Sunday 27 January 1918 We Lost 165

RMS Andania

During the morning as the ship nears Rathlin Light the Cunard liner Andania is hit by a torpedo fired by the German submarine U-46. The ship immediately takes on a list to the starboard and begins to sink.  Most of those on board are saved but seven lives are lost among them fourteen-year old

  • Bell Boy James Easson Richie.

The armed trawler Cormorant IV and drifter Young Fred depth charge the German submarine UB-63 north of Ireland.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain
  • A fourteen year old

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Chaplain George William Baile dies on active service. His son was killed serving as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in October 1915..