LITHERLAND AT WAR
1914-1918

JAMES EASSON RICHIE
MERCANTILE MARINE
BELL BOY
AGED 14

Photograph © Ronnie Cusworth 2002

 

Died Sunday 27th January 1918

Son of Andrew and Augusta Ritchie, 46 Alpha Street, Litherland

Buried: Port Charlotte United Free Churchyard, Isle of Islay, Scotland

COMMEMORATED

Lander Road Council School, Litherland
Merchant Navy & Fishing Fleets Memorial, Towerhill, London
In perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


S.S. “Andania”

               
On 26th January 1918, the Liverpool registered Cunard Liner S.S. "Andania" left Liverpool for New York. The ship's route was around the coast of Northern Ireland through the North Channel. There were 40 passengers on board, along with a crew of 200. On the morning of the 27th as the ship neared Rathlin Light, a torpedo from the German submarine U.46 hit the ship. The ship immediately took a list to starboard and began to sink. The majority of those on board were saved, with seven lives being lost. She was taken in tow, but sank 4 miles short of Rathlin Island, off the coast of Northern Ireland.
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