The 2016 Annual National Commemoration Services For Irish Seafarers will be held at 12 noon on Sunday 20 November 2016, at the City Quay Memorial to Irish Seafarers.
At 2pm there will be an ecumenical service in the National Maritime Museum, conducted by Fr. Pat Mernagh CF, army chaplain and Rev. William Black port chaplain. Refreshments will then be served
Mined and Sunk in Irish Sea – 16th August 1940 – three wounded
Mined and sunk off Saltees Island, 12th November 1940
Sunk by aircraft – Bay of Biscay – 2nd June 1942
Sunk by U-Boat U-46 gunfire in North Atlantic, 4th September 1940
The neutral City of Limerick of Saorstait and Continental Lines, clearly marked as Irish, was bombed and sunk in Bay of Biscay, 15th July 1940
Torpedoed in North Atlantic by U-456, 23rd February 1943. Lost with her crew of 18.
An American “Liberty Ship” chartered by Irish Shipping, the Irish Pine, clearly marked as a neutral was torpedoed and sunk by U-608. Lost with her crew of 33.
Fishing Boat, Mined and sunk of Waterford coast, 2nd May 1945, lost with crew of three
This attack by a German aircraft was clearly seen from Cape Clear Island. The SS Kerry Head was lost
with her crew of 12