BORN BELFAST 1881. WIFE ELIZABETH – 2 BEDEQUE STREET, BELFAST. LOST BY ENEMY ACTION. HULL MERCHANT NAVY RECORDS. TOWER HILL NAVAL MEMORIAL, LONDON.
SS Zara, built by Wm. Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow in 1897 and owned at the time of her loss by Ellerman’s Wilson Line, Ltd., Hull, was a British steamer of 1.331 tons. On April 13th, 1917, Zara, on a voyage from London to Trondhjem with general cargo, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-30 (Franz Grünert), 90 miles W3/4S of Helliso Island. 27 persons were lost. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?60007