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SS Coath sunk 1916

The SS Coath was one of our local fleets, owned by Bazeley andCo. SS Coath ON 86730 Iron screw steamer. Built October 1882 by Workman Clark, Belfast as the SKERRYVORE for Clyde Shipping Co 994 grt; 225ft 6ins x 31ft x 15ft 6ins. 1901 Renamed SS COATH. Owners Bazeley and Co - Port of Registry : Penzance. 1909 14th July : Collided with and sank RN Submarine A9 off Plymouth. No casualties. 1916 12th December. 'Presumed sunk by a mine in the English Channel'. Further information revealed that on 12th Dec 1916, she was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel, off Beachy Head, 3 miles SW of Eastbourne, by the German submarine UB 38, whilst on a voyage from Le Havre. Reported to have been carrying guns and ammunition. 16 crew lost including the Master Master Luke Spargo BERRYMAN Able Seaman Thomas James COLTON Able Seaman Thomas Frederick ENNIS Fireman, Walter Edgar FOSKETT Second Engineer Thomas FREETHY Mate Griffith Evan HUGHES Able Seaman Edward JOHNS Ship's Cook Richard John Farley PARISH Steward Bernard Osborne PARSONS Donkeyman Bertie ROWE Fireman Henry James SMITHERS Able Seaman Sydney Doulton Percival SMYTH Bosun Thomas Coalls STRIKE First Engineer Richard Henry WILKINS Fireman John Thomas Wallis WILLIAMS Able Seaman William WROATH Raymond Forward

SS Coath sunk 1916
treeve, Jun 10, 2008
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