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The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916


Some years ago there was much publicity around the 100th anniversary of the loss of the RMS Titanic, which sank in April 1912 after striking an iceberg. What is less well know is that the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic was also lost during the course of the First World War on 21 November 1916. Britannic was almost identical to the Titanic, m…

15 February 1915 : Ship's Steward Charles Grant


Living in Hollin Tree Cottage, The Bottom, Ingleton, nr Kirby Lonsdale, Yorkshire at the time of the War. Husband of Catherine Grant (née Campbell)  Joined the Navy in March 1885 on the Impregnable and over the next 12 years served on the Victory, Excellent and Waterwitch.  In 1901 he was the First Petty Officer on the HMS Vindictive, Malta. H…