Please read attachment, can you please help track down the history of Daniel Honan who in 1918 arrived in
Sydney at the age of 18, missing after the 1940s age 40, 22 years in Australia.
William Fredrick Andrews Veteran WWII MN.
A 34. HMAT Persic
12,042 tons. 13 knots. Oceanic SN Co Ltd Liverpool
Commonwealth control ended 8 November 1917.
When Persic was a troop transport.
AWM Collection Record: P00575.001
ID Number: P00575.001
Physical description: Black & white
Summary: S.S. PERSIC. THE PHOTOGRAPH IS SIGNED BY
THE OFFICERS OF THE 13TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE
REGIMENT, WHO TRAVELLED IN THE PERSIC TO THE MIDDLE
EAST FROM 1915-05-28 UNTIL 1915-06-29, AS PART OF
THE 6TH AUSTRALIAN CONVOY TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
(DONOR: FROM THE ESTATE OF MISS PHYLLIS LITHERLAND)
Copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Related subject: Group portraits
Related unit: 13 Light Horse Regiment; SS Persic;
Related place: Middle East
Related conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
I am unable to track down Daniel, but you should
Go to this URL:
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/library/research-guides/the-merchant-navy/tracing-people-crewlists-agreements-logs at the UK National Maritime Museum and search for crew lists pertaining to the Steamer
Type Passenger steamer
GRT 12,045 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Builder Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast
Operator Oceanic Steam Nav. Co., Ltd. (Ismay,
Imrie & Co.), Liverpool
U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Persic
Date U-boat Loss type Position Location Route Cargo Casualties
17 Sep 1918 UB 87 (Karl Petri) Damaged Torpedoed 40 miles NW of Scilllys 50.16N, 07.22W Boston
The ship was towed to port and repaired to go back into service.