John Frazer Jefferson
John Frazer Jefferson was Captain of the SS Cadillac when the British Merchant Navy ship went down north of Rockall on 1st March 1941 after attack by U-552.
Robert Greenhill Hanna
Master Mariner Robert Greenhill Hanna died on 29th January 1942 in Belfast, Co. Antrim. The experienced seaman received awards for bravery on Indian ships.
Patrick Joseph Brennan
Fireman Patrick Joseph Brennan served on board the Merchant Navy steamer SS Ranger during the Second World War. His grave is in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.
Fireman and Trimmer
James Hodges Emerson
James Hodges Emerson was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim. He was one of 24 ratings lost on board the SS Kenbaner Head, destroyed by the Admiral Scheer.
Remembering the Merchant Navy
4th September 2018
Over 200,000 men and women sailed in the British Merchant Navy at the outbreak of war in September 1939. Many of them had connections to Northern Ireland.
Able Seaman Francis Cassidy died on 12th May 1946 aged 40 years old. He served in the Merchant Navy onboard the Harland and Wolff built MV Wellington Star.
Greaser Owen McKenna was a member of the Naval Auxiliary Personnel in the Second World War. He died on 30th March 1944 while serving on the HMS Ranpura.
Henry Ross from Ballymena, Co. Antrim was known as Harry to family and friends. He served with the Merchant Navy on board HMS Dasher on 27th March 1943.