The Tragic Story of the Merchant Ship s.s.HALO
Work in progress
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ABOUT THE VESSEL:
Collier: 2365grt
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Built by DKYD Co Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
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919
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Built for the Gas Light & Coke Company
 
Managing Agent: (Stephenson, Clark & Associated Companies Ltd)
Built to carry coal from the North of England and Scottish mines to the Beckton Gas Works, Beckton on Thames, London
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PORT OF REGISTRY:
London, England
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EXTRACTS FROM A SEAMANS DIARY:
Friday 21 March 1941: arrived off berth at Beckton Pier at 5pm laden with coal from the North East. At around 6:15pm moved to ...........................
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OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
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EXTRACTS FROM SHIPS LOG:
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CREW LIST:
Chief Officer, William Edgecombe
2nd Mate, W A Cram
Able Seaman, Robert Thornton Bolt
Able Seaman, Michael McDonald
Able Seaman, John Peter Ross
Able Seaman, George Whitley

EDGECOMBE, Chief Officer, WILLIAM, S.S. Halo (London). Merchant Navy. Killed 21st March 1941. Age 32. Son of William and Lily Edgecombe, of Folkestone, Kent; husband of Hilda Edgecombe, of Sunderland. Buried Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery

McDONALD, Able Seaman, MICHAEL, S.S. Halo (London). Merchant Navy. Killed 21st March 1941. Age 44. Son of Alexander and Flora McDonald; husband of Elsie Mary McDonald, of West Hartlepool. Buried Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetry

ROSS, Able Seaman, JOHN PETER, S.S. Halo (London). Merchant Navy. Killed 21st March 1941. Age 28. Son of Robert and Margaret Ross; husband of Lily Ross, of South Shields. Buried South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

WHITLEY, Able Seaman, GEORGE, S.S. Halo (London). Merchant Navy. Killed 21st March 1941. Age 52. Husband of Elizabeth Whitley, of South Shields. Buried South Shields (Harton) Cemetery

Seaman's Mission

 

 

The Seaman's Mission at Victoria Road


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SUPPORTING INFORMATION:
Eye witness accounts
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Media coverage
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Official Government information
 
OUTCOME: -Official Government information

The Rise and Fall of the Beckton - Gas, Light & Coke Company. London, England