Seaforth (1939)
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Oct. 7, 2018

Thank you for your helpful site on which I found details of this ship my uncle was Patrick Purcell, who was the Third Radio Officer – it was really moving to find details of how he died. We have just “inherited” a portrait which is dated 6th Dec. 1940, this would have been just days before he set sail from Liverpool.

The photo below shows Patrick Purcell, from Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancs, 3rd Radio Officer on The Seaforth. There is a handwritten date on the back of the photo dated “6 Dec 1940.” I assume this was when it was taken, this would fit in with the dates of the voyages on your site.

Thanks again,
Paulinus Barnes

3rd Radio Officer Patrick Purcell.

Nov. 22, 2008

I was very interested to read your piece about the sinking of the Seaforth on your Daily Event pages. I am
related to one of the seamen who was on the ship when it sunk - Arthur Albert Cole, age 18. He was my mother's cousin.

I have not come across the information you give before.  Could you please tell me where you got this information from and whether you have any other information/ references about the Seaforth. Also, are there any photos of the ship?

Best wishes,
Jill Waterson

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