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U-boat rammed by British tanker?
Posted by: Chiad Fhear ()
Date: February 22, 2018 02:17PM

Greeting all

I am trying to find answers to a family "tale" about a British Captain who was awarded the D.S.O. in 1917.

His Obituary reads:
"Vancouver Sun", Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada : Sunday 16 March 1929
"Noted Mariner Dies Suddenly
Capt. George Murray, D.S.O., master of the SS. Lillehorne, died suddenly early Friday at the St. Francis hotel, Seymour and Cordova streets. He is survived by his wife and three children at Glasgow, his home port.
During the war Captain Murray commanded fuel tankers and gained the D.S.O. for ramming an enemy submarine. On three previous occasions his vessels had been torpedoed. He sailed out of Vancouver for many years and at one time was an officer in the employ of the Canadian National Steamships."


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Regards

Chiad Fhear

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U-boat rammed by British tanker? Chiad Fhear 02/22/2018 02:17PM
Re: U-boat rammed by British tanker? Michael Lowrey 02/23/2018 01:22AM
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Re: U-boat rammed by British tanker? Michael Lowrey 02/26/2018 11:26AM
Re: U-boat rammed by British tanker? Chiad Fhear 02/26/2018 11:43AM
Re: U-boat rammed by British tanker? Michael Lowrey 03/02/2018 10:31PM
Re: U-boat rammed by British tanker? Chiad Fhear 03/03/2018 10:32AM


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