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SS 'OTHELLO II' lost 31st October 1915

'OTHELLO II',  built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Ltd., Beverley in 1907 and operated at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British navy trawler of 206 tons. On October 31st, 1915, 'OTHELLO II',  was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-6 (Matthias Graf von Schmettow), off Leathercoat. 9 persons were lost.

LOST CREW - HMT OTHELLO II
BALDRY, JOHN WILLIAM (29), Deck Hand (no. 7506DA), H.M. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Son of John William and Maria Baldry, of Grimsby; husband of Maria Baldry, of 63, Tiverton St., New Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial 
BUTT, FREDERICK JAMES (20), Ordinary Seaman (no. 1592/X), H.M. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Memorial: Dover (St. James'S) Cemetery
  • LOW, HENRY , Engineman (no. 2387ES), H.M. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Husband of Gertrude Low, of 14, Edinburgh St., Hessle Rd., Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
MCLACHLAN, DUNCAN CAMPBELL (37), Skipper, H.M. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Son of Hugh and Agnes McLachlan. of Kinning Park, Glasgow; husband of Ruth McLachlan, of 4, Middleton Street, St. Thomas, Swansea, Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial
RAMSTER, ARTHUR (21), Trimmer (no. 2246TS), H.M. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Ramster, of Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
  • WATSON, ALFRED HENRY (31), Engineman (no. 2390ES), HM. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Son of the late John Henry and Elizabeth Watson, of Hull; husband of Margaret Ann Watson, of 84, Eastbourne St., Hessle Rd., Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
  • WRIGHT, FREDERICK (17), Trimmer (no. 3530TS), H.M. Trawler Othello II, †31/10/1915, Son of Clara Wright, of 130, Stanley St., Grimsby, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial