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The SS Coath was lost as a consequence of mine explosion on 13th December 1916. Some 16 crew members perished with her. I have obtained the names of the crew from the CWGC but would welcome a photograph of the ship and her crew. Any other information would also be most welcome.

Can anyone help?

Rob

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The SS Coath was lost as a consequence of mine explosion on 13th December 1916. Some 16 crew members perished with her. I have obtained the names of the crew from the CWGC but would welcome a photograph of the ship and her crew. Any other information would also be most welcome.

Can anyone help?

Rob

Rob

FYI - Submarine A9 sank off Plymouth when rammed by the "Coath". A9 managed to resurface but in 1908 petrol fumes killed four of her crew.

still looking for pictures!

WROATH, William. Able Seaman. Mercantile Marine. SS Coath (Penzance). Lost at sea on active service 13th December 1916 age 33. Son of William and Annie Wroath; husband of Mary Wroath (nee Polglans) of Vanguard House, Mousehole, Penzance. Listed on Tower Hill Memorial, London and on Mousehole Methodist Church War Memorial. SS Coath was presumed sunk by a mine in the English Channel. Sixteen of the crew, including the Master, were lost.

Paul

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The SS Coath was lost as a consequence of mine explosion on 13th December 1916. Some 16 crew members perished with her. I have obtained the names of the crew from the CWGC but would welcome a photograph of the ship and her crew. Any other information would also be most welcome.

Can anyone help?

Rob

hi rob, try this link for info,

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Marin...6-04/1144694623 she was sunk by ub38 on the reports on rootsweb, also there is a photo out there , tony

just found her try this link with photo, http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~treevecwll/coath.htm

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Paul at birchp

Your message was certainly surprise news.

In addition to the Coath and her crew I am now looking for a photo of Submarine A9!

You have specifically mentioned A/S/ Wroath! Are you in any way connected to this man? Do you have a photograph of him?

Many thanks

Rob

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Paul at birchp

Your message was certainly surprise news.

In addition to the Coath and her crew I am now looking for a photo of Submarine A9!

You have specifically mentioned A/S/ Wroath! Are you in any way connected to this man? Do you have a photograph of him?

Many thanks

Rob

Rob

Re: Wroath log onto and scroll down to name

http://www.paulchurch.co.uk/memorials.htm

Paul

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"WROATH, William. Able Seaman. Mercantile Marine. SS Coath (Penzance). Lost at sea on active service 13th December 1916 age 33. Son of William and Annie Wroath; husband of Mary Wroath (nee Polglans) of Vanguard House, Mousehole, Penzance."

That should be Mary Wroath nee POLGLASE.

Kath.

(of Mousehole origin)

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Hello Kath

Re : SS "Coath"

Thanks for the information and confirmation of Mary nee Polglase. Are you related to A/S Wroath, if so do you have a photo of him or Mrs wroath or indeed the ship? Before WW1, S.S. "Coath" regularly plied between Penzance and London. She was one of the ships belonging to the Little Western Steam Ship Co, operated by George P. Bazeley of Penzance.

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Rob

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Thanks for that Kath. I must look for a copy.

Incidentally I know the location very well. A beautiful part of Mousehole.

Regards

Rob

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Paul at birchp

Your message was certainly surprise news.

In addition to the Coath and her crew I am now looking for a photo of Submarine A9!

You have specifically mentioned A/S/ Wroath! Are you in any way connected to this man? Do you have a photograph of him?

Many thanks

Rob

Looking through Great War Forum i spotted your reply to a message regarding A/S Wroath. I have a photo which i believe to be him. I found it among my old family pics and would be interested to find out why it is among my photos. regards Joyce.

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Another of the crew was Griffith Evan Hughes.

He was born at Amlwch on the north Anglesey coast in 1871. Son of the late John and Mary Hughes, though the community left him off their memorials - possibly he had moved elsewhere long before the war. He was certificated as a Mate in 1895, and got his Master's ticket in 1898, but for the fatal voyage was serving as First Mate on the Coath. Died aged 45.

CWGC give his wife's post-war details as Mrs Maggie Hughes (nee Edwards), of 25 Clapham Road, Anfield, Liverpool.

I have a photo of the Coath's casualties from the Tower Hill Memorial, London if anyone wants a copy: regrettably, however, I didn't centre the shot correctly and poor Wroath's name (the last, alphabetically) is only half to be seen.

LST_164

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Hello southernjoyce1, and welcome to the forum.

William Wroath was born at Mousehole, Cornwall, and was aged 33 when the Coath went down.

Missing presumed drowned.

I believe about 10 of the crew were local to Penzance and district.

Regards

Rob

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