Umgeni (1)

The following from 'Dictionary of Disasters at Sea'

UMGENI

At the outbreak of the First World War the Umgeni was taken over by the Admiralty for service as a supply ship. On November 7th 1917, she left the Clyde in convoy for Lagos. Two days later the convoy ran into foul weather and became dispersed. The Umgeni was never seen again, but bodies and wreckage from her were washed up along the west coast of Ireland.

Found these people who died on the UMGENI

BEATY, David Edmond Wireless Operator MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

BRETT, John Creamer Master MM Umgeni (London) 9.11.17

BUTLER, Sidney Robert Baker MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

BUTLER, Thomas Edward 2nd Engineer MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 8 11.17

CARSON, William Henry Seaman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

COOPER, John James Troop’s Cook MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

DAVIES, James Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

DEMPSEY, Michael Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

DOROTHY, Charles Borland Officer MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

DOYLE, P. J. Marine Officer Nigerian Marine SS Umgeni 9.11.17

DOYLE, Patrick Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

EVANS, Evan 2nd Officer MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

GOLDNER, Lawrence Seaman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

HARRIS, Isaac Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

HARRISON, Richard Surgeon MM Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

HAYDEN, John Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

HOWLEY, Edward Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

HUGHES, Richard Arthur 4th Engineer MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

JACKSON, William Norman General Servant MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

JONES, Robert Greaser MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

JONES, Thomas Richard Seaman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

JONES, William Ireland Purser MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

KINNAIR, Robert Donkeyman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

LAVERTY, Bernard Greaser MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

LEVER, Joseph Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

LOWE, Francis Hamlet Seaman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

LYNCH, John Walter Seaman MM Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

LYON, William Chief Cook MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

MANLEY, John Seaman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

McALLISTER, Robert Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

MILLS, Thomas Robert 2nd Steward MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

O’CALLAGHAN, Michael Lamps MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

OWEN, William Pantryman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

ROBERTSON, Harold Seaman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

SCULLY, A. E. 3th Engineer MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

SEYMOUR, William Conrad Chief Officer MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

SHEPHERD, John General Servant MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

SMITH, Alexander Boatswain (Bosun) MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

SMITH, Hector Chief Steward MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

STARKEY, Alfred Russell Carpenter MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

STILING, Henry Robert Pretoria General Servant MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

TAYLOR, George Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

TILBY, John William Valentin General Servant MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

TYRIE, John Henry Scullion MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

WALTON, John Fireman MM SS Umgeni (London) drowned 9.11.17

BECKETT, John T, Able Seaman, RNVR, Tyneside Z 1603, Umgeni, mercantile fleet auxiliary, 7 November 1917, ship lost, drowned

BRADBURY, Harold, Able Seaman, RNVR, Mersey Z 2149, Umgeni, mercantile fleet auxiliary, 7 November 1917, ship lost, drowned

WILLMOTT, Clifford, Leading Seaman, RNVR, Bristol Z 1102, Umgeni, mercantile fleet auxiliary, 7 November 1917, ship lost, drowned

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