BORN DENMARK 1893. SON OF ANTON & MARY MADSEN. BROTHER PETER ALSO DIED AT SEA 8/11/18. HULL MERCHANT NAVY RECORDS.
SS Vasco, built by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool in 1895 and owned at the time of her loss by T. Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British steamer of 1.914 tons. 280x40x19.2 feet; 188 n.h.p. triple expansion engine. On November 16th, 1916, Vasco, on a voyage from Hull to Naples with general cargo, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-16 (Egon von Werner), 10 miles WxS of Beachy Head. 17 persons were lost. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?202