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 Crew list of "Edderside", lost on 3rd July 1919
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SCoult
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Posted - 05/08/2019 :  17:17:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On July 3rd, 1919, the Norwegian barque SV EDDERSIDE was on a voyage from Durban to Buenos Aires with a cargo of coal, when she was lost after a collision in fog with British steamer THEMISTOCLES, 90 miles from Cape Agulhas near Capetown. 7 persons were lost, 13 were picked up by the THEMOSTICLES.

Could anybody help me with where I may find the crew list please?

Edited by - SCoult on 05/08/2019 20:16:49

ToreL
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Posted - 05/08/2019 :  18:53:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps someone else knows how to find the complete crew list, but these were the deceased, according to a newspaper at the time:

https://ibb.co/d7MH6bd
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SCoult
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Posted - 05/08/2019 :  20:04:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply. I can now eliminate one possibility.
The reason for the enquiry is that I suspect a relative was part of the crew.
I have a photograph from my grandfather of the crew of the Edderside and there must have been a good reason for him to have kept it. The photograph is a postcard made in Australia, probably by a local photographer while in port on one of its regular visits there.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E662vkwg1Otqyp1Sp3pEBlMTjnods5Y-/view?usp=sharing

After the collision Themosticles was repaired and continued its journey to Australia carrying troops returning from the war in Europe. At the end of the passenger list is a section "Those who arrived without previous
notification were...J.Miller"
My grandfather's brother-in-law was James Miller so I'm wondering if this was he who was added to the list after boarding at Capetown.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/192741157

Without a first name or place of birth its impossible to know.. James was a seaman based in Liverpool and the Edderside has previously been under British ownership until 1903 so was known to the port.

Edited by - SCoult on 05/08/2019 20:16:34
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