Collision Off the Lizard

 

S.S. HOCKWOLD SUNK.  CAPTAIN LOST

 

   News reached Cardiff on Monday of a serious collision near the Lizard, on Saturday night, between the outward-bound steamer Hockwold and another steamer.

  The Hockwold, which had a cargo of coal, was sunk.  Two members of her crew were rescued and taken on board the other steamer and landed at Cardiff, but the Captain and nine men were reported missing.  It was thought that they may have been picked up and landed elsewhere; but unfortunately Captain Jones was drowned, and his remains have been sent to London.  His funeral takes place today at Plaistow Cemetery

 

INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE KEW 4th Jan 1999

 

Deaths @ sea 1917 BT. 334.17

 

Entry:

JONES T.              age: 43                   Master                   37 Aberfeldy street,  Pplar

 

Ship:      HOCKWOLD owners William Cory & Sons 1911               129179

 

Builders: S.P. Austin & Sons      1472 tons   245.    36.2     15.9   170hp Screw (triple expansion engine)

 

The Hockwold sank 6.5 miles off Lizard Point after collision with the SS INTENT of Sunderland on September 7th 1917   Map Ref:  49.55.30 N         05.21.30  W

 

 

The Hockwold was sailing as an Admiralty Collier with a cargo of coal.  She was heading towards the Dover Sraights.

 

John Cootes  Jan 1999