BORN SOUTH SHIELDS, 1876. SON OF DAVID & MARGARET CLARKE. WIFE SARAH McCARTHY ABOVE. LOST BY ENEMY ACTION. HULL MERCHANT NAVY RECORDS.
SS Oslo, built by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Hull in 1906 and owned at the time of her loss by Ellerman's Wilson Line, Ltd., Hull, was a British steamer of 2296 tons.
On August 21st, 1917, Oslo, on a voyage from Trondheim to Liverpool with a cargo of copper ore, was sunk by the German submarine U-87 (Rudolf Schneider), 15 miles ExN of the Out Skerries, Shetland Islands. 3 persons were lost.
PEOPLE ON BOARD SS 'OSLO'
1. CLARKE, THOMAS (41), Fireman and Trimmer, SS Oslo, Mercantile Marine, †21/08/1917, Son of the late David and Margaret Clarke; husband of Sarah Clarke (nee McCarthy), of 96, Boundary St., Liverpool. Born at South Shields, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
2. ROSSITER (33), Fireman and Trimmer, SS Oslo, Mercantile Marine, †21/08/1917, Son of Mary and the late Nicholas Rossiter; husband of Elizabeth Rossiter (nee Kavanagh), of 20, Hook St., Liverpool. Born at Wexford, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial