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Captain. William Fulton Riddle. Bencruachan 1941

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Old 27th March 2018, 20:45
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Captain. William Fulton Riddle. Bencruachan 1941

I have been looking for an image of "Captain. William Fulton Riddle. OBE" he was master of the Bencruachan in 1941 when she struck a mine approaching Alexandria, he served most of his seafaring career with the Ben Line, later during the war he was master of the MAC-ship Empire Macalpine , his last ship was the Benvoirlich III, 1946.
I came on a report on the sinking of the Bencruachan in 1941, which is attached here, does anyone know the publication this was taken from ? it is sometime since I copied this an omitted to note the source.
If anyone can add to this I will be delighted to hear from them.

Joseph Kay
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Old 27th March 2018, 21:30
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Hello Joseph,
He has some cards in the Fourth Register of Seamen. He has a CR10 card with his photo from 1919. If you can send me your email address by p.m. I will send them on to you.

Captain Riddle made a survivor's report held at Kew in piece ADM 199/137 page 291/2 - I have it but unfortunately the copy is very very poor.
"If Blood was the price
We had to pay for our freedom
Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
Paid it in full”

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