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Old 11th August 2007, 04:28
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Question ss daleby

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l am trying to find any information on the ship ss Daleby torpedoed in April 1917 my great uncle was one of the casulties any help would be appreciated

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Old 11th August 2007, 05:20
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The steamship Daleby was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine NW of Fastnet on April 29th, 1917, while on a voyage. from Halifax to London. ...
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Old 11th August 2007, 10:50
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DALEBY 3628 tons Built 1900

" Another victim of that terrible month of April 1917 was DALEBY. Under command of Captain Charles Hord, she left Huelva 5th April bound for Garston with a cargo of ore(copper and silver) when she was torpedoed without warning off the coast of Ireland. Apparently she went down immediately taking her Captain and all but two of her crew with her. One of the survivors, Gunner Wilson, swam about for about two hours before he eventually found one of the ships boats and managed to scramble into it. He then searched among the wreckage strewn across the water and found another survivor, Fireman Davies, but no one else. They were both picked up eventually by a steamer which landed them at Avonmouth."

From: The Ropner Story by Ian Dear
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Old 11th August 2007, 10:57
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ANDERSON, Able Seaman, J, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 55. Born in Sweden.

ANDRE, Fireman, G, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 30. Born in Malta.

ARPOUDIS, Sailor, T, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 24. Born at Athens.

BALBY, Sailor, E M, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 20. Born in Danish West Indies.

BUNN, Steward, FRED, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 26. Son of Walter Bunn of 14, Duke St., West Hartlepool, and the late Rachael Hannah Bunn.

CAMERON, Sailor, NEIL, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 28. Son of Dugeld Cameron, and the late Barbara Cameron; husband of Catherine Cameron (nee. Doran), of 64, Abbotsford Place, Glasgow. Born at Glasgow.

COX, Third Engineer, HORACE JAMES LEONARD, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 31. Son of Ada Eliza Gale (formerly Cox), of The Bryn, Redwick, Magor, Mon., and the late James Leonard Cox. Born at Redwick, Mon.

DAVISON, First Engineer, JOSEPH, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 46. Son of Elizabeth and the late Joseph Davison; husband of Mary Davison, of 17, Beechwood Rd., Eaglescliffe, Durham. Born at Darlington.

DICK, Boatswain (Bosun), WILLIAM, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 31. Son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Dick. Born at Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.

DORAI, Pantryman, A, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 29. Born in Italy.

GARCIA, Fireman, FELIPE, "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 28th April 1917. Age 41. Husband of Dona Maria Bua, viuda de Garcia, of Muros, Spain. Born in Spain.

HORD, Master, CHARLES, S.S. "Daleby.". Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 50. Husband of Emily Hord, of 45, Arncliffe Gardens, West Hartlepool.

JOHNSON, Fireman, A, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 43. Born at Sierra Leone.

KANIDA, Donkeyman, T, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917.

LORD, Second Engineer, HUGH HIRST, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 34. Son of the late Robert and Eliza Ann Lord; husband of Jane Smith Lord (nee Rimer), of 20, Laburnum Avenue, Wallsend, Northumberland. Born at West Hartlepool.

MACRI, Able Seaman, J C, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 39. Born in Greece.

MARLES-THOMAS, Second Mate, LEWIS WILLIAM, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 40. Son of the late Rev. William Marles-Thomas, and Mary (Gwilym Marles) Marles-Thomas (nee Williams). Born at Llandyssul, Cardiganshire.

MARTIN, Chief Officer, WILLIAM JAMES, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 48. Son of Mary Martin and the late James Wm. Martin; husband of Elizabeth Ann Martin (nee Leffaze), of 4, Mulgrave Rd., West Hartlepool. Born at North Wells.

MILSOM, Cook, VALENTINE, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 32. Son of Sarah Ann Milson, of 216, Cathey's Terrace, Cardiff, and the late George Milson.

NOLAN, Greaser, T, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 35. Husband of Mrs. Nolan, of 28, Main St., Inniskillen. Born at Inniskillen.

OLSEN, Sailor, V, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 23. Born at Copenhagen.

PEARSON, Fireman, A, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 21. Son of Mary Pearson, of 19, Patrick St., Cardiff, and the late Charles Pearson.

PETERS, Sailor, WILLIAM ANDREW GEORGE, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 26. Son of Mary Logan (formerly Peters, nee Sisk), of 1, Walker Rd., Cardiff, and the late William Andrew Peters. Born at Bristol.

WESTLAKE, Mess Room Steward, RICHARD HERMAN, S.S. "Daleby" (West Hartlepool). Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 29th April 1917. Age 17. Son of Rosina Westlake, of Lamoma House, Beer, Devon, and the late William John Westlake.
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Old 11th August 2007, 12:31
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Old 12th August 2007, 16:17
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sunk by U70 which survived the war
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Old 12th August 2007, 21:55
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Hi
thanks for the information and the crew list but l think there is one missing
RICHARD MILES son of Emma and Noah Miles able seaman age 23 from Dunton Green in Kent
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Old 14th August 2007, 14:40
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Hi
Help l'm confused now on the commonwealth war memorial in chatham l have Richard Joseph Miles drowned when SS DALEBY was torpedoed but l have just recived his death certificate and that says he drowned whilst serving on the H.M.S PRESIDENT 111 as an acting leading seaman does anyone know of a connection between these ships when the DALEBY was torpedoed

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Old 14th August 2007, 17:56
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HMS President III was a London? shore establishment which I believe, handled the accounts of Royal Naval seamen who were working onboard Merchant ships during WW1/2.

The CWGC website lists Richard Miles as being in RNVR.....

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_...sualty=3053249

....it's possible that you might be able to get a copy of his Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve service record from the National Archives at Kew in London. This would list the shore establishment that he was attached to, but also the ship he was serving on at the time.ie DALEBY. I don't know much about Royal Naval records but there is a research guide here....

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...sLeafletID=152
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Old 14th August 2007, 18:34
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From "The Ropner Fleet" by Leonard Gray published by World Ship Society(small paperback with 50 pages).....

DALEBY 1900 - 1917
Official Number 112419
3628 Gross tons
330 x 46.6 x 24.4 feet
June 1900 Completed by Ropner & Son.
29.4.1917 Torpeoed and sunk by submarine 180 miles from the Fastnet with the loss of 25 crew including the Master.

There is also a small photo of the DALEBY.

Using the Official Number 112419, the Agreement and crew list for the DALEBY is available for 1917 from the National Archives.....

http://tinyurl.com/35s7ay

but I'm really not sure that Richard Miles would be listed as he was RNVR and not part of the actual ships crew. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will be able to confirm.
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Would it be that as he was RNVR he was assigned to HMS President as his 'RN Ship' but was serving aboard the Daleby.

When my brother, RN was between ships his ship was HMS Victory, sounds a bit Irish that however that was the fact. When Lt Cmdr David Fraser was awaiting the Board of Inquiry into the loss of HMS Oswald his ship was also ... HMS Victory.
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Old 7th March 2009, 11:57
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