July 30, 1910

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Where: Waterford, Ireland

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When: 30 July 1910

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Previously uploaded an image taken on the SS Copeland, 18 June 1910, but couldn't resist this photo of the SS Copeland crew, taken just over a month later. An impressive array of moustaches are in evidence, but my personal favourite is the chap, front right, with "divilment" in his smile.

While sailing from Glasgow to Cork on 2 December 1917, this ship was torpedoed and sank off Tuskar Rock with the loss of 12 crew.

Date: 30 July 1910

NLI Ref.: POOLEWP 2087


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    • 30/Jul/2011 07:57:31

    Nice shot -- Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

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    • 01/Aug/2011 01:55:56

    12 in the shot which likely means all crew (7 years later) perished. thanks for posting this interesting shot.

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    • 01/Aug/2011 19:34:38

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/billjeffries10] You're welcome! Very sad - would love to know how many of these men were still part of Copeland crew in 1917... Hate to think of any of them, but especially the smiley chap up the front, drowning in the Irish Sea. Found this great thread that names nine of the crew that were killed when the Copeland sank, and gives other information, like age and family, etc.: www.mercantilemarine.org/archive/index.php/t-4186.html?s=...

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    • 04/Aug/2011 12:57:58

    Sunk by U-57, this sub was lost in the channel, 3rd August 1918, after she hit a mine. At the time she was under a different commander,Lohs.. usually HMSO states as to whether the captain was lost but this information is not in the Merchant Shipping Losses so I assume the captain of the Copeland survived.. What line was the Copeland ?

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    • 04/Aug/2011 17:25:17

    Patrick, owner was Clyde Shipping in Glasgow...

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    • 09/Aug/2011 16:34:15

    I stand corrected upon U-57, it was UB-57 that was lost in the Channel. U-57 lasted until the end of the war when she was surrendered to the French, broken up in 1921 in Cherbourg. The commander von Georg gave up his post in December 1917 so the Copeland must have been his last sinking. He sank six Scarborough fishing trawlers in one day, he asked a prisoner 'Why did you try and run away ? then took some photographs of the prisoners.. The Clyde Shipping Co. did a lot of coast trade. particularly to Waterford, in 1921 they changed their flag dispensing with the Irish Harp.. The next Copeland served as a Rescue Ship in the Atlantic.. All this information is available on Google..

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    • 09/Aug/2011 20:44:05

    Thanks Patrick! Interesting about the dropping of the harp on Clyde flags in 1921...

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    • 06/Mar/2012 15:30:46

    que tal foto del recuerdo

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    • 07/Mar/2012 21:01:49

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Gracias