Category: RN WW1

November 1 – NI links to major naval battle off Chile in WW1

The Battle of Coronel was fought on 1st November, 1914. Some 1,418 men were lost in HMS Monmouth and HMS Good Hope, the flagship of Admiral Sir Christoper Craddock. They included 24 from NI remembered at St George’s Cathedral, Falkland Islands

October 15 – HMS Hawke – Northern Ireland’s greatest naval loss

One of the greatest single losses to Royal Navy personnel from Northern Ireland occurred on the 15th October 1914 when the German Submarine SM-U9 which was patrolling the North Sea came across two British Cruisers, HMS Hawke commanded by Capt. Hugh P.E.T. Williams, and… Continue Reading “October 15 – HMS Hawke – Northern Ireland’s greatest naval loss”

September 22 – The fate of the Live Bait Squadron

On this day in 1914 three Cressy class ships of “The Live Bait Squadron” were attacked and sunk. At least twenty men from Northern Ireland were lost in this engagement.

September 5 – Roll of Honour

The Roll today reflects the loss of HMS Pathfinder, the first RN warship to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo from a German U boat; the service given by two WW1 nurses who died in the course of their duty, and two members of… Continue Reading “September 5 – Roll of Honour”

August 6 – HMS Amphion, the first loss of WW1

Three men from Northern Ireland were lost

August 3 – Roll of Honour

On this day 03/08/1914, Germany declares war on France. Hours later France reciprocates the declaration of war.

June 26 – Roll of Honour

An WW1 Army nurse from Coagh died on this day in Italy in WW1 and two aircrew from Belfast died over Bucharest in WW2

May 31 – The RN ships of Jutland – 1

HMS Ajax and HMS Ardent