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HMS SAXIFRAGE and the Sinking of ORONSA and DAMÃO

Employed as a Q-ship in the First World War, it was HMS SAXIFRAGE’s duty to hunt U-boats and she would often lead the convoys and look out for enemy submarines. On 26 April 1918 she was given the task of escorting a convoy to Liverpool. HMS SAXIFRAGE in 1918. With permission by SAXIFRAGE Maritime Trust; © Imperial W...

A Dog Called Lotte: The Happy Ending to a Pup Rescue at Sea

Last December, we shared the amazing story how a small terrier came to live among the crew of the German submarine U 91 in the spring of 1918. If you remember, U 91 under the command of Alfred von Glasenapp was patrolling the Irish Sea. During the first week of their patrol, U 91 spent most of the time hiding from conv...

William Williams, Amlwch, and His Act of Bravery

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> William Williams, Amlwch, and His Act of Bravery You may also like Amlwch, c. 1910...

Life on the Wrecks

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> Life on the Wrecks You may also like The remains of TR4 / CARTAGENA, one of 60 min...

Sounding the Seabed

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> Sounding the Seabed You may also like The new survey data gathered by Bangor Unive...

Danger Unseen

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> Danger Unseen You may also like This photograph of the torpedo room of a German U-...

Desperate Measures

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> Desperate Measures You may also like The DERBENT was a tanker which had been used ...

U-Boat Project 1914-18

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> U-Boat Project 1914-18 You may also like UC 31 was commissioned on 2 September 191...

Llŷn and the War at Sea: the GRENADA and Her Crew

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> Llŷn and the War at Sea: the GRENADA and Her Crew You may also like The GRENADA w...

The EDERNIAN and Her Crew

Home Author: <span class="vcard">Rita Singer</span> The EDERNIAN and Her Crew You may also like This photograph shows the EDERNIAN whi...