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Names and owners




1900 Kenley Mitre Shipping Co. Ltd.
1913 Sowwell Atlantic Traders Ltd.
1915 Sowwell Sowwell Steam Ship Co. Ltd.


The West Hartlepool-built steamship Sowwell was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-35 (Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere)in the Atlantic on April 19th, 1917. The ship was on a voyage from Sagunto, Spain, to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore. Master Alexander Frederick Walton.

Twenty one crew were lost including two from the Hartlepools:
Ernest Moreland Harrison
Frank Jones.

The other crewmen who lost their lives were:
Anderson, Alexander Ireland; Blackie, W.; Chang Kee; Coser, Thomas William; Daniels, Charles; Denley, John Charles; Dracotos, Sotirios Lambros; Flower, William; Greenfield, William Thomas; Holden, Robert; Holder, Arthur; Joseph, John; McKay, Alexander Neil; Robinson, E.; Rose, Joshua; Turner, Alfred Edward; Walton, Alexander Frederic; Watson, Thomas Henry; Wright, Ernest William.



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