Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

John McRae Reid


FRIENDSHIP, smack, 37grt, 13 February 1917, off Smalls, captured by submarine UC65, but not known how sunk, 4 lives lost including Skipper

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 2nd March 1917:


    Once more Milford Haven is the scene of many distressing results of the new piracy campaign and during the past week a number of crews have been landed at the port after harrowing experiences at the hands of the Huns.  News came to hand on Friday, that the smack "Friendship", registered at Brixham, but owned by Mr. Thomas Jenkerson, had been sunk, and there were no tidings for [ sic ] the crew on Monday.  They consisted of Skipper Albert Tucker, mate H. Rackley (senior), and two apprentices.  This is the second smack Mr. Jenkerson has lost within a few weeks.  Much anxiety is felt for the crew. 

From Merchant Shipping Losses, 1914-1918:

February 1917  Name - Friendship (smack). Tons - 37.  Date - 13th. Position - Off Smalls.  Cause of Loss - submarine.  How attacked - Captured. 

                         How sunk - Not known.  Lives lost - 4 including Skipper

From R. &. B. Larn (2000): Shipwreck Index of the British Isles - West Coast and Wales:

FRIENDSHIP                13/02/1917

Pembrokeshire, The Smalls, offshore   51.44N  05.33.30W


This fishing smack was captured by a German submarine, but by what means she was sunk is uncertain, since all four crew including her skipper were lost.

John McRae Reid