Irish Mercantile Marine Deaths 1940 - 1945
12 November 1940)
The Ardmore was the property of the City of Cork Steam Packet Company. She was carrying a cargo of livestock from Cork to Fishguard but was sunk south of the Salties.
|Barry||F.||5 Canning Place, Passage West, Co. Cork||26||Carpenter|
|Bruland||Edward||Convent Place, Paggage West, Co. Cork||57||Cook|
|Cronin||John||18 Spring Lane, Cork||43||Cattleman|
|Desmond||Bartholemew||2 Custom House Street, Cork||41||Able Seaman|
|Fennel||John||St. Mary's Avenue, Gurranabraher, Cork||18||Seaman|
|Flynn||Patrick||15 Assumption Road, Cork||39||Cattleman|
|Ford||Michael||11 Brown Street, Cork||53||Fireman|
|Ford||Thomas||12 Fairfield Road, Warrington, Liverpool||55||Captain|
|Hare||Thomas Edwin||39 Beechwood Park, Rathmines, Dublin||37||1st Mate|
|Johnson||A.||47 Without Avenue, Bedingon, Liverpool||56||Chief Engineer|
|Kelleher||John||Washbrew Lane, Fairhill, Cork||35||Cattleman|
|Lane||John||1 Pophams Road, Cork||53||Cattleman|
|McGlynn||John||80 Tolka Road, Clonliff Road, Dublin||40||Bosun|
|McNally||Sydney||24 Nicandy Road, Liverpool||49||2nd Engineer|
|Murphy||A.||Passage West, Co. Cork|
|O'Donovan||Patrick||31 Henry Street, Cork||45||Donkeyman|
|O'Leary||Timothy||4 Whitehorn Road, Cork||20||Messboy|
|O'Regan||John||19 Fort Street, Barrack Street, Cork||65||Fireman|
|O'Shea||Frank||16 Lower Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork||39||Able Seaman|
|Power||John||41 Upper John Street, Blackpool, Cork||27||Able Seaman|
|Power||James||126 Blackwater Road, Cork||28||Able Seaman|
|Raymond||Michael||Farranferris Avenue, Cork||26||Cattleman|
|Ryan||Patrick||305 Weston Hill, Barry, South Wales (also Passage East, Co. Waterford)||40||Second Mate|
|Speed||Edwin||60 Eastbourne Street, Liverpool||61||Fireman|
|Dalgrano||Joseph||16 Railway Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin||29||Third Engineer|
City of Limerick
(sunk 15 July 1940)
The City of Limerick was the property of Palgrave Murphy Ltd. under the command of Captain Robert Ferguson. She was enroute from Spain to Liverpool with a cargo of fruit when she was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay.
|Brennan||Hugh||1 Victoria Villas, Charlemont Road, Clontarf, Dublin 4||31||Steward|
|Sullivan||John||47 Lynsted Road, Liverpool 14||20||Cabin Boy|
Waterford (sunk 19 September 1941)
The City of Waterford was carrying a cargo of coal from Cardiff to Lisbon. She had joined a British convoy headed for Gibraltar. At 7:30am she collided with the tug "Thames" and sank. The crew were rescued by HMS Deptford and transferred to the rescue ship "Walmer Castle". This ship was bombed on Sunday 21 September and it was during this exchange that the crew-members of the City of Waterford were killed.
|Alpin||Thomas (Captain)||Sandymount, Dublin|
|Furlong||George (Chief Engineer)||Wexford|
|Naylor||Samuel (A.B.)||Bray, Co. Wicklow|
|Murphy||Patrick (A.B.)||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|
(sunk 22 August 1941)
Clonlara was the property of the Limerick Steamship Company. She was sunk in the North Atlantic by U-564.
|McGuigan||P.||Lusk, Co. Dublin|
24 February 1944)
Cymric, a vessel of 228 gross tons left Ardrossan, Scotland on 23rd February 1944 with a cargo of coal, bound for Lisbon.
|Cassidy||Christopher (Captain)||Athboy, Co. Meath|
(sunk 21 December 1940)
Innidfallen, a ship of the City of Cork Steam Packet Company was sunk at 3:20pm by a magnetic mine near New Brighton Tower as she departed from Liverpool. She has 157 passengeers and a crew of 63 on board. Her Captain was George Firth of Clontarf, Dublin and the radio officer was Joseph Neville.
19 December 1940)
The Isolda was a lighthouse tender owned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. She sank enroute to the Coninbeg light-vessel after being bombed. Her Captain was Alan Bestic who had been Third Officer on the Lusitania when she was struck by a torpedo off Kinsale in 1915.
|Dunne||P.||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|
|Farrell||W.||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|
|Hayden||J.||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|
|Holland||W.||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|
|Rusby||W.||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|
|Shortt||P.||Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin|