Skipper William Collin

Skipper William Collin, Royal Naval Reserve. He was lost at sea in the Dover Area on 15th February 1918, aged 28. He was the son of Robert and Helen Collin of Eyemouth and the husband of Margaret Collin of Gowanlea, Eyemouth and is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. He was skipper of H.M.Drifter” Christina Craig ” which was caught in a raid by German Destroyers on the Dover Patrol. The Drifter went down with all hands 1 Officer and 9 Ratings. He was a keen Freemason and a noted local singer. The ship was a former Buckie trawler of 86 tons hired by the Admiralty and had been stationed at No. 13 buoy.

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