Daily Event for November 16

A mine laid by U-103 claimed the SS Garron Head on Nov. 16, 1917 in the Bay of Biscay. She was built at
Irvine's in West Hartlepool in 1913 and operated for the Ulster Steamship Company (Head Line) of Belfast.
During the war they would lose 11 ships, ten to U-boats, Garron Head was the only one lost to a mine. It is
known the master survived, however twenty-eight others perished.
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Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in SS Garron Head
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Burney, William
Fireman & Trimmer
Creen, Archibald
3rd Steward
Creighton, Edward H.
1st Engineer
Crowley, James E.
Able Seaman
Davison, Charles
Devine, Thomas
Fireman & Trimmer
Dunn, David A.
Hanna, John C.
2nd Engineer
Hay, William J.
Hodkinson, Arthur
Fireman & Trimmer
Holmes, Charles A.
3rd Engineer
Kennedy, Matthew J.
2nd Steward
Lewis, James
Fireman & Trimmer
Lyttle, John
Maxwell, James
2nd Mate
McDonald, William
Ship's Cook
McIlwaine, James
4th Engineer Officer
McKay, Patrick
McMordie, Leslie W. W.
1st Mate
Moore, Alexander
Chief Steward
Porter, James
Fireman & Trimmer
Ritchie, James
3rd Mate
Runnette, William J.
Shaw, Thomas M.
Skilling, James
Able Seaman
Taylor, Edwin L.
Wireless Operator
This list contains the names of 26 know to have been lost on the Garron Head.

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