Whereabouts of SS Storm

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Whereabouts of SS Storm

Postby dillongirl » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:50 pm

Hi, I am a new member doing some research. I hope that I am entering this in the right place.

My great, great grandfather Robert Dillon (Irish) was a seaman aboard the SS Storm when it was torpedoed on 9th Sept 1917. We are trying to find out if the ship wreck was ever brought ashore and may be stored somewhere.

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Re: Whereabouts of SS Storm

Postby Whickham » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:00 pm

I can't believe that she still exists, other than in bits on the sea bed.

Wrecksite shows her as "live": http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?13351
Wonder what "live" means?

She is of course a Goolie: http://www.gooleships.co.uk/gooleeng/rosa1875.htm
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Re: Whereabouts of SS Storm

Postby dillongirl » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:30 pm

Thanks very much for that. I will try to follow up. I like the fact the ship was called a Goolie! :-)
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Re: Whereabouts of SS Storm

Postby wightspirit » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:02 pm

Try these references from the National Archives, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/:

ADM137/1384. The Nore, various subjects. There may be survivors' reports in this document.
ADM137/531. Auxiliary Patrol, weekly reports, the Nore 1917. There may well be further material contained here.
BT110/417/28. Closure of registry for SS Storm.
BT99/3285. Crew agreement for SS Storm, Official Number 67816.
BT351/1/36037. Medal card for your man.

Only the last document is downloadable from the National Archives for a small fee. For the remainder it means a personal visit to the archives to order and view the documents in person, or find someone to do the research on your behalf. If you're lucky someone might do it as a favour, otherwise it means paying a professional researcher. You might find a personal visit so much more rewarding...

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Re: Whereabouts of SS Storm

Postby northeast » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:08 pm

Although lost in 1917, she was still listed in Lloyd's Register 1918 when her master was R. J. Elliot, so presumably he may have been on her when lost.
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Re: Whereabouts of SS Storm

Postby northeast » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:17 pm

The panel on the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill is shown on this page along with the names and details of the 3 crewmen who died,
http://www.benjidog.co.uk/Tower%20Hill/ ... html#Storm
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