Nicholas King 14-Aug-17

First Name: Nicholas
Last Name:King
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves
Military Number:6829A
Place of Birth:Claddagh Parade
Place of Death:HMS Prize (Atlantic Ocean)
Date of Death:14-Aug-17
Additional Information:

Killed in Action: (Atlantic Ocean) 14 August 1917. Age 22.

Supplementary Notes: : Killed  during action with the enemy submarine.

Son of Delia King, of the Claddagh Parade, Galway, and the late Nicholas King.

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

A famous and iconic symbol the ‘British Admirals’ – NELSON surrounded by HOWE, St VINCENT, DUNCAN & COLLINGWOOD. Engraved by Meyern and first published by Edward Baines in 1816. — By definition King Charles II was the founder of the British Royal Navy in 1660. Much is owed down the years to many prominent figures in the development and success of the British Royal Navy.

Topsail Schooner commissioned by the Royal Navy as a Q ship (decoy ship), sunk by UB-48 on or about this date in the Irish Sea. There were no survivors. Lieutenant-Commander W E Saunders VC, DSO, RNR, in command.

– This from a contributer who is related to the late Lt-Cdr Saunders. (JJ College, in his ´Ships of the Royal Navy´ has the location ´in the Atlantic´ and the date 15th August)

The Schooner was captured from the Germans in 1914 in the English Channel and subsequently sold, to be hired in 1917. It was originally the Else, and renamed on capture as ´First Prize´.

KING, NICHOLAS (22), seaman (no. 6829A), HMS Prize, Royal Naval Reserve, †14/08/1917, Son of Delia King, of Claddagh Parade, Galway, and the late Nicholas King,

Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial



Royal Navy reserves

Royal Navy Reserve

HMS Prize

HMS Prize

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.(6)

Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (6)