Inch, Frank [b:1877]


Inch, Frank [b:1877]

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A native of Plymouth, England, Frank Inch was captain of the SS Folia when she was torpedoed and sunk by U53 in 1917.

Capt. Inch also lost the SS Volturno with the loss of over 100 lives in 1913 as the result of an accidental fire. The Volturno was his second captaincy.

His father was a dentist in Plymouth. The 1891 census shows an Inch family ( living at 1 Norley Cottages. Father John and mother Elizabeth and children Maud, WIlliam, Florence, Frank and Ethel. Aged 14 in 1891 Frank would have been born approx 1877. Aged 14 Frank worked as an office boy in the port.

A 1913 newspaper report on the Volturno incident says Frank trained at the Plymouth Navigation School.

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