INDENTNorman Caley, Mate, S.S. Lofoten (London) drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 4 February 1918. The Lofoten went down in less than 60 seconds, taking crew and boats down with her. The Master and three others survived out of a crew of twenty one.
William Wallace Carte, Bath Steward, S.S. Arabic (Liverpool) drowned as a result of an attack by U-24, 19 August 1915. The White Star Liner Arabic was carrying 434 passengers and crew, and though good discipline and seamanship resulted in 390 persons being saved, 44 were drowned of whom several were United States citizens. In the "diplomatic row" which followed the Commander of the U-24, Lt. Cdr. Schneider, at first maintained that he had acted in self-defence. In order to allay public alarm in America, Count Bernstorff, the German Ambassador, addressed a letter to Mr Lansing, American Secretary of State on 5 October 1915, announcing that orders to submarine commanders to avoid passenger ships "had been made so stringent that a recurrence of incidents similar to the Arabic case is considered out of the question."
William Carte is commemorated on Panel 2 of the Tower Hill Memorial (the Mercantile Marine Memorial), London. The British War Medal named to Private W.W. Carte might be to a son, or might be a rare mistaken issue.
James Harold Dinwoodie, 4th Mate, S.S. Shimosa (Liverpool), drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 30 July 1917.
Joseph Ferguson, Fireman, S.S. Baku Standard (Swansea), drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 11 February 1918.