Captain Henry Carr

Captain Henry Cecil Carr,  Merchant Navy. He was lost at sea on 11th March 1915 when his ship  H.M.S. “Bayano” was torpedoed and sunk by U.27 ten miles off the coast near Stranraer. The ship was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 6000 tons ( formerly an Elders an Fyffes Line steamer ) and was employed in patrolling the northern waters off Scotland as part of the Tenth Cruiser Squadron. The torpedo struck the engine room and the magazines exploded causing the ship to sink quickly. Most of the crew were asleep and 196 crew were lost with 4 Officers and 22 men saved The records show that Henry Cecil’s rank was Commander and he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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