Daily Event for May 29, 2012

Built in 1894 by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Ltd of Hull the 151 ton steam trawler Condor survived until May 29, 1915. On that day she was northeast of Scarborough, England when she hit a mine and sank. The story of what exactly took place in the final moments of the nine crew of the Condor will never be known as there were no survivors. Her skipper had been a crewman on the steam trawler Merrie Islington when she was sunk only a few weeks earlier on May 6, 1915 by SMS U-9. The mine that sank the Condor had been laid Dec. 16, 1914 by SMS Kolberg while Admiral Franz von Hipper and his battlecruisers SMS Derfflinger and SMS Von der Tann shelled the town of Scarborough. The minefield laid by Kolberg is thought to have been the most dense field laid during the Great War causing the loss of several vessels.
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Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in SS Condor
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Appleby, Robert J.
Barker, John C.
2nd Hand
Cammish, Robert D.
Deck Hand
Carsey, John T.
Deck Hand
Donkin, Thomas
Heritage, Robert
Hunter, James R.
2nd Engineer
Mills, Frederick N.
Chief Engineer
Wright, Arthur H.
3rd Hand

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