Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

HMT 'HALCYON' sunk fishing, 19th February, 1917

Hull lost 68 fishing vessels in the First World War. Here are a few.

On February 19th, 1917, the Hull fishing trawler, 'HALCYON' was torpedoed by the German submarine U-71 (Hugo Schmidt), off Butt of Lewis. The following 11 persons were lost.

  • CREW FV HALCYON
    1. BLAND, J W , Skipper, Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    2. DAVIDSON, D , Trimmer (no. 2899/ST), H.M.S. Halcyon, †13/03/1917, Memorial: Peterhead Old Churchyard
    3. DORNAN, FRED (43), First Engineer, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of the late James and Elizabeth Doman; husband of Annie Dornan (nee Duffield), of 8, John's Terrace, Redbourne St., Hull. Born at Leeds, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    4. GREENWOOD, R (41), Spare Hand, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of Mrs. Alice Greenwood, of 16, Day St., Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    5. HARLAND, HENRY (43), Mate, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of the late William and Sarah Harland; husband of Louisa Jane Harland, of 547, Hessle Rd., Hull. Born at Ramsgate, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    6. JACKSON, GEORGE WILLIAM (18), Second Engineer, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of George William and Helena Jackson, of 9, Harritts Terrace, Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    7. MARSDEN, HENRY WALTER (43), Deck Hand, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of Harriet Rhoda Marsden, of 56, Paisley St., Hull, and the late Joseph Marsden. Born at Northallerton, Yorks, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    8. PATTERSON, CHARLES (55), Boatswain, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Husband of Hymena Patterson (nee Chapman), of 88, Coulton St., Hull. Born at Portsmouth, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    9. RHOADES, HENRY ALFRED (36), Trimmer, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of Hannah Rhoades, of 15, St. Andrew's St., Hull, and the late William Rhoades, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    10. WATTON, E (29), Cook, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of Florence Watton, of 11, Howe St. Jennings St., Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    11. WEST, JOHN WILLIAM (38), Third Hand, Steam Trawler Halcyon, †19/02/1917, Son of Charles Gerrard and Jane Morrish West, of 7, Walters Terrace, Brighton St., Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
    BRITISH SHIPS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

On the 15th June 1915, the Hull vessel,  'ARGYLL H923' was torpedoed by the submarine UC-11, off the Harwich coast. All seven Hull fishermen were lost:

 

  BRUSSELLE ARTHUR COLLECTION

CREW LOST ON 'SHAKESPEARE (H994)'sunk on 7th February 1917 by a U-boat gunfire.

CREW LOST ON 'CELIA (H989)', lost in the North Sea, 8th January, 1915.  Never seen again.