Charles Chassar (1908-1942) carpenter
aboard the British merchant ship Ben Lomond died when the ship
sunk by a Nazi U-boat on November 23 1942. Read about how one of
the life-boats that he built and maintained facilitated an incredible
story of survival.
Read about the memorial
erected to commemorate the sacrifice of 24,000 merchant seaman who lost
their lives between 1939 and 1945.