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Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto

 
 
Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto Marker close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto Marker close-up
Inscription.
This tablet is placed to perpetuate the memory of Burke County (Ga) men who, in the service of their country in the World War, lost their lives in the sinking of the S.S. OTRANTO, October 6th 1918

Wm. Broadus Carter, Wm. D. Herrington
Augustus Frazier, Jasper H. Morris
Marion Hankinson, Edwin A. Smith, Jr.
Aaron Weeks
 
Location. 33° 5.418′ N, 82° 0.963′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Liberty Street (U.S. 25) and East 6th Street. Click for map. On the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro on the front door archway, left side. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burke County's 8 Governors (a few steps from this marker); Burke County (a few steps from this marker); Burke County Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (a few steps from this marker); Waynesborough (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor George Washington (about 400 feet
Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Shell Bluff (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. HMS Otranto. The ship was a First World War Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser. She was originally the SS Otranto and was built in 1909 by the Belfast yard of Workman Clark for the Orient Steam Navigation Company. In order to support the rush of American soldiers to Europe in 1918 the Otranto reverted to troopship. She collided with HMS Kashmir, another liner turned troopship, in poor visibility in the rough seas between the North East coast of Ireland and the Western Isles of Scotland. (Submitted on May 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. NY Times Oct 13, 1918, Sunday...Page 9. 364 Americans Lost On OTRANTO (Submitted on May 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto Marker
in the frontdoor archway, left side
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,845 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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