James Alexander Fee

James Alexander Fee, known as Alexander, served in the Merchant Navy and was on board the Belfast built SS Castlehill when it sank after a Luftwaffe attack.


James Alexander Fee

Merchant Navy

Fireman James Alexander Fee served in the Merchant Navy during World War Two. Known to family and friends as Alexander, he was the son of Robert Fee of Killyleagh, Co. Down.

He died on board the SS Castlehill on 2nd March 1941 aged 29 years old. Belfast shipyard Scott & Sons built the SS Castlehill in 1920. John Kelly Ltd. owned the vessel at the time of its sinking.

The Castlehill sank in the Bristol Channel off Minehead, Somerset. A Heinkel HE111 of Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe bombed the cargo ship. Only one crew member survived.

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