Captain Lachlan Lamont
Photograph of Captain Lachlan Lamont of Ruaig.
Courtesy of Mrs Anneen Black
Lachlan Lamont of Ruaig was captain of the S.S. ‘Sheerness’ which sank off the south-east coast of Ireland in 1927. His brother Archibald was also a sea captain and served in the Royal Navy Reserve during World War I along with other Tiree master mariners.
During the Dardanelles Campaign, Archibald was in command of the cargo carrier S.S ‘Asteria’ and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery. The citation recorded that he ‘frequently experienced heavy shell-fire alongside the pier at Cape Helles during which he…coolly supervised the unloading of his ship.’
Archibald survived the war but died on board his ship after the Armistice was signed. He is buried in Istanbul.
Black and white photograph of Captain Lachlan Lamont from Ruaig.
Lachlan Lamont from Ruaig, captain of the SS `Sheerness` (see Q8).