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#WW2Seafarers - The annual Maritime Institute of Ireland held Commemoration for Irish Seafarers is to take place in Dublin next Sunday, 18th November.
The wreath-laying event at 12.00 noon along the City Quay Memorial monument, is dedicated in honour of Seafarers lost at sea while serving on Irish Merchant ships during WW2.
Inscribed on the Memorial are names of merchant vessels and crews who lost their lives as battles raged in the Atlantic and surrounding seas, while Irish seafarers tried to ensure vital supplies of food reached our shores despite our neutrality. Among the casualties of war was Irish Shipping Ltd's cargoship, Irish Pine which departed Dublin bound for Boston, USA, however all 33 crew were lost when the ship sank following a U-Boat torpedo attack in mid-November 1942.
War-time Irish shipping companies ‘House Flags’ along with the banner of the Maritime Institute of Ireland will be paraded by the Sea Scouts. Wreaths will be laid at the memorial.
Following proceedings at the memorial nearby to Tara Street DART Station, all are welcome for light refreshments at the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre on Beresford Place. The centre is located across the Liffey, close to Busaras.
Also notable this year is the recent centenary to mark the end of WW1 which will add to the importance in recognising the enormity of both wars and the loss of life from Irish merchant ships.