Walter Weisler Klotz

Name:Walter Weisler Klotz
Address:St Georges terrace East Boldon
Service:Merchant Navy
Rank:2nd Engineer
Service Record:unknown
StoryWhen Walter Weisler Klotz was born on 16 July 1875 in North Shields, Northumberland, his father, Julius, was 29 and his mother, Mary, was 23. He married Mary Park Otto in April 1905 in South Shields, Durham. They had four children during their marriage. He died on 15 May 1918 at the age of 42, and was buried in Newquay, Cornwall.

In December 1917 the SS War Grange Was completed,and placed under management of Steel, Young & Co. and requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier, name unchanged. On the 15 May 1918 it was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-55 in position 50.28N 05.07W seven miles north of Town Head and was beach at Newquay while on passage from Bordeaux to Cardiff in ballast. The Newquay life boat was launched but five members of the crew lost their lives

Those lost were -
1st Engineer Officer Frank L Selby
2nd Engineer Officer Walter Klotz
3rd Engineer Officer John T T Appleby
Donkeyman Abdul Mahjed
Cabin Boy James Mann

November 1918 after repairs and having been re-engined she re-entered Admiralty service

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