WW1 Mercantile Marine Losses

Roger Burns, Class of 64, investigates the loss of ships and their crews which were carrying jute, and/or jute related merchandise and/or jute machinery.

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On reading the events of commemoration the school had planned for the First World War Remembrance, particularly the poppies to be fashioned by jute, which for many years, including the war, was a key aspect of Dundee's industry.  Roger felt it was appropriate also to remember the Mercantile Marine which lost a very significant number of ships and personnel to the war at sea, many of which carried jute related cargoes. 

You can read the full article here: Jute. WW1 ships lost. RB_ Final.pdf