Daily Event for February 5, 2010

The Hurstwood was a 1,200 ton freighter built in Sunderland in 1906, on Feb. 5, 1917 she was en route from London to Newcastle-on-Tyne when, a little after noon SMS UB-34 torpedoed her without warning six miles from Whitby. The explosion killed three crewmen instantly and badly injured three others, one of which died shortly after they left the ship.
© 2010 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in
SS Hurstwood
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Rank / Rate
Bidmead, Edward J.
Sibbald, Frederick M.
2nd Engineer
Udall, Robert
1st Engineer
Wrathmall, Richard

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