Merchant Navy

In 1939, the British Merchant Navy was the largest in the world. Many from port towns and villages in Ulster served throughout the Battle of the Atlantic.

Master Andrew William McCallion

Andrew William McCallion


Master Andrew William McCallion of Islandmagee, Co. Antrim died in Northern Ireland on 21st January 1940. He was Master of the merchant ship SS Oranmore.

Joseph Gerard McGarry

Ordinary Seaman

Ordinary Seaman Joseph Gerard McGarry died on 27th November 1940 when MV Glenmoor came under attack in the Atlantic Ocean from the torpedoes of U-103.

Roger Anthony Lyon Reid

Third Radio Officer

Third Radio Officer Roger Anthony Lyon Reid died on 13th November 1940 while serving with the Merchant Navy on SS Cape St. Andrew in the North Atlantic.

William Fisken


Merchant Navy man William Fisken was a Radio Officer on board the SS Lochgarry when it sank off the coast of Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.