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From: "Robin's wool" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] NEWS REPORTS: Re: Help please...Abbreviations in shippingreports 1890's YANARIVA
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:44:34 +0000
On 11/11/08 18:16, "Ron Mapplebeck" <> wrote:
> If your man HIRD was still with the YANARIVA in 1897 (Capt. Weston was!)
Thanks I read those reports with interest..
Our man left the ship at Barry on 11 May and went to Birkenhead to get
married on the 18th. How on earth he met his bride I do not know as we have
not found him on ships to Liverpool.
Once married he went to work for Elder Dempster on the routes to West
Africa. Promoted to Captain by January 24th 1901(Niger) he is last listed
in the Captain's Register on the Onitsha on 15 June 1912.
He travels as a passenger from Liverpool to Accra in January 1915 and dies
"at Addah Gold Coast on 21st January 1916" according to a death notice in
the newspaper back in Arbroath.
We have no other evidence of his death.