Daily Event for May 9, 2010

The 279' freighter SS Baron Ailsa of the Kelvin Shipping Company was torpedoed and sunk by SMS UB-72 off the Smalls lighthouse on May 9, 1918. Ten men were killed in the sinking, there were several survivors including the master. I have no other details about the loss.

Baron Ailsa was the last ship sunk by UB-72, she was sunk three days later by HMS-D-4, most of the crew perished with her.
© 2010 Michael W. Pocock

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

Black, Daniel
Hasan, Ali
Fireman & Trimmer
Indian Merchant Service
McIntosh, Leonard V.
Leading Seaman
Mouat, Thomas
Oliver, Walter H.
Wireless Operator
Osborne, Percy
Able Seaman
Robertson, James
Mess Room Steward
Routledge, Colin E.
Said, Qaid
Fireman & Trimmer
Indian Merchant Service
Somerville, William
3rd Engineer

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