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  • Lieutenant S Emslie (b. - 1917)
    Died 21/02/1917 "C" Coy. 5th Bn. South African Native Labour Corps Father of Alan J. Emslie, of Cape Town Lost at sea “Mendi”
  • Charles Henry Botha (1870 - 1917)
    Was a Red Haired linguist (speaking many African languages). This was very handy as he was an overseer at De Beers Mine. He was also a great sportsman, athlete and strong swimmer. Barney Barnato pr...
  • Salmon H. Smith (1844 - 1863)
    Civil War Veteran Affiliation:Union Rank: Surgeon's Steward Branch: U.S.S. Navy Died in service: August 21, 1863. Body was lost in the sinking of Brig U. S. S. Bainbridge off the coast of Cape ...
  • Edward Grendon l, Ancient Planter (1560 - 1628)
    George Sandys, who served as Jamestown's inaugural resident treasurer from 1621-25, sold his 400 northside acres in James City to Edward Grendon in the 1620s. When Grendon passed away in 1628, he left ...
  • Stephen Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger (c.1581 - bef.1644)
    From Mayflower History - Stephen Hopkins 1. Stephen Hopkins was christened in Apr 1581 in Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England. He died on 6 Jun 1644 in Plymouth, MA. Stephen married (1) Mary (perhap...

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notes

From Shipwreck - Mysteries of Death at Sea

It is a terrible tragedy when a boat is lost and those who are lost with it are not recovered for a proper burial. "When vessels leave port and just disappear, the doubt is corrosive. It eats away at the spirit," Good said, explaining that his website still receives inquiries from loved ones about vessels and crewmen who disappeared up to 50 years ago.


Why Should Captains Go Down With Their Ships?

... moral abandonment of their passengers and crew cannot be justified under any law or custom. Many other captains, though, have exceeded their legal obligations, remaining on board to the last or going down with their ships. Those choices reflect tradition and the individual captain's sense of duty and professionalism. They were not coerced by the terms of any law, but rather by custom and by their perception of the scope of their responsibilities.


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