The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Sinking of the S.S. Britannia

Survivors picked up by the Cabo de Hornos

Introduction

There are a number of sources that give details of how many people were picked up by the Cabo de Hornos including:

ss Britannia.org - The main source of information including Personal Stories and Press Reports

Other Websites Index

Lifeboat No 3

Signatures on a ships' menu obtained by Dad (2 pages)

Signatures on a similar menu obtained by Dr Das Gupta (1 page - 1 page missing)

Signatures obtained by Dr Das Gupta

Signatures on a Ship's Menu obtained by Dad

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
L F Duck
R N Dobinson or Robinson
G Nixon
F G Ashman
B Lees
V D Jenkins
J 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 or Readelino (?)

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 (?)Hume
H W Alden
H Smith or Faith 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 Leach
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)
Fernandis (2)
Gale (5)
Grogan (1)
Hassan (3)
Heath (3)
Hume (?) (4)
Jarvis (1)
Jenkins (1)
Kassim (3)
Keiel (?)(6)
Khan (3)
Kirkpatrick (1)
Lacey (1)
Lansley (5)
Large (6) *
Lees (1)
Leach(5)
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 or Caldelino(?) (2)
Rhodes (4)
Rowlandson (4) *
Sangsta (?) (6)
Shipton (6) *
Smith or Faith(4)
Spurgeon (5) *
Steuart (4) *
Tadhunter (6) *
Thatcham (5)
Thomas (?) (2)
Vorce (?) (4)
Winfield (1)
Wright (5)

* some individual notes above

Colin Bower
14 August 2020

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