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Is there any information available concerning a J & P Hutchinson ship and a Captain Augustus Waldman master of the ship and taken prisoner when it was sunk off the Irish coast on a return voyage sometime in 1916 from Portugal and Spain. The Captain being taken prisoner.
Information about the Captain, the ship and the Prisoner of War camp will be much appreciated.
Thank you. David Saunders
 

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Hello David and welcome,
I can tell you that Captain Augustus Waldman along with Ignatius Pitman [seaman gunner] were taken prisoner. He appears to have been held at Furstenberg, Strohen and Karlsruhe.

This file at TNA Kew may be of help: FO 383/352
His WW1 medal card - BT 351/1/145106
https://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/6756.html

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Hugh
 

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Some info on him here: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2617595 and here though this might not be one and the same man: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8109745

The ship was the Achilles, 641 tons, Cadiz for Liverpool and the Clyde with general cargo, captured and sunk by gunfire on 9 June 1917 75 miles west of the Fastnet rock. The master and a gunner were taken prisoner, the U-boats involved being U-55 and U-95. There will no doubt be an account of the sinking in the UK National Archives. The master's mate's and master's certificates and associated do***ents are available on Ancestry, where he is named as August Waldman, born 28 August 1869 in Windan, Russia. He qualified in square riggers to sail Russian, German and American square riggers.

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