Martin 21 01/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Honora Walsh, Of Passage East, Waterford, And The Late Patrick Walsh.
Warsama Matter 27 01/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Massama). Born At Berbera.
Zammit Antonio 30 01/03/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nicola And Annor Zammit, Of Sde Parrvco Vicole 4, Siggieni, Malta.

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