Merchant Navy Memorial. Ipswich Waterfront, Orwell Quay.

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Merchant Navy Memorial Ipswich Waterfront 
Orwell Quay (James Hehir building)

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WW1

Merchant Navy / Mercantile Marine.  Both services suffered heavy losses from German u-boat attacks, enemy ships and under water mines. U-boats sank 7,759,090 tons, with the loss of 14,660+ merchant seafarers 2,479 British merchant vessels and 675 British fishing vessels were lost. The sea trade was important to the war effort supplying food and materials as well as arms around the globe.

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WW2

30,248 merchant seamen lost their lives, a death rate that was higher proportionately than in any of the armed forces.

Unveiled in 2014 with money raised (£13,000) by the Ipswich branch of the Merchant Navy Association (MNA). An annual service is held for Merchant Navy day.

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WW2 IPSWICH MERCHANT NAVY MEN LOST

FREDERICK CHARLES HASTE Aged 60 – S.S.’AMSTERDAM’ – 7th August 1944

OWEN LAWRENCE GAGE Aged 44 – S.S.’TRAIN, FERRY No. 2′ – 13th June 1940

MARSHALL HENRY RANDS Aged 40 – S.S.’LADY JANE’ – 9th July 1947

JAMES WALTER WARD Aged 38 – M.V.’J.B.W.’ – 15th July 1943

WILLIAM M. THOWLESS Aged 36 – M.V.’WAIMARAMA’ – 13th August 1942

STANLEY SWINBURN Aged 38 – S.S.’FIRECREST’ – 6th October 1940

DONALD REGINALD NOY Aged 18 – S.S.’FORT LONGUEUIL’ – 20th September 1943

JOHN WILLIAM MANN – Aged 48 – S.S.’MANAQUI’ – 15th March 1942

EDWIN GEORGE FRENCH Aged 61 – M.V.’SWEEP II’ – 5th June 1940

THOMAS FILMER Aged 23 – S.S.’CORINIA’ Aged 10th March 1941

DOUGLAS EMERY CATCHPOLE Aged 22 – S.S.’TRAIN, FERRY No. 2′ – 13th June 1940

PHILIP DWARD CAIRNES Aged 45 – S.S.’HAVTOR’ – 11th June 1941

ROYAL ARTILLERY – MERCHANT NAVY CONVOY PROTECTION – MARITIME REGIMENT

FREDERICK JOHN HUGHES Aged 41 – 9th May 1941

Buried in Ipswich Field of Honour

CANADIAN MERCHANT NAVY
EDWARD JOHN EDMONDS Aged 53 – S.S.’DOVER HILL’ – 26th December 1940

NETHERLANDS MARCHANT NAVY
LEENDERT FREDERIK WILHELM VERMEULEN Aged 40 – 18th November 1939

Tower Hill London
Merchant Navy Memorial.

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