Category Archives: Ships

Pages and posts concerning ships from which Prisoners of War were taken.

SS Caledonia

Sunk by U-65 4th December 1916 near Malta. The Captain was Captain James Blakie. References in National Archives SS CALEDONIA. British transport sunk by submarine. Statement by Master. 1919.  

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Coralie Horlock

The ship Coralie Horlock (Official Number 114649) was captured at the start of the First World War in August 1914 at Hamburg. The shipowners F W Horlock & Co of Mistley, Essex decided they were unable to pay the crew … Continue reading

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SMS Moewe (Auxiliary Cruiser)

  The German Imperial Navy ship SMS Moewe or Möwe (ex freighter Pungo) was an armed merchant raider or auxiliary cruiser in World War I. Records in The National Archives ADM 137/3852 Activities of German auxiliary cruisers and minor craft … Continue reading

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SS Netherby Hall

A Steam Ship (S.S.) built in 1905 by by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Newcastle. Originally named “Glenearn” for Glen Line. In 1910 she was renamed “Netherby Hall”. Captured and sunk on 9th January 1917 by German raider SMS … Continue reading

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SS Colchester

The SS “Colchester” (Official Number 31332) was built in 1899 by Earle’s Shipbuilding Company Hull, for the Great Easstern Railway for use on the Harwich-Antwerp passenger and cargo service. The Colchester left Tilbury for Rotterdam on the afternoon of Thursday, … Continue reading

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SMS Wolf (auxiliary cruiser)

The German Imperial Navy ship SMS Wolf (ex Hansa freighter Wachtfels) was an armed merchant raider or auxiliary cruiser the in World War I. In a single cruise she destroyed over 30 ships capturing many of their cargo, passengers, crew. … Continue reading

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SS Otaki

The SS Otaki was a Steam Ship of the New Zealand Shipping Company built in 1908. In 1917 the SS Otaki was sunk on the 20th March 1917 by the German Raider SMS Moewe (Auxiliary Cruiser) The master Lieutenant Archibald … Continue reading

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SS Brussels

A Great Eastern Railway Steam Ship built in 1902 Gourlay Brothers Ship Builders of Dundee, for the Harwich-Antwerp service. She was fitted with wireless telegraphy and submarine signalling. Captured by German Naval Forces 23rd June 1916. Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt was executed and the male … Continue reading

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