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S.S.Tyndareus.Simonstown, South Africa, 06/02/1917

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Su59 Report 19 Feb 2017 10:27

Hello, everyone.
The SS Tyndareus was mined by 'Wolf' and after an extraordinary evacuation of 1030 soldiers, made it to Simonstown.
I'm looking for a crew list.
I know the official channels but, was wondering, does anyone have one? The story surrounding this ship warrants keen interest from many people, and maybe you are one of them.
Thanks in anticipation,
P.S. Look up SS Tyndareus and see what I mean. Its well worth 5 minutes of your time.


AustinQ Report 20 Feb 2017 09:36

Lots in the historical papers about the Tyndareus captained by George A H Flynn, including photos of some of the men aboard when it was mined.

Chief Engineer- Mr Wragg
First Officer- Mr Cupley


Su59 Report 21 Feb 2017 08:42

Yes, a lot of information in a variety of articles, but little mention of the crew. Without whom ....


Su59 Report 25 Feb 2017 10:53


was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 26 Feb 2017 17:35

If the Official number of the ship was 137527, it appears to be at the National Archives


Su59 Report 27 Feb 2017 06:56

Yes, info there. I was hoping for assistance and a shortcut. :-)


Margaret Report 11 Mar 2017 16:33

Hi would love to hear back from you, George Arthur Hope Flynn Capt of Tyndareus was my grandfather xxxxx

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Mar 2017 19:19


Click on the name of the person you wish to contact.
This will send a message direct to their personal mail.

If their current e mail address is the one they registered for this site, then GR will send them an alert to their IN box.


Su59 Report 23 Jun 2017 11:38



Kay???? Report 24 Jun 2017 21:54

and destined to take over garrison duty at Singapore. On the way out, however, the ship on which he was travelling, the s.s. Tyndareus, was wrecked. Mr. Treacher, among the survivors, subsequently went to Mesopotamia. At the conclusion of hostilities
20 October 1939 - Chatham News - Chatham, Kent, England

he became Rev H H Treacher.

Doc True
(purchased) SIDLEY MAN ON THE TYNDAREUS. Qmup of Suasea men who were on the Tyndareu* when wae rained off South Aflncw
SIDLEY MAN ON THE TYNDAREUS. Qmup of Suasea men who were on the Tyndareu* when wae rained off South Aflncw
SIDLEY MAN ON THE TYNDAREUS. Qmup of Suasea men who were on the Tyndareu* when wae rained off South Aflncw February (tli. The of the men tire at. follows:—Bach row, reading left to right; Private Party, Westfield; Cockburn. Hasting*.; Private Hammond
15 September 1917 - Bexhill-on-Sea Observer - Bexhill, East Sussex,

complete with a photo,all Sussex men.

Left to right--,BR.

Private Puxty, Hastings.
Private Cckburn,Hastings
Private Hammond,Hastings.
Private Wickham,Wadhurst.
Private Noakes.Sidley
Private Collins.Sedlescomb.
Private Russell.Staplecross.
Private J H Smith.Hastings.
Private Warner Hastings.
Private Doughty,Hastings,


Private T Bailey.Hastings.
Private Kerridge. Hastings.
Lance -Corp,Brackpool.Hastings.
Private Hills.Hastings.
Private Cramp.Roberstbridge.
Private Oliver,Wadhurst.

Private Skinner,Hastings.
Private J F Berkley,Hastings.
Private Stoner.---.
Private Haffenden,.Battle.
Private Refl,Battle
Private Pringle.

Also a Leeds man,

Lt Col Willam Henry Guest,second in command of the Middlesex Reg.

Many British Newspapers carry a story naming local people who were aboard.


Su59 Report 28 Jun 2017 15:17

Thanks for that but, my search is for a crew member, Frank Proude (sometimes without the ' e ' ). B. 1892.


Alan Report 2 Jul 2017 14:40

Have you tried Click on the tab "Allied merchants hit".


Su59 Report 25 Jul 2017 13:01

Thanks Alan, but no luck.


Su59 Report 14 Aug 2017 11:30