Colman Flaherty 11-Nov-17

First Name: Colman
Last Name:Flaherty
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves
Military Number:8605A
Place of Birth:Lettermullen Connemara
Place of Death:SS Basil
Date of Death:11-Nov-17
Additional Information:

Killed in Action: 11 November 1917. Age 23.

SuppIementary Notes: Drowned after a collision. Son of Myles & Margaret Flaherty of Dynish, Lettermullen, Connemara.

Remembered: Portsmouth Naval Memorial – Hampshire – United Kingdom (27).

The British steamship BASIL SS was built in 1895 by Workman Clark, Belfast as the British cargo steamer Mourne SS for T. Dixon & Sons, Belfast. In 1899 she was renamed BASIL SS when purchased by the Booth Steamship Co. She was sunk in a collision on November 11th, 1917, S.E. of the Owers Light vessel when carrying ammunition from Southampton to Boulogne.

Owned by Booth S.S. Co and built in 1895 by Workman, Clark & Co; 3.223 tons; 338×43.7×26.1 ft.; 334 n.h.p.; triple expansion engines.

The British steamship Basil was sunk in collision on November 11th, 1917, S.E. of the Owers Light. She was carrying ammunition form Southampton to Boulogne.

FLAHERTY, COLMAN (23), seaman (no. 8605A), SS Basil, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of Myles and Margaret Flaherty, of Dynish, Lettermullen, Co. Galway, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial-Hampshire-United kingdom (31)