BORN LIVERPOOL 06/04/1898. SON OF CORNELIUS & ELEANOR DEVENPORT HUGHES, LIVERPOOL. LOST BY ENEMY ACTION. HULL MERCHANT NAVY RECORDS.
The SS CARLO had two lucky escapes during 1916 when on 1 October and 9 November she was intercepted by German submarines and shelled. On each occasion she fought back with her poop gun to such good effect that the attacker broke off the engagement. One year later the vessel was not so fortunate as she was torpedoed and sunk on 13 November 1917 by U-95 seven miles south by west from Coningbeg LightVessel. She was on passage from Cartagena to Liverpool with a general cargo. Two of her crew was lost in the attack. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10536
1. HUGHES, ARTHUR CHARLES (19), Assistant Cook, SS Carlo, Mercantile Marine, †13/11/1917, Son of Eleanor Devonport Hughes, of 15, Jasmine St., Liverpool, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 2. RADFORD, HENRY (21), Fireman, SS Carlo, Mercantile Marine, †13/11/1917, Son of Henry and Charlotte Radford, of 11, Gladstone Terrace, Courtney St., Hull. Born at Sheffield, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10536