Robert Reginald Gunn
Robert Reginald Gunn was a 46 year old Deck Hand on FV Wellvale with the Fishing Fleet when it went down off Mull in the Irish Sea on 16th September 1939.
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.
Greaser John Anderson served in the Merchant Navy on board MV Fort Richepanse at the time of his death on 3rd September 1941. He lived in East Belfast.
James Gregson Cairns
Cleaner James Gregson Cairns of 31 McClure Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 3rd September 1941 when MV Fort Richepanse went down in the Atlantic Ocean.