The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Naval History

Sinking of the SS Britannia - Progress 2009

Contacts from Families of Survivors

I was contacted by the grandson of one of the survivors of the sinking of the Britannia in 1941, who remarkably survived two sinkings. The survivor of the Britannia was in the Navy and signed my father's menu on the Cabo de Hornos. As a naval man he was interned in Tenerife, whilst my father went to Gibraltar and then a ship home.

Copy of Menu on Cabo de Hornos

I was also contacted by the daughter of one of 3 women in one of the lifeboats where the survivors were picked up by a ship going to Montevideo a few days after the sinking (which occured on the mother's birthday!)

Colin Bower
31 January 2010

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