Daily Event for March 14, 2010

In 1893 the cargo ship Indralema was launched at C. S. Swan & Hunter in Newcastle-on-Tyne for T. B. Royden of Liverpool. At the time of her build she was described as being "a fine specimen of the most improved type of modern cargo steamer". Her trials took place on Feb. 28, 1894 and the ship was found to be quite satisfactory, she was then put in service on the Bombay route. In 1900 she was sold to the Ulster Steamship Company and renamed Bray Head.

In 1917 she was still afloat and now helping in the war effort. Her end came on March 14, 1917 when SMS U-44 located her on the surface and with her deck gun sank the ship. The crew abandoned in two lifeboats and twenty of them were picked up by HMS Adventure, but sadly twenty-one survivors in the second boat were never seen again.
© 2010 Michael W. Pocock

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

Atkinson, James
Fireman & Trimmer
Cameron, James
Fireman & Trimmer
Carroll, William
Curry, Charles J.
1st Engineer
Dalton, Thomas
4th Engineer
Ferguson, James
Hanlon, James
2nd Mate
Hilditch, Samuel
Ordinary Seaman
Hunsdale, Hans
Kane, James MacA.
4th Mate
Keenan, William
King, Percy G.
Able Seaman (RNVR)
McAree, James
2nd Cook
McFarlane, Charles
3rd Steward
McHaffey, John
1st Steward
Reid, Moses A.
Simpson, George C
2nd Steward
Stewart, Albert D.
Ordinary Seaman
Stewart, Joseph
Fireman & Trimmer
Todd, Thomas McQ.
Fireman & Trimmer

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