Martin McDonagh 17-Dec-17

First Name: Martin
Last Name:McDonagh
Rank: Deck Hand
Regiment: Mercantile Marines
Military Number:
Place of Birth:Middle Street
Place of Death:Trawler Neptune (Galway Bay)
Date of Death:17-Dec-17
Additional Information:

Died of Exposure: (Galway Bay) 17 December 1917. Age 58.

Supplementary Notes: Died as a result of enemy action.

Son of the late Thomas & Mary McDonagh; Husband of Mary McDonagh (nee Gill) of Middle Street, Galway.

The sinking of the Neptune was recorded in Galway and the Great war.

Remembered: Tower Hill Memorial-London- United Kingdom.

Neptune, built in Galmpton in 1889 and owned at the time of her loss by Martin Ashe, Dublin, was an Irish fishing vessel (smack) of 50 tons.

On December 17th, 1917, Neptune was sunk by a mine from the German submarine U-80 (Karl Scherb), 4.5 miles north of Black Head. The minefield was known as ‘barrage 93’ and was laid on May 10th, 1917. 4 persons were lost.

MCDONAGH, MARTIN (58), Second Hand, Neptune, Mercantile Marine, °1859 ~ †17/12/1917, Son of the late Thomas and Mary McDonagh; husband of Mary McDonagh (nee Gill), of Middle St., Galway. Born at Galway, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial


Mercantile Marines

Mercantile Marines

Trawler Neptune Mercantile Marines

Trawler Neptune Mercantile Marines

Trawler Neptune in colour Mercantile Marines

Trawler Neptune in colour

Tower Hill Memorial-London-United Kingdom. ()

Tower Hill Memorial-London-United Kingdom.()