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From: "Ann Hentschel" <>
Subject: REMEMBRANCE DAY -S.S. NERISSA
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:46:54 -0400
I think this is a great idea to remember our loved ones on Remembrance Day. My uncle Sydney ATKINS of Kennington, London lost his life on the S.S. NERISSA on April 30, 1941. He was a steward in the British Merchant Navy, age 26. The Nerissa was torpedoed off the west coast of Ireland by U-552 captained by the famous Erich TOPP. She was a troopship carrying Canadian troops to England in WW2. Other London passengers and crew on the Nerissa are as follows:
Alfred BALDWIN-RAPER; age 51; director of a company; civilian casualty.
Walter George SINKINS; age 17; apprentice, British Merchant Navy; casualty.
Cecil George STANFIELD; age 25; saloon waiter, British Merchant Navy; casualty.
Of the 290 passengers and crew only 84 survived. For the last 3 years I have sent over Canadian poppies to be placed on the Tower Hill Memorial on the S.S. Nerissa plaque, Panel 72. Would love to hear from anyone who has an interest in this ship.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
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