Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Ancestral connections to the SS Hare, torpedoed 1917?
Do you, or anyone you know, have a connection to the SS Hare? The cargo ship was sailing from Manchester to Dublin on 14 December 1917 when it was torpedoed by a German submarine some 21km east of Howth Head. The captain survived, but his crew of 12 people went down with the ship.

A group has been formed to plan events to commemorate the centenary of the sinking and to remember all the crew members who lost their lives. It is currently trying to trace relatives and descendants of the crew, half of whom lived in Dublin and resided at addresses in the Sandymount, Ringsend, Irishtown and Pearse Street areas.

If you would like to get involved, contact David Cotter of the Provisional S.S. Hare Commemoration 2017 Committee. Click the image, right, for further details.