Jan 07

Centenary of Dublin Port ships lost in U-Boat attacks : Two plaques unveiled

December 2017  marked the centenary of  U-boat attacks on two well known  Dublin Port ships . Almost half of those who died when the SS Hare and SS Adela were torpedoed came from the Dublin Dockland communities. The tragedies were marked by a number of events, commemorated  by the Adela- Hare Centenary Commemoration Committee. This group was made up of local history and community groups , working alongside descendants of the original crew members . These two videos show the ceremonies to unveil  plaques to each vessel and their crew .



The ceremonies were led by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha , and the unveilings were conducted by descendants of crew members of the SS Hare and SS Adela . The Dublin City Council plaques were approved by the Commemorative Naming Committee , and the initiative was supported by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations Fund.

Video produced by Eoin McDonnell (Supported by Dublin Central 1917 Commemoration Project Fund)

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A 48 page book telling the story of Dublin Port during World War One, the danger posed by Submarine attacks and particularly the SS Hare and SS Adela tragedies was also produced as part of the centenary commemoration. We are anxious to talk to any families related to the crew members , and including any new material in future publications and exhibitions.  Contact us at






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