s.s privet s.s. walnut

mystere
12th October 2007, 20:45
these two colliers from newry disappeared with all hands in december 1940 and october 1941 in the irish sea does anyone know if any trace of either has ever been found?

Billy1963
15th October 2007, 11:23
As far as I can gather nothing was found of both ships. Lloyds War Losses Vol.II can only guess at what dates they were lost.

The Privet was not officially recorded as missing untill January 8th 1941 and a Joint Arbitration Committee considered her lost 5/6th December by marine cause.

The Walnut was not officially recorded as missing untill 26th November 1941 and a Joint Arbitration Committee considered her lost 27/28th October 75% marine & 25% war cause.

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FLYNN, Boy, PATRICK, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 20. Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Flynn, of Carlingford, Co. Louth, Irish Republic.

GOLDING, Chief Engineer Officer, BERNARD, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 40. Son of Bernard and Catherine Golding, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; husband of Mary B. Golding, of Newry.

HOLLYWOOD, Second Engineer Officer, OWEN, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 24. Son of John and Catherine Hollywood, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

HOLLYWOOD, Mate, PETER JOHN, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 33.

McARDLE, Lamp Trimmer, THOMAS, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 60. Son of Michael and Catherine McArdle; husband of Bridget McArdle, of Fathom, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.

O'NEILL, Master, PATRICK, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 38. Son of James Joseph and Elizabeth O'Neill; husband of Ellen O'Neill, of Rathmines, Dublin, Irish Republic.

SERRIDGE, Fireman, JOHN, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 62.

YEWLETT, Fireman, CHRISTOPHER, S.S. Walnut (Newry). Merchant Navy. 27th October 1941. Age 28. Husband of Sarah M. Yewlett, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

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BARRETT, Second Engineer Officer, JOSEPH, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 50. Son of Edward and Mary Anne Barrett; husband of Margaret Barrett, of Waterford, Irish Republic.

BURNS, Mate, DAVID, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 34. Husband of E. Burns, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

CARR, Fireman, JAMES JOSEPH, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 23. Son of Luke and Bridget Carr, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

CLAWSON, Fireman, HENRY, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clawson; husband of Margaret Clawson, of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

HEARN, Deck Boy, JOHN, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 20. Son of Mary Hearn, of Ringsend, Dublin, Irish Republic.

HILDITCH, Chief Engineer Officer, WILLIAM, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hilditch, of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; husband of Evelyn Mary Hilditch, of Carrickfergus.

MURPHY, Seaman, LAWRENCE AUGUSTINE, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 21. Son of Lawrence Patrick and Margaret Rose Murphy, of Cloughoge, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.

McVEIGH, Lamp Trimmer, PATRICK, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 41.

PARRY, Master, SAMUEL EDWARD, S.S. Privet (Newry). Merchant Navy. 5th December 1940. Age 40. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Parry; husband of Mildred C. N. Parry, of Annalong, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.