Fishenden, Frederick Clifford

Autumn of 1883 to 30 January 1915

War Service:
FREDERICK CLIFFORD FISHENDEN, First Mate of the SS Oriole died on 30 January 1915.

The 1,400 ton cargo ship disappeared en route from London to Le Havre and no trace of her was found except two lifebelts bearing her name picked up off Rye a week later. All of her crew of 21 were lost. She is believed to have been torpedoed off Dungeness without warning by the submarine U20. This marked the beginning of a change of policy by the German navy – hitherto a ship’s master had been called on to surrender and the crew allowed to take to the boats.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Haberdashers' Aske’s school in New Cross.

He was born in Woolwich in the autumn of 1883. He was the husband of Isabel Daisy Ellyce Fishenden of 47, Port Hall Rd., Preston, Brighton.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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