The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Sinking of the S.S. Britannia - List of Survivors

Number of Survivors

In the book: "Lifeboat Number Seven" written by Commander Frank West M.B.E., it appears that there were 77 survivors from the S.S Britannia picked up by the Cabo de Hornos:

(49 service personnel were interned provisionally in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, 28 went on to Cadiz)

Signatures of the Survivors on Ship's Menu

My father obtained approx 82 signatures; some of the writing may be greetings. The signatures some of which are difficult to read were in 6 columns:

Column One
P Jarvis
J Lacey
B A Pearce
A K Winfield
C L Grogan
A J Ewings R.N.
T G Kirkpatrick
D Luck (?)
R N Dobinson
G Nixon
F G Ashman
B Lees
V D Jenkins
A Easton (?)
E Daltrey

Column Two
F Bower
C M Britton
W G Brookes RAF
J T Arkinstall
J P Peet
A Thomas (?)
J Baylic dB
Marciano D'Sa
Santana Marquis
Cuslodio Pereira
D J Pinto
C H or M Fernandis
Ladovic B Fernandez
J M Fernandez
Jose Mascarenhas
Fiedadi Barrello
Anatal P. Caldelino (?)

Column Three
P E Nixon
T D M Dunn RAF
W J Heath R.N.
C W Look A/F.L.
Shizman Khan
Emysoof M Kassim
Ismail Hassan
Mukaram
R T C Cox
P D Costa

Column Four
John D Rhodes
A H Rowlandson
A. Davidson
? May be greeting
Naim Barzel
C Steuart
Charles Clark
G L Das Gupta
N C Patel
? May be greeting
J Huire (?)
H W Alden (?)
H Smith 2/LT
I P Vorce (?)
Andrew S Matheson

Column Five
R E Grinan-Cox Lt I.A.
Felipe Puidiston (?)
?
Isowic Farimon (?)
Captain of Cabo (?)
S Spurgeon
E I Gale (?)
A Wright
H David Burge
?
T J Lansley
J R Noyce
E N Thatcham (?)
J Wheater
Wm Leitch
D MacDonald

Column Six
S Mynott
D G Brown R N
H Large
Nesta J L Morgan
P L Shipton
E Cane, Stewardess
Ad'ET Sangsta (?)
Keiel
R J Tadhunter RNR

Identification of Some of the Signatures

Some of the survisors stayed in the Grand Hotel in Gibraltar awaiting a ship out: Another two stayed at the Rock Hotel in Gibraltar:

Others identified

Column 2 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6

Alphabetical List of Survivors (with column in brackets)

Alden (?) (4)
Arkenstall (?) (2)
Ashman (1)
Barrello (2)
Barzel (4) *
Bower (2) *
Britton (2)
Brookes (2)
Brown (6)
Burge (5) *
Cane (6) *
Clark (4) *
Costa (3)
Cox (3)
Cox (5) *
Daltrey (1)
Das Gupta (4) *
DSa (DaSilva ?) (2) *
dB (?0) (2)
Davidson (4) *
Dobinson (1)
Dunn (3)
Easton (?) (1)
Ewings (1)
Farimon (?) (5)
Fernandez (2)
Fernandio (2)
Gale (?) (5)
Grogan (1)
Hassan (3)
Heath (3)
Huire (?) (4)
Jarvis (1)
Jenkins (1)
Kassim (3)
Keiel (6)
Khan (3)
Kirkpatrick (1)
Lacey (1)
Lansley (5)
Large (6) *
Lees (1)
Leitch (5) *
Look (3)
Luck (?) (1)
MacDonald (5) *
Marquis (2)
Mascarenhas (2)
Matheson (4) *
Morgan (6) *
Mukaram (3)
Mynott (6)
Nixon (1)
Nixon (3)
Noyce (5)
Patel (4) *
Pearce (1)
Peet (2)
Pereira (2)
Pinto (2)
Puidiston (?) (5)
Readelino (?) (2)
Rhodes (4)
Rowlandson (4) *
Sangsta (?) (6)
Shipton (6) *
Smith (4)
Spurgeon (5) *
Steuart (4) *
Tadhunter (6) *
Thatcham (?) (5)
Thomas (?) (2)
Vorce (?) (4)
Wheater (5) *
Winfield (1)
Wright (5)

 

* some individual notes above

Colin Bower
28 February 2007

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