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HMS Clan McNaughton

HMS Clan McNaughton was a 4985 ton passenger cargo vessel, built in 1911 and requistioned November 1914 from the Clan Line Steamers Ltd, Glasgow, becoming an Armed Merchant Vessel. It is thought that Clan McNaughton foundered in a severe gale off the north coast of Ireland. Last heard from on 3rd February 1915, wreckage was later found in the area and Clan McNaughton was presumed sunk with the 281 strong crew.

There is some speculation that as she had a new crew who were generally unfamiliar with the vessel, and that the armaments added to the deck destabilised her making the McNaughton vulnerable to such severe weather as was found on the day she lost contact.





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List of those who served on HMS Clan McNaughton during The Great War



Albert Edwin James Richardson HMS Clan McNaughton (d.3rd Feb 1915)

I recently acquired a death plaque circa 1915, bearing the name Albert Edwin James Richardson. Having carried out a brief search on the net I believe he was a Royal Marine serving on HMS Clan McNaughton lost 3 Feb 1915. If there are any surviving descendants I would be pleased to give them the plaque.



Marine. William Banks HMS Clan McNaughton. (d.3rd Feb 1915)

My grandmother often told the story of how as a child, she opened a telegram and wandered into the parlour asking her mother Mary Banks, [nee Brady] and her grandmother, "how can they lose all their hands?" Never understanding the significance of her words, yet seeing all too quickly the effect upon her now twice widowed mother. Her stepfather was William Banks, I believe a stoker aboard HMS Clan McNaughton. I have a photo of him in his Naval Uniform taken prior to his marriage to my great Grandmother.



Col.Sgt. Benjamin Joyce (d.15th Feb 1915)

My grandfather, Ben Joyce, lost his life when HMS Clan McNaughton (a 4985 ton passenger cargo vessel, built in 1911 and requisitioned November 1914 from the Clan Line Steamers Ltd, Glasgow) was last heard of on 3rd February 1915. Wreckage was later found in the area and Clan McNaughton was presumed sunk with the 281 strong crew. He was a colour sergeant in the Royal Marines. He was 39 at the time of his death. I know nothing more about the circumstances of his death.






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