Daily Event for January 4, 2013

In 1916 the Port of London Authority Hopper #20, which was built in 1911, was converted into a cargo vessel and renamed Lonclara. On January 4, 1917 the 1,294 ton vessel was at the mouth of the River Wear just off Sunderland, England when she hit a mine which had been laid by SMS UC-31 on Dec. 30, 1916. It is unknown to me how many men were on board at the time, but it is known that four men were lost in the sinking.
© 2013 Michael W. Pocock

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

Kennedy, John W.
1st Engineer
Palmer, John
Able Seaman
Wells, George W.
1st Mate
Young, William R.

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