Lost in WW1

Queen Mary Queen of Devon Queenborough
Queenswood Ragnhild Raloo
Ramazan Rambler Ranter
Ranza


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].

Queen Mary

Queen Mary was a 5,658 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1915 by Russell & Co. for The Dunlop Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Thos. Dunlop & Sons. She was sunk on 16 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-60 at position 51° 48' N, 14° 52' W - approximately 180 nautical miles North-West by North of Fastnet. She was en route from New York to Le Havre with a general cargo.

Queen Mary

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Yao 16/04/1917 Quartermaster Hong Kong Memorial
Chong Chang 16/04/1917 Assistant Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Hunter Patrick Steele 26 16/04/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Margaret Hunter, Of 54, Woodland Avenue, Rutherglen, Lanark. Born At Airdrie.
Low Kum 16/04/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Ng Soo 16/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Ng Soy 16/04/1917 Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Pang Fook 16/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Ting Chow 16/04/1917 Quartermaster Hong Kong Memorial
Wong Yi 16/04/1917 Cook Hong Kong Memorial

Queen of Devon

Queen of Devon was a 46 GRT sailing ketch (trawler) completed in 1913 in Galmpton for Thomas L. White and registered in Lowestoft as LT.83. I have not discovered the cause of her loss but it appears that the entire crew died. It is likely that she was lost to either a mine or adverse weather.

Queen of Devon

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Church George 40 20/12/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Careton.
Collins Arthur 16 20/12/1914 Fourth Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Johanna Collins, Of 23, Wildes St., Lowestoft.
Collins Arthur 20/12/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Critten George Herbert 44 20/12/1914 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Critten, Of 19, Beresford Rd., Lowestoft. Born At Lowestoft.

Queenborough

Queenborough was a 165 GRT steam trawler completed in 1898 by Mackie & Thomson for Hagerup, Doughty & Co. Ltd. and registered in Grimsby as GY.658. She was attacked by German submarine U-86 at position 57° 28' N, 01° 32' E - approximately 106 nautical miles East of Peterhead. The crew abandoned ship and left in the lifeboat after which the submarine sunk the vessel by gunfire. There was nothing more seen of either the crew or the lifeboat.

There were no survivors

Queenborough
Queenborough

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Allard John 27 21/03/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Clara Harris (Formerly Allard), Of 146, Barcroft St., Cleethorpes.
Collett Charles 42 21/03/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Collett, Of 47, Rutland St., Grimsby. Born In London.
Crossman Samuel Carter 58 21/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Tavistock.
Dennis Edward Overton 29 21/03/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Dennis, Of 121, Thorold St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Evardson Emil Robert 20 21/03/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Evardson, Of 56, Grafton St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Green William John 29 21/03/1917 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Emma Green; Husband Of Lillie Green, Of 170, Weelsby St., Grimsby. Born At Wivenhoe, Essex.
Jackson John 54 21/03/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Jackson, Of 162 Back, Albion St., Grimsby. Born At Hull.
Share Arthur Ernest 18 21/03/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Share, Of 20, Trinity St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Taber 52 21/03/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Taber, Of 57, Stanley St., Grimsby. Born In London.

Queenswood

Queenswood was a 2,701 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1897 by Ropner & Son for Constantine & Pickering Steamship Co. She was sunk on 16 February 1917 by gunfire from German submarine UC-65 at position 50° 56' N, 04° 38' W - approximately 6 nautical miles South-West of Hartland Point. She was en route from Rouen to Port Talbot in ballast.

Queenswood

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cargan William Henry 15 16/02/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Cargan, Of 4, Princess Terrace, Ripon, Yorks. Born At Middlesbrough.
Cattermole Joseph Ernest Wilby 17 16/02/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Preston Cattermole And Sarah Griffith Cattermole, Of 6, Park Rd., Middlesbrough.
McDougall Robert 46 16/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Margaret McDougall; Husband Of Sarah Jane McDougall (Nee McAllister), Of 6, Back Maxwell St., South Shields. Born At Newcastle.

Ragnhild

Ragnhild was a 1,494 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges. of Flensburg for A.Christensen as Finland. At the time of her loss she was under the control of the British Government and managed by Pelton Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 3 September 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-30 approximately 14 nautical miles South by East of Flamborough Head. She was en route from Jarrow to Rouen with a cargo of coal.

Ragnhild
Ragnhild

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bridger George 39 03/09/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Bridger; Husband Of Alice Bridger (Nee Dodds), Of 4, Fawcett St., South Shields. Born In Newfoundland.
Carlberg Alfred 61 03/09/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Catherine Carlberg; Husband Of Ellen Carlberg (Nee James), Of 34, South Eldon St., South Shields. Born At Helsingborne, Sweden.
Connell John 56 03/09/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Ellen Connell; Husband Of Jemima Connell (Nee Christie), Of 26, Devonshire St., South Shields. Born At Leith.
Geshim N 33 03/09/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Aden.
Kapan A 32 03/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Aden.
Kratitski L 27 03/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
McIntyre William 58 03/09/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. McIntyre, Of 48, Bede St., Tyne Dock. Born At South Shields.
Munn Stewart 31 03/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of William and Isabella Brown Muon, of Greenock. Mr. Munn was a member of the Royal naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 28 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Murray C 03/09/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Nasman Hans 53 03/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Ralef M 30 03/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Said S 03/09/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Strowger William 29 03/09/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Hannah Strowger; Husband Of Lizzie Eleanor Strowger (Nee Richardson), Of 105, St. Vincent St., South Shields. Born At South Shields.
Sundar 26 03/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Wolfe Frederick Joseph 03/09/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Wolfe was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Raloo

Raloo was a 1,059 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. for Shamrock Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by T. Jack. She was sunk on 17 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-61 approximately 6 nautical miles South-East by East of the Coningbeg Light Vessel, St. George Channel. She was en route from Cork to Newport.

Raloo

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
McBride J 17/06/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Sutherland John Alexander 29 17/06/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Adam and Catherine Sutherland, of Golspie, Sutherlandshire. Mr. Sutherland was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Sytzioukis Evangelos Anastasian 17/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maria Sytzioukis. Born In Greece.

Ramazan

Ramazan was a 3,477 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by R. Craggs & Sons Ltd. for Liverpool Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by H. Fernie & Sons. She was sunk on 19 September 1915 by gunfire from German submarine U-35 approximately 55 nautical miles South-West of Cerigotto Island. She was carrying military stores.

Ramazan

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Jauget R.J. 45 19/09/1915 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Madge Jauget, Of 13, Moran St., Fulwell, Sunderland. Born In Russia.

Rambler

Rambler was a 92 GRT wooden-hulled steam trawler completed in 1898 in Blyth for 'Rambler' Fishing Co. Ltd. and registered at North Shields. She sank after striking a mine approximately 4 nautical miles East of Blyth.

Rambler

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Burnett Alexander 51 26/02/1918 Second Engineman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Maria Burnett. Born At North Shields.
Cook Thomas 51 26/02/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Elijah And Sarah Cook. Born At Greenwich.
Hall James 64 26/02/1918 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Elizabeth Hall; Husband Of Mary Ann Hall (Nee Hawes), Of 75, Fort St., South Shields. Born At Gorleston.
Hedley John Robert 50 26/02/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Ellen Hedley. Born At North Shields.
Hostler George Edward 32 26/02/1918 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Hostler And The Late William Hostler; Husband Of Annie Hostler (Nee Kelly), Of 12 North St., North Shields. Born At Scarborough.
Penman William James Stearn 47 26/02/1918 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Jane Penman; Husband Of The Late Agnes Penman. Born At Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Pyner William Richard 51 26/02/1918 Skipper Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery K. C. 12516. Husband Of Mrs. 1. Pyner, Of 66, Charlotte St., North Shields.
Vyse Charles 26/02/1918 Engineer I Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery K. C. 12501.
Vyse Charles 47 26/02/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Vyse, And The Late John Andrew Vyse; Husband Of Barbara Ann Vyse (Nee Smith), Of 20, Big Yard, Low Lights, North Shields. Born At North Shields.

Ranter

Ranter was a 99 GRT steam trawler completed in 1901 at North Shields for Ranter Fishing Co. Ltd. and registered at North Shields. She was attacked on 12 December 1917 by a German torpedo boat destroyer approximately 10 nautical miles East of the Tyne. She made it back to North Shields but was badly damaged. The trawler John M Smart was sunk in the same incident.

Ranter

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Gray George 40 12/12/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Rachael Gray, And The Late Robert Gray; Husband Of Isabella Gray (Nee Johnson), Of 3, Union Lane, South Shields. Born At Scarborough.
Newson Robert 61 12/12/1917 Second Hand Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery K. C. 12165. Son Of Benjamin Newson Of Lowestoft; Husband Of The Late Margaret Agnes Newson. Born At Lowestoft.
Taylor J.W. 41 12/12/1917 Deck Hand Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery K. C. 12159. Husband Of Margaret Jane Taylor, Of 20, Dockwary Square, North Shields.
Waddell James Robert 29 12/12/1917 Second Engineer Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery K. C. 12162. Son Of Robert And Sarah Ann Waddell; Husband Of Mary Ann Waddell (Nee Harding), Of 27, Upper Queen St., North Shields. Born At South Shields.

Ranza

Ranza was a 2,320 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for W.Christie & Co. Ltd. From 1915 she was owned by David P. Barnett. She was sunk on 1 August 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-28 approximately 50 nautical miles South-West of Ushant. She was en route from the Tyne to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal.

Ranza

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hatch Alfred 50 01/08/1915 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Southampton.
Jiske John 46 01/08/1915 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Jiske, Of 135, Preston St., Detroit, U.S.A. Born At Detroit, U.S.A.
Stewart Andrew 54 01/08/1915 Chief Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Andrew Stewart And Annie Nichol Stewart (Nee Gray); Husband Of Mary Ann Stewart (Nee Webster), Of 98, Union Grove, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.

Rapallo

Rapallo was a 3,811 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dockyard Co. Ltd. for Gulf Line, Ltd. and managed by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 13 January 1918 by torpedo fired by Austrian submarine U-28 at position 38° 05' N, 15° 34' E. She was en route from Taranto to Messina in ballast.

Rapallo

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Jenkins Thomas Samuel 15 13/01/1918 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Ann Jenkins (Nee Davies), Of 25, Old Church Rd., Whitchurch, Glam, And The Late Thomas David Jenkins. Born At Pencoed.

Rapid

Rapid is recorded by the CWGC databadse as steam trawler registered at Grimsby. I have been unable to identify this vessel or anything about the fate of Mr. Moorhouse to date.

I do not have useable images of the panel for this vessel at present but will add them at a future date.


Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Moorhouse John William 43 08/02/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Moverley, Of Church St., South Kirkby, Wakefield. Born At Monk Bretton.

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