Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto
Wm. Broadus Carter, Wm. D. Herrington
Augustus Frazier, Jasper H. Morris
Marion Hankinson, Edwin A. Smith, Jr.
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. Touch 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 The J.D. Roberts Home (about 400 feet away); Shell Bluff (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 Persons • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,878 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.