He was, I read, in fact trained as a medical doctor & went to sea as a surgeon. Do note that the reference to Sunderland above is quite important - because the family was also extensively involved with shipbuilding in South Shields, a matter beyond the purposes or objectives of these 'Sunderland' pages. However at this time the Belgian Prince had not sunk and Werner even had some of his own men on the ship.
John Laing (have not located an image of him) had a son named David, who had a short life indeed (c.1775-1796). In or about 1776, John was apprenticed at the North Sands yard of Mr. Wright, then the principal shipbuilder on North Sands. The U-55 crew then went below and closed the hatch and the boat got underway on the surface.
There will be a fifteen minute half time break so you can refresh your drinks, help yourself to the complimentary finger food, catch your breath as well as mingle a bit more.
It dates from the period before Laing's was renamed & incorporated i.e. We thank vendor 'tallyman' (his store') for its inclusion here. They were asked if they had any weapons and handled quite roughly by the German crew, according to the survivors.
It now does, on site page - 160 - & it is interesting reading indeed. 15, 1901, at his residence at Etal Manor, Northumberland, after an illness of a fortnight), & the yard incurred major losses in part due to either or probably both of i) the 1907 conversion contract re HMS Cyclops - that seemed to be a puzzle, but the page that caused me to say that is no longer available, or ii) the building of three 'Lloyd Sabaudo' ships (Re D'Italia, Regina D'Italia & Principe di Piemonte) at a loss. A census in 1901 indicates that Bryan Laing, aged 25, an 'iron shipbuilder', was then living at Ford Hall along with his wife Eleanor, 4 domestic servants & a coachman. A cargo ship, but it would seem it carried passengers so it probably was a passenger/cargo vessel. Per 1 (Rorqual), 2 (Algeria, 20% down), 3 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). Built for Caucasian Steam Shipping Company, Limited, ('Caucasian') of London, 'Lane & Macandrew', which became 'Lane & Mac Andrew Ltd.', the managers. The vessel was later owned by Petroleum Steamship Co. Silessi stated the U-boat fired two shots from her deck gun and the Belgian Prince sank stern first at about on Aug. Thirty-nine crewmen died in the North Atlantic, courtesy of Wilhelm Werner and the crew of the U-55, but what happened to the ship's master? Englischer bewaffneter Viermastendampfer, 4800ts, in Ballast auslaufend. He also makes no mention of taking the captain prisoner, a clearly evasive entry in the log of the boat to keep this crime a secret.
John Laing (c.1754-1829) and Philip Laing (c.1772-1854), quite a separation in birth dates! He is variously described as a yeoman farmer and ship-owner. One small boat was kept intact and boarded by five of the Germans who took her to the damaged drifting hulk. Bowman, one of the three survivors; "When they boarded her they signaled to the submarine with a flash lamp, and then the submarine cast the damaged lifeboats adrift and steamed away from the ship for about two miles, after which he stopped."If the crew were taken aboard the U-55 to be returned to Germany as POW's getting the men on board and destroying the lifeboats would be understandable, a U-boat captain did not want to leave any evidence floating in the water that would indicate that a ship had been sunk lest his boat be discovered, and drifting lifeboats were the best evidence.The anecdote comes from a paper, written I think in the 1970s, by James A. Owned by 'Toyo Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha', (or maybe just 'Toyo Kisen Kaisha') of Tokyo, Japan. Per 2, the vessel was abandoned near Point Honda off the California coast on May 28, 1933 (Point Honda is N. There are no Lloyd's Register references to a vessel named Renaico at 'plimsollshipdata.org'. After the U-55 went under he also headed for the only place he could, the Belgian Prince. Armed British four masted steamer, 4,800 tons, leaking out of ballast tanks. 1: Dampfer mit Sprengpatrone versenkt; vor Foxglove bis 9 h vm getaucht.(Steamer sunk with scuttling charges, dove at 9 a.m.Marr (known as Jimmy), who was in fact the Managing Director of 'Laing's'. Hopefully soon the entire work may grace these pages. Traded between Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Honolulu & San Francisco - carrying cotton to Japan & bringing back oriental fabrics. An important vessel, I read, in the history of immigration from Asia to the U. Can you clarify the matter and/or help with more data? He got within a mile when he saw the Belgian Prince explode and sink. in front of Foxglove) Werner makes no mention of the name of the ship, or the fate of the crew.New Zealand is undergoing a dating revolution sparked by the emergence of online dating sites and apps as the preferred method for singles to find a partner.New Zealand’s dating pool is now larger and more accessible than ever before.