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S.S. RIO VERDE
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 23:15 GMT (UK) »
hi I'm looking for any info on this ship. I am doing a project for our local history group and this was mentioned on out war memorial and info on this man who served on this ship his name is John McDonald died on 21st feb 1918 he was lost at sea but really cant find much info on the ship or this man to know how he came about on petty inverness Scotland war memorial.
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Re: S.S. RIO VERDE
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 February 18 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Gives some details on SS Rio Verde:

https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?12748

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Re: S.S. RIO VERDE
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 February 18 00:01 GMT (UK) »
Scottish National War Memorial:

John McDonald
Rank: Asst Steward
Place of birth: Inverness
In or attached to The Mercantile Marine

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Re: S.S. RIO VERDE
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 February 18 01:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi raggyroo,

Some more info regarding SS Rio Verde here: https://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/5139.html

Seems that the sinking of SS Rio Verde may have been misattributed to U86 where it seems it was in fact U100.

Hope this helps.

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Re: S.S. RIO VERDE
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 February 18 07:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Entry in military and overseas deaths
John McDonald
Assistant steward
Age 21
Last place of abode..Balapardon, Gollanfield, Inverness.
Date of death 21st Feb 1918  Rio Verde,  ship sunk by (something crossed out and Submarine added)

Cathy
Sinnock/Sinnicks...Brighton,Greenwich.
Clements,Coles,Mc Donagh,Rock

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Re: S.S. RIO VERDE
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 February 18 13:26 GMT (UK) »
He is also commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, together with 16 other British or Commonwealth merchant seamen, lost with RIO VERDE. Ex AUSTRIANA Official Nuumber 112448.
Son Of Donald And Jessie MacDonald, Of Belspardon, Gollanfield, Inverness.
http://www.benjidog.co.uk/Tower%20Hill/WW1%20Rio%20Colorado%20to%20Romeo.html
The last Crew Agreement of RIO VERDE which will give details of all those lost can be obtained from here.
https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewcombinedcrews.php?Official_No=112448
Or from here.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2480757
Registration details
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_st=adv&_cr1=BT110&_dss=range&_ro=any&_aq=112448
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