Lost in WW1

Tempus Tennyson Terence
Teviotdale Tewfikieh Thalia
Thames (Grangemouth) Thames (Hull) The Queen
The Stewart's Court


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].

Tempus

Tempus was a 2,981 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Craig, Taylor & Co for Tempus Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by W. H. Seager. She was sunk on 19 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-53 at position 51° 45' N, 12° 58' W - approximately 130 nautical miles North-West by West of Fastnet. She was en route from Carthagena to Garston.

Tempus

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Trapanese Dominico Constantine 21 19/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Giovanni And Carmela Trapanese (Nee Zammit). Born In Malta.

Tennyson

Tennyson was a 3,900 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1900 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd. for Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. as Evangeline. From 1902 this ship was owned by Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and renamed Tennyson.

She was subject to an explosion on board on 18 February 1916 which caused a fire and the loss of the lives of those listed on the memorial. The ship was beached but repaired and brought back into service; she was eventually broken up in 1932. It has been claimed in a book by Art Ronnie [39] that the explosion was an act of sabotage by a group operating in the United States and led by a very strange and dangerous character and spy called Fritz Duquesne.

Tennyson

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Campo Octavio 22 18/02/1916 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Deffina V De Campo, Of Callejon, Manchen No. 13. Guatemala. Born In Spain.
Jensen P 34 18/02/1916 Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Reid Michael John 40 18/02/1916 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Michael And Ann Reid; Husband Of Sarah Ann Reid (Nee Kenny), Of 48, Back Bean St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.

Terence

Terence was a 4,309 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by D. & W. Henderson & Co. for Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by Lamport & Holt. She was sunk on 28 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-81 at position 52° 40' N, 12° 55' W - approximately 150 nautical miles North-West by North of Fastnet. She was en route from Buenos Aires to Liverpool with a general cargo including meat and wheat.

Terence

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Lee John William 40 28/04/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John William And Ann Lee; Husband Of Sarah Ann Lee (Nee Mccarthy), Of 11, Doric St., Seaforth, Lancs. Born At Bootle.

Teviotdale

Teviotdale was a 3,847 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1894 by Wm. Hamilton & Co. for R.Mackill & Co. At the time of her loss she was owned by Steel, Young & Co. She was sunk on 11 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-43 at position 52° 20' N, 18° 27' W - approximately 330 nautical miles North-West by West of Fastnet. She was en route from Havana to Queenstown with a cargo of sugar.

Teviotdale

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Harrison Arthur 29 11/06/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Harrison, Of Scordside, Tresta, Shetland, And The Late Martha Harrison.

Tewfikieh

Tewfikieh was a 2,495 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1893 by R. Napier & Sons for Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Co. She was sunk on 9 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-105 approximately 115 nautical miles West-North-West of Alexandria. She was en route from Hull to Alexandria with coal and a general cargo.

Tewfikieh

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Callaghan Stephen 60 09/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Cornelius And Johanna Callaghan. Born At Sheerness.
Cockin Leonard 20 09/06/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John William And Gertrude Cockin, Of 544, Hessle Rd., Hull. Born At Hull.
George John 30 09/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Caroline George (Nee Hargrave), Of 5, Roseannas Terrace, Hill St., Hull, And The Late John George.
McCurrach John 24 09/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Elsie Mary McCurrach (Nee McDonald), Of 16, Gibson Place, Montrose. Born At Inveravon, Banffshire.
Smith Arthur 53 09/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas Tindle Smith And Mary Jane Smith; Husband Of Mary Smith. Born At Roos, East Yorks.

Thalia

Thalia was a 1,308 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1916 by Wrf. voorh. Rijkee & Co. of Rotterdam for NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij. From 1918 she was in the hands of the British Government Shipping Controller and managed by Richards, Turpin (Shipping) Ltd. She was sunk on 8 October 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-17 approximately 4 nautical miles East-South-East of Filey Brigg. She was en route from Rouen to the Tyne in ballast.

Thalia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
De Jong H.R. 22 08/10/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elisabeth De Jong (Nee Meijer), Of Watergrasfameer, Amsterdam.
Hills William Philip 31 08/10/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Dora Hills, Of 118, Linskill St North Shields. Born At South Shields.
Wohldman Johann 22 08/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Jacob And Anna Wohldman. Born At Libau, Latvia.

Thames (Grangemouth)

Thames (Grangemouth) was a 930 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1887 by A. & J. Inglis for Carron Co. She was sunk on 26 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-17 approximately 6 nautical miles South-East by South of Seaham Harbour. She was en route from London to Leith with a general cargo.

Thames (Grangemouth)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
McKinnon John 41 26/05/1918 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial
McPhail W.A. 26/05/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Ogg Hamilton 36 26/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Lawson Ogg, And The Late Helen Ritchie Ogg; Husband Of Janet Ogg (Nee Mitchell), Of 4A, Ella St., Leith. Born At Carnoustie.
Winser Richard Lane 26/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Winser was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Thames (Hull)

Thames (Hull) was a 403 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by Goole Shipbuilding & Repackageing Co. Ltd. for E.P.Hutchinson. From 1916 she was owned by Dale Coasters Ltd. and managed by Lythgoe, Amundsen & Co. She was sunk on 14 August 1917 by gunfire from German submarine UC-63 at position 53° 42' N, 00° 24' E. She was en route from Middlesbrough to Fécamp with a cargo of pig iron.

Thames (Hull)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Carling John Gatenby 51 14/08/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Father Of Mrs. K. G. Hardie, Of 249, Whitehall Rd., Gateshead.
Erskine John Charles 34 14/08/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Louisa Erskine, Of 30, Eastfield St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Hunter James 51 14/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Annie Hunter, Of 23, Maltings Rigg, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
MacLeay Donald 26 14/08/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Mr. and Mrs. John MacLeay, of Letters, Lochbroom, Rossshire. Mr. MacLeay was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Pescod William George 43 14/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Jane Pescod. Born At Shotton Colliery, Co. Durham.
Pickering Ernest George 32 14/08/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Pickering And The Late Joseph Henry Pickering; Husband Of Mary Jane Pickering (Nee Stanford), Of 7, Althorp St., Liverpool. Born At Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Plascos M 35 14/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Rosser Arthur Brew 24 14/08/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Benjamin And Elizabeth Rosser (Nee Brew), Of 43, Bundoran Rd., Aigburth, Liverpool.
Rosser Benjamin 26 14/08/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Benjamin And Elizabeth Rosser (Nee Brew), Of 43, Bundoran Rd., Aigburth, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Sierra J 14/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Simpson Richard 19 14/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Ralph and Christina Simpson, of 42, Edith Street, Tynemouth, North Shields. Mr. Simpson was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Wright Samuel 42 14/08/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Macdonald). Son Of The Late Samuel And Charlotte Wright; Husband Of Honor Wright (Nee Feeney), Of 10, Villiers St. Sunderland. Born In Ireland.

The Queen

The Queen was a 557 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1897 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. for John Hay & Sons. She was sunk on 17 August 1915 by gunfire from German submarine U-38 approximately 40 nautical miles North-North-East of The Smalls, St. George Channel. She was en route from Ayr to Devonport with a cargo of coal.

The Queen

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dilnot Lewis Harold 20 27/10/1916 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Timothy And Emily Mary Dilnot, Of 18, Alexandra St., Folkestone, Kent. Born At Monaghan.

The Stewart's Court

The Stewart's Court was a 813 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 21 August 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-112 approximately 4 nautical miles South-South-East of Seaham Harbour. She was en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of coal. The torpedo detonated amidships killing the Chief Officer and badly injuring the Captain whose leg was broken in the explosion. She sunk very quickly but the survivors managed to get away in the ship's boat and were picked up by the Seaham lifeboat.

The Stewart's Court

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Watson Joseph 46 21/08/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Todd Watson (Nee Lawson), Of 1, Vane Terrace, Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham. Born At Seaham Harbour.

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