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Date: 15 February 1917.




Loss of One Life.


The steamer Inishowen Head was sunk by a submarine at three o’clock yesterday morning. With the exception of an able seaman named J. M‘Master, of Islandmagee, who was killed or drowned, the officer and crew were saved, and were landed yesterday afternoon. The Inishowen Head was one of the famous Head Line steamers, owned by the Ulster Steamship Company, Ltd., whose headquarters are at 58, Waring Street, Belfast, the managers being Messrs. G. Heyn & Sons. The vessel was of 4,800 tons capacity, and was built at Belfast by Messrs. Harland & Wolff, Ltd. She left a port at seven o’clock on Tuesday evening—only eight hours before she was sent to the bottom. The Inishowen Head was manned by a crew numbering about forty-five, and composed almost entirely of Belfastmen, the master, Captain W. J. Campbell; the chief officer, Mr. Mathers; and the chief engineer, Mr. M’Clure, all hailing from this city.

Source: "AT SEA. BELFAST STEAMER SUNK BY U-BOAT. Loss of One Life. AMERICAN VESSEL'S FATE." Belfast NewsLetter. 15 February. 1917. 5.

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