8th March

On 8th March 1943, U-527 sank the merchant vessel SS Fort Lamy. Of the 46 crew members to die in the incident, 14 had some connection to Northern Ireland.

SS Fort Lamy

Cecil Black

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer Cecil Black of Carnlough, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Hugh Chesney

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer Hugh Chesney of Altmore Street, Glenarm, Co. Antrim died when Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

David Cowan

First Radio Officer

First Radio Officer David Cowan of Ravenhill Avenue, Belfast, Co. Down died when SS Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Hugh Duffy

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer Hugh Duffy of Jamaica Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Alexander Greer

Assistant Cook

Assistant Cook Alexander Greer of Albert Street, Larne, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Edward Brendan Hanvey

Second Radio Officer

Second Radio Officer Edward Brennan Hanvey of Falls Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack on 8th March 1943.

David George Harvey

Third Radio Officer

Third Radio Officer David George Harvey of Cliftonville, Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack on 8th March 1943.

William James McCready

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer William James McCready of Lisburn, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Henry McDonald

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer Henry McDonald of Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Michael Murtagh

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer Michael Murtagh of Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Andrew Morrow

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer Andrew Morrow of Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

Thomas Nicholl

Ordinary Seaman

Ordinary Seaman Thomas Nicholl of Ballymagorry, Strabane, Co. Tyrone died when SS Fort Lamy went down after a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

James Swaine

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer James Swaine of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack from U-527 on 8th March 1943.

James Ward

Fireman and Trimmer

Fireman and Trimmer James Ward of 10 Quadrant Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim died when SS Fort Lamy went down following a torpedo attack on 8th March 1943.